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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.

The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.

The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with our 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post.

ANP Primary Care Unit Band 7 - 375 hours

The Emergency Medicine Division of Urgent Care within the Countess of Chester Emergency Medicine Department is seeking a highly motived and experienced Band 7, Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join the small friendly dynamic team in the Primary Care Unit based within the Emergency Department.

The Countess of Chester Hospital has recently taken over the management of the Unit which is undergoing exciting development within Emergency Medicine and need to expand the Advanced Nurse Practitioner service in order to deliver the primary care stream within Emergency Medicine.

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner you will be accountable for your own practice including the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge or referral of patients, independent of medical intervention in a supportive environment, who attend via the Emergency Streaming process.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated individual who wants to help drive advanced nursing services within this exciting environment. You will have extensive knowledge of acute and primary care nursing or working autonomously within an urgent care setting and work effectively with all clinical presentations. You will be in possession of a non-medical prescribing qualification and Masters Level Clinical Examination and Diagnostics qualifications as a minimum.

There is clinical and managerial support from the Primary Care Unit Lead GP, the Emergency Department Senior Medical Team, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Lead Nurse and the Unit Manager.

If you possess Advanced Practice qualifications and are self- motivated, a good communicator and able to work automously then this is an exciting time to join our existing team within Emergency Services

The service operates over 7 days 9am to 9pm with a view to an extension to midnight

For informal visits or enquiries please contact the Unit Manager Adam Brown on  ( Phone number removed ) .

This advert will close earlier than advertised once sufficient applications have been received so please apply straight away. INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE VIA EMAIL ONLY. If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful. Overseas candidates will be responsible for travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain.
The Trust has a strong commitment to safeguarding and as part of this pre-employment checking please ensure that the referees you provide cover at least the past 3 years employment history, full contact details and work emails are also required.

If you are successful and a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

As an equal opportunities employer and approved user of the ‘Two Ticks’ symbol, we are committed to interview all applicants with a disability that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain.
Those 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 Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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