Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-29993
  • Date Posted: 30 March 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: RM 7050, Queen Elizabeth Memorial Health Centre, St Michaels Avenue, Tidworth, SP9 7EA
  • Salary: £38,890 to £44,503
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

The Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) at Queen Elizabeth Memorial Health Centre, Tidworth require an experienced Band 7 Civilian Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join their friendly team.

The position offers 37.5 hours per week.

As the post holder you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary primary healthcare team delivering advanced primary healthcare nursing including elements of occupational health, whilst being the lead nurse within the medical facility (MF) and will be the focal point for Primary Health Care nursing issues.

The successful candidate will have line management, training and clinical supervision responsibilities for military medics, junior practice nurses, HCAs and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the role include but are not limited to: •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. •Assisting the practice team with maintaining an effective recall system for Immunisation/Chronic Disease/Cytology. •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: •As the successful candidate you will require highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience; and professional knowledge acquired through a degree supplemented by specialist training, experience, short course to master's level equivalent in relevant field. •Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Desirable criteria: •Advanced Practice Nurse qualification/ Post Graduate diploma in Advanced Practice or success accreditation with the RCN or actively working towards this. •Registered Non-Medical Prescriber. •Relevant teaching qualification or demonstrate equivalent level of competency. •Learning and Assessing in Practice qualification or equivalent Practice Assessors training.

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 General –NHS G6 – People Management •NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning •NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning

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 in to 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.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans.