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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Band 8a

Main area
homeless health
Band 8a
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 per week)
Job ref
Croydon University Hospital
pa inc HCAS
05/10/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

The post holder is a qualified advanced practitioner who is instrumental in leading, promoting, and 
providing care  using an evidence-based approach and utilising 
advanced clinical skills and knowledge. The post is intended to offer improved outcomes for 
patients experiencing homelessness by improving services and quality. The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal 
professional autonomy and make critical judgements to satisfy the expectations and demands of the 
role, practising within clinical protocols.

Main duties of the job

The pos tholder will have the opportunity to utilise their advanced clinical, analytical, and decision-making skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients who are experiencing homelessness, with various complexities.  

The successful candidate must have met the academic requirements for Advanced Clinical Practice  course or equivalent, be flexible, innovative, highly motivated, and already working within the Registrar Roster in their current role. They will need excellent communication skills, be dedicated to promoting and delivering training and education across all disciplines, develop unit initiatives, and play a crucial part in service improvement initiatives.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with good communication skills, who will be responsible for providing high quality care to our  patients. You will need sound clinical knowledge and examination skills, and have the ability to work independently as well as within the multi-disciplinary team. In return we provide senior clinical supervision and support, informal and formal teaching, and opportunities to take part in audit and teaching as well as opportunities for further professional development.

Applicants must possess the necessary knowledge and skills outlined in the job description and person specification.


Working for our organisation

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role or contact  07901 510825



Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse child
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Mentorship qualification
  • IRMER qualification
  • Masters degree in Advanced Practice or currently working towards
  • Paediatric Trained Advanced Clinical Practitioner (RCEM accredited)
Desirable criteria
  • experience of paediatric ED / paediatric critical care environment
  • Accredited Minor injuries/minor health Paediatric Course
  • Newborn Life Support
  • Non Medical Prescribing L7 or working towards

knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Substantial experience of independently discharging minor illness and injury
  • Evidence of mentoring junior staff
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical supervision and clinical benchmarking


Essential criteria
  • Diagnosis and management of minor illnesses and injuries in children
  • Ability to work with and use PGD's
  • Autonomous decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Phlebotomy skills and cannulation
  • Evidence of working with Cerner


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of undertaking additional roles
  • Team work and communication

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Juliette Penney
Job title
Head of Public Health Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
07901 510825