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Enhanced Nurse Practitioner

Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for somewhere you can make a real difference?

The Homeless Healthcare Team is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of GPs, mental health team, nursing and HCA staff, surgery manager and admin. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a successful healthcare team which values innovators and motivators. We have a passion for delivering excellence in care and are driven by our values and people. We work closely with our colleagues in Solent GP Surgery who have a fantastic team with an extremely supportive nursing team with opportunities to work across both practices.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, committed and caring Enhanced Nurse Practitioner to join our busy but friendly and supportive practice to support the clinical team in delivering outstanding patient care.

The successful post holder will be an experienced Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Prescriber. They will ideally have experience of working in primary care and must be confident working autonomously and independently within their professional boundaries and as part of a team whilst carrying out triage, clinical assessment, consultations and prescribing.

Main duties of the job

To act as an enhanced nurse practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals

To assess, diagnose and treat the conditions of patients attending within primary care initiating direct referrals as appropriate.

Clinical decision making and monitoring the quality of patient care provided through utilising and maintaining expert clinical knowledge relevant to own field of practice underpinned by theory and experience.

To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to do better.

Actively contribute to team development on a routine basis

This is in line with the requirements set out in the NMC code which require all registered nurses to:

Prioritise people Practice effectively Preserve safety Promote professionalism and trust.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess patients/clients, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures.

Provides direct nursing care for patient/clients to achieve best health outcomes.

Ensures use of nursing knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients/clients/family/health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeing.

Evaluate clinical outcomes and reports variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelines.

Contributes to effective discharge planning and/or referral processes to health care providers and support agencies to meet identified health needs.

Applies diagnostic reasoning and professional judgement to nursing practice issues/decisions.

Manage care of patients/clients on a day-to-day basis and when required manage care of all patients/clients in the absence of senior colleagues.

Fosters inquiry and critical thinking amongst colleagues to advance nursing practice and patient/client care to ensure the provision of positive patient/client outcomes and person-centred care.

Accurately document assessments of patients/clients' health status, diagnosis and response to nursing and other interventions and treatments on the Trust Clinical Records System.

Effectively manage the clinical care and clinical area through the implementation of clearly defined policies and procedures

Educate and provides information to patients/clients/family to improve knowledge of disease/illness, self-management prevention of complications and promotion of recovery.

Identifies when a child may be at risk and knows how to refer to the local multi- agency safeguarding hub (MASH) when appropriate.

Identifies when a vulnerable adult may be at risk and knows how to refer to the local authority adult safeguarding service when appropriate.

Role models culturally safe nursing practice and able to report poor practice when observed.

Practices in accordance with legal, ethical, culturally safe, and professional standards including the Code of practice.

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Completion of History Taking and Physical Assessment Course
  • Post registration specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Practice assessor/supervisor


  • Post registration specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent



  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Royal South Hants Hospital

Brintons Terrace



SO14 0YG

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