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Vascular Nurse Practitioner


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Vascular Nurse Practitioner
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
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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

The vascular specialist nursing teams cover 3 acute hospital sites, caring for patients with vascular complications, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated person with a keen interest in vascular nursing  to join our established advanced nurse practitioner team on a six month secondment.

Our ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic registered nurse who embeds the trusts values in their everyday practice and goes above and beyond aspects of care.

Ideally, they would have at least 3 years post registration experience, ideally with some vascular/ surgical experience in an acute setting

Main duties of the job

As part of the ANP team, work together to ensure enhanced levels of specialist support and care across multiple locations for a 7 day service.

With support and guidance, provide specialist direct clinical care and advice. Working autonomously examining and diagnosing peripheral vascular disease, making decisions about treatment, follow up and discharge. Referring onto consultant colleagues when reaching the limit of own expertise.

Support and empower our patients to make informed choices.

Actively participate in clinical governance.

Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and part of a team. Being supportive to all bands and members of the multidisciplinary team with whom we work closely across our 3 acute sites.

Actively participate in teaching junior members of the nursing and wider MDT.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT has a vision to deliver best care for everyone, to our patients, families and to each other.  With the help of the existing ANP team you will assist in achieving this aim.

Our friendly ANP team comprising of six experienced advanced nurse practitioners. All of whom work closely as part of our multidisciplinary vascular service, in both our hub and spoke sites.

The inpatient ward is supported by the vascular ANP team with regular teaching and training sessions and there is an opportunity to participate in and expand own knowledge whilst part-taking in this.

This post has exciting prospects to develop your career pathway, and enhance your knowledge and nursing skills towards an advanced level.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As part of the ANP team, provide specialist nursing cover across the vascular network, seven days a week. Working a 1 in 6 rota to cover weekends and bank holidays.

Assist on and facilitate complex care, discharge, patient care needs, in both an inpatient and outpatient settings.

As part of the vascular ANP team be visible, accessible figure on whom staff, patients, families and carers can rely, to ensure the fundamentals of care are being delivered effectively and efficiently.

Using excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deliver detailed, accurate and often complex information to colleagues, patients and their next of kin. Ensure accurate and contemporaneous patient records are maintained.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Active registration with NMC or HCPC
  • United Kingdom recognised Degree in Nursing


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in an acute clinical environment
  • Extensive post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Vascular experience


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to area of clinical practice, education and research
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice

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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

Claire Berry
Job title
Lead Vascular Nurse
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Telephone number
0300 422 2897