Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Band 8a

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
05/06/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust we strive to provide a first class Safe, Personal and Effective service to all our patients. Our multidisciplinary Emergency Department team comprises of ED Consultants, Middle grades and Junior Doctors, Nurse Consultant, Advanced Adult and Paediatric Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Extended Scope Physiotherapist and Occupational therapists along with dedicated Practice Education Facilitators.

We are looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic and innovative Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner to work as part of our established APNP team. The Paediatric ED is a geographically distinct area co-located within the main Emergency Department which is operational 24 hours a day and staffed with paediatric trained RN’s and play leaders. The APNP service is operational to meet service demand and currently runs from 08:00-23:00hrs.

The successful applicant will be expected to autonomously, assess and examine paediatric patients presenting with undifferentiated health care problems, initiate and interpret investigations and commence appropriate treatment. The APNP will have experience working within the field of emergency medicine, with the ability to demonstrate advanced clinical and diagnostic skills.

As a clinical expert in paediatric emergency medicine the APNP will be a resource to less experienced staff, enhancing the paediatric nursing teams’ skills and knowledge whilst working as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. The APNP will ensure their own practice and that of the wider team is within the Trust’s policies and guidelines.

Providing high quality patient and family centred care the APNP will contribute to identified Key Performance Indicators including the 4 hour emergency access standard. In return you will be supported and encouraged to develop your knowledge and clinical skills.

If you are an APNP who is ready for a new challenge, with a passion for delivering high quality, safe, personal and effective care join the team at ELHT.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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