Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Stroke Recovery Centre

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with ambition and drive to join our thriving, forward-thinking and supportive team.

Meadow Ward, Williton Community Hospital is a centre of excellence for stroke recovery and end of life care. We are a 20 bedded unit in beautiful West Somerset, and pride ourselves on our holistic approach to patient, family and staff care.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a nationally recognised role, and these posts offer an exciting opportunity for senior professionals with extensive clinical experience and independent prescribing.

We are looking for the right person to complete our clinical team. We will support you to complete your training to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Current registered ACPs are encouraged to apply for the role.

If you feel that you have the relevant qualifications, skills and experience, can make a difference to our patients and our successful service and would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr Clare Nettleton, on 01984 635665, or email

The role will be Monday-Friday with flexible daily working hours according to need.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will support the wider inpatient clinical team, by providing assessment and management of inpatients during admission, discharge and episodes of clinical concern. Ensure all care is relationship-centred and length of stays minimised.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate excellent communication skills to ensure continuity and high standards of care. This will include sharing of ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Responsibility for patient/client care, treatment & therapy includes:

Prescribe appropriate treatment with a clear plan for review and subsequent discharge. Undertake on-going holistic assessments of patients medical conditions including individualised physical, mental health and social care needs assessment and actions Develop management plans that are person-centred and include key medical information such as resuscitation status and Treatment Escalation Plan Improve the quality of the care experience by identifying and meeting the individual clinical needs Provide specialist advice on patient care to the healthcare team, taking into account all aspects of clinical governance, and act as a specialist resource within the ward and other areas around the Trust

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered first level nurse
  • Relevant nursing/health degree/diploma level supplemented by minimum PG dip (120 credits) plus MA/MSc or working towards in a relevant subject or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Independent prescribing
  • Clinical supervision training and experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Management of patients with long-term conditions
  • Management of patients with complex needs and frailty
  • Accountability of own role and other roles in a nurse-led service
  • Able to identify determinants on health in the area
Experience Essential
  • Clinical Leadership - This should include experience at a senior clinical level, minimum of a band 6, demonstrating the appropriate competencies for the role
  • Experience of working within a consent and capacity framework
Skills Essential
  • Evidence of a good standard of literacy/English language skills
  • Managing difficult/sensitive conversations with patients and families
  • Able to demonstrate experience in managing the risks associated with discharge planning and decision making
  • Clinical examination skills

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