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Trainee Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced paediatric nurses to develop the clinical skills and knowledge required to work independently as paediatric advanced nurse practitioners in the Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) and Acute inpatient ward within the Children's Services Directorate. You will be supported to undertake and achieve a Master's level degree in Paediatric Advanced Nursing Practice. During the course you will work with multi-disciplinary practitioners to develop the necessary skills to assess, investigate, diagnose and treat children and young people presenting in PAU with a wide range of symptoms. In addition to this you will receive SIM training, clinical supervision and a variety of further clinical and managerial training opportunities.

We are looking for dynamic, skilled, committed and highly motivated nurses with extensive experience of working at a senior level in an acute paediatric clinical care delivery setting.

So, do you think you meet the requirements of the post? Are you passionate about delivering the highest standards of care to our children, young people and families? Do you have the academic ability to successfully achieve the master's level qualification? Are you committed to our Trust vision and values? Do you thrive in an environment that is challenging, innovative and drives you to develop personally and professionally? If so, this is the opportunity that you have been waiting for.

Main duties of the job

Work at an advanced level, practice autonomously as well as within a multi-disciplinary team and be self-directed.

Work clinically to optimise health and wellbeing, demonstrate autonomous decision making related to comprehensive history taking and physical assessment of patients.

Draw on a diverse range of knowledge in complex decision making to determine evidence-based therapeutic interventions, which includes prescribing medication.

Plan, prioritise and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others. Act as a key worker where appropriate.

Use professional judgement in managing complex and unpredictable care events.

Appropriately define boundaries in practice.

Promote a high standard of advanced specialist nursing by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the holistic needs of patients / families through evidence based practice following agreed policies, protocols and guidelines.

Practice a high standard of communication including highly sensitive and complex information to develop and sustain partnership working with individuals, groups, communities and agencies. Utilise evidence based information through a variety of communication media.

Maintain adequate patient documentation to NMC requirements for all patients seen and advice given in any practice setting and contribute to clinical activity / data collection as required.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated asGoodby CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description/Person Specification for a full detail of role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered NMC Children's Nurse
  • Educated to degreee level


  • Relevant post graduate qualification



  • Experience of working within an acute paediatric environment
  • Post nursing qualification experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


A21 Children's Ward

New Cross Hospital



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