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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Winter Planning

Band 7

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Band 7
Fixed term: 4 months
Full time
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Gloucester Royal Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 PA
Salary period
03/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two  experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join the Homeward Assessment Team (HAT) as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Band 7)   within our medical division on a fixed term basis until March 2022.  


Having recently merged both the Frailty Assessment Service (GHT) and Integrated Assessment Team (GHC) the HAT team are a multidisciplinary team who offer a combined assessment of a frail and non-frail pathway through emergency and assessment areas.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual to perform complex clinical assessments on a wide range of clinical presentations seen in the Emergency Department and Frailty Assessment unit. The successful candidate would need to work within this fast paced environment, with support from a team of COTE consultants in order to make swift decisions regarding admission avoidance, taking a positive risk taking approach.


The candidate would have essential training in complex physical assessments and clinical reasoning. They would also preferably be an independent non-medical prescriber. They would have experience in complex discharge planning and preferably some community experience.


This role is required to support the facilitation of timely discharges from ED, FAU, GPAU and AMU with a primary focus on admission avoidance.

Working for our organisation

GHNHSFT and the Homeward Assessment Team fosters a positive culture for all staff and patients alike and despite the changing and challenging pressures the team are always motivated, resilient, strong and strive to deliver best care for everyone every time

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To ensure safe, harm free care is delivered to patients within frailty and attendance to admission avoidance services
Provide education and training to all staff, in-patients, families and carers in regard to all aspects of frailty and admission avoidance services



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing Midwifery Council with a minimum of 3 years post registration
  • Recognised Clinical Assessment Qualification (PACR)
  • Recognised Teaching and Assessing for Nurses Qualification
  • Recognised Degree level education within relevant area of practice and willingness to work towards MSc
  • Enhanced knowledge and experience of working within Frailty / Admission Avoidance services
  • Recognised Teaching and Assessing for Nurses Qualification.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
Desirable criteria
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Appropriate experience of working within Frailty/ Admission Avoidance services
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence Therapy practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jeannette Godwin
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Advanced Clinical Practitioner
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