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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Description



£31,383 - £47,373 per annum (AfC Band 7)

375 hours per week - PERMANENT

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join the multidisciplinary team within the Orthopaedic Department at Barnsley Hospital. You will be based within the Orthopaedic Trauma and Elective wards to support the clinical management of patients whilst being a part of the 7 day rota.

The post holder will be expected to practice autonomously in patient care working within the current MDT which consists of Orthopaedic Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Trauma Nurse Co-ordinator, Ward Nurses, Junior Doctors and Therapists.

The Orthopaedic Advanced Nurse Practitioner service is well developed here at Barnsley and you will be joining a friendly, motivated and experienced team.

It would be desirable that you have an orthopaedic background, with recent experience of working as an advanced nurse practitioner.

You should have excellent assessment, treatment and clinical reasoning skills and highly developed communication skills. Experience of audit and service evaluation and attendance at post graduate courses in relevant areas are essential.

For further information please contact Liz Dunwell, Matron on telephone  ( Phone number removed ) .

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date. To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that your references are appropriate and where possible you have provided an email address and telephone number.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges for adverts placed from 1st June are as follows:

Standard Check: £2600 + Administration cost of £369 = deduction from salary as a one off payment

Enhanced Check: £4400 + administration cost of £369 = £1469 deduction from 1st months salary, £1100 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: 31st OCTOBER 2016

Interview date: 7th NOVEMBER 2016

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-2223EA-10-16

Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a circa 500 bedded district general hospital, built in the 1970s and serving a a population of approximately a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. In 2005 the hospital gained Foundation Trust status.

Today, the hospital continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These include Emergency Department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and Maternity and Children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with other hospitals.

Our principal commissioner is Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for commissioning health services for the population of Barnsley. We have made significant investment in our estate. In the past few years, we have successfully completed an £8m development of the Imaging Department, a £1 million refurbishment of the Acute Medical Unit and £2 million on the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and Resuscitation Unit.

Operationally, we have three Clinical Business Units (CBUs). Each CBU is led by a team made up of a Clinical Director, a Head of Nursing and a General Manager, who are supported by a Matron and Service Manager together with HR, Finance and Data Analyst Teams.

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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