Nurse Practitioner

Lakeside Healthcare Group

The closing date is 26 June 2022

Job summary

This role is part of our new Collaborative Care Team which aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach to care where primary, community and voluntary sectors work together to provide tailored support to help people live well and independently at home for longer. Giving them more say about their care and the support they receive and offering more support to those who look after family members, partners or friends.

This role is suitable to individuals whom have recently completed an independent prescribing course and/or those with experience in prescribing.

What we offer you (Benefits)

· Generous holidays (additional long service entitlements)

· NHS pension and continuous service entitlements

· NHS Discounts (Blue light card)

· Development opportunities

· Great team environment

· Lakeside Healthcare is proud to be a Living Wage employer

Main duties of the job

You will be assessing patients with undifferentiated medical conditions, using clinical assessment skills, and organise appropriate treatment plans in conjunction with the patient. You will liaise with GPs and other professionals, make onward referrals and organise diagnostic tests as appropriate. This will involve the provision of evidence based care in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those with minor illnesses, long term conditions and complex conditions. This may also require the provision of palliative care.

Essential Criteria

· Current experience of working in an independent and semi- autonomous role, diagnosing and treating patients

· Independent prescribing qualification

· Clinical Assessment qualification

· Degree Level qualification in Advanced Nursing

· Practice, Community Nursing or Specialist Nursing

· Evidence of continued professional development

About us

LAKESIDE HEALTHCARE is changing the face of primary care provision in England. We are bold, adventurous and ambitious and determined to thrive in uncertain times. We are the largest ‘true’ partnership in the NHS and operate from various sites across the East Midlands. We serve the healthcare needs of over 170,000 patients across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire. 

About the Practice/Department/Team

Lakeside Healthcare Corby operates over 3 sites and are rated as GOOD with CQC. We have 30 people in our nursing team across various roles all supported by our Lead Nurse.

We have a strong team ethos and believe that including those delivering the service in decisions are key to the best patient outcomes so actively engage with all parts of the surgery to achieve this.

We have created a supportive environment through clinical supervision, team and quality meetings and an open and honest working relationship across our team.

We continue to invest in the training and development of our nursing team and recognise the importance of personal as well as organisational development.

As a practice we like to undertake projects to improve both patient and staff experience and have recently signed up to the Green Impact Toolkit for Practices. We also enjoy supporting local and national charitable events and regular social events.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Community Nurse Practitioner: Collaborative Care Team (Practice Nurse with Prescribing)

REPORTS TO: Lead Nurse (Clinically)

Hub Manager (operationally)


HOURS: Full time (37.5 Hours per week)

Job summary

The role of the Community Nurse Practitioner is to work with the lead GP in developing and providing a proactive and responsive Collaborative Care Team for patients based in our community, promoting a multidisciplinary team approach to provide tailored support that helps people live well and independently at home for longer.

Focusing on the acute minor illness, long-term conditions and complex case management of patients who are considered to be frail, as well as working to maintain the health and wellbeing of patients within the community setting, the Community Nurse Practitioner is expected to develop and review frailty care plans with patients, family members, partners or friends and contribute to and work with local community and voluntary teams to actively manage the patient’s health whilts giving people more say about the care and support they receive particularly torward the end of their lives. This role will work closely/as part of the Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN) program.

The Community Nurse Practitioner is expected to undertake duties within the Practice, as appropriate, thus ensuring contemporary clinical skills and credibility and ongoing integration with the wider team and services. This would include review and care of patients attending the Practice including; diagnosing and treating patients presenting with minor illness, seeing and advising people in respect of their continuing medical and nursing needs. Some of these patients will have booked appointments and others will be drawn from a daily triage service (where applicable) therefore there is a requirement to see extra or emergency patients. Therefore the nurse practitioner will need to prioritise the needs of patients accordingly making any necessary referrals for investigations in the appropriate manner. Notably, any patient deemed to require referral to secondary care should be discussed with the registered GP before making such referral.

