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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum, pro rata (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 7 Senior Specialist Nurse Practitioner part time 30 hours

The post holder will be a key member of the Care Home Support Team which is the proactive branch of our Urgent Community Response multidisciplinary team. The Care Home Support team includes a Consultant Geriatrician, Pharmacists, Registered General Nurses, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Therapists.

You will be a team player within the West Berkshire locality and expected to work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. The post holder will be required to work across Berkshire West being Wokingham Newbury and Reading as required to ensure cross cover can be provided during annual leave and other service demands. The team work flexibly with visits to care homes, use of Teams, working from home, meetings at trust sites.

The proactive branch works 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, 9-5, the post holder will be required to work 15 hours in Wokingham on a Monday and Friday and the remaining 15 hours within Newbury or Reading depending on service needs.

Main duties of the job

  • To build good working relationships with the care homes in the area.
  • Advise care homes on management of clinical issues as required. This will be dependent on the skill set of the successful candidate and service needs.
  • Provide education to care homes via TEAMS or face-to-face on areas of care the home has identified as a need. This could be formal or informal with role modelling/upskilling.
  • Provide a holistic assessment to aid medical diagnosis, management, and treatment of complex residents in the care home environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions or placement failure.
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the MDT, Social Services, Care Quality and ICB.
  • Work alongside the RMNs/RGNs in the other localities on innovations to improve practice across Berkshire West.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa 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.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

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

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
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • You must be a Registered RGN on the NMC Register.
  • Experience of caring for the elderly, experience of teaching or enthusiasm.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to developing skills and knowledge
  • A team player with the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

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

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Corinna Green 07929824283 or email wholl be delighted to help.

    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



    • RGN
    • Current NMC Registration
    • Degree in health/social care or equivalent qualification/ experience
    • Leadership/ teaching qualification

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of continuing professional development

    Previous Experience


    • 3 years post registration experience
    • Experience of teaching others
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the health and social care systems and operating frameworks
    • Specialist knowledge acquired through training or working with older people with complex health needs
    • Cultural awareness

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to prioritise workload and manage competing priorities
    • Ability to cope in a pressurised environment an apply practical problem solving skills in everyday situations
    • Evidence of undertaking audit Excellent organisational skills and the ability to analyse situations and be able to make the right decisions
    • Clinical examination skills, physical examination and assessment skills (top to toe assessment), detailed medical history skills, biometric monitoring and evaluation skills, or willingness to develop
    • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data from numerous sources to inform decisions
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with an empathetic manner
    • Ability to effectively delegate activities to appropriate staff
    • Ability to effectively negotiate on patient management
    • Ability to work as a member of a team
    • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own caseload
    • Competent with IT skills
    • Ability to translate best practice evidence and national policy into practice

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to travel to multiple sites efficiently
    • Full UK driving licence and business insurance
    • The daily use of a car

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Wokingham Hospital

    41 Barkham Road


    RG41 2RE

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