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Advanced Nurse Practitioner -Paediatrics

Job Reference: 431-WAC-7016-B

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon Hospital, Basildon
£44,606- £50,819 per annu

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

Want to be an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in an exciting fast paced service

Come and join our team at Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and help us reach ‘Outstanding’.

Basildon Paediatric service has undergone a significant amount of change over the last couple of years, under innovate senior nursing leadership and management, we achieved a ‘Good’ CQC outcome from our last inspection.

We now want to achieve ‘Outstanding’.

Our busy Children’s Accident & Emergency Department is open 24 hours 7 days a week it has a co- located Paediatric Assessment Unit.

We truly believe that developing our workforce to be empowered, dynamic children nurses working as advanced clinical practitioners can help us to deliver excellent care and provide the best experience for our patients. We put children, young people and their families at the heart of all we do and support our nursing and support staff with bespoke training and development opportunities to help them achieve this goal. We currently have senior nurses training on Advanced Clinical Practice pathways in both Paediatrics and Neonates and we wish to develop this team further by recruiting experienced ANP to both services.

If successful you will join the existing ST 1-3 rota and work with the Paediatric Medical team to provide a seamless service in the assessment unit. We have a number of extended nurse competencies and roles within our services, and this is the next step.

To be considered for the role, you will need to:

Be a registered Children’s nurse or Neonatal nurse by background who has successfully completed your Advanced Nurse Practitioner course at certificate or Master level


    • Be working currently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner


    • Be a non-medical prescriber and be on the NMC register as one


    • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to form good relationships across the multi-disciplinary team and within challenging situations


    • Have the ability to challenge yourself, a flexible attitude that gets results and be open to innovative attitudes and solutions

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jerusha Murdoch-Kelly

Head of Nursing children and Young Peoples Services

on 01268 524900 ext 1151 or


BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

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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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