Job Responsibilities/Principal Duties to include:

  • Participate in assessment and care planning of patient care in conjunction with the CCT, Wider team or Lead GP as appropriate.
  • Implements and evaluates care and treatment in agreement with the patient and as defined in the care plan – escalates any deviation from the care plan or change in condition to the appropriate clinical person accordingly
  • Communicates effectively with patients, carers and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Prioritises daily work in line with clinical / patient need
  • Maintains accurate and legible patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements – this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system
  • Implements and works to ensure evidence based care / best practice
  • Actively participates and contributes to team meetings
  • Initiates health promotion activities with individuals, patients and carers
  • Takes responsibility for a defined caseload as determined by the Northamptonshire Collaborative Care Team Service Specification.
  • Actively involved in the development and implementation of community based primary care service developments and initiatives
  • Participates in clinical audit and the implementation of changes to ways of working /clinical practice as a result of findings, recommendations and action plans
  • Participates in risk assessment and promotes the safety and well-being of patients, staff and any other persons at all times and assist in ensuring a safe work environment
  • Ensure that all complaints, untoward incidents, accidents and areas of clinical risk are identified and reported to the lead GP, Practice Manager, Nurse Manager in accordance with the organisational policy and expected professional practice
  • Keeps up to date with professional requirements, health care developments, clinical evidence, National Service Frameworks for practice, National and Local policy and guidelines
  • Responsible for completing all own mandatory training within the required timeframes
  • Accesses and participates in regular clinical supervision and peer review
  • Participate in own annual appraisal and undertakes own continuing professional development in order to maintain and develop knowledge and skills
  • Undertake mentorship training, facilitate the teaching and learning experiences for all students and staff
  • Accountable for own professional actions in line with the NMC code and organisational policy and guidelines
  • Monitors and orders stock levels and equipment in line with budget and lean principles
  • Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained

Specific duties include:

Patient Identification

  • Actively identify and risk stratify frail patients in line with the service specification

Diagnosing and treating patients presenting with minor illness:

  • Triage and treat patients wishing to see a health care professional making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary

Providing assessment, screening & treatment services and health education advice:

  • including Dietary advice, blood pressure checks, urinalysis, health screening, Ear syringing, dressings, ECG, Phlebotomy, routine injections, contraception, minor injuries, routine immunisations and vaccinations, removal of sutures / clips, baby immunisations, assisting with the fitting of IUCD / IUS, first registration checks / health surveillance / general health advice, assisting with minor procedures in the treatment room
  • Provide general and specific health screenings to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary

Chronic Disease Management:

  • Support the patients and Practice Clinical Team by providing Chronic Disease Management services clinics focusing on Asthma, COPD, CHD, Diabetes, Hypertension and Stroke. Work in accordance with Practice protocols to ensure the safe and effective management of patients with Chronic Diseases.

Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures:

  • Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs etc. Perform investigatory procedures requested by the GPs

Other administration and professional responsibilities:

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team
  • Ensure appropriate items of service claims are made accurately, reporting any problems to the practice administrator
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of any required statistical information
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings as required

Training and personal development:

  • Actively participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the introduction of all members of the practice staff where appropriate
  • Maintain professional portfolio and ensure professional requirements are met.
  • If it is necessary to expand the role to include additional responsibilities, full training will be given.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse.
  • NMC 1st level Registration.
  • Independent Prescribing qualification.
  • Degree Level qualification in Advanced Nursing.
  • Practice, Community Nursing or Specialist Nursing.
  • Clinical Assessment qualification.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.


  • Leadership course,
  • Accredited training in chronic disease management.
  • Masters level qualification.
  • Mentorship course.

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

Lakeside Healthcare Group


Cottingham Road



NN17 2UR

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Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme



£38,890 to £46,928 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Cottingham Road



NN17 2UR

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