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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
MIU Orsett Hospital
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Orsett Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 pa (plus HCAS) pro rata
21/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services within an Urgent Care setting in a widely diverse locality. The Urgent Care Centre provides a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required with the aim to avoid hospital admission through clinical assessment or streaming to primary care/acute services when possible.

The successful candidate will have Advanced Nurse Assessment Skills and experience of working in an autonomous role; experience of leadership and people management; and experience of service development, change management and implementation of Clinical Governance.

The post will also include dedicated time for additional responsibilities, including managing a team of 19 MIU staff, driving change, service re-design and developing policies and procedures for the service.

The specific requirements of this post include the following as essential criteria.

• Registered Nurse
• Consultation and Diagnostics Qualification
• Emergency Nurse Practitioner Qualification
• Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification is a desirable element of the role as it strengthens the aim of treating the patient closer to home

The vacancy is a part time post 30 hours a week, covering a Monday to Sunday shift pattern Monday to Friday only .

The main responsibilities of the post:
1. To provide high quality care for the people of South-West Essex
2. Work as a role model for colleagues and junior staff and students
3. Work as part of a supportive team within the wider remit of Unplanned Care.

Please note:

The UCC will welcome applications from competent band 6 nurses with skills in assessment  to take up development roles. The successful candidates will be required to complete nonmedical prescribing as part of their development.


Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £1,733)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jan Minter

Head of Community and Crisis Care

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2