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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Hartlepool Elective HUB for a dynamic innovative individual to join our team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

Our Hub is the first stand-alone Nurse led unit in the country and an excellent opportunity for the right person who is committed and passionate in promoting and driving services forward. There are lots of opportunities for development and training

The candidate should be a professionally credible first level registered nurse with substantial experience of Elective Orthopaedic and Surgical Care. A well-respected professional and experienced clinical nurse who sets high standards and leads by example to motivate and empower others.

The post holder is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of Elective Care both Surgical and Orthopaedic. Working with the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) exercises independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of patients within the Elective Care department.

The ACP's are part of an alternative medical workforce model having undergone generalist training meeting all academic and core clinical requirements relevant to the role.

This post is advertised as a Band 7 with the potential to increase to band 8A depending on qualifications and level of experience.

Main duties of the job

  • Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Deliver and participate in the clinical care of patients in the elective care Unit at UHH and any deteriorating patient on UHH site .
  • Prioritise health needs and intervenes appropriately.
  • Recognise any deteriorating patients and escalate accordingly
  • Transfer unstable patients across site or to another centre accordingly
  • To be professional and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2008) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive health assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.
  • To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients, resulting in the safe management and appropriate referral or discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations.
  • Take responsibility for the management of patients within ward setting and support the develop of junior members of the multi-professional team.
  • Is able to identify the need for appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret the results.
  • To identify and intervene proactively where circumstances contribute to an unsafe environment for patients, staff or relatives and escalate these to the Care Group/Departmental Risk Lead and / or Consultant Leads for Clinical Governance.

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. Wewant 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 actively encourage staff involvement with staff networking events and staff survey

Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work within the multidisciplinary team, with agreed medical, nursing and Trust protocols and guidelines.
  • Manage own workload.
  • Support junior nursing and medical staff to manage their workload.
  • Work as a member of the multidisciplinary team sharing in the responsibility for the provision of 7 days, 24-hour clinical care.
  • Promote and adhere to the principles and practice of Clinical Governance.
  • Demonstrate safe use of equipment and efficient use of resources.
  • Demonstrate effective multidisciplinary team working and acknowledge the role of individual team members ensuring that expertise is seen as a resource within the team and the Trust.
  • Utilise a developed knowledge of child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding procedures.
  • Support trainee, new and experienced ACPs to manage their work load.
    • NICE guidelines
    • Assist in the development and implementation of Elective Care pathways and the expansion of these across the Trust working with individual specialists areas.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of specific guidelines, protocols and standards.
    • Contribute to multidisciplinary team guidelines.
    • Continue to be proactive in the improvement of the working area by enhancing levels of evidence-based nursing, medical practice and the development of guidelines and protocols to ensure high standards of care are consistently maintained.

Assist in developments within the ACP team.
  • Contribute to clinical risk management
      • Complete documentation and gather evidence relevant to clinical risk management.
      • Anticipate, recognise and prevent situations that may be detrimental to self and the health and wellbeing of patients or staff.
      • Adhere to and participate in the implementation of recommendations and guidelines related to Health and Safety at Work, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Legislation and Control of Infection procedures.
      • Implement and lead any actions to be taken in the event of an emergency with support from the Duty Clinical Practitioner
      • Demonstrate correct moving and handling procedures following Trust protocols and guidelines.
      • Be part of the emergency response on UHH site for peri arrest, cardiac arrest situations, and falls with injury
      • Adhere to Trust and locally agreed policies, guidelines and protocols.
      • Promote the concept of Clinical Governance

Person Specification



  • previous experience
  • degree/ working to master level
  • leadership


  • clinical skills
  • non medical prescribing
  • ALS

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


Hartlepool Hospital

Holdforth Road


TS24 9AH

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