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Nurse Practitioner (Vascular)(Band 6/7)

Job Reference: 317-2019-03-061

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Vascular Surgery Specialty - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£30,401 - £43,772 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

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.

The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a Vascular Nurse Practitioner to join our Northern Vascular Unit. The successful candidate will be innovative and highly motivated, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The Nurse Practitioner will have the ability to use their initiative and work within the unit’s multidisciplinary Vascular team which provides a service for NuTH and Gateshead health Trust. The post incorporates the nurse practitioner role in providing leadership for the emergency pathway patients and the vascular specialist nurse team.

This role will also support the consultant and nurse led vascular clinics, which will include hot foot clinics to triage patients through their diagnostic pathway for forthcoming procedures. The successful candidates will also be expected to support inpatient pathways within the unit. They will manage their time effectively whilst providing patients and the clinical teams with advice and guidance, within defined parameters and training.

The successful candidate will be a facilitator for training and education. Once qualified the post holder will be expected (after appropriate experience) to work towards training their team to incorporate further practitioners.

Once fully trained, the candidate will be expected to lead the emergency pathways as inpatient and also manage tertiary referrals .This will encompass sites at both Newcastle Hospitals and Queen Elizabeth hospital. We also receive patients form outside our area for complex interventional radiology procedures. Any successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across all hospital sites.

Applicants must be a Registered General Nurse with post registration experience in surgical, vascular or emergency /urgent care departments. If you are currently a qualified nurse holding a clinical skills /practitioner qualification you will be appointed at a Band 7. If you are interested in undertaking clinical skills/practitioner qualification or equivalent you will be appointed at a Band 6. Once you have successfully completed the recognised course you will progress to a Band 7 this process is expected to take around18 months.





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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 month’s pay.

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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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