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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner Primary Healthcare (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-21-33432

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare (CWX)
RM 7050, Queen Elizabeth Memorial Health Centre, St Michaels Avenue, Tidworth, SP9 7EA
£38,890-£44,503 per annum *Pay award pending

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Here at Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC), we are an inclusive and dedicated organisation working to provide excellent care to our entitled personnel!

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care at Queen Elizabeth Memorial Health Centre (QEMHC), Tidworth.

Could this be the role for you?

As the successful post holder you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary primary healthcare team delivering advanced primary healthcare nursing including elements of occupational health.

Working unsupervised, you will be the lead nurse within the medical facility (MF) and will be expected to be the focal point for Primary Health Care (PHC) nursing issues, demonstrating inspirational, innovative, and motivational leadership acting as a role model.

We offer the following employee benefits:

  • NHS Pension
  • Free parking
  • Access to gym
  • Inclusive working environment

Our chosen candidate will partake in the following:

  • Planning and managing complete episodes of care; undertaking independent comprehensive assessment and management of service users to incorporate pharmacological considerations; making complex clinical decisions regarding service user management and clinical outcomes.
  • Delivering services to aid independent assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, clinical decision making and planning of care and treatment, diagnosis, prescribing, health promotion and safe admission or discharge of patients.
  • Providing expert clinical advice, leadership and support ensuring the needs of the service are met by exercising and demonstrating high levels of clinical judgement, critical analysis and advanced decision-making skills.
  • Leading as a driver for change, to monitor and improve standards through supervision, evidence-based practice, clinical audit, research and education.
  • Working autonomously using advanced levels of history taking and examination skills within multi-disciplinary team, guidelines and protocols. Utilise advanced clinical skills in assessment and/or formulate a diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
  • Leading with the care of patients with chronic illnesses e.g. Asthma, Family Planning, Diabetes, CHD and hypertension ensuring continued maintenance of the Chronic Disease Register.
  • Managing the development of plans to meet the health needs of patients including diagnostic tests; treatment plans, health promotion and prevention.
  • Leading in men and women’s health screening and education along with provision of family planning services.

Please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further information on the duties and responsibilities of the role.

Essential criteria:

  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience. Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by specialist training, experience, short course to master's level equivalent in relevant field.

Desirable criteria:

  • Advanced Practice Nurse qualification / Post Graduate diploma in Advanced Practice.
  • Registered Non-Medical Prescriber.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework:

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality
  • NHS Core – NHSC6 – Equality and Diversity
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS General – NHS G6 – People Management
  • NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK2 – Information Collection & Analysis

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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