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Nurse Practitioner - Orthopaedic Surgical Care (Band 6/7)

Job Reference: 317-2019-17-009

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 MSU Nurse Specialists - Corporate
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£30,401 to £43,772 per anum

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.

Band 6 £30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Band 7 £37,570 to £43,772 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for five highly motivated Registered Nurses to join the Musculoskeletal Directorate in the role of a Nurse Practitioner. The Musculoskeletal Directorate has Regional Services which are across two hospital sites, the Freeman Hospital and the Royal Victoria infirmary, specializing in Elective and Emergency services providing specialist care, Specialized treatments and Specialized surgical procedures. The Directorate offers a comprehensive range of services which includes; Arthroplasty surgery, upper and lower limb surgery, a Regional Sarcoma Service, Orthopaedic Trauma service, a Major trauma service and a Regional Spinal service for Trauma and Elective surgery.

The Nurse Practitioner posts will work within a team consisting of Consultant Surgeons, Nurse specialists and the Directorate Medical and Nursing teams. You will be required to work as part of the diverse Ward / Multidisciplinary team but also will need to work independently. You need to be a Registered nurse with experience in a nursing role, educated to degree level and have a sound knowledge of Orthopaedic surgical care.

If you do not meet all of the essential criteria at Band 7 your appointment will be at Band 6 level until the attainment of skills, knowledge and the academic component at University over 36 months. This role will be a rotational role based between four inpatient Musculoskeletal wards, providing a Monday to Friday day time service. You will need to be creative, highly motivated and possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

The successful candidates will need to demonstrate their alignment to the Trust values and Professional Leadership behaviours and an ongoing commitment to continuously improving the quality of the service that is delivered in addition to monitoring and maintaining quality standards of care.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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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.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume 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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