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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. As well as being named as a top healthcare employer, Papworth recently received the highest rating in the country from its staff saying they would recommend the hospital to a friend or relative. Papworth was the first NHS Hospital in England to receive a joint Investors in People and Health and Well-being Award.


Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Band 7

Full / Part Time – 375 hours per week

£31,383 - £41,373 pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join the Alert Team and provide support to the prevention and management of deteriorating patients across the whole trust.

We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic acute care nurses to join the team with the aim of improving patient safety through early response to deterioration, in line with NICE (2007) and NPSA (2007) guidance.

Under the leadership of the Lead Nurse, you will work with a team of senior nurses to provide a 24 hour service. This will include assessment of a varied caseload of patients from the cardiothoracic specialty as well as supporting patients who have been discharged from Critical Care and those requiring timely transfer back to Critical Care. The post holders will be required to undertake 12 hour shifts across both days and nights.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioners take an active role in educating and supporting members of the multidisciplinary team through formal and informal educational opportunities as well as seeking to further their own professional development.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated and be able to work autonomously to promote high standards of nursing care.

All Advanced Nurse Practitioners with Advanced skills in Clinical assessment and / or Non Medical Prescribing qualifications work closely alongside the medical teams within cardiothoracic surgery and provide support to doctors of all grades. More specifically you will provide support to the junior doctors within these teams and will work 12 hour days across 5 days of the week to include a weekend day.

You should be educated to Degree level; posses Advanced skills in clinical assessment to Masters / degree level or equivalent and have completed the registered Non Medical Prescriber module or have the willingness and ability to undertake both.

You should be an experienced nurse with a minimum of 5 years experience at Band 6 level and a minimum of 2 years experience within a cardiothoracic setting; this should also be within an acute care area such as High Dependency or Critical Care.

Ability to use your own initiative along with excellent communication, clinical and organisational skills is essential.

For enquiries, contact: Judith Machiwenyika on  ( Phone number removed )  or alternatively via switchboard on  ( Phone number removed )  and ask for bleep 787.

Closing date: 23 October 2016

Interview date: w/c Nov 2016

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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