Nurse Practitioner

Bedlingtonshire Medical Group

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Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Nurse Practitioner to join our highly skilled motivated and friendly nursing team here at Bedlingtonshire medical group.

Applications welcome from confident independent practitioners with experience in meeting the care needs for a wide variety of patients within a primary care setting. Experience in multidisciplinary working is essential.

This Nurse Practitioner should have experience in primary or community care and have proven advanced clinical skills/history taking and physical assessment skills with the knowledge to prescribe confidently and independently.

If you are a hardworking, highly motivated practitioner who is passionate about providing excellent patient care as part of a supportive team we would love you to apply, days and hours can be flexible, this post is aimed at a band 7 level with full AFC terms and conditions, negotiable depending on level of experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will demonstrate courageous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced nurse who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will commit to demonstrating critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

About us

At Bedlingtonshire Medical Group, we care about all our staff and patients.

We provide a supportive working environment and provide a thorough induction process. We offer full agenda for change terms and conditions.

Our staff are friendly, hard working and dedicated. If you ever have any questions there is always someone on hand to help.

Date posted

11 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1531-22-7078

Job locations

Glebe Road

Bedlington

Northumberland

NE22 6JX


Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Clinical practice

  • 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
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care Support and manage health needs of women presenting for family planning, cervical cytology or sexual health consultation
  • Assess, identify and refer patients presenting with mental health needs in accordance with NICE guidelines. Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children, where appropriate.
  • Undertake minor surgery as appropriate to competence

See full job description for further details

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Clinical practice

  • 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
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care Support and manage health needs of women presenting for family planning, cervical cytology or sexual health consultation
  • Assess, identify and refer patients presenting with mental health needs in accordance with NICE guidelines. Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children, where appropriate.
  • Undertake minor surgery as appropriate to competence

See full job description for further details

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered first level nurse MSc or equivalent NP qualification/Experience
  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Independent/supplementary prescribing

Desirable

  • Community nursing specialist
  • Mentor/teaching qualification
  • Clinical supervision training and experience

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post registration experience
  • Recent primary and community nursing experience
  • Nurse-led management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Audit
  • Research
  • Independent prescribing

Desirable

  • Project management
  • Working with community development initiatives
  • Health-needs assessment/Emergency health care plans (EHCP)
  • Nurse led triage
  • Compiling/reviewing clinical policies based on NICE guidance

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Self-directed practitioner
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Team player
  • Ability to work across boundaries
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered first level nurse MSc or equivalent NP qualification/Experience
  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Independent/supplementary prescribing

Desirable

  • Community nursing specialist
  • Mentor/teaching qualification
  • Clinical supervision training and experience

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post registration experience
  • Recent primary and community nursing experience
  • Nurse-led management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Audit
  • Research
  • Independent prescribing

Desirable

  • Project management
  • Working with community development initiatives
  • Health-needs assessment/Emergency health care plans (EHCP)
  • Nurse led triage
  • Compiling/reviewing clinical policies based on NICE guidance

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Self-directed practitioner
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Team player
  • Ability to work across boundaries

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).

Additional information

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

Bedlingtonshire Medical Group

Address

Glebe Road

Bedlington

Northumberland

NE22 6JX


Employer's website

http://bedlington-doctors.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Bedlingtonshire Medical Group

Address

Glebe Road

Bedlington

Northumberland

NE22 6JX


Employer's website

http://bedlington-doctors.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Nurse Manager

Melanie Johnson

melanie.johnson4@nhs.net

+441670822695

Date posted

11 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1531-22-7078

Job locations

Glebe Road

Bedlington

Northumberland

NE22 6JX


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