Advanced Clinical / Nurse Practitioner

Elmwood Family Doctors

The closing date is 31 May 2022

Job summary

Elmwood Family Doctors is a large, modern General Practice located across two sites in Huddersfield (Holmfirth and Meltham).

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Advanced Clinical/ Nurse Practitioner to join our supportive and friendly team which consists of 11 Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, 2 ANPs plus a team of Practices nurses, Health Care Assistants and Trainee Nurse Associate supported by a large administrative team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large, collegiate and supportive team and to make a contribution to the high standard of care we provide to our patients.

Holmfirth and Meltham are great places to live and work with good schools. There is plenty happening in Holmfirth and Meltham with annual festivals for Jazz, Folk Music, Film, and the Arts. The villages sit amongst beautiful Pennine countryside but not far from the big cities of Leeds, Manchester & Sheffield.

Main duties of the job

Services are provided from Monday to Friday, with System One operated as the main clinical system. Successful applicants will be expected to include some extended hours in their pattern of work comparative to all members of the team.

As an Advanced Clinical / Nurse practitioner you will be confident working independently and as part of a team, carrying out clinical consultations, providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prescribing. To succeed in this role you will need excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

You will form part of our friendly and supportive clinical team, who will provide support where needed. Clinicians meet daily for informal discussion and peer support, and weekly for in-house CPD. You will also have your own personal mentor who will help you settle in, develop a comprehensive induction plan and provide active, long term support for your continued professional development.

In return we offer: a competitive salary, NHS pension scheme membership and full medical indemnity cover.

About us

Our Holmfirth site is large, with excellent facilities and offers a wide range of services to patients. Our Meltham site is in the heart of the village community. We offer a full range of healthcare services to approximately 15,000 patients across both sites.

We are proud to deliver a high standard of care to all patients and our staff have a role to play in this. Clinicians meet daily for informal discussion and peer support, providing opportunity to share experience and learning within the team, and weekly for in-house CPD. The successful candidate will benefit from the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and experience within this supportive environment.

We are an inclusive and friendly team. In addition to our large clinical team, we have excellent business management and administrative support in place who run the operation of the Practice and delivery of high quality services.

Key Features:

  • Just under 15000 patients.
  • Modern renovated property offering a wide range of enhanced services.
  • Outstanding CQC rating.
  • Paper-free with System One, high QOF points, EPS, online access for repeat prescriptions, appointment booking and medical records.
  • Training practice with GP Trainees, Medical Students, Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), Physician Associate training, HCA Apprenticeship, Trainee Nurse Associate

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice

  • To clinically assess the patient from history taking, examination, investigation request to planning clinical care accordingly.
  • To collaborate with a wide range of clinical colleagues both within the practice to outside agencies.
  • To integrate into the long term conditions team to facilitate the care of patients with long term conditions.
  • To prescribe and review medication appropriate to the patients needs in accordance to evidence based practice and national guidelines.
  • To work with patients in order to support medication concordance.
  • To be able to prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations including the initiation of emergency medical care.
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies and self care.
  • To work on-call depending on experience.

Communication

  • Demonstrate a sensitive communication style to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.
  • Communicate effectively with patients recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural backgrounds and preferred methods of communicating.
  • Maintain good levels of communication between practice colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Be an advocate for both the patient and for your colleagues.
  • Produce accurate and clear contemporaneous records of the consultation.

Additional Objectives

  • Recognise and work within own levels of competency as regulated by the NMC / GPHC / HCPC or appropriate regulatory body.
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload
  • Participate in the maintenance of clinical governance within the practice including weekly practice meetings, in-house PPT and significant event audits.
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice including mandatory training elements.
  • Contribute to the development of local guidelines and standards
  • Use technology and appropriate software to aid in the planning, management and implementation of care, presenting and communicating information.
  • Understand responsibilities in accordance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR. 
  • Promote diversity and equality within the workplace and as part of patient care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised ANP/ACP qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • Independent prescriber and prescribes according to evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Advanced clinical assessment qualification
  • Relevant diplomas in long term conditions

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development activity to maintain up-to date knowledge and on-going competence in all aspects of the role.
  • Experience of working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to apply evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of national standards that inform practice eg. NICE
  • Range of experience across chronic disease management with specialist experience in at least one area
  • Knowledge of accountability arising from the NMC / GPhC Code of
  • Professional Conduct and medical-legal aspects of the role
  • Ability to recognise limitations to scope of clinical practice

Desirable

  • 2 years recent experience in primary care ,community or emergency setting
  • Development of areas of clinical expertise
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about policy developments related to primary care services eg QOF
  • System One user experience
  • Experience of research

Knowlege and skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Well developed IT skills
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Reflective practitioner: proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of own practice
  • Personally flexible, committed and adaptable.
  • Demonstrates the ability to see value in others opinions.

Desirable

  • Ability to share experiences and present information to the team
  • Proven record of effective use of networking skills
  • Able to establish and promote new innovative services to the community

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

Elmwood Family Doctors

Address

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Employer's website

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

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Date posted

10 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A3954-22-2529

Job locations

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


11 Parkin Lane

Meltham

Holmfirth

HD9 4EN


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