Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Coleridge Medical Centre

The closing date is 05 December 2021

Job summary

Coleridge Medical Centre have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team.

The successful candidate will be working alongside two Advanced Nurse Practitioners, as well as a full nursing and GP team.

We are a sizeable, yet very supportive practice and we are looking for a new member of the team to provide excellent patient care.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is a team player, who is flexible and can adapt to any situation and is willing to learn.

This post will cover 37 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

Primary Care Advanced Nurse Practitioners have clinical assessment skills and work autonomously to manage a wide range of undifferentiated acute presentations.

Duties are to provide triage and consultations within the duty GP and Nurse Practitioner team. The role includes non-medical prescribing.

About us

Coleridge Medical Centre - A Healthy Practice.


We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.


APPROACHABILITY - Communicative, adaptive and approachable

TEAMWORK - We all have our part to play in making ourselves and our communities healthier

COMMUNICATION - Honest and direct communication and feedback

RESPECT - We appreciate the contributions, views and interests of others, and treat all with dignity

Ottery St Mary is a market town on the eastern fringes of Exeter and is easily accessible from the A30. Our premises are fully accessible and purpose built with good staff facilities and off site car parking close by.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Advance Nurse Practitioner. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • Promote and provide nurse practitioner services in the treatment of patients presenting with acute complaints and with specialist knowledge and skills, ensure the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Undertake holistic assessment and consultation with patients, including examination, diagnosis, treatment, and formulation of management plans, working within agreed protocols and guidelines and autonomy of the nurse practitioner role.
  • Independently prescribe safe, effective, and appropriate medication as defined by current legislative and local framework.
  • Use effective communication and advance listening skills with patients and their carers, including the provision of patient education, emotional support, and opportunistic health promotion where appropriate.
  • Recognise situations which may be detrimental to the wellbeing of the individual and take appropriate actions liaising with other services as necessary.
  • Be aware of the needs of patients and their carers with learning difficulties, mental health conditions and multicultural and ethnic needs, i.e., care of the vulnerable
  • Be aware of safeguarding issues and appropriate referral procedures acting on them when necessary.
  • Participate in the legal, regulatory, administrative, and professional responsibilities of the practice team.
  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and adhoc reports.
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings as required.
  • Assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols.
  • Co-operate and participate as required in any research projects within the practice.
  • Participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the induction of personnel working and visiting the practice.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • Post-graduate diploma or degree (Advanced Practice Qualification)


  • Qualified Nurse Prescriber
  • Qualified Triage Nurse
  • Milnor Illness Qualification



  • Clinical knowledge and skills required to manage remote and face to face consultations within the primary care setting
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance


  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of chronic disease management
  • Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
  • Experience with clinical risk management

Clinical Knowledge and Skills


  • Understands the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Understands the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • 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
  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health Clearance


  • Telephone triage
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
  • SystmOne user skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Coleridge Medical Centre


Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

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For help with your application, contact:

Rochelle Van Cady


Date posted

03 November 2021

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Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

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