Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Band 8a

Primary Care Network

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£44,606 to £50,819 p.a.,


Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


Are you a highly motivated and experienced ANP with leadership experience?

Would you like to live and work in beautiful Dorset? Dorset provides a superb opportunity to enjoy a life amid the outstanding areas of natural beauty both in the countryside and along the stunning coast line.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with non-medical prescribing skills to join the Purbeck community complex care team. The post holder will cover the Community Hospital at Swanage where medical clerking and supporting the GP will be part of the role. The role also forms part of the prevention of hospital admission team in Purbeck. Our goal is to deliver advanced nursing care in an appropriate setting to improve patient outcomes and reduce acute hospital bed days. We also aim to facilitate early discharge by in-reaching into the acute hospitals by provided supported discharge care.

Our team of two community Matrons and one Advanced Nurse Practitioner is supported by two GP's, a Geriatrician, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, and 2 Longer Term Condition Health Care Assistants. We are a forward thinking and very supportive team trying to advance Community services including community initiated IV's for infections and other long term conditions.

Our services work closely with the Purbeck Integrated Rehabilitation team in delivering a rapid response and supported discharge service.

We are part of fully integrated health and social services Purbeck Hub and have bi-weekly Virtual wards where complex patients are discussed within a multi-disciplinary team.

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary service to provide rapid response and admission avoidance to our patients. You will be leading the team in service delivery, triaging and prioritising visits to achieve our overall objectives.

You will provide an advanced level of autonomous nursing practices to assess diagnosis and treat patients.

The successful candidate will be an independent non-medical prescriber and preferable have experience working in the community.

Hours will be full time at 37.5 per week but may be scheduled over an 8am-8pm with a possible future weekend rota as the networks develop.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Continued Leadership development and training
  • An excellent mentorship programme provided by a Consultant Geriatrician.
  • NHS pension scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Co-produced induction programme between Castleman and Dorset HealthCare

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sally Hill Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Purbeck 07823 521668

Donna Kiss Matron Swanage Hospital

Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP’s
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment
    • Buying and selling of annual leave


Before applying for this post, please refer to the Application Guidance’for further guidance on the recruitment process.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C091.19A

Closing Date: 02/09/2019