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Advanced Nurse Practitioner - General Surgery

Band 8A

Main area
Surgery & Anaesthetics
Band 8A
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
£44,606 to £50,819 pa
27/09/2019 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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Are you an experienced ANP looking to work in a busy, fast paced and challenging department? Here at ELHT we are offering a unique opportunity to work within a modern dynamic service as part of a friendly, supportive multi-disciplinary team. Offering a unique learning environment where Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is encouraged and supported to allow you to reach your full potential within an innovative forward thinking environment.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be an experienced nurse in General Surgery with highly specialist skills. Educated to a Masters level the successful post holder will act as an autonomous practitioner informing clinical decisions, by acting within their professional scope of practice, the post holder will provide safe, personal and effective care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients.

They will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general surgery team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

The post holder will also be required to work on a 6 week rolling rota basis across the Surgical Triage Unit and our newly established Surgical Emergency Ambulatory Care Unit (SAECU) and STAR OPD and HPB ward cover and will have time allocated for admin/CPD.

Enquiries and Informal Visits are welcome, please contact Linda Gregson on 01254 735001.

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.  However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. 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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Further details / informal visits contact

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