Advance Nurse Practitioner Practice Based

Dr Loudonsack & Partners

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Job summary

Dr Loudonsack & Partners are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team.

The post holder is an 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 their care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the general practice.

They will work under the GPs and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required. To work at this level, NMC requirements for advanced practice must be met.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve seeing patients in practice with acute conditions, on the day triage and co-morbidity reviews.

The role will require the Advanced Nurse Practitioner to be clinically confident to see a full range of patients presenting with undifferentiated diagnoses to assess, treat, prescribe, referring as necessary all those in both the practice environment and within our local community.

With an aim to deliver a high standard of patient care as Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in general practice, using clinical skills, and a broad theoretical knowledge base

About us

Based within the semi-rural village of Longton we are a friendly, high performing, forward thinking practice, with a current list size standing around 10500 patients. We are proud to be a training practice and accommodate medical students from UCLAN and Manchester Deanery. We work within the Ribble Medical Group Primary Care Network comprising of 7 local practices that meet regularly and have a developed network Nursing forum which provides both networking and training opportunities.

The post is for up to 37.5 hours per week however consideration for part time or more up to full time applications with a review of hours that would suit the individual and practice need. Salary in line with qualifications and experience

Date posted

09 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share

Reference number

A3209-22-2777

Job locations

Longton Health Centre

Liverpool Road

Longton

Lancashire

PR4 5HA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage own clinical workload in general practice responding effectively to patient need and ensuring patient choice and ease of access to services.
  • To mentor and support other nurses in developing and maintaining clinical skills
  • To always work as an effective member of the Practice team to ensure good quality care is afforded to all patients.
  • Work under the leadership of the GPs and liaise with GPs where patients needs are outside of ANPs capabilities
  • Undertake assessments of patients, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan
  • Instigate necessary diagnostic tests or investigations
  • The post holder is an independent prescriber: to prescribe safe, effective, and appropriate medication as defined by current legislative framework
  • Provide safe, evidence-based, cost-effective, individualised patient care
  • Offer a holistic service to patients and their families, developing where appropriate an on-going plan of care/support, with an emphasis on prevention and self-care
  • Promote health and well-being using health promotion, health education, screening, and therapeutic communication skills
  • Refer patients directly to other services/agencies as appropriate
  • Work with nursing, medical and health care assistant colleagues to ensure that National Service Frameworks (e.g., Coronary Heart Disease/Older People/ Diabetes /Mental Health) are being delivered
  • Work with mutli-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the wider CCG to promote integrated and seamless pathways of care
  • Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery

Teaching and Mentoring Role

The post-holder will:

  • Promote a learning environment for patients, nurses, and other health professionals.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of the teaching for existing staff, such as medical students, NP students, GP registrars, GP Assistants within the Practice.

Professional Role

The post-holder will:

  • Promote evidence-based practice using the latest research-based guidelines and the development of practice-based research.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of their own clinical practice through the quality assurance strategies such as the use of audit and peer review
  • Maintain their professional registration
  • Participate in continuing professional development opportunities to ensure that up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and competence in all aspects of the role is maintained
  • Work within the latest NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Record accurate consultation data in patients records in accordance with the latest NMC guidance and other pertinent standards
  • Keep up to date with pertinent health-related policy and work with the practice team to consider the impact and strategies for implementation
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within and external to the practice.

Communication and Working Relationships

  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways with all members of the Primary Care Team and other agencies

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage own clinical workload in general practice responding effectively to patient need and ensuring patient choice and ease of access to services.
  • To mentor and support other nurses in developing and maintaining clinical skills
  • To always work as an effective member of the Practice team to ensure good quality care is afforded to all patients.
  • Work under the leadership of the GPs and liaise with GPs where patients needs are outside of ANPs capabilities
  • Undertake assessments of patients, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan
  • Instigate necessary diagnostic tests or investigations
  • The post holder is an independent prescriber: to prescribe safe, effective, and appropriate medication as defined by current legislative framework
  • Provide safe, evidence-based, cost-effective, individualised patient care
  • Offer a holistic service to patients and their families, developing where appropriate an on-going plan of care/support, with an emphasis on prevention and self-care
  • Promote health and well-being using health promotion, health education, screening, and therapeutic communication skills
  • Refer patients directly to other services/agencies as appropriate
  • Work with nursing, medical and health care assistant colleagues to ensure that National Service Frameworks (e.g., Coronary Heart Disease/Older People/ Diabetes /Mental Health) are being delivered
  • Work with mutli-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the wider CCG to promote integrated and seamless pathways of care
  • Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery

