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Nurse Practitioner

Band 7/6

Main area
317 Same Day Emergency Care - RVI
Grade
Band 7/6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-24-12-DR-A
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£32,306 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Nurse Practitioner to work in our busy Same Day Emergency Care service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. This will be offered as a Band 7 post to a successful candidate with the appropriate clinical experience and skills, however a Band 6 training post will be offered to those without these qualifications if successful at interview. As a member of our team of Nurse Practitioners working at SDEC you will manage your own patient workload and assess, treat, and admit/discharge these patients using your own clinical skills and judgement. Clinical support will be available from the SDEC medical staff to guide your clinical decision making, and ongoing training and development opportunities will be offered to grow you into a competent and proficient practitioner.

  • Interview Date 12 July 2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week

  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

 

Main duties of the job

  • Working with the SDEC medical team you will assess and treat patients referred to the service from community GP services, the Emergency Department and patients returning for review.
  •  Managing your own patient load you will perform clinical examinations and history taking before formulating a diagnosis and deciding on treatment and investigatory pathways.
  • Referring patients to appropriate specialties within the hospital for review.
  • Reviewing and acting on investigations requested for your patients.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Band 6 

  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group.
  • To work towards the role of an independent nurse practitioner, contributing towards the delivery of a quality service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:

- To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.

- Will provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need. o Supports the clinical team to manage a defined caseload, activity to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined protocols and training.

- Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.

- Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.

- Liaises with Patient Services Coordinator.

- Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hour’s team.

- Contributes to specialist education and training to ward departmental staff, nursing and medical students

Band 7

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group e.g. H@N, pre assessment.
  • To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:

- To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.

- Working as a nurse practitioner, provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.

- Manage own caseload to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined parameters and training.

- Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.

- Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.

- Liaising with Patient Services Coordinator where necessary.

- Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.

- Provide specialist education and training to departmental nursing staff, nursing and medical students.

 

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Band 6

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area; prepared to take degree level study
  • Working towards / prepared to work towards
  • Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent
  • Clinical Skills Course
  • Non-Medical prescribing if relevant to role
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • Audit / research experience
  • Audit / research experience  Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject
  • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution to education programmes and / or training
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work

Band 7

Essential criteria
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Recent experience of extended clinical practice in a senior role underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • Audit / research experience
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree/Masters level study, or equivalent specialist study / experience e.g. o Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent o Clinical Skills Course
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leading programme / programmes of education and / or training
  • Master’s degree
  • Management experience / qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescribing if relevant to role

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Libby Crawford
Job title
SDEC Clinical Lead
Email address
elizabeth.crawford-upton@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 9177136