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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2021.

Clinical Lead (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Job Reference: 371-CHW990-D

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
7-9 Cremyll Road
Reading, Berkshire
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Band 8a Urgent Community Response Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Lead Reading

The post holder will be a key member of our multidisciplinary team to provide an urgent community response to patients who are experiencing a health crisis with the aim to support them in their own homes (including care homes) rather than being admitted to hospital.

The role will also include responsibility for the operational management of the team, development of the service and holding a clinical caseload.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. You will receive ongoing clinical support, education, and supervision.

The post holder will be required to liaise with their team colleagues in the other localities covered by the service to ensure cross cover can be provided according to demands on the service.

The Urgent Community Response Service is a 7-day service and operates from 08.00 – 20.00hrs. You would be expected to be able to cover all aspects of the shift pattern.

For further information, an informal chat about this exciting opportunity, or to arrange a site visit please contact Sharon Andrews on 07880487421

About the job

  • Provide a 2-hour urgent response for patients who are entering a health crisis
  • Provide advanced levels of assessment to investigate, diagnose and treat patients in their own environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the MDT
  • Work flexibly in response to service need across multiple sites

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £47,126 - £53,219 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. You must be a Registered General Nurse
  2. You must be a Non-Medical Prescriber
  3. Have an advanced history taking and physical assessment qualification
  4. Current registration with the NMC
  5. Enthusiastic and committed to developing skills and knowledge
  6. Previous experience of managing a team
  7. A team player with the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines
  8. Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

The successful applicant will work in care homes as part of this role, and given the mandated requirement that will become effective from 11th November 2021, please note that all applicants should be able to evidence that they have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination.

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Sharon Andrews on 07880487421 or email who’ll be delighted to help







For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSharon AndrewsEmail addresssharon.andrews@berkshire.nhs.ukTelephone number07880487421

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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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