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Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
26/11/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ormskirk District General Hospital



Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Band 8a

£45,753-£51,668 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team  of Advanced Paediatric / Neonatal  Nurse Practitioners on the Paediatric / Neonatal Unit and Emergency Department.

The successful candidate should hold a MSc in Advanced Practice, be an independent prescriber and clinically competent. You will be experienced at working under pressure, have excellent communication skills and able to work independently.

The APNP's  work alongside the medical team and support the Tier 1 rota. They  also support the continued development and the operational management  of the Paediatric Assessment and Observation  Unit.

Regular training will be available with both nurses and medical teams to support continued development and learning.

Main duties of the job

  • The Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner role is central to the delivery of Ambulatory Care within the Paediatric Unit at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust. The post holder is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice in the field of paediatric care working within local and nationally agreed protocols and guidelines. The APNP exercises independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of paediatric patients. They will work alongside Consultants and support the clinical decision making in the care of children admitted to the Paediatric Unit.
  • The APNP has a key working relationship with all members of the nursing and medical staff and members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of paediatric patients.
  • The APNP is an experienced children’s nurse who has successfully completed formal education at Master’s level on a recognised APNP programme.


Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adult's and children's accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's, including maternity are provided at Ormskirk Hospital.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information about this role please see attached job description and person specification.

Advertising Date: 12th November, 2020

Closing Date: 26th November 2020

Shortlisting Date: 27th November, 2020

Proposed Interview Date: 10th December, 2020

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RSCN/RN Child
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification
  • APLS certified
  • V300 Independent nurse prescribing
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership course

Knowledge / Skills

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience at a senior level within this speciality
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and develop nursing practice and promote excellence in clinical practice at an advanced level
  • Proven competencies in clinical skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills to initiate and evaluate evidence based practice
  • Sound working knowledge of the Safeguarding agenda
  • Knowledge of HR procedures
  • Working knowledge of all components of clinical governance, including risk management, audit, research, clinical standards, policies, protocols, education, training and human resources


Essential criteria
  • Exercise independent clinical judgement
  • Evidence of good written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
  • Experience of supporting and developing staff potential through facilitating training, development and education initiatives.
  • Ability to influence and work together with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to recognise and analyse complex situations and take appropriate actions
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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

Shirley Coward
Job title
Paediatric/Neonatal Matron
Telephone number
01695 656287