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Nurse Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Functional Older Adults
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Atherleigh Park
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
24/01/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.


Are you a qualified Nurse Practitioner with a passion for delivering outstanding care that brings the 6 Cs (care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you! We are delighted to have an opportunity for a qualified Nurse Practitioner to join our forward thinking teams in the Inpatient Mental Health Units.

The current post on offer is working on the 16 bedded Functional older adult unit. This vacancy offers new and exciting opportunities to work as a Band 5 Nurse Practitioner within the services based at Atherleigh Park, a newly purpose built mental health hospital.

The new hospital houses 2 Adult Acute Assessment and Treatment Inpatient Units (1 male and 1 female), an 8 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a team who offer integrated Home Treatment services. A 26 bedded mixed sex Dementia Unit and a 16 bedded Functional Unit will also provide care for individuals with problems in later life.

Our In Patient facilitates currently have some vacancies across all areas and successful candidates will work within a managed rotation across all In Patient Units, enabling successful practitioners to develop their skills and competencies in these specialist areas. We believe that this will support a truly holistic model of care for our service users and provide our Nurse Practitioners with a wider knowledge of specialised disciplines.

Our teams are made up of a wide range of disciplines offering a holistic approach to treatment to support patients on their journey to recovery. Our staff teams are caring and committed, with a wide range of skills, experience and abilities. We are looking for people who are committed to a career in older adult mental health, who will work as part of a forward thinking team and are keen to work in an environment which allows new ideas to flourish and prosper.

We are welcoming applications from both experienced Nurses and also from Nurses who will qualify in April 2018. As a Trust, employee support is offered through preceptorship, clinical and management supervision and staff support groups, there is also the added benefit of excellent training opportunities and career development.

The successful candidates will be: A qualified Nurse Practitioner (or due to qualify in April 2018), compassionate and competent, willing to learn, flexible in their approach, committed to improving Quality of Care delivery and an effective communicator.

As an employee of The North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (29 days after 5 years’ and 33 days after 10 years’ service.
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts, such as NHS Electronics Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes
  • Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre
  • Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.


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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

Louise Tyms 
Clinical Team Manager
01942 636463

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01925 664856

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