Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Paediatrics

Location
Isle of Wight
Salary
£42,414 - £49,969 pa
Posted
11 Dec 2018
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Ref
470-18-171-1-TS
Sector
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Isle of Wight
Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Paediatrics

Job Ref: 470-18-171-2-TS
Salary: Band 8a £42,414 - £49,969 pa
Permanent Position - Full Time

The Isle of Wight’s unique geography means that our ED serves the local population of 140,000 permanent residents and several million visitors to the Island over the year. As the only Emergency Department and trauma unit on the Island, the department offers a unique opportunity to support a range of patients. Around 12,000 children are seen in ED each year. We frequently transfer to our regional trauma unit by air and sea and are part of a number of paediatric networks based across Wessex.

2018 is an exciting year for Paediatrics on the Isle of Wight. Alongside the launch of our ward-based Paediatric Assessment Unit, the Isle of Wight NHS is setting up a new seven-day paediatric advanced nurse practitioner service (APNP) in our Emergency Department (ED). We’re looking for an exceptional team of people to be part of shaping our exciting new services.

The service will be responsible for the initial assessment and treatment of children self-presenting in ED, and support in the treatment of children arriving by ambulance. You will discharge or stream to the PAU or children’s ward, or refer on to other specialties as appropriate, and work within the emergency access standards and to ensure high quality, consistent clinical care.

You’ll have outstanding child-centred skills, experience working within the field of emergency medicine, and the ability to demonstrate advanced clinical and diagnostic skills. You will be committed to continuous development of your clinical skills and reflective practice. All team members will work in a supportive ED environment with day-to-day supervision and support is provided by both ED and Paediatric consultants and their teams.

The successful applicants will be educated to masters level and already have experience working autonomously in unscheduled care, and must be able to demonstrate compliance with the NMC competencies for advanced nursing practise and accreditation. Although the role is primarily clinical, there is dedicated weekly management time to work on the development and audit of protocols, to undertake training and for the supervision and mentoring of the two trainee APNP posts that form part of the team. There is also the opportunity for a regular shift within the PAU.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Matthew Powell via email matthew.powell@iow.nhs.uk

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Closing date: 31 January 2019.