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Nurse Practitioner Upper GI

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton on Tees
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder is an experienced nurse who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care.

They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the upper Gastroenterology specialty.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will work collaboratively with the surgical team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required. In order to work at this level, NMC requirements for advanced practice must be met.

Main duties of the job

  • To work in partnership with the surgical team
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with urological conditions and diagnosis
  • Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs
  • Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care, carrying out this without direct supervision.
  • To enhance the patients experience and to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to the care and management of patients undergoing a range of surgical procedures.
  • To have an extended role in supporting the clinical and nursing teams in the management of patient care. Working as part of the surgical Service Line.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us; as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and \Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model of expert clinical practice within the Upper GI team.
  • To provide services in a manner which enables all members of the community to access them, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, and access appropriate services to their age and gender.
  • To undertake training to meet the requirements of your role.
  • To behave in a manner this respects the differing needs and cultures of other staff. Tackle discrimination and harassment; promote equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Reduce sickness absence; workplace accident; and promote zero tolerance on violence against staff.
  • Demonstrate commitment to IWL principles and flexible working patterns, to meet the needs of the service and staff.
  • To take responsibility for personal development and education. Complete Annual Appraisal (Development Review) and provide evidence to demonstrate achievements towards your Knowledge and Skills Framework.
  • To demonstrate the Trusts core behaviours in delivering a quality service to both internal and external customers
  • To identify your development needs within the Annual Appraisal to ensure that any CPD requirements are achieved and demonstrated in practice.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner making clinical decisions relevant to patient care and treatment / management plan.

Person Specification



  • Qualification
  • degree or relevant experience


  • clinical skills
  • non medical prescribing
  • Surgical experience

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