Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-20-25565
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2020
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: RM 7050, QEMHC, St Michaels Ave, Tidworth, SP9 7EA
  • Salary: £38,890 to £44,503
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner looking for an exciting and rewarding role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Would you like your career to take a different direction into a friendly and professional organisation? If the answer is yes then the Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Civilian) role within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) at Tidworth could be the one for you. As the post holder you will work as part of a multidisciplinary 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 and promoting health and well-being clinics using health promotion, health education, screening and therapeutic communication skills (i.e. smoking cessation, weight management, alcohol misuse, sexual health and cervical screening). Leading in men and women’s health screening and education along with provision of family planning services. Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for further information on the duties and responsibilities of the role. 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. The grade entry qualifications must consist of:- Highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience; Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by specialist training, experience, short course to master's level equivalent in relevant field. Essential criteria: Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register. Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 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. 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.