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Vascular Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will be a key worker in the Vascular MDT and will utilise advanced nurse practitioner nursing skills, & expert clinical knowledge in the diagnosis and management of patients with vascular disease and its associated conditions. The post holder will provide a high level of expert nursing practice and advice and support for patients with vascular disease and related conditions in all care settings throughout the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Provides expert, specialist assessment of patients with vascular disease and its related conditions following referral to the vascular service. Realistically improving the holistic care of patients within the service.Liaison with colleagues to ensure continuity of care.Establish professional relationships with the patient and acts as the patient advocates within the MDT setting.Active participation in the weekly MDT meeting.Initiates and participates in highly sensitive and complex communication issues with patients, carers, nursing/medical team.Attends clinic as per timetable providing specialist advice and support together with autonomous practice.Review of defined caseload of patients with vascular conditions during their admission. Provides specialist telephone advice to patients and healthcare professionals in both secondary and primary care with regard to management of vascular conditions.Develops specialist nurse led care, where appropriate, in line with national guidelines.Participates in designated research and audit projects, completing all required documentation, reporting to and liaising with the research team.Working within the ward environment, attending Morning Ward Round and facilitating patient care and safe discharge ,utilising advanced nursing practice skills & knowledge.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a key worker in the Vascular MDT and will utilise advanced nurse practitioner nursing skills, & expert clinical knowledge in the diagnosis and management of patients with vascular disease and its associated conditions. The post holder will provide a high level of expert nursing practice and advice and support for patients with vascular disease and related conditions in all care settings throughout the Trust. The post holder will undertaken advanced structured patient assessment utilising diagnostic skills to establish a differential diagnosis of patient s vascular disease within the clinical pathway.

The post holder will request and interpret appropriate investigations for patients with vascular disease and its related conditions, triaging the urgency of need for intervention.The post holder will demonstrate a high level of professional and autonomous nursing practice. Using comprehensive and advanced knowledge and skills the post holder will plan care and implement specialist treatments for patients with vascular conditions. The post holder will assess the efficacy of treatment/intervention in the ongoing episode of patient care.

The post holder will act as expert specialist nursing resource for patients with vascular conditions collaborating with all members of the multi-professional teams within both the Acute and Primary care settings to facilitate a collaborative and cohesive approach to patient care.The post holder will actively participate in service developments for patients with vascular disease and its associated conditions in association with the Consultant Nurse for Vascular Surgery; ensuring this encompasses the needs of the patients and is in line with the standards of evidence based practice.The post holder will act as the key worker liaising with other Healthcare Professionals to optimise continuing care for patients.The post holder will provide in-house training to be able to optimise care across both OPD and ward settings. Developing In-House training and education for Trust staff to facilitate the optimal management for patients with vascular disease and conditions including leg ulceration and complex wounds within vascular services.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Advanced Knowledge & experience of managing patients with vascular conditions
  • In depth knowledge of the vascular system and the disease process.
  • Evidence of continued and ongoing professional development
  • Knowledge of Clinical audit and Research
  • Involvement in Evidence Based Healthcare agenda


Desirable

  • Evidence of participation in clinical research


Qualifications

Essential

  • First level registration
  • BSc in appropriate field.
  • MSc in appropriate field- including Adult Health Assessment Module.
  • Experience in this specialist area of practice
  • Recognised Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998/Mentorship Qualification
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber


Desirable

  • 5 years Post Reg. experience in Vascular Specialty .


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

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

Employer's website

https://www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9365-22-5178-4

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