Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Park Medical Practice

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Job summary

The post holder is an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner 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, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will 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.

Previous experience in a similar role is an essential. We run a full induction and are keen to access any available training for our employees. We offer 5 weeks’ annual leave and one week study leave (pro rata) and membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner 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, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will 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.

Previous experience in a similar role is an essential. We run a full induction and are keen to access any available training for our employees. We offer 5 weeks’ annual leave and one week study leave (pro rata) and membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

About us

We are a friendly practice looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to the above post.

This is a very busy practice consisting of GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Health Care Assistants serving a patient population of approx. 11,300 patients as well as hardworking Reception and Admin teams giving support to the Practice operating from two sites – our main site in Shepton Mallet and a branch surgery in Evercreech. We are also part of an active PCN with Pharmacists and First Contact Physios as well as a care co-ordinator.

Date posted

08 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A3448-22-3101

Job locations

Cannards Grave Road

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

BA4 5RT


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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 physical, psychological and social perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
  • Assess, diagnose, 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 to support compliance and adherence to prescribed treatments.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects, and interactions
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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 physical, psychological and social perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
  • Assess, diagnose, 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 to support compliance and adherence to prescribed treatments.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects, and interactions
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Ability to use initiative and judgement
  • Forward thinker with a solutions focused approach
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident, assertive and resilient
  • Ability to drive and deliver change effectively

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic about their work
  • A team player

Desirable

  • Full UK driving licence

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presenting)
  • Strong IT skills (generic)
  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Management of patients with long term conditions
  • Ability to prioritise, delegate and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Management of patients with complex needs
  • Accountability of own role
  • Awareness of clinical governance in a healthcare setting

Desirable

  • EMIS system user
  • Proven problem solving & analytical skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good standard of education with excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Qualified Independent Nurse Prescriber on the NMC register

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Minimum of 2 years recent primary and community nursing experience
  • Management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries and patient triage
  • NHS / Primary Care General Practice experience

Desirable

  • Experience of leading teams
  • Relevant health and safety experience
Person Specification

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Ability to use initiative and judgement
  • Forward thinker with a solutions focused approach
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident, assertive and resilient
  • Ability to drive and deliver change effectively

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic about their work
  • A team player

Desirable

  • Full UK driving licence

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presenting)
  • Strong IT skills (generic)
  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Management of patients with long term conditions
  • Ability to prioritise, delegate and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Management of patients with complex needs
  • Accountability of own role
  • Awareness of clinical governance in a healthcare setting

Desirable

  • EMIS system user
  • Proven problem solving & analytical skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good standard of education with excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Qualified Independent Nurse Prescriber on the NMC register

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Minimum of 2 years recent primary and community nursing experience
  • Management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries and patient triage
  • NHS / Primary Care General Practice experience

Desirable

  • Experience of leading teams
  • Relevant health and safety 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

Park Medical Practice

Address

Cannards Grave Road

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

BA4 5RT


Employer's website

https://www.parkmedicalpractice.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Park Medical Practice

Address

Cannards Grave Road

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

BA4 5RT


Employer's website

https://www.parkmedicalpractice.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Practice Manager

Dianne Kibblewhite

somccg.practicemanagement.parkmp@nhs.net

01749334383

Date posted

08 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A3448-22-3101

Job locations

Cannards Grave Road

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

BA4 5RT


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