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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting into a full time Advanced Nurse Practitioner [ANP] post within the inpatient Unit at Oakwood Community Hospital, Berkshire. Oakwood Community Hospital is a 24 bed physical health ward within Prospect Park Hospital.

You will, work closely alongside medical staff supporting the delivery of care, which may include the community geriatrician, specialist doctor, GP's and other multi-disciplinary colleagues.

Whilst this post will be predominantly based at Oakwood Community Hospital, the post holder may be required to work at any of our other community hospitals in BHFT (West Berkshire Community Hospital and Wokingham Community Hospital) if needed, to cover shortages that may arise

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. Working as part of an integrated team, you will be critical in supporting the physical health inpatient units and play a lead role in supporting admission avoidance and the safe discharge of our patients into the community.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

A part time contract may be considered for the right candidate

Main duties of the job

  • To practice at an advanced level of nursing, working as an autonomous practitioner within the multidisciplinary team including admitting and discharging patients to community inpatient units and onto the Rapid Response and treatment pathway in collaboration with the specialist doctor, Community Geriatrician and/ or GP.
  • Provide expert professional advice support and guidance to other members of the health care setting on the care required for patients.
  • Develop, monitor, evaluate and review the delivery of the service in collaboration with the Ward Sisters and service manager.
  • Contribute to the education of others by guiding and developing Team members in their professional and clinical practice.
  • To proactively manage patients with long term conditions and acute exacerbations of these, working collaboratively with the medical and nursing staff and be an advocate for shared care between professionals.

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 you to be considered for this role:
  • Registered Nurse.
  • Post registration Advanced Clinical Study
  • Non-medical Prescriber.
  • Current NMC Registration.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • To have undertaken study at masters level.

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

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



  • Registered Nurse.
  • Post registration Advanced Clinical Study
  • Non-medical Prescriber.
  • Current NMC Registration.
  • To have undertaken study at master's level.
  • To have undertaken accredited courses which enable Advanced Practitioner registration.


  • Experience of teaching, delivering seminars.
  • Qualification in teaching and assessing.
  • Leadership/Management Qualification or willing to undertake.

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience and two years' experience working at band 7 or equivalent.
  • Experience of complex case management.
  • Extensive knowledge of older people's and long-term conditions agenda.


  • Experience of working in primary or community health setting.
  • Experience of financial management.
  • Evidence of leadership skills.
  • Experience of NHS Management.
  • Evidence of successful Change Management.
  • Evidence of NHS structure and leadership initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of older people's and long-term conditions agenda.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Research awareness skills.
  • Evidence of undertaking Audit and developing action plans.
  • Able to communicate highly complex information situations including where there are barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to lead and participate in the integration of multi- agency services
  • Proven ability to identify, develop and implement risk.
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrates motivation, reliability and commitment to team working.
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites as needed


  • management and clinical governance systems at an expert level.
  • Able to analyse and use information to inform practice and service needs.

Previous Experience


  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical skills.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and experience of clinical examination, history taking, pharmacology, pathophysiology, etc.
  • Experience of instigating and interpreting investigations and initiating appropriate plans of care for patients.
  • Experience of promoting self-care. Cultural awareness.
  • Experience of multi-agency working across service interfaces.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Medical Staffing Berkshire West


RG30 4EJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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