Advanced Nurse Practitioner - The Newman Practice
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, friendly and experienced clinician to join our team. You will need to possess recognised qualifications and experience to deliver autonomous care for our patients. To include assessment, diagnosis and treatment to deliver quality patient care relating to minor illness on a daily basis.
The successful applicant will be taking clinical responsibility for patients requesting an urgent appointment . As a team player you will be working with and supported by, GPs, PNs and HCAs.
Main duties of the job
- To provide clinical support to the GPs and work closely with the wider clinical team to provide healthcare to our patients. You will always work with in their professional boundary and capabilities.
- To work within the practice to deliver care including assessment, diagnosis and treatment in an holistic approach.
- Assess , diagnose, treat, refer or signpost patients and service users with undifferentiated or undiagnosed conditions relating to minor illness/injury.
- Manage patients presenting with a range of acute and chronic medical conditions.
- Use your advanced clinical skills to educate our service users, promote self help and education.
- Support junior staff and the nursing team working within the practice.
- Demonstrate safe clinical decision making and expert care for patients and work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of our patients.
- Process and interpret pathology and other test results as required.
- Maintain accurate clinical record keeping in accordance with NMC.
- Support the teams in QOF/IIF contributing to practice targets.
- Participate in PLT sessions and daily clinical huddles for advice and support.
- Always follow Safeguarding policies and support staff.
The practice has a list size of approximately 5,100 patients. Our practice team consists of 2 GP partners, 4 salaried GPs, and a well established nursing team, with and an experienced admin and management team. All the departments and teams work together for delivering a safe and excellent service to our patients. We are set in the town of Poole very close to Poole Park and the waterfront. We are part of Poole Central PCN and served by University Hospitals Dorset, including Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester.
- Assess, diagnose, plan implement and evaluate treatment/ interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis.
- Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly.
- Prioritise work when working on duty triage and manage time accordingly.
- Expectations to always deal with medical emergencies within the practice.
- Support the nursing team when needed by reviewing cases, and advising on treatment.
- Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long term condition.
- Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug based treatment methods into a management plan.
- Review and follow up patients as required to facilitate a good standard of care.
- Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
- Recognise, assess and treat patients suffering with mental health conditions, follow referral process if necessary.
- Work within own scope of expertise and ask for help and advice when needed.
- Attend daily clinical huddle for reflection and feedback.
- Complete regular audits.
- Teach and mentor learners where appropriate. Be involved in team/practice learning sessions.
- Registered Nurse
- Post graduate diploma or degree
- Qualified Nurse Prescriber
- Minor Illness Qualification
- Masters qualification to Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
- Teaching & Assessing Qualification
- Minor injuries qualification
- Experience of working in a primary care environment
- Minor illness experience
- Experience of chronic disease management
- Experience of prescribing and taking medical history
- Undertaking medication reviews
- Triage experience
- Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
- Minor injuries experience
- Womens health experience
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Strong IT skills
- Clear, polite telephone manner
- Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
- System-one / Vision user skills
- Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
- Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
- Good interpersonal skills
- Problem solving & analytical skills
- Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
- Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
- Interest/qualification in womens health
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
The Newman Practice
36 Parkstone Road
Please send CV and covering letter to Mrs Emma Bentley, Practice Manager at the above address