Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Braintree

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner 

£50,000, Permanent

Job Purpose 

I am currently seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to work within a GP Led Urgent Care Centre based in the Braintree area of Essex. Working closely within a multidisciplinary team you will use your experience to practice autonomously and flexibly. Practitioners should have significant experience in primary care or A&E/Minor Injuries Unit.  Applicants must also be competent in the assessment of patients with undifferentiated needs and have completed their Independent Prescribing qualification. The post holder will work with the service manager, and clinical lead to deliver robust clinical governance and the fulfilment of the service contract.

Our Values

Our values are our moral compass and core to our DNA. They underpin the way we deliver our services and treat those who use our services. To many organisations’ values are just words which don’t translate into reality of the day to day.  At our organisation, our values flow through everything that we do, they define who we are, what we stand for and set the expectations of those who use our services and those who partner with us. They have been defined by our employees and have been integral to our journey so far and will be integral to our future as well.

Caring – being present, demonstrating a concern for others, listening to and understanding one another, anticipating needs and wanting to do our very best for others
Fun – making people smile, showing enthusiasm and energy, being optimistic and trying to make things memorable for others
Innovative – leading the pack, challenging the way things are done in order to do things better, showing curiosity and spotting opportunities for change
Outcome-driven – focusing on what is most important, setting stretching targets and finding ways around obstacles. It’s about keeping sight of the end goal and delivering results
Outstanding – wanting to be the best, constantly striving to improve on the past performance, when you are truly outstanding you see success as the norm and second best won’t do!
Wow – having that wow factor in everything that we do, with the ability to surprise even ourselves by providing great quality and standards

Key Responsibilities
This list is intended to summarise the key responsibilities and is not intended to cover every task that may be required of the role: -

Clinical Knowledge & Skills
1.    Using evidence-based research undertake accurate assessment and management of patients with undifferentiated needs in accordance with evidence based clinical guidelines, including patients presenting with minor illness and minor injury in both adult and paediatric patients.

2.    Undertake assessment and management of patients in a timely manner, actively contributing to effective delivery of the service based on demand.

3.     Undertake diagnosis and when applicable subsequently provide clinical treatment according to extended nurse prescribing formulary.

4.    To perform a variety of screening procedures and diagnostic tests as requested or deemed necessary during assessment and offer opportunistic screening when appropriate.  This includes the interpretation of radiographs. Prioritise cases and intervene appropriately in urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.

5.    To refer and liaise with other agencies as required, and provide patients and carers with accurate information and advice on a range of health issues

6.    Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records using relevant systems

7.    Act as a role model for staff, providing best practice in all aspects of care, and ensure all aspects of care are carried out in line with agreed policies and procedures.  This specifically includes practice relating to safeguarding, medicines management and infection control. 

8.    Provide clinical leadership to the nursing team including non-qualified nursing roles and implement and develop a system of peer review and support for the clinical supervision of the nursing team.

9.    Support the achievement of performance measures such as internal targets and contractual KPI’s.

10.    Adapt to changing environment within the UCC as services develop, when required attend meetings and networking events to deliver presentations about the service.

Clinical Governance
11.     Play a full part in the development of the clinical governance programme for the service including audit and incident reporting

12.    To be responsible for adhering to and ensuring other staff adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to the UCC, participating in the development of such policies as required.

13.     To participate in the development of the clinical supervision process, ensuring that supervision is available for staff and aligned to the clinical governance agenda.

14.    Initiate change within the department as a result of audit and research.

15.    To be responsible for supporting the management of the UCC in the absence of the nurse consultant, including staff and resources, working within health and safety guidelines, demonstrating an awareness of the clinical governance agenda and risk management

16.    To identify areas of potential improvement, undertake audit and research and support the implementation of new initiatives. 


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