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Advanced Practitioner Nurse/Paramedic Rotational

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£41,659 to £47,672 a year plus unsocial hours payment depending on rota
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is seeking to employ Advanced Practitioners experienced in emergency and urgent care. If you are considering a new challenge, we are looking for individuals with the right clinical skills and experience to join us in delivering safe, high-quality care to our users.

NEAS Advanced Practitioners are based from operational bases across the North East.

As a senior clinician with extensive experience in emergency and or urgent care, working as a high-level autonomous practitioner you will be part of a team of Advanced Practitioners based throughout the North East region.

We recognise the benefit of training and development and therefore 5% of your working hours will be dedicated to Training.

The Advanced Practitioner rotational model at NEAS incorporates three elements: -

Operational role responding to urgent incidents and undertaking patient-facing assessments

Telephone assessments - working within the Clinical Advisory Service (CAS)

Home visits and supporting Primary Care

When working within the CAS you may be based at Newburn Riverside Newcastle, Russell House Hebburn and Winter House Wynyard Co Durham.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Practitioner is an experienced clinician who can demonstrate a high level of autonomous practice and complex decision making. This is underpinned by Masters level education or equivalent (or RCN Accreditation), covering the four pillars of advanced practice; clinical practice, leadership and education, research, education. This senior clinician will provide an expert level of clinical assessment and support to the care and treatment of a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients within Emergency, Urgent and Unscheduled care.

The Advanced Practitioner will undertake clinical assessment including history taking and physical examination, form a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan, which may include prescribing. Patient assessment may involve both telephone and face to face consultations. They will work across a variety of settings offering first point of contact at an appropriate place and time. This may include an emergency response to the patient in their own home or other community setting.

The Advanced Practitioner will work across a number of areas in a regional rotational model. This will include working into some areas of Primary Care (providing Home Visiting services, in and out of hours), providing an emergency response to lower category patients and telephone assessment of patients as part of the NEAS Clinical Advisory Service (CAS).

About us

We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of \safe, effective and responsive care for all.

We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Regulated Health Care Professional with current registration. (e.g. HCPC/NMC) Relevant Masters Level (Level 7) modules (or working towards)or be able to demonstrate extensive experience of working at a senior level. Advanced Clinical Assessment and Management course (min 30 credits/level 6) Additional professional knowledge acquired through specialist training, experience or other significant accredited courses. Evidence of significant ongoing professional development. Independent Prescribing Qualification or willing to work towards.


  • Leadership modules Teaching / Mentoring Qualification Current Advanced Life Support Course (ALS)/Immediate Life Support Course (ILS)



  • Extensive experience working in Emergency/Urgent/Unscheduled Care relevant to the post. Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner undertaking complex assessments and management of own caseload. Excellent leadership skills, experience in clinical team management including performance management. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team. Experience of developing and implementing clinical protocols, clinical pathways and clinical policies. Experience of working collaboratively with a variety of agencies and professionals and across organisational boundaries. Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks.

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