Associate Practitioner - AAU

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
15 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services.

Associate Practitioner/Nursing Associate AAU - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Role Description:

You will be responsible for assessing patients on their arrival from ED & GPs as well as being involved in planning and implementing their care alongside senior members of the team. You will be well supported to develop and use your nursing skills to look after a wide variety of medical patients. No two days are the same on AAU, however what we can promise to offer is an opportunity to develop and enhance your nursing skills within a friendly & knowledgeable team.

Flexible working patterns will be considered for all nursing applicants!

What we look for:
  • Enthusiastic and passionate associate practitioners or nursing associates who are eager to develop your own clinical practice, knowledge and skills
  • Staff who are able to (or willing to learn) to act as a role model for colleagues and student nurses within our team
  • Associate practitioners or nursing associates who are able to support the team to ensure that clinical services are delivered to a high standard
  • A valuable addition to our team, with medicines management competencies

What we Offer:
  • A 12 month preceptorship programme for all newly qualified nursing associates
  • Flexible working
  • In house & university based development & education
  • Free car parking!
  • A friendly well supported environment to work in
  • Enhanced care skills including venepuncture and cannulation & palliative care
  • An opportunity to look after a wide variety of medical patients (respiratory, gastro, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology & many more)

Who we are:

The acute medical service at Basingstoke hospital comprises of a 23 bedded acute assessment unit (AAU) and an Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU). Both units receive patients from ED & GPs and as a member of the team you will have the opportunity to work in both areas should you wish which will provide you with the skills you need to care for a wide range of medical patients.

Our ACU provides care for patients who are mobile and can be treated as outpatients rather than inpatients We have direct access to investigations including CT & MRI scans as well as specialist Consultant reviews meaning patient can get access to the treatment they need whilst avoiding a hospital admission.

AAU will give you the opportunity to care for medical patients who need admission. As a nurse on the unit you will be pivotal in assessing these patients and ensuring they receive the treatment they need. Our AAU patients are either discharged home from our unit or transferred into the main hospital system should they need longer in patient care.

About the hospital

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of £382m in 17/18

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Clinical Matron - Simone Holman
contact 01256 313261

Email: ( Email address removed )

Our commitment to you:

We are committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The paperwork:
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before the scheduled interview date. All communication is via the e-recruitment system and we advise all candidates to regularly check your emails including junk mail folders in web-based email products.
  • All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post.
  • In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.
  • Note to vacancy advertisers: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to our counter fraud specialist.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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