Advanced Nurse Practitioner (NHS AfC: Band 7) - Nurse Practitioner - East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust - #49071

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 1 week ago
City: Clacton-on-Sea
Contract type: Full time

We are looking for an energetic, innovative, forward thinking, and self-motivated clinician who has a background in Advanced Nurse practice and is an independent non-medical prescriber or working towards this qualification.

You will have experience of working autonomously under their own initiative and who can respond to rapidly changing service priorities within a primary and acute care setting. You will be expected to perform comprehensive assessment of patients with urgent presentations and develop working diagnosis and treatment plans whilst working without direct supervision.

The IUCRS is an evolving and constantly developing team incorporating the following areas: Urgent Community Response (UCR), the cleric ambulance system (working in conjunction with EEAST), virtual wards, in reach into the Integrated Rapid Assessment service (IRAS) based in the Emergency Department Colchester General Hospital, Unplanned Community Nursing and OPAT IV antibiotic service.

The role involves travelling throughout North East Essex delivering, assessing, and treating patients in their own homes, within 2 hours, as a part of IUCRS Urgent Community Response Team (UCR).

A developmental role would be considered for band 6 nurses with appropriate relevant experience who are looking to develop their career.

The role of the advanced practitioner is dynamic, and you will need to be proactive in developing this role further in response to challenges within advanced practice. You will have an important role in integrating policy, education, practice development and research relevant to the needs of the patients, staff, and students. If successful, you will be supported in your development as an advanced practitioner by having a mentor and a robust appraisal process with allocated time for continuing professional development.

You must hold a relevant qualification with community experience or other comparable/transferable skills. You should have a good understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation and treatment methods used in this specialist field and be adaptable to change and embrace innovation. We are committed to supporting you in your professional development ensuring you have opportunities to attend appropriate training to support you to reach your full potential.

The IUCRS team is a multi-disciplinary team based in Kennedy House Clacton-On-Sea, with other bases in Colchester. Our team delivers high quality care, 08:00 – 20:00 7 day a week within the Northeast Essex community. We will offer individually tailored induction, training, and support for if you are successful. A car driver is essential.

One of the largest Trusts in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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