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Nurse Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Shields
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PRO RATA FOR PART TIME HOURS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Part Time: 34 hours per week

The Same-Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) is a developing and fast-paced service offering same-day investigation, diagnosis and treatment for a range of urgent and emergency conditions and sees patients referred from sources including the Emergency Department, GP practices and the ambulance service.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a skilled team to support the provision of an effective and safe clinical service.

You will assist in providing best practice for patients, and when appropriate, to involve relatives and carers in decision making. You are expected to provide autonomous specialised clinical advice, examination and treatment to patients, precise record keeping and documentation, and to initiate referrals to other specialists or provide follow-up care as required.

You will work closely with colleagues from a variety of specialities including Acute Medicine and the Emergency Department to promote good working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

You will lead by example and act as a role model within the Trust, working collaboratively with colleagues, managers and matrons and ensure effective communication within the team.

Main duties of the job

This is a varied and challenging role requiring experience and a sound knowledge of emergency and acute medicine. You will join a supportive team as an autonomous practitioner, assessing and treating patients for conditions which, historically, would have required an inpatient admission to hospital. You will need excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills as well as a proven ability to remain calm and function under pressure.

The SDEC unit is currently open 8am-9pm 7 days a week, with staff working on a rota to ensure service needs are met. These posts will be based at South Tyneside Hospital, however the service operates across both Trust hospitals and cross-site working to Sunderland Royal Hospital will be expected.

We welcome informal visits if you would like to learn more about the unit and our work and meet some of the team.

Contact Marie Stevens: 0191 5656256 Ext 49735

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description for full details

To coordinate the delivery and development of the specialist service through the useof effective evidence based practice in line with agreed national standards for patientsafety and monitoring.

To contribute to the organisation of multidisciplinary, patient centred care.

To be accountable for the planning and delivery of safe, effective and compassionatepatient care in relation to dedicated pathways of care, working as an autonomouspractitioner within the specialism.

To provide specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff withinthe Trust on the assessment, management and care of patients within the specialistarea.

To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governanceframework.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC/HCPC Code.

To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient careand resources.

Provide education and training to clinical staff across the Trust.

Provide expert specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff withinthe Trust on the management and care of patients within the specialist area.

To provide direct access for patients, either face to face or telephone consultation.

To represent the service nationwide.

To play a key role in ensuring that national and local standards/targets for specialistarea are met.

To manage/lead practitioner led clinics in relation to reviewing patients and play a keyrole in optimising complex treatment regimes, facilitating hospital discharge andpreventing avoidable hospital admissions.

To undertake research relevant to the needs of the specialist area.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (adult) or Allied Health Professional.
  • Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject (UK equivalent).
  • Mentorship certificate / Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Clinical skills accreditation.
  • Non-medical prescribing.


  • Leadership and Management course.
  • Qualification in specialty.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles / professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to clinical practices appropriate to the post.


  • Project management skills.
  • Research skills.



  • Extensive post registration experience, some of which will be at a senior level within the required specialist area of practice.
  • Experience of care delivery.
  • Experience of the specialism.
  • Experience of leading a team/supporting junior staff.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of change management.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Experience of coordinating care for a caseload of patients.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


South Tyneside Nhs Foundation Trust

Harton Lane

South Shields

Tyne And Wear

NE34 0PL

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