Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Band 8a

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South West
Peasedown St John
£48,526 to £54,619 per annum
Salary Description:
£48526 - £54619
HCRG Care Group
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HCRG Care Group are leading the delivery of a new Virtual Ward, a new model of care to prevent avoidable admission to hospital!

We are looking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Nurse or AHP) to join us in a fantastic opportunity to be part of a new venture, developing innovative care pathways and using remote technology to provide acute care at home.

You will be based in our Peasedown St John location but work with the integrated community health & care services and people’s homes. Service hours run from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner you will take a lead in the advanced assessment, management and treatment of patients in community settings with particular focus on those referred from the 2-hour Urgent Community Response (UCR) initially and then develop wider referral pathways.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and across the primary, secondary, acute and social care interfaces in BaNES. You will be responsible for coordinating the provision of specialist interventions to meet the urgent health care needs of people who would have traditionally been hospitalised or those requiring facilitated timely discharge from emergency departments.

If you are a Non-medical Prescriber with highly specialised clinical and technical skills in managing a range of clinical conditions, we would love to hear from you! We are open to applications from candidates from NMC or HCPC professions,
Package DescriptionAs an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team at Peasedown St John.

You will feel valued as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

£48,526 - £54,619 (Band 8a AfC Salary) with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission.

Main ResponsibilitiesAs an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, you will report to the Virtual Ward Nurse Lead and into the Head of Operations. The team will consist of 18 full-time equivalent colleagues in a combination of advanced practice clinical roles and non-registered support roles.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Supervision, support, professional development, appraisals, rota management to ensure delivery of an effective and progressive service.
Delivering evidence based advanced nurse practice skills to ensure the appropriate management of patient’s needs.
Using skills of assessment, diagnosis, interpretation of tests, forward planning of care & treatment. 
Timely recognition of deteriorating patients, appropriate response, escalation & documentation.
Routine writing of drug charts to prescribe medication for patients whilst in the Virtual Ward and in preparation for discharge. 
Participate in, initiate, and deliver audit & research to identify current practice, drive continuous improvement & contribute to the development of new knowledge, theory & practice to benefit patients & colleagues.
Identifying poor practice & supporting improvement opportunities as part of a Just Culture based on reflection, learning & improvement through SBAR completion, thematic review.

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached Job Description.
The Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate for this role will:

Be Registered with the NMC or HCPC educated to degree level
Recognised teaching or mentorship qualification
Registered current Non Medical Precsriber qualification
Significant previous experience in elderly care, frailty, community services or relevent acute care speciality
Proven significant experience in leading and managing a team 
Masters degree
Clean driving licence and access to a car

About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (EH)

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