Nurse Practitioner 7/8

Brownlow Group Practice


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Job summary

Due to new ways of working and staff semi-retirement, an opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Nurse Practitioner to join our Brownlow family. Do you have a particular interest in Digital Health?. Our e-Consultation and telecons service is growing rapidly so this is an exciting time to join us.

This current position will include a combination of; e-Consultation, telephone consultations and acute face to face consultations with the opportunity to develop and lead in an area of special interest.

Full or part time working can be considered. Salary and Annual leave is in line with Agenda for Change. We can offer flexible working between 7am and 8pm. You will also have the opportunity to work remotely from home.

Informal chats or visits are welcomed

Main duties of the job

Whilst the post holder will work as part of a large multi -disciplinary team, they must be able to work autonomously and have experience in acute same day consultations with the ability to assess patients with undifferentiated, undiagnosed presentations and use advanced assessment, diagnostic reasoning skills and a range of other diagnostic support tools to manage, treat or refer these patients. This may also be via e-Consultations and telephone consultations.

About us

Here at Brownlow Health we are committed to supporting our team and developing our services .We have a diverse practice population over 6 sites in the vibrant City of Liverpool and we are very proud to have attained outstanding in our last CQC inspection.

Brownlow prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team and offer numerous staff benefits and incentives. Including protected study leave with financial allowance, enhanced annual leave for 100% attendance and in house career progression. You will receive a 6 month mentorship/induction package and following this will have the option for some home working should you wish to.

We have a large supportive nursing team of 34, managed by two nurse managers and a Nurse Partner with a combination of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Practice nurses and Clinical Support workers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge in Advanced Nursing practice. They must be a non- medical nurse prescriber and used to working autonomously.

Clinics will include managing acute presentations, e-Consultations and Telephone triage.

If you do not currently meet our in house criteria for a band 8a, there is the opportunity to progress within the organisation to a band 8a.

Principal Clinical Responsibilities:

Whilst the post holder will work as part of a large multi -disciplinary team, they must be able to work autonomously and have experience in acute same day consultations with the ability to assess patients with undifferentiated, undiagnosed presentations and use advanced assessment, diagnostic reasoning skills and a range of other diagnostic support tools to manage, treat or refer these patients. This may also be via e-Consultations and telephone consultations.

Facilitation of Learning:

To support the ongoing development of junior staff and colleagues and participate in monthly education updates

To provide mentorship/supervision to junior staff and student nurses

To contribute in the quarterly group/1:1 Clinical Supervision sessions

Demonstrate problem-solving skills underpinned from perspectives, for example in research processes, service and quality improvement techniques, educational theory or leadership and management theory.

Participate in the implementation of Brownlow Health research projects related to general practice nursing.

Leadership & Management:

To develop own leadership skills within the Nursing Team

Able to assimilate information from a range of sources and ensure complex decisions reflect the analysis of these different perspectives even when limited information is available.

Actively participate in the development of Brownlow strategies and ensure collaborative working with others to translate this into practice development to improve the quality of care.

Able to support key aspects of quality assurance to develop robust outcome indicators for general practice nursing and other aspects of clinical governance.

Ensure others in general practice nursing recognise the importance of data collection and quality assurance and ensure that findings and other results are disseminated in meaningful ways to staff.

Where required undertake significant event auditing (or equivalent)

Able to work effectively with a wide range of professionals and agencies and participate in multi- professional/agency strategies.

Evidence, Research & Development:

Develop an area of expertise to be seen as a local expert able to articulate the most contemporary evidence, approaches to practice and management.

Involvement with review and monitoring of clinical policies to ensure they are based on contemporary evidence.

A willingness to share examples of clinical case findings in monthly Clinical meetings, clinical effectiveness group and/or other communication channels.


Working within the Practice you may gain knowledge of confidential matters which may include personal and medical information about patients and staff. Such information must be considered strictly confidential and must not be discussed or disclosed. Failure to observe this confidentiality could lead to disciplinary action being taken against you.

Codes of Conduct and Accountability:

You are expected to comply with relevant codes of conduct and accountability.

Health and Safety:

In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other supplementary legislation, you are required to take reasonable care to avoid injury during the course of work and co-operate with the Practice and others in meeting statutory regulations. You are also required to attend statutory training as required to fulfil your duties.

You are expected to comply with safety instructions and Practice policies and procedures.

To use in a proper safe manner the equipment and facilities provided.

To refrain from wilful misuse of, or interference with, anything provided in the interest of health and safety and any action, which might endanger yourself and others.

You are expected to report, as soon as practical, any hazards and defects to your senior manager.

To report as soon as practical accidents and untoward incidents and to ensure that accident forms are completed.

Safeguarding Children and Adults

The organisation has a zero tolerance approach to the abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All employees are required to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people and comply with the Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures and the Children Act (1989, 2004). In accordance with the Safeguarding Adult Policy all staff must ensure the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults is appropriately safeguarded.

All staff members are required to attend training appropriate to their role in safeguarding children and adults, which includes understanding and recognising the signs of abuse and knowing how to raise concerns when those signs of abuse are noticed in a person.


The post holder may be required to undertake other related duties not specifically mentioned above. Any changes to this role specification will be made in consultation with the post holder.

The Practice operates a No Smoking Policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Closing Date: 03/01/22 Interviews: 19/01/22

Brownlow is an organisation that is committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community, which we are proud to serve.

With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: women and gender minorities; members of the LGBTQ+ community; members of black, minority ethnic, and minority faith groups; and from those who are disabled and / or neurodiverse.

We are mindful that we may not always be aware of structural and systemic factors, which might discourage or prevent certain minority groups and marginalised populations from applying to join our team. If you are aware that any such barriers do exist, please let us know so that we can work to overcome and dismantle these

Person Specification



  • Registered Part 1 NMC Independent / supplementary nurse prescriber Master level Clinical examination and diagnostics



  • Knowledge of the local and national health policy and wider health economy Knowledge of clinical governance, confidentiality, data protection and information governance in primary care Knowledge of safeguarding children and adults policies and procedures and how to apply them Autonomous practitioner Advanced physical assessment and clinical examination skills in both adults Teaching/supervising/mentorship experience


  • Experience of working within primary care Experience of nurse triage including telephone triage and e- Consultations Advanced physical assessment and clinical examination skills in children Experience of initiating protocols and clinical guidelines, implementing them and evaluating the effectiveness Leadership in quality initiatives Willingness if required and appropriate to assess pregnant woman presenting with non- pregnancy related conditions in accordance with BGP policy and RCN guidance. Experience in sexual health/contraception



  • I.T skills to support clinical work, research and audit


  • Clinical leadership Advanced change management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle Advanced communication skills Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills Research, innovation and audit skills

Attributes & Behaviours


  • A complete finisher Resilience and drive Personal and professional integrity and confidence Flexibility Self-starter Resourceful Strong negotiating and influencing skills Strong facilitating skills Calm and resolute under pressure Self-motivated and enthusiastic High workload capacity and capable of sustained effort over a long period Effective delegator Strong commitment to public services


  • Political awareness

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

Brownlow Group Practice


Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place



L69 3GF

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Date posted

17 November 2021

Pay scheme



£40,057 to £53,218 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

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Job locations

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place



L69 3GF

Kensington Park

157 Edge Ln


L7 2PT

2 Vauxhall Road


L3 2BG

26 Argyle Street


L1 5DL

Peach Street


L69 7ZL

Bentley Road


L8 0SY

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