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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 470-18-171-2-TS

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Surgery, Women's and Children's Health Clinical Business Unit
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 8a (£42,414 - £49,969)

Your next job is closer than you think. The Isle of Wight is located just 4 miles from the South Coast, with frequent cross Solent crossings from a choice of ports of Lymington, Southampton, Portsmouth and Southsea with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.

Further details about our Trust, working and living on the Island is provided in the navigation panels 'additional documentation' and 'further links' sections.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Paediatrics

Band 8a (£42,414 - £49,969) - Permanent Position - Full Time

2018 is an exciting year for Paediatrics on the Isle of Wight. Alongside the launch of our ward-based Paediatric Assessment Unit, the Isle of Wight NHS is setting up a new seven day paediatric advanced nurse practitioner service (APNP) in our Emergency Department (ED). We’re looking for an exceptional team of people to be part of shaping our exciting new services.

The service, from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday will be responsible for the initial assessment and treatment of children self-presenting in ED, and support in the treatment of children arriving by ambulance. They will discharge or stream to the PAU or children’s ward, or refer on to other specialties as appropriate. They will work within the emergency access standards and to ensure high quality, consistent clinical care.

The APNP will have outstanding child-centred skills, experience working within the field of emergency medicine, and have the ability to demonstrate advanced clinical and diagnostic skills. They will be committed to continuous development of their clinical skills and reflective practice. All team members will work in a supportive ED environment with day to day supervision and support provided by both ED and Paediatric consultants and their teams.

The successful applicants will be educated to masters level and already have experience working autonomously in unscheduled care, they must be able to demonstrate compliance with the NMC competencies for advanced nursing practise and accreditation. Although the role is primarily clinical, there is dedicated weekly management time to work on the development and audit of protocols, to undertake training and for the supervision and mentoring of the two trainee APNP posts that form part of the team. There is also the opportunity for a regular shift within the PAU.

The Isle of Wight’s unique geography means that our ED serves the local population of 140,000 permanent residents and several million visitors to the Island over the year. As the only Emergency Department and trauma unit on the Island, the department offers a unique opportunity to support a range of patients. Around 12,000 children are seen in ED each year. We frequently transfer to our regional trauma unit by air and sea and are part of a number of paediatric networks based across Wessex.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Victoria Lauchlan, via

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Please do feel free to contact the Resourcing Team on 01983 822099 ext 6880 if you would like to discuss your application or have any further questions.

Our vision:

is to deliver quality care for everyone, every time, through Caring, Teamwork, Innovating and Improving.

Our values:

Patients come first in everything we do. We fully involve our patients, staff, volunteers, families, carers and community. We recognise that building high trust relationships,

striving for excellent communication and valuing every person is crucial to achieving our goal.

  • We care

  • We are a team

  • We innovate and improve

Our Behaviours:

How we do things are a critical element of how we run our organisation. They guide everything we do – our planning, our decision making and how we behave with our patients and each other. Our behaviours below have been identified as being the most important through wide consultation within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The behaviours we hope everyone will experience as they are not just words.

  • Respectful

  • Open and honest

  • Professional

  • Innovating

  • Supportive

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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