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Advanced (or Trainee Advanced) Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CSP458

Solent NHS Trust
Integrated Children's Community Nursing Service
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Due to new investment in our service, a fantastic opportunity has arisen to expand our Integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service and appoint two advanced paediatric nurse practitioners.This is an opportunity for existing advanced paediatric nurse practitioners, or for highly skilled, senior paediatric nurses keen to develop advanced nursing capabilities as trainees. Existing Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are able to demonstrate the full capabilities would be appointed to a permanent position at Band 8a, and trainees would be appointed at Band 7 on a fixed term contract with a selection process to the permanent Advanced Paediatric Nurse post at the end of their traineeship. Please see the job description and traineeship addendum for further details. As part of the selection process, candidates for the traineeship will also be required to submit an essay based on a clinical question given by our educational partners.

Our established, passionate and dedicated integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service (iCCNS) works collaboratively with children, young people (CYP), families and the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe care is provided within the community wherever possible. We deliver high quality and holistic, child centred care to CYP who require nursing intervention, across Portsmouth and the South East Hampshire area with acute short term conditions,long term conditions, complex needs, life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including CYP requiring palliative and end of life care.

These new and exciting posts of Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner have been funded with the aim of enhancing our integration with our acute and primary care providers further and enabling more children to receive healthcare at or close to home. There will be a particular focus on supporting children with urgent and short term health needs and end of life care, however, the appointee will be expected to develop advanced capabilities across the full range of community children's nursing functions.In addition to your advanced clinical practice, you will be expected to develop capabilities across all four pillars of advanced clinical practice, as outlined in the Multiprofessional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be able to develop new services and pathways of care using quality improvement methodology. You will have excellent organisational skills and will have the initiative to work autonomously and effectively. You will demonstrate the ability to provide effective leadership within the team, supporting other clinicians with their development and capabilties, and being a passionate advocate both for children's community nursing and for advanced practice. This post requires that you hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

At Solent NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patients at the fore-front of care and are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and passion for delivering high quality care. As a valued member of Solent NHS Trust, we’ll offer you regular 1-1 support, clinical supervision, comprehensive and on-going training/development and good quality working conditions. Solent NHS Trust is a well-regarded and established provider of community services in Portsmouth and Hampshire. Join us and be part of a truly proactive, forward thinking, compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference within our Trust.

If our Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of how we can complement your professional career then we’d love to hear from you. We welcome you to contact us prior to interview to discuss this post further.

For more information on the post, please contact Clare Smith (clinical transformation lead) at


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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