Night Nurse Practitioner Hospital @ Night

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

The Night Nurse Practitioner is a unique clinical role working from 19:30 to 07:30, 7 days a week, bringing a broad spectrum of experience, knowledge, and advanced nursing skills. The role has been devised to deliver multi-professional models of service delivery across the trust, emphasising multi-professional working to generate sustainable solutions to increasing workforce planning challenges.

NNP's are versatile healthcare professionals, managing complex and holistic clinical care for their patients across a variety of clinical areas. Their level of practice is characterised by high levels of autonomous decision making including the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex multi-dimensional problems. Decisions are made using expert knowledge and skills, including the authority to refer, admit and discharge within appropriate clinical areas.

This opportunity is a 9 month secondment to cover maternity leave. Ideally candidates will need to be available from September.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior Health Care Professional (HCP) to join our dynamic Night Nurse Practitioner (NNP) team at Wexham park hospital, facilitating clinical expertise and collaborative working throughout the trust.

The NNP team works in partnership with both medical and surgical directorates out of hours and is at the forefront of clinical leadership, providing an array of advanced clinical skills and expertise.

As an NNP you will develop professional autonomous working, conducting comprehensive clinical assessments and examination, synthetising clinical findings to aid clinical decision-making skills to formulate and implement appropriate treatment.

Applications are welcomed from registered nurses and other allied HCP's who meet the personal specification. For candidates who do not already hold a formal qualification, this would be a Band 6 development role, working towards Band 7 following completion of core competencies, training and education necessary for the role.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected hospital trusts - We have three main hospitals: Frimley Park in Frimley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area. We also run outpatient clinics and diagnostic services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Chalfont St Peter.

Recently we have invested �150m in new facilities to create the best environments for our patients and staff. Our projects include new state-of-the-art Emergency Assessment Centre at Wexham Park and a newly planned care hospital in Ascot.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. So whether you use our services or are just visiting you can expect us to be Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health. Whether you want to broaden your expertise, strengthen your skills or make the move into management. It's one of the reasons our staff consistently rate us among the best places to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Single point of access for all hospital at night clinical tasks, ensuring optimal, safe, and effective patient care is delivered proficiently out of hours.
  • Independently manage the H@N triaging system and understand H@N structure and teams capabilities to appropriately allocate jobs accordingly, maintaining fairness, safety, and efficiency.
  • Work independently as an autonomous nurse practitioner undertaking comprehensive history & physical examination skills to support differential diagnosis.
  • Order, interpret, and analyse new and historical results of tests/investigations.
  • Acts on the results to confirm diagnosis and thereby optimise treatment and management outcomes.
  • Applies high level decision-making and assessment skills to formulate appropriate differential diagnoses based on synthesis of clinical findings.
  • Able to identify early on the acutely unwell deteriorating adult, facilitating early escalation and intervention to prevent further deterioration of the presenting illness using advanced clinical skills.
  • Able to identify when and if patients need an escalation in care to the appropriate dependency environment and facilitates safe transfer of critically unwell patient in timely fashion using the correct processes and resources.
  • Attends and leads in collaboration with the on-call medical registrar all NEWS calls and cardiac arrest emergencies as part of the emergency response team.
  • Works closely with the junior doctors in providing consistent, high standards of care portraying strong leadership and demonstrating a proactive work ethic.

Person Specification



  • RGN/Diploma
  • Valid NMC registration
  • Acute Care/Critical care/Coronary care/Emergency Care Course level 6/7
  • Good standards of numeracy and literacy
  • ALS trained
  • Significant experience at band 6 within an acute setting


  • Willingness to undertake masters
  • Physical assessment Module
  • Non Medical Prescribing Module
  • Studied at level 7
  • ACP MSc
  • ALS/ ILS instructor
  • Willingness to undertake NMP module



  • Critical Care/Emergency Care/Intensive Care/ Coronary care


  • 5 years experience

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