Paediatric Outreach Nurse Practitioner

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Paediatric Outreach Nurse Practitioner Band 6

Main area

Paediatric Outreach


Band 6




  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week (Minimum 30 hours per week)

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £33,706 - £40,588 pa or pa pro rota

    Salary period



    30/11/2022 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Development role - Band 6 H@N Paediatric Outreach Full time / minimum 30hrs. Hospital @ Night /Outreach is a 24/7 service within the Children's Hospital Southampton at UHS. This will be an exciting development opportunity & the post holder who will need to demonstrate clinical competence, commitment & enthusiasm to this clinical service in the provision of care to any sick child managed anywhere within UHS. The service is supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioners, matron and lead paediatric consultant along with current Outreach practitioners already in training. Post holder(s) will undertake the in house induction, competency training & development programme. This will be followed (minimum 6 months later) by enrolment into the 3yr apprenticeship Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) programme. Candidates will need to demonstrate commitment to this 3yr pathway of study whilst practicing & developing clinically within the service.

    Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

    Work alongside the existing team to provide effective clinical leadership & clinical expertise that supports promotes & develops efficient 24hr service delivery to empower all practitioners with skills to manage sick children. This will be achieved by developing the ability to work autonomously whilst interacting with the multidisciplinary team (MDT), keeping the needs of the child & family at the centre of care planning & delivery.

    Undertake competency based patient assessment & examination in order to formulate management plans for specific groups of patients admitted to Southampton Children's Hospital – acute & chronic for diagnosis &/or treatment.

    Respond to all paediatric 2222 emergency calls within UHS.

    To contribute to the education & training programmes of all practitioners to ensure the service is delivered safely & to a high standard.

    Effective time management to facilitate clinical & leadership responsibilities & personal academic development.

    What we're looking for

    Candidates will need to be RSCN or Registered Nurse – Child At degree graduate level currently working within an acute clinical paediatric environment.

    Commitment & enthusiasm to assist in both personal development within the 4 pillars of advanced practice & the continued development of this service.

    APLS / EPLS provider status / History Taking & Physical Assessment / Non Medical Prescriber desirable

    Ability to work within a 24hr service rotation

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Monday,9th January 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register – Child
  • Completion of Nursing Degree
  • Evidence of supporting learners in practice
  • Basic keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desirable criteria
  • Registered on MSc Pathway – completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Further study at Level 7 within relevant pathway to include DADM and EBP Modules
  • Leadership qualification
  • Independent Non Medical Prescribing Qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience within an acute paediatric specialty
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • PILS trained
  • Broad awareness of wider Trust initiatives / pressures
  • Further evidence of speciality competence Critical Care level 1 (Paed Critical Care Course)
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ability to change or initiate practice
  • Further evidence of speciality competence – Critical Care level 2 (Paed Critical Care Course)
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Flexible ability to meet the diverse clinical needs of children in a variety of clinical settings
  • Able to use initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously undertaking expanded roles
  • Able to prioritise and delegate appropriately
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leading a team
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate self learning and development
  • Ability to develop good work/life balance related to academic & clinical learning
  • Commitment to ongoing career development
  • Flexibility to work all shifts including unsocial hours
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 251.9KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 222.7KB)
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    Jenny Bull

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    Paediatric Outreach lead Nurse

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