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Sister Winifred Laver Community Nurse Practitioner

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Community Nurse Practitioner in the Sister Winifred Laver Centre. The centre is a brand new facility in Gateshead. The Centre will have two main aims, hospital avoidance in the first instance as well as supporting people who have had a stay in hospital but are unable to be supported at home. The Hospital Avoidance process will ensure thorough needs assessments and rapid access to reablement, which should facilitate a return home whenever possible.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of clinical services using advanced clinical skills and knowledge.
  • To provide specialist advice on the assessment, care planning and interventions of patient's needs.
  • To further develop knowledge and skills specific to the community setting through undertaking regular audit, research and development activities.
  • A key part of the role will be cross agency liaison, training, research and development, and being a clinical resource for the local Health Community.
  • Clinical responsibility with accountability for the health outcomes for the individuals within their care.
  • Facilitate the development of clinical expertise within the team to support the right person, right place right time agenda.
  • To provide clinical expertise in caseload management for a variety of multidisciplinary staff.
  • Be responsible for, provide and monitor the standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care ensuring care provided is of a high standard.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To lead clinically and professionally ensuring compliance with all statutory and mandatory professional requirements.
  • To ensure continuity and co-ordination of care.
  • To develop protocols relating to advanced practice and work in an extended clinical role.
  • Facilitate the development of self-awareness of self and others in the team through reflection, and clinical supervision.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure systems and processes are in place to maintain patient safety.
  • To work with partner organisations to ensure the public health agenda is embedded into practice.
  • To work with all partners to ensure the patient and their families are at the center of everything we do.
  • To lead clinically and professionally a defined caseload of patients to ensure the optimised outcomes for all patients.
  • Ensure fundamental clinical skills are maintained to provide holistic care at all patient contacts.
  • To work autonomously, assessing individual patient/client needs as required, initiating investigations, and determining a plan of care and initiating appropriate holistic, research based health information and care within professional scope of conduct.
  • Act as a key resource for the patient/client and their family providing direct care, clinical expertise advice and support that is responsive to the needs of the patient group.
  • Act as the patients/clients advocate in all matters relating to their care.
  • Support the care homes to achieve excellence in care acting as a clinical expert in complex case management and frailty.
  • Ensure the safe administration of drugs in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Facilitate an environment where health outcomes, inform patient/client choice and quality measures are developed, utilised and embedded as part of standard work.
  • Apply standard principles of infection control to all activities at all times.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of policies and procedures and are working within the boundaries and scope of their professional practice.
  • Ensure the development of review system for protocols, guidelines and policies concerning referral, discharge and pathways of care for patients/clients.
  • To apply advanced level of understanding in relation to the needs of older people and their families.
  • To assist colleagues regarding advice on the management of patients referred to or receiving the service.
  • To act as a resource for the Health Community on the clinical management of older people and lead in the development of appropriate training.
  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs using a problem solving approach at an advanced level.
  • To use advanced clinical reasoning skills to underpin care provided.
  • Provide fundaments of care at the point of service delivery when required, including phlebotomy, baseline observations and catheterisation.
  • To apply specialist skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice.
  • To demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio & maintain a competency workbook.
  • To utilise opportunities to maintain continued professional development.
  • Through effective role modelling develop positive behavior, encourage an open and non-threatening environment that
    • Rewards decision making and creativity
    • Facilitates change and the implementation of new ideas
    • Promotes staff retention
    • Empowers employees
    • Encourages the reporting of patient safety incidents and uses reflection to learn from as a result
    • Identifies risk and develops mitigation to minimise it.

Maintain an up to date awareness of professional issues and ensure best practice and evidenced based practice are delivered.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse


  • Leadership experience



  • Clinical Skills
  • Non medical prescribing qualification/Willingness to work towards



  • Facilitating Learning in Practice Qualification (or equivalent)



  • Multidisciplinary team working


  • Community/Primary Care Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Eastwood PIC

The Drive



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