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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/09/2019.

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Enhanced Scope Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 270-TA304-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
St James Clinic Northampton NN5 5LQ, Northampton
£37,570 - £43,772 pa, pro

We have an exciting opportunity for an Extended Scope Nurse Practitioner position to be part of the NHFT District Nursing team based in Northampton.

NHFT has an outstanding CQC rating, is the HSJ Trust of the Year 2019, has Working Carer Employer Friendly accreditation from Carers UK and has been shortlisted for an Employee Wellbeing Award.

This is an exciting time for our DN teams with new developments, commitment to expansion of knowledge and skills and working alongside our community partners in identifying new working ways. We are looking for inspiring Nurses with excellent leadership skills, commitment and vision to join our team of dedicated community nurses.

The successful candidate will have an aspiration to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) working towards the independent non-medical prescribing qualification and advanced assessment skills within the first 18 months of being in post. You will need to demonstrate a keen interest in the field of District Nursing, together with a genuine desire to develop both the service and yourself. You will require a wide range of clinical knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, treat and refer or discharge patients as well as the ability of Leading/supporting/contributing on investigations and reporting. The DNSPQ and V100 qualification will be advantageous ( it is acceptable if you are currently working towards these qualifications)

If you think you have what it takes to thrive in an environment that is challenging, safe, effective, kind and caring and drives you to develop personally and professionally there has never been a better time to join our valued and innovative Community Nursing Team

We encourage pre-application visits to enable you to gain an understanding of the role and service.

The service aims to provide an excellent standard of person centered planned and unplanned nursing intervention to patients in their homes and is part of an integrated service that supports patients to remain in their home environment. As an ENP you will work closely in partnership with our ANPs within the multi-disciplinary team/GP surgeries in order to support the service and have a high focus on delivering quality outcomes and improving the patient experience.

You will be expected to see patients within a given geographic area and may mean that you will need to liaise with a variety of GP surgeries.

As both an organisation and a service we are actively involved both local and national innovative projects around improving quality of care, integrated working with stakeholders, designing new pathways. We have an extensive program of training and skills development available for staff and actively nominate and encourage our staff to apply for national awards and recognition, such as Queen’s Nursing Institute, RCN and Nursing Times awards.

The service is provided from 8am to 6pm seven days a week, over a shift pattern. Weekends, bank holidays are a requirement of the job.

Car owner/driver and current driving license essential or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).


For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Stobart or Sharon O'Hara Tel 01604 684183

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do

Don’t just take our word for it: In 2018, 72.2% of our staff recommended NHFT as a place to work, the highest score for trusts of our type. We were also honoured to win the Health Service Journal’s coveted Trust of the Year award the same year.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE FOLLOWING YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND THE TRAC RECRUITMENT SYSTEM . If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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