Senior Clinician/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new role in a high performing and supportive team? Perhaps you are ready for your next challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit an experienced Nurse for a Band 7 development/Advance Nurse Practioner role to join the Wokingham Urgent Community Response Virtual Ward Team.

The role will provide advanced clinical assessment skills to patients in their own home and in a care home, who require an urgent response to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide appropriate patient focussed care.

The role will provide leadership and line management tom junior staff within the multidisciplinary team, including nurses, therapists and support workers, and clinical supervision and training/ education to the nurses and support workers, as required.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. You will ensure good communication, and effective processes and procedures are maintained across the service.

The post holder will work 37.5hrs per week, 7 days a week, between the hours of 8am - 8pm, which will include weekends.

Interviews to be held 15th June 2023

Main duties of the job

o To practice at an advanced level of nursing, working as an autonomous practitioner within the multidisciplinary team including admitting to and discharging patients from the Urgent Community Response Service in collaboration with the Community Geriatrician and GP.

o As an experienced Band 7/ advanced nurse practitioner, you will take responsibility and be accountable for the clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of complex patients considering local and national guidelines.

o The postholder is expected to liaise effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, external organisations and the public, dealing with confidential information in an appropriate manner.

o As an Independent Prescriber, prescribe and review medications in accordance with NMC guidance, local and national policy guidance.

o To provide leadership and line management to the Band 6/7 nurses and therapists and the Band 3 & 4 healthcare/multi-therapy assistants.

o Ensure accurate, contemporaneous documentation and care plans are maintained accordance with the NMC, information governance and local / national guidance.

o Work collaboratively with colleagues and develop nursing and care delivery policies, identifying how policy will impact on practice and service delivery.

Work flexibly in response to service need across our multiple sites

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role: Advanced Practitioner registration or working towards obtaining registration Advanced History taking and assessment Non-medical prescriber Able to work autonomously, with the ability to work under pressure, with excellent organisational, communication and time management skills to prioritise work

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience and two years' experience working at band 7 or equivalent
  • Experience of complex case management
  • Extensive knowledge of older people's and long-term conditions agenda
  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical skills.
  • Experience of instigating and interpreting investigations and initiating appropriate plans of care for patients
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and experience of clinical examination, history taking, pharmacology, pathophysiology, etc
  • Experience of promoting self-care.
  • Cultural awareness


  • Substantial post registration experience and two years' experience working at band 7 or equivalent
  • Experience of financial management
  • Evidence of NHS structure and leadership initiatives
  • Experience of multi-agency working across service interfaces.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Research awareness skills
  • Evidence of undertaking Audit and developing action plans
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to communicate highly complex information situations including where there are barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to lead and participate in the integration of multi-agency services
  • Able to analyse and use information to inform practice and service needs
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrates motivation, reliability and commitment to team working.


  • Proven ability to identify, develop and implement risk management and clinical governance systems at an expert level



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post registration Advanced Clinical Study e.g. diagnostic reasoning
  • Non-medical Prescriber Level 7.
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have undertaken study at masters level or willing to do so.
  • Experience of teaching, mentoring, supervising
  • Qualification in teaching and assessing


  • Leadership/Management Qualification or willing to undertake.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Intermediate Care BCF, The Old Forge

Peach Street


RG40 1XJ

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