Arbennek Health PCN


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Job summary


To work autonomously as a lone practitioner without direct supervision. The role will involve the assessment, diagnosis, treatment or referral of patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. The post holder will work within their level of competency.

Key relationships:

General Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners

Practice staff

Care homes

Ambulance staff

This role is based at Clays Practice, Roche and their branch sites.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient care within the network, using advanced autonomous clinical skills and a broad, in-depth theoretical knowledge base.

About us

  • Based across four practices located around central Cornwall, you will gain the benefit of being close to both the city and the sea! Enjoy a great work life balance in a stunning location, with a personable team. Our practices are committed to developing an exceptional integrated care team approach to better support the need within the community setting. Across the PCN we have the benefit of employing and working with paramedics, pharmacists, mental health coordinators, a physiotherapist and social prescribers. If you are interested in working as part of a clinical team within general practice then we are interested to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, respond to and manage a range of patient health care needs within a primary care setting.

To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients in a variety of non-clinical settings according to the patients needs

To support a model of on the day care within practices.

To mentor and support staff in developing and maintaining clinical skills, where required.

To work across local care interfaces in order to deliver an integrated service intended to reduce waiting times for patients accessing urgent care, reduce unnecessary A & E attendances and reduce the demand for hospital admissions by accessing the right care at the point of need.

To work as an autonomous practitioner, providing clinical care (including telephone triage, diagnosis, treatment, referral, review or discharge) as appropriate, utilising a range of advanced skills and expert knowledge for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions

To work as part of the practice team providing care in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings (including residential care, patients homes and other settings as necessary)

To use broad clinical guidelines (NICE etc.) relating them to individual cases, providing assistance and feedback to the organisation and others on how these should be interpreted

To signpost appropriately to other services in the identified healthcare pathway

To prescribe as an independent non-medical prescriber and/or administer medications using Patient Group Directives (PGDs), according to agreed protocols

To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records of clinical care provided, including adverse events using Systm1.

To provide ward round style consultations to the care homes associated with the PCN

To provide clinical advice to other members of the team where appropriate including attendance at MDT meetings, planning meetings and case conferences as required.

Person Specification



  • HPC Registered



  • Vaccine and immunity status in accordance with UK Department of Health Guidelines
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues e.g. sudden death/bereavement, child abuse, domestic violence
  • Able to undertake home visits
  • Hold a current driving licence
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK
  • Willing and able to work flexibly: The post requires working within core practice hours, but there may be the need to provide occasional sessions in the evening or at weekends



  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Independent prescribing qualification
  • Minimum level 3 (FHEQ level 5/6) accredited emergency care practitioner /autonomous practitioner or equivalent
  • Attended X-ray/IRMER course



  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Previous experience of non-medical prescribing and using PGDs
  • Experience as an autonomous practitioner within urgent and / or primary care
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult and child safeguarding issues
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its significance and impact upon practice
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent IT user including clinical systems and email
  • Record keeping skills; maintaining accurate, contemporaneous records appropriate to the consultation
  • Able to work autonomously, using own clinical judgment to form a diagnosis
  • Skills for managing minor injuries
  • Able to give relevant discharge advice
  • Experience of following referral pathways
  • Able to work cooperatively with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Able and willing to develop professionally


  • Experience of the working with care homes
  • Understanding of the H.P.C Code of Professional Conduct
  • Experience in using I.T based patient documentation system (TPP System 1 and EMIS Web)
  • Experience of triage/initial assessment
  • Able to record/ interpret ECG

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Arbennek Health PCN


Victoria Road


St. Austell


PL26 8JF

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Danielle Kirby

Date posted

07 October 2021

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Victoria Road


St. Austell


PL26 8JF

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