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Advanced Nurse Practitioner (MERIT Rapid Response Service)

Band 8A

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Rapid Response
Band 8A
37.5 HRS Per Week
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The Wilson Hospital
£44,956 to £53,042 PA inc. HCAS
20/09/2017 23:59

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse or senior paramedic to join a growing community rapid response team.

Merton Enhanced Rapid Intervention Team (MERIT) is a rapid response service that assesses and monitors patients in their own homes who may otherwise be admitted to hospital. The service runs from 08.00-19.00 Mon-Fri and 10.00-18.00 at weekends and bank holidays. Successful post holders must be able to work 37.5 hours across 7 days per week.
The team is comprised of nurses, physiotherapists, OTs; with access to GPs, pharmacists, dietitians and other specialist nursing and therapy services all co-located at Merton civic centre.

Candidates should be experienced and have a sound knowledge of community. You will need the ability and clinical skills to work autonomously but to also work alongside other members of the MDT as required. You will have undertaken professional development and have extended nursing skills such as IV drug administration, phlebotomy and physical assessment and have the evidence to support this. Independent nurse prescriber or community practitioner prescriber is essential. You must be qualified to at least Masters Level in an appropriate subject.

The successful candidate will work closely with the other two advanced nurse practioners . They will be jointly responsible for the day to day management, leadership and development of the MERIT urgent team. They will be responsible for ensuring that patient pathways are followed from referral to discharge and take responsibility for the delivery and monitoring of quality standards.

Possession of a UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for business purposes is essential.

A commitment to personal and service development is essential.


Your supporting statement must start with ‘three reasons to shortlist me’ and provide those reasons in no less than 300 words.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveCare quality commission - GoodPersonal, fair, diverse champion

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

Sue Brooker (Clinical Operations Manager)

T: 07500 983 614

If you have problems applying, contact

0330 024 0330 Option 1
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