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Urgent Community Response/VW Senior Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
Are you looking for an exciting new role in a high performing and supportive team? Perhaps you are ready for your next challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Nurse or Paramedic to join the Reading Urgent Community Response and Virtual Ward Team.

The role will provide clinical assessment skills to patients in their own home and in a care home, who require an urgent response to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide appropriate patient focussed care.

The role will provide leadership and line management tom junior staff within the multidisciplinary team, including nurses, therapists and support workers, and clinical supervision and training/ education to the nurses and support workers, as required.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. You will ensure good communication, and effective processes and procedures are maintained across the service.

The post holder will work 37.5hrs per week ,7 days a week, between the hours of 8am - 8pm, which will include weekends.

Main duties of the job

  • To practice at an advanced level of nursing, working as an autonomous practitioner within the multidisciplinary team including admitting to and discharging patients from the Urgent Community Response Service in collaboration with the Community Geriatrician and GP.
  • As an experienced nurse practitioner, you will take responsibility for the clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of complex patients considering local and national guidelines.
  • The postholder is expected to liaise effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, external organisations and the public, dealing with confidential information in an appropriate manner
  • To provide leadership and line management to the Band 6 nurses and the Band 3 & 4 healthcare/multi-therapy assistants.
  • Ensure accurate, contemporaneous documentation and care plans are maintained accordance with the NMC, information governance and local / national guidance.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and develop nursing and care delivery policies, identifying how policy will impact on practice and service delivery.
  • Work flexibly in response to service need across our multiple sites
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and develop nursing and care delivery policies, identifying how policy will impact on practice and service delivery.
  • Work flexibly in response to service need across our multiple sites

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 General Nurse or Paramedic or Physician Associate
  • Advanced History taking and physical assessment or working towards it
  • Non-medical prescriber or working towards it
  • Able to work autonomously, with the ability to work under pressure, with excellent organisational, communication and time management skills to prioritise work
  • Substantial post registration experience in hospital and/or community pharmacy
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working

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 General Nurse or Paramedic or Physician Associate
  • Post graduate diploma or equivalent experience
  • Advanced History taking and physical assessment or working towards it
  • Non-medical prescriber or working towards it
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Previous Experienc


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical skills.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and experience of clinical examination, history taking, pharmacology
  • Experience of instigating and interpreting investigations and initiating appropriate plans of care for patients.
  • Formal Teaching.
  • Evidence of leadership skills.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Meetings
  • Audit/Research
  • Experience of informal teaching / mentoring / assessing / coaching
  • Evidence of successful Change Management


  • Experience of working in a variety of settings (hospital, primary and community
  • Writing updating policies/guidance and protocols

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, relatives, and MDT team.
  • Knowledge of evidence informed and research-based practice.
  • Computer literate (ECDL - Word, EXCEL etc.)

Additional Requirements


  • Car owner with current driving licence and able to travel to other sites (including visiting non trust sites)
  • Adapts to different working conditions

Continuous Professional Development


  • Willing to undertake further study

Previous Experience


  • Cultural awareness.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Good presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to organise and prioritise work using own initiative
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to team working and consideration of others skills.
  • Knowledge of up to date professional and NHS issues.
  • High motivation and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Ability to resolve conflict/dispute in a non- confrontational manner
  • Aware of own deficiencies and identifies means of self-development.

Additional Requirements


  • Flexible approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Home First Service



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