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DART Nurse Practitioner

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Following a recent organisational change, we have an exciting opportunity to apply for an Adult Nurse Practitioner role within the newly formed Deteriorating Patient & Acute Response (DART) team.

This is a Band 7 position, for an experienced, suitably qualified adult practitioner.

The DART service provides high quality, nursing care and support to patients across the organisation who are acutely unwell and/or deteriorating, ensuring patients are receiving the right care, at the right time in the right place. The team also review patients discharged from Critical Care to Ward areas and provide out-of-hours support to the Chemotherapy Hotline.

The Service operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

As a new service, we are constantly developing and expanding, therefore a dynamic and adaptable perspective, with an enthusiasm for change will be highly advantageous.

Candidates should be aware, only those who evidence they meet the essential criteria of this position will be selected for interview.

Main duties of the job

This role will be central in providing support to all ward-based teams in the recognition and management of acutely unwell patients by generating a supportive and educational environment throughout the organisation, therefore a desire to teach is essential.

Please see attached Job Description for full description of duties of this role.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the Global Ethnic Majority (GEM) network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our Armed Forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The DART service is central to the efficient and effective running of the organisation, therefore leadership, communication and multi-disciplinary working skills are a must.

Whilst you will work as part of a team, as a Nurse Practitioner, you will be a skilled independent practitioner, required to make autonomous, clinically led decisions. You will use your advanced communication skills on a daily basis.

As a senior position, this role will require extensive experience and excellent clinical and managerial leadership. There are occasions whereby, the post holder may be required to act as Senior Nurse for the organisation, in the absence of the Clinical Site Lead.

Person Specification



  • RGN 1st Level Adult Nurse
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • ALS
  • Clinical Skills


  • Masters Qualification (or working towards)
  • Leadership Qualification



  • Significant Post Registration Experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Leadership Experience
  • Acute Medicine / Critical Care Experience
  • Autonomous Practice
  • Audit/Research Experience
  • Complaints Management
  • Knowledge of NHS Guidelines relating to specialty


  • Team Management
  • Change Management/Service Improvement



  • Communication Skills, including difficult & stressful situations
  • Prioritise workload
  • Organisation Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • IT Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Sheriff Hill



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