An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6/7 (depending on experience) Advanced nurse practitioner within the Critical care outreach team at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). Banding will depend on experience and qualification as an ANP.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The current team provides a 24/7 service, covering 1000 acute beds within two sites which are co-located. The clinical workload is both varied and challenging, but never dull. Support, advice and clinical skill are provided to many clinical specialties within a large university teaching hospital. The team are regularly involved in education at pre and post registration level for all groups of healthcare professionals. A range of clinical data is collected and collated by the team to inform both local and national acutely agenda.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The main focus of this role is to support the deteriorating patient. Providing expert care outside of the traditional critical care environment. Main duties include responding to urgent and emergency calls to any adult patient within the Trust with an aim to stabilise condition and refer appropriately. Either avoiding unnecessary critical care admission or facilitating a timely admission to critical care.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate the ability to autonomously manage acutely ill patients in diverse clinical environments. Diplomacy, excellent communication skills and a critical care qualification are essential to this role.
In return we can offer you the opportunity to influence and develop the service further and provide structured career development supported by an experienced senior team, including project management, publishing and conference presentation.
If required this post could be a Band 6 Trainee post with support in gaining the Advanced nurse practitioner qualification on the ANP MSc pathway at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and specific clinical skills which would then transition you to a Band 7 ANP.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER 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.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
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 22 November 2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.
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Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our website:
http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/ Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy
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Getting to Work
Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited. UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.
Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.
Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.
Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.
As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.
Relocating to Southampton
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£37,570 - £43,772 pa GBP per year|
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