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Surgical Advanced Nurse Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Southport and Ormskirk
Southport and Ormskirk
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
24/05/2019 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.


Surgical Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Ormskirk Hospital
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Band 8a
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital 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 and District General Hospital.  This includes adults and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities.  Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. 

The Planned Care Business Unit is pleased to offer a unique and exciting opportunity for a Surgical Advanced Practitioner to join our newly formed team of Advanced Practitioners. As part of this newly formed team you will work with colleagues providing a 24 hour service working within a surgical team providing first class care for surgical patients. Working at Advanced Level within agreed protocols and clinical guidelines and undertaking health assessments you will use your knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and discharge patients. You will also be responsible for the care of patients being admitted for planned operations.

There is also an opportunity for Band 6 experienced practitioners educated to Degree Level to join our team as a Trainee Advanced Practitioner (Band 7 training post depending on experience) the applicant would be funded for a two year MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. The successful applicant will be mentored and supported by a nominated clinician within the team, have access to Senior Nurse support, as well as being given leave to attend modules for the MSc and Non-Medical Prescribing and appropriate time to study.

By the end of the two years we would expect the post holder to be working autonomously as a Surgical Advanced Practitioner.

If you have the proven skills and knowledge, are a non-medical prescriber and can work autonomously and as a team player or you are an experienced practitioner looking to progress and develop as a Trainee Advanced Practitioner then we would love to hear from you. In addition to working as part of a new and innovative team we can offer you further career development, clinical supervision and flexible working arrangements.

If you would like further information on the jobs available or an informal visit to the department then please contact Gaynor O’Brien on 01695577111

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


Advertising date: 3rd May 2019 

Closing date: 24th May 2019

Proposed Interview date: 7th June 2019

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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

Gaynor O'Brien or Carol Stanton on 01695656684.