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Nurse Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Houghton Le Spring
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you want to work autonomously as a nurse practitioner in an Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation Unit? There is an opportunity to apply for a full time, 30 hours, Nurse Practitioner role. ICAR is a 24 bed nurse led unit based at Houghton-le-Spring Primary Care Centre, which have a team of Nurse Practitioners who manage patient care and lead on the development patient pathways. The wider team consists of NPs, Medical cover, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. The Nurse Practitioners work across 6 days coordinating the cover between themselves. Working times can be flexible.

You will be encouraged to develop professionally and take part in clinical supervision. Parking at ICAR is free and there are electric charging points.

If you wish to discuss the post or visit please contact the unit on 0191 5025695 or email the manager on

Main duties of the job

- To assess patients when nursing staff identify a determination in health

- To participate in MDT meetings with the consultant

- To take part in team huddles and handovers when patient care needs to be updated

- To coordinate training for staff to update on clinical skills or systems

- To take a lead role in clinical developments, change in clinical guidance and/or admission criteria changes

- To review policy/guidelines linked to clinical care

- To be an active part of the Trust, being involved in Team meetings, governance and lead areas

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

  • To coordinate the delivery and development of the specialist service through the use of effective evidence based practice in line with agreed national standards for patient safety and monitoring.
  • To contribute to the organisation of multidisciplinary, patient centred care.
  • To be accountable for the planning and delivery of safe, effective and compassionate patient care in relation to dedicated pathways of care, working as an autonomous practitioner within the specialism.
  • To provide specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff within the Trust on the assessment, management and care of patients within the specialist area.
  • To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework.
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC/HCPC Code.
  • To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient care and resources.
  • Provide education and training to clinical staff across the Trust.
  • Provide expert specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff within the 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 specialist area are met.

Person Specification

Skills and 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.



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


  • Leadership and Management course.
  • Qualification in specialty.



  • 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.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Able to travel accross sites.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Houghton Primary Care Centre, ICAR

Brinkburn Crescent,

Houghton Le Spring



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