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Trainee stroke nurse practitioner

Job Reference: 188-NM2051

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

We are looking for a trainee band 6 nurse practitioner; with progression opportunities to band 7 within our neuroscience care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We will offer you a tailored training programme, including an MSc in advanced clinical practice (advanced nurse practitioner pathway) at the University of Southampton.


Our team of committed and dynamic practitioners act as advisors for all members of the multidisciplinary team; offering support to both nurses and junior doctors. In light of this our ever expanding team are looking to provide additional support and expertise which will benefit both the patient in terms of continuity and quality of care and our junior doctors’ working hours, including the workload of our nurses.

We have a robust competency program in place set within the HEE guidelines for advanced clinical practice allowing nurses to develop their knowledge and skills within a protected environment, whilst also providing a structure to the role of nurse practitioner.


  • To work as an independent practitioner under the supervision of the senior nurse practitioner / advanced nurse practitioner or designated medical practitioner (DMP).
  • This role involves undertaking competency based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.
  • The nurse practitioner is expected to undertake all preparatory work prior to the patient undergoing treatment or diagnosis which may include consent, request of any further investigations and to highlight any potential complications to the advanced nurse practitioner or relevant medical colleague.
  • As a trainee advanced practitioner you are expected to work in conjunction with the 4 pillars of advanced practice (HEE Framework Oct 2017, HEW Framework Oct 2016).


  • Expert clinical practice.
  • Leadership and management, in order to improve and transform services.
  • Research – application of existing research and contributing to new research within chosen speciality.
  • Education and development of self and others.


We’re extremely proud of our achievements and the ongoing contribution we’re making to the neurosciences care group. The nurse practitioner role is continually evolving in line with advancements in practice and research, which in turn means ongoing developmental opportunities for the successful applicant.

If you are dedicated, compassionate and strive for a rewarding role that can offer plenty of training and development, we would like to hear from you.



As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 02 September 2019.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Porter

Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner



Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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