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Advnaced Nurse Practitioner
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Able to work weekdays and weekends)
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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 N/A
Salary period
19/05/2021 23:59

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Specialising in Frailty

Band 8a

The Elderly, Outpatient and Stroke (EOS) Directorate at Northampton General Hospital is actively seeking a motivated and highly skilled senior nurse to join its team in the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner Specialising in Frailty.

The post holder will be an experienced nurse with extensive experience in the care of the older person. Acting within their professional boundaries, they will be responsible for a patient case load and will have the capability of independently assessing the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment including the prescribing of medication and evaluation of care and provide a comprehensive outcome plan covering all aspects of care including discharge.

They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients mainly within the Emergency department and Medical Assessment areas.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of patients and have access to Consultant/Middle grade Geriatrician Support. Advice and recommendations will be offered at Multi-Disciplinary team Meetings regarding patient care needs.

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, you will play a key role in maintaining clinical quality and ensuring that clinical governance standards are upheld. You will have responsibility for nurturing and developing the Frailty nursing Team to maximise its potential and focussing on strategies to maintain and improve staff and patient well-being. You will also have a role in development and improvement of frailty services across the system.

Applicants should have held clinical leadership roles from which they can evidence delivering high quality, patient-centred care. Recognised advanced clinical assessment skills and experience in designing and implementing change will be essential to success.

Northampton General Hospital is a designated Pathway to Excellence® hospital so you can be assured that high quality patient care is at the top of our agenda. We also actively engage with national Nursing reward programmes such as DAISY®.

In order to express interest, please apply for the post via NHS jobs. Please contact Helen Lidbetter, ADN for Medicine and Urgent Care. Email for more details.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Helen Lidbetter
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Associate Director of NUrsing
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