Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS AfC: Band 8a 11 views

Job overview

Do you want to work for a Trust which

values inclusivity?

invests in you with ongoing in-service training, development and supervision from expertly trained clinical specialists?

is on a transformational journey where collaboration between sector partners is core business?

values and invests in YOU?

If this sounds like you why not come and see what UHMBT has to offer.

We are a multi-disciplinary team who would welcome you to join us. As well as being the country’s most inclusive employer, work life balance is made easier with our location; right next door to the beautiful Lake District, where you can enjoy outdoor recreational activities, as well as being close to the bustling city of Manchester.

As a recently combined Acute and Community Trust, Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust is enjoying greater integration working with colleagues across difference sectors within the footprint of Morecambe Bay. Not only does this provide improved ways of working within the multi-disciplinary context, it enables you to be involved in the exciting journey ahead for providing transformational care within Morecambe Bay.

You will be based at Abbey View in Barrow in Furness. There will also be an expectation for the post holder to be flexible to be able to support other community inpatients including Millom and the Langdale Unit on a rotational basis.


Main duties of the job

– have experience of working post-registration in an appropriate area of specialist practice

– demonstrate and evidence your own professional development

– have a friendly and flexible attitude, which is patient focused and dedicated to quality care

– use your expertise to supervise and teach [nursing] students and other staff within the service

What will we offer you?

– A supportive team environment which values the input of the team

– A structured two-way appraisal process to support your ongoing development

– A focus on employee involvement where your contribution is valued

– Encouragement for your professional development

– A relocation package for prospective applicants living more than 60 miles away

– Opportunity to be part of our transformational programme of combining acute and community services

– Excellent location of our sites near the Lake District to support a healthy worklife balance


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals –
Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the
Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and   Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a
number of community  healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP PracticeQueen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and
Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency         Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various
Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together
with an Urgent             Treatment Centre, that can help with a range
of non life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across  Morecambe Bay.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • RN
  • Masters in Advanced Practice or undertaking the same
  • Non medical Prescriber
  • Relevant teaching qualfication
  • completed accredited communication skills training
  • Registered mentor
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Essential criteria
  • establishing effective communication
  • knowledge and experience of caring for patients with relevant conditions
  • evidence of clinical competence and credibility in speciality at senior level
  • exercise a high degree of autonomy
  • change management experience and ability to develop expert practice
  • evidence of teaching, mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • setting and monitoring of standards
  • experience of and ability to work as a member of MDT
  • undertaking research
  • undertaking audit
  • experience of developing policies, procedures and practice guidance
  • of dealting with child protection issues
  • management/leadership experience relevant to the post
  • presenting to a multidisciplinary audience
  • establish, deliver and manage nurse led clinics and services

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • able to respond rapidly to emergency situations
  • able to work as part of MDT
  • able to priortise own workload and that of others
  • ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal
  • up to date knoweldge of the development in the area pertinent to the post
  • understanding clinical governance and its application
  • understanding of curent best practice and NHS issues and initiatives
  • able to develop and deliver nurse led services and clinics in collaboration but independently of medical consultants
  • carries own caseload of patients
  • Autonomous practitioner able to admit investigate diagnose treat prescribe mdeications and discharge patients
  • able to prioritse and time manage
  • work under pressure
  • exercise sound judgement when faced with conflicted pressures
  • committed to CPD of self and others
  • line management experience managing team of nurses
  • demonstrtate advanced management skills – motivation, negotiation deciswion making leadership budget control staff development conflict and problem solving
  • IT skills
  • Demonstrable basic and advanced clinical skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of service
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • motivated and able to motivate others
  • committed to service development
  • able to deal with difficult/sensitive situations
  • able to deal with and resolve conflict
  • ability to travel across the Bay

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