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Nurse Practitioner - Hip Fracture Unit - Band 7

Job Description

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding.

The Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. Our values; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

We are proud of our innovative approach to improving patient care and experience and we regularly receive national recognition for the quality of the care we provide. We were recently named as a centre of excellence by LUPUS UK in recognition of our approach to the management of lupus, and honoured at the Nursing Times Awards for our patient safety improvement work. The quality of our environment and our food has also been praised; awarded two Construction Excellence Awards for our IT and medical Records building, and also presented with a prestigious Soil Association catering mark for the food we serve.

The beautiful, historic City of Bath is one of the most visited cities in the UK outside of London. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Bath is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The hospital is served by great transport links from the city centre, by Park & Ride services from the centre of town and Odd Down, and is accessible via national cycle route 24, 244 and the beautiful Two Tunnels Greenway.

The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

Due to internal promotion the Trauma and Orthopaedic directorate are looking to recruit a fulltime Band 7 Medical Nurse Practitioner for the care of our patients who have been admitted with a hip fracture.

The Hip Fracture Unit is based on our 2 Orthopaedic trauma wards and totals 56 beds. We have a 7 bed acute care unit for our most acutely unwell patients and our Hip fracture patients spend a minimum of 24 hours in the unit following surgery.

The orthopaedic and Hip fracture specialty is dynamic, forward thinking and constantly striving to improve the patient’s pathway.

The successful candidate must have particular interest & proven experience in working with elderly patients with multiple comorbidities.

You will have advanced clinical assessment skills and a willingness to provide outstanding care and treatment to this vulnerable group of patients. A non-medical prescribing qualification is desirable but not essential – however a willingness to undertake this qualification is essential.

You will be supported by 3 Consultant ortho-geriatricians alongside a dedicated multidisciplinary team.

Your strong nursing leadership and knowledge will be vital for you being the nursing voice amongst the hip fracture team and will involve working closely with the senior sister and matron to ensure the pathway and care is of the highest standard in line with current best practice.

The ideal candidate will need to be compassionate and highly motivated working in partnership to support our patients, their families and the wider multidisciplinary team.

For an informal visit or discussion about the role, please contact Simon Andrews –Matron  ( Phone number removed ) , Kay Webber (Current post holder)  ( Phone number removed )  or Katrina Hicks Consultant Ortho-Geriatrician on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

Notifications & Communication:
All communications will be sent to you by email, via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly for communications. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultant posts) you should assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feeback on application forms.

The Trust will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Disclosure & Barring Service:
All posts within the Trust are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, according to the guidelines set out by the DBS.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):
Applicants 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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