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Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner x 2

Band 8a

The post holder will be able to autonomously undertake assessment and treatment of paediatric patients in the Paediatric Emergency Department who present with an illness and/or injury to determine a clinical diagnosis, treatment and appropriate discharge within their professional boundaries and in line with training, skills and competencies.

The post holder will be a source of clinical expertise to less experienced staff, enhancing the teams' skills and knowledge, and work in partnership within a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Will be able to autonomously see and treat children presenting to the emergency department with illness and/or injuries

Take a comprehensive history from the presenting patient and/or accompanying carer/relative as appropriate

Undertake a complete physical examination relevant to the presenting complaint

Be able to formulate a differential diagnosis and order further appropriate investigations as required

Be competent in interpreting results of investigations ordered e.g. blood tests and x-rays

Work towards a prescribing qualification or be able to prescribe medication for patients as needed in line with the Trust's prescribing guidelines

Discharge patients home with a complete plan of care and ensure safety net information given and understood

Refer patients on for further investigations/opinion as needed. Liaise with the Emergency Department and/or speciality teams within Croydon Health Care as required

Liaise with other members of the multi-disciplinary team members as needed

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of independently discharging minor illnesses and injuries
  • Experience of Paediatric ED/ Paediatric Critical Care Environment
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring junior staff
  • Evidence of undertaking clinical audits
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge of DOH and NICE guidelines
  • Mentorship Qualification


Desirable

  • Aware of current clinical and managerial trends and issues relating to paediatric nursing and safeguarding.
  • Evidence of knowledge of use of IT/library searches


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of independently discharging minor illnesses and injuries
  • Experience of Paediatric ED/ Paediatric Critical Care Environment
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring junior staff
  • Evidence of undertaking clinical audits
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge of DOH and NICE guidelines
  • Aware of current clinical and managerial trends and issues relating to paediatric nursing and safeguarding.
  • Evidence of knowledge of use of IT/library searches


Desirable

  • Evidence of research experience
  • Experience of working as a team leader
  • Evidence of knowledge of supervision and clinical bench marking


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Paediatric Emergency Department, Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

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199-6230164-MC

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