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Nurse Practitioner

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regent Point
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique opportunity to join a team of nurses and nurse practitioners to support a defined caseload of patients residing in care homes throughout Newcastle.

No two days are the same, you need to be adaptable and flexible to provide safe, evidence based holistic care.

We provide planned face to face clinical care and unplanned assessments responding to the changing needs of our patients.

Our nurses are involved in advanced health care planning with patients and their families with the aim of avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. We also support end of life palliative care patients and patients with complex, long term conditions.

We work alongside members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, supporting the linked GP's on weekly ward rounds, and the wider community teams. The team facilitates a weekly virtual Geriatrician M.D .T meeting with patients referred by health care professionals throughout the community.

We support a team of community nurses offering support and guidance.

The team also provides specialist advice and support to a range of qualified and non-qualified staff in the care home settings.

We are a dynamic team, working autonomously to assess patients who present with an acute clinical need and ensure patients with long term conditions are receiving appropriate care.

Main duties of the job

  • Essential nursing skills ( inc catheter care, wound care, end of life care, phlebotomy).
  • Complete discharge reviews.
  • Complete Comprehensive Baseline Assessments.
  • Create and implement Emergency Health Care Plans with patients and their families.
  • Assist the GP with the weekly ward round in the care home.
  • New assessments, reassessments and reviews following hospital discharge.

Interview Date Tuesday, 04 June 2024

37 hours 30 minutes/week

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group.
  • To work towards the role of an independent nurse practitioner, contributing towards the delivery of a quality service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:o To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.o Will provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritisingimportance and clinical need.o Supports the clinical team to manage a defined caseload, activity to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined protocols and training.o Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.o Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.o Liaises with Patient Services Coordinator.o Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.o Contributes to specialist education and training to ward departmental staff, nursing and medical students.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • Working towards / prepared to work towards:
  • Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent
  • Clinical Skills Course
  • Non-Medical prescribing if relevant to role
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • Audit / research experience
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution to education programmes and / or training

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role


  • Change management skills and involvement in project work

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Point

317 Regent Point


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