Arthington Medical Centre is looking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic, experienced Practitioner to join our friendly clinical team.
The Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Clinical Practitoner will work autonomously within their profession scope of practice providing acute care for patients via face to face, video and telephone consultations and when required, home visits. They will need to provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care, making necessary referrals for investigations in the appropriate manner.Main duties of the job
The candidate will need to demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. They will need to be able to work collaboratively within the practice team to meet the needs of patients and support the delivery of policies and procedures.
Th post holder is an experienced nurse who, acting within professional boundaries, will provide care to patients from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care.
The right candidate will work as part of a clinical team which includes GP's and other ANP's in managing acute daily demand.
To work collaboratively with the practice team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and to develop a leadership role within an area of clinical practice.About us
Benefits of working at Arthington Medical Centre:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Training and development available
- Modern working environment with a positive atmosphere
- NHS Pensions
- Clinical Supervision available by four experienced GP's
- Target monthly training sessions
- Clinical guardian audit feedback
- Support available through a mixed skills specialist clinicians.
- regular monthly nurse meetings and clinical meetings
- A supportive and friendly team
- Access to regular updates and briefings.
The Advanced Practitioner will:
- Practice, without direct supervision, as an independent primary/urgent care nurse/healthcare practitioner within various clinical environments, participating in care of all age ranges and presenting conditions.
- Undertake assessment, diagnosis, treatment/referral and discharge of patients with primary/urgent care needs within their clinical competence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Independently prioritise, assess, treat, and safely discharge/refer patients attending with undifferentiated and undiagnosed primary/urgent health care problems.
- Act as a referral agent and care co-ordinator by establishing multi-agency collaboration across the primary/secondary interface to meet the needs of the patient.
- Work within the parameters of current prescribing legislation or approved Patient Group Directives.
- Provide professional and clinical advice within the multi-disciplinary team.
- Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records
- Discuss patients continuing care with GP as required
- Take responsibility for continuity of care for registered patients
Research and Quality
- Demonstrate evidence based care, working within agreed guidelines and protocols.
- Take an active role in research studies within the policy framework of the organisation.
- Participate in audit, data collection and activity monitoring to improve performance and inform future service developments.
- Actively promote integrated working in collaboration with other health care professionals both within and outside the LCD organisation.
- Contribute to the development, implementation, review and evaluation of clinical protocols.
- Ensure effective communication, participating in meetings and liaising with other professionals, services and agencies as required.
Professional and Educational
- Develop own skills and competencies through education, training and development activities related to the current and future demands of the role, seeking opportunities to enhance skills in order to maintain current Registration and achieve Revalidation standards.
- Work within codes of conduct and practice set out by relevant professional body.
- Understand and observe professional and national guidelines on confidentiality.
- Comply with the corporate governance structure in keeping with the principles and standards set by the organisation.
- Ensure clinical supervision needs are met.
- Participate in teaching and mentoring other health professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team, including GP Registrars from Deanery.
Infection Prevention and Control
- Healthcare workers have a duty of care to patients and are expected to comply fully with the companies Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) policies and attend/complete yearly IP&C training, for personal and patient safety and for prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). Knowledge, skills and behaviour in the workplace should reflect this.
- Individuals have a duty of care to children and vulnerable adults that they come into contact with whilst at work to safeguard and promote their welfare and to work to prevent, recognise, respond, appropriately refer and record potential neglect or abuse, adhering to the companys Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and PREVENT policies and procedures.
The main duties and responsibilities shown above are not exhaustive but should merely be regarded as a guide. The jobholder will be expected to conduct any reasonable activities according to the business needs at that time. These will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The job holder will be expected to participate in this process and the company would aim to reach agreement to changes. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered 1st General nurse OR BSc in Paramedic Science/IHCD Paramedic qualification. (Minimum 3 years post registration)
- Advanced Nurse/Practitioner MSc/Post Grad Diploma with evidence of clinical competencies sign off.
- Level 7 Module of Advanced clinical assessment and management (30 credits).
- Consultation skills.
- Recognising the sick child.
- Chronic disease management.
- Recognised mentorship qualification.
- Evidence of a range of clinical expertise.
- Experience of working in primary/urgent care.
- Evidence of competence in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of adults and paediatrics presenting with undifferentiated diagnosis.
- No post MSc/Post Graduate diploma qualification experience required.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
- Experience of working independently in a healthcare role.
- Experience of mentorship, leadership and research in clinical practice.
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 detailsEmployer name
Arthington Medical CentreAddress
5 Moor Road
LS10 2JJEmployer's website
https://arthingtonmedicalcentreleeds.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)