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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

Interim Lead Night Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Job Reference: 365-A-21-164199

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Corporate Nursing
£47,126 - £53,219 pa

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We’re a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It’s an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children’s services.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people

  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients

  • Best use of resources

  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

*** This vacancy is currently only open to employees of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust ***

Interim Lead Night Nurse Practitioner (6 to 12 months secondment) – Band 8a

Are you an experienced Night Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner who is looking for a step into leadership? If so, this may be the post for you.

We are looking for an individual who understands the complexities of autonomous, out of hours working and who strives to deliver consistent, safe, high quality, evidence based practice and a positive patient experience.

The post holder will have responsibility for the leadership and management of the Night Nurse Practitioner team alongside maintaining their own clinical practice. The role will split its time between 40% clinical and 60% being leadership and management. You will have responsibility for operational delivery of this service, which will include people management, HR, finance, service development, being a professional role model, and further developing relationships with other teams and Divisions.

The successful candidate will be a natural leader who can influence, has vision for service development and continuous improvement, and has the ability to take others on the journey with them. You will lead from the front as a professional role model, and demonstrate exemplar behaviours including compassionate leadership and excellent communication skills. You will evidence attention to detail, and will be able to navigate complex problem solving, continually striving to make a difference.

If you would like to know more information about the post or have any questions, please contact Claire Hubbard, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, on or contact Rose Merry on ext: 30086.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 27th September.

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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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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