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Nurse Practitioner Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Elderly Care Medicine
Band 6
10 months (Also a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022 for 37.5 hrs per week are available)
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
Gloucester Royal Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 PA/PR
Salary period
12/12/2021 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 at GHNHSFT for a Nurse Practitioner (Band 6) within the Homeward Assessment Team on a fixed term (6 month) basis.  Within our medical division we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our newly integrated Homeward Assessment Team (HAT).

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 and frail and non-frail pathway through emergency and assessment areas.

We are looking for an enthusiastic 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 desirably be trained in complex physical assessments and clinical reasoning. They would also preferably be an independent non-medical prescriber. Experience of discharge planning and knowledge of community resources would be beneficial. 

Main duties of the job

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

You would be supporting the day to day delivery of the HAT team assessment and working towards achieving a positive outcome for patients following the most appropriately indicated pathway, assisting in admission avoidance where appropriate.

The post holder would need to demonstrate a flexible approach as the demands of the role may change depending on the demands of the service.

Working for our organisation

GHNHSFT 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.

We are a progressive and supportive organisation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To assist in undertaking, supporting and participation in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of high quality holistic patient care, primarily within the AMU, ACUC and Emergency Department (ED) as part of the Frailty Assessment Service

A full job description is attached.  Please look at this for more information regarding this vacancy

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council with appropriate experience in medicine/care of the elderly and community experience desirable
  • Teaching & Assessing skills and appropriate qualification
  • Enhanced IT skills
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Enhanced levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills
  • To participate in nurse-led patient assessment (ie: taking a medical history)
  • Act as a role model and resource for all staff disseminating clinical skills, leadership and knowledge
  • To participate in own & teams personal and professional development. Ensuring progression and development of staff through Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Demonstrate understanding of research and evidence based practice, and participate as required in audit
  • Expert Knowledge of speciality required to provide clinical advice and support staff/patients and other disciplines
  • Advanced communication, interpersonal, organisational and planning skills
  • Holds a certificate in Professional studies/Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing or willing to work towards this qualification
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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

Jeanette Godwin
Job title
Frailty Advanced Clinical Practitioner
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