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Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Rheumatology

Band 7

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Rheumatology Nurse
Band 7
Full time: 37.5
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Rheumatology (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£38,890 to £44,503 pa
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You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

Free on-site parking
Free tea and coffee
Great flexible working opportunities
Discounted gym membership
Generous annual leave and pension scheme
On site nursery (chargeable)
Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

Rheumatology Advanced Nurse Practitoner

Band 7 £38,890 to £44,503  

Hours: 37.5 per week

Job overview

The Rheumatology department at Milton Keynes University hospital is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic nurse to become our Advanced Nurse Practitioner in rheumatology and to join our vibrant and welcoming team. You will become part of a forward-thinking team which has significantly evolved during these times of change to continue providing excellent patient care whilst supporting and developing a growing department.

It is expected that the individual will work as a clinical expert and role model and provide practice development and leadership within a multi-disciplinary environment. This role leads and facilitates the delivery of all nurse led aspects of the Rheumatology service.


The successful candidate will be an independent competent nurse who is able to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with an Independent prescriber qualification or is working towards this qualification. Rheumatology experience is desirable however strong leadership skills and experience in service development is paramount as it is expected this service will continue to grow and change to meet the changing needs of the local population. You will be expected to act as an autonomous practitioner, provide clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with diagnosed rheumatology conditions as well as those with chronic diseases.

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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

For further information please call

  • Dr Ionna Papadaki; Clinical Lead;  01908 996601
  • Gemma Berrill; Current post holder; 01908 996040

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