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Nurse Practitioner/Trainee - Rheumatology

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Rheumatology Department is expanding, and this is a new post. The department provides a Rheumatology Service to the Newcastle population, and also a highly specialised service for inflammatory arthritis, spondylarthritis, connective tissue disease and vasculitis within the North East region

The Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical care for patients with a wide range of rheumatology conditions, across outpatient, day-case and inpatient settings. To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice.

This can be a development opportunity, with a training pathway available for somebody new to the specialty, or still requiring their clinical skills and prescribing qualifications. In this case, the successful candidate would be appointed as a Band 6 Trainee Nurse Practitioner and would be supported to undertake the relevant qualifications.
  • Interview Date
  • 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


Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a Rheumatology Trainee Nurse Practitioner, which will involve spending time on our Day Case Unit (DCU), inpatient ward, monitoring department, specialist clinics and general rheumatology clinics under the supervision of the consultant body and senior nursing team.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical assessment and management of a cohort of patients with diagnosed rheumatology conditions, working closely alongside consultants and allied health professionals. This will involve independent outpatient clinics and reviewing patients on the day-case unit or in an inpatient setting.

As well as being able to manage rheumatoid arthritis, we would expect the post holder to develop an interest in a subspecialty, growing their clinical knowledge and contributing to service developments and improvements in this area.

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

Band 7

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 e.g. H@N, pre assessment.

To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:
  • To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.
  • Working as a nurse practitioner, provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.
  • Manage own caseload to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined parameters and training.
  • Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.
  • Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.
  • Liaising with Patient Services Coordinator where necessary.
  • Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.
  • Provide specialist education and training to departmental nursing staff, nursing and medical students.

Band 6 - Trainee

Salary �35,392 - �42,618

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:
  • To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.
  • Will provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.
  • Supports the clinical team to manage a defined caseload, activity to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined protocols and training.
  • Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.
  • Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.
  • Liaises with Patient Services Coordinator.
  • Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.
  • Contributes to specialist education and training to ward departmental staff, nursing and medical students.

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.

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.

Person Specification

Meets All Band 7 Criteria

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree/Masters level study, or equivalent specialist study / experience e.g. o Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent o Clinical Skills Course
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • 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
  • Recent experience of extended clinical practice in a senior role underpinned by training and assessment e.g. venepuncture, cannulation skills and intravenous drug administration
  • Audit / research experience
  • 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
  • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids


Desirable

  • Degree/Masters level study, or equivalent specialist study / experience e.g. o Nurse Practitioner Qualification or equivalent o Clinical Skills Course
  • Management experience / qualification
  • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course
  • Evidence of leading programme / programmes of education and / or training


Meets All Band 6 Criteria

Essential

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Desirable

  • Degree in health related subject
  • Has undertaken and completed Non-medical independent nurse prescribing course
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution to education programmes and / or training
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN

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317-2024-20-002

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