Teaching and Mentoring Role

The post-holder will:

  • Promote a learning environment for patients, nurses, and other health professionals.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of the teaching for existing staff, such as medical students, NP students, GP registrars, GP Assistants within the Practice.

Professional Role

The post-holder will:

  • Promote evidence-based practice using the latest research-based guidelines and the development of practice-based research.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of their own clinical practice through the quality assurance strategies such as the use of audit and peer review
  • Maintain their professional registration
  • Participate in continuing professional development opportunities to ensure that up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and competence in all aspects of the role is maintained
  • Work within the latest NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Record accurate consultation data in patients records in accordance with the latest NMC guidance and other pertinent standards
  • Keep up to date with pertinent health-related policy and work with the practice team to consider the impact and strategies for implementation
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within and external to the practice.

Communication and Working Relationships

  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways with all members of the Primary Care Team and other agencies

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Essential Qualifications
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber*
  • Current NMC Registration.*
  • Recognised Nurse Practitioner Qualification*

Desirable

  • Desirable
  • Recognised teaching/assessment qualification*
  • Specialist course appropriate to primary care CHD, Diabetes etc*
  • Family Planning*
  • Experience
  • Experience of developing services which are based on assessed needs of patient groups*
  • Knowledge relating to current primary care organisational policy and national legislation*
  • Managerial responsibilities, such as maintaining equipment and ordering supplies within agreed financial resources, maintaining effective ANP cover and holiday rota and undertaking appraisals*
  • A & E experience*

Experience

Essential

  • Experience
  • Level 1 Registered Nurse*
  • Demonstrates advanced nursing practice*
  • Experience of prioritising needs and informed decision making in care and delivery*

Desirable

  • Experience of developing services which are based on assessed needs of patient groups*
  • Knowledge relating to current primary care organisational policy and national legislation*
  • Managerial responsibilities, such as maintaining equipment and ordering supplies within agreed financial resources, maintaining effective ANP cover and holiday rota and undertaking appraisals*
  • A & E experience*
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Essential Qualifications
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber*
  • Current NMC Registration.*
  • Recognised Nurse Practitioner Qualification*

Desirable

  • Desirable
  • Recognised teaching/assessment qualification*
  • Specialist course appropriate to primary care CHD, Diabetes etc*
  • Family Planning*
  • Experience
  • Experience of developing services which are based on assessed needs of patient groups*
  • Knowledge relating to current primary care organisational policy and national legislation*
  • Managerial responsibilities, such as maintaining equipment and ordering supplies within agreed financial resources, maintaining effective ANP cover and holiday rota and undertaking appraisals*
  • A & E experience*

Experience

Essential

  • Experience
  • Level 1 Registered Nurse*
  • Demonstrates advanced nursing practice*
  • Experience of prioritising needs and informed decision making in care and delivery*

Desirable

  • Experience of developing services which are based on assessed needs of patient groups*
  • Knowledge relating to current primary care organisational policy and national legislation*
  • Managerial responsibilities, such as maintaining equipment and ordering supplies within agreed financial resources, maintaining effective ANP cover and holiday rota and undertaking appraisals*
  • A & E experience*

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

Dr Loudonsack & Partners

Address

Longton Health Centre

Liverpool Road

Longton

Lancashire

PR4 5HA


Employer's website

https://www.longtonhealthcentre.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Dr Loudonsack & Partners

Address

Longton Health Centre

Liverpool Road

Longton

Lancashire

PR4 5HA


Employer's website

https://www.longtonhealthcentre.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

SARA Heywood

sara.heywood@nhs.net

01772214500

Date posted

09 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share

Reference number

A3209-22-2777

Job locations

Longton Health Centre

Liverpool Road

Longton

Lancashire

PR4 5HA