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Nurse Practitioner

National Health Service

Newcastle Upon Tyne, TT
4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, TT
4 days ago

Nurse Practitioner

Park Medical Group

The closing date is 19 March 2021

Job overview

The Park Medical Group are seeking a Nurse Practitionerto deliver a high standard of patient care in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills, and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be 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 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. In order to work at this level, NMC requirements for advanced practice must be met

About us

We are a friendly and supportive team who aim to balance the needs of Primary Care with professional interests. The practice is split across 2 sites, has a growing list size of 12,800 patients with excellent access to clinical services.

Our Practice has:

Six partners

Four salaried GPs

A demand led appointment system fully supported by Nurse Practitioners

EMIS Web with full paper light operation and digitalised records

Pharmacy hub support

Teaching and Training Practice

Excellent Clinical and Administration Service

Good CQC rating

Good QoF Achievers

Good staff retention

Collaboration with neighbouring practices

Members of North Gosforth Primary Care Network

Active LMC membership

Active Federation members

Active CCG members

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post: Nurse Practitioner

Responsible to: Clinical Nurse Lead

Hours: 24 per week

CLINICAL ROLE:

The post-holder will:

  • Provide the choice of direct access to a NP, both in the Practice and over the telephone, for the general practice population
  • Make professionally autonomous decisions for which he/she is accountable
  • Provide a first point of contact within the Practice for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan
  • Instigate necessary invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests or investigations and interpret findings/reports
  • Where 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 through the use of 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 (eg Coronary Heart Disease/Older People/ Diabetes /Mental Health) are being delivered
  • Work with mutli-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the wider Health care community 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

Participate in identification of community health needs and develop patient/family-centred strategies to address them

Help develop and set up new patient services and participate in initiatives to improve existing patient services

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, Health Care Assistants, within the Practice.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE:

The post-holder will:

  • Promote evidence-based practice through the use of 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.
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Pro-actively promote the role of the NP within the Practice, and externally to key stakeholders and agencies

MANAGERIAL ROLE:

The post-holder will work with the lead nurses to:

Act as mentor for the nursing team and through this, support their personal development.

Participate in clinical supervision for the nursing team, and act as nurse advisor to other members of the Primary Healthcare team.

Encourage and develop teamwork within the practice.

Identify appropriate opportunities to delegate both clinical and administrative tasks to more junior staff.

Help the practice operate in a cost-effective manner.

Identify and manage nursing care risks on a continuing basis.

Participate in practice meetings and practice management meetings, reporting progress as required.

Participate in audits and inspections as appropriate.

Work closely with the doctors and administrative managers in the setting up and/or improving of practice systems for monitoring/measuring performance against Clinical Governance and Quality Indicator targets.

Ensure that all Practice Policys are fully implemented

Maintain necessary Occupational health records for clinical staff.HEALTH AND SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT

The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.

The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

RESPECT FOR PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY

The post-holder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

COMMUNICATION & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways with the following :

Internal

GPs

All Nursing Staff

Practice Manager

All practice staff

External

Medical and Nursing Colleagues in the Acute Trust

NP colleagues in the whole of local area

Community staff where relevant

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

The post-holder will have contact with body fluids ie, wound exudates; urine etc while in clinical practice.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Understanding and knowledge of policy developments related to the delivery of primary care services including General Practice, the GMS/PMS contract, Clinical Governance, Quality & Outcomes Framework
  • Understanding of systems to gain an understanding of the health needs of the Practice population as they relate to primary care
  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of national standards that inform practice (eg National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines etc)
  • Understanding of their accountability arising from the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2004) and medico-legal aspects of the Nurse Practitioner role
  • Understanding of equal opportunity and diversity issues
  • Ability to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely
  • Well developed word processing/data collection/IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to analyse data and information, drawing out implications for the individual patient/impact on care plan

Desirable

  • Experience of use of a medical software package
  • Proven record of effective use of networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Experience of presenting information to wider audience
  • Able to establish and maintain effective communication pathways within the organisation, the local CCG and with key external stakeholders

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of appropriate continuing professional development activity to maintain up-to-date knowledge and on-going competence in all aspects of the NP role
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice

Desirable

  • Interpreting and implementing local and National policy agendas for health
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a nursing team
  • Experience in management long term conditions e.g. asthma, COPD, diabetes, CHD

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse (Currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council)
  • Recognised NP qualification at minimum of degree level or equivalent
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

Desirable

  • Teaching / Mentoring experience and /or qualification

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 Group

Address

Fawdon Park Road

Gosforth

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE3 2PE


Employer's website

https://www.parkmedicalgroup.co.uk

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Emergency Care Assistant Full Time

Ambulnz Community Partners

Cramlington, TT
30+ days ago
Cramlington, TT
30+ days ago

Accident and emergency vacancy- Please do not apply for this role if you do not have an emergency driving qualification 

To work as part of a double crewed Ambulance responsible for assessment, care, treatment, and transport of patients and their carers/relatives in urgent and emergency situations, whilst adhering to the operational procedures and directives of Ambulnz Community Partners and the client NHS Trust.

To apply appropriate skills and the use of equipment safely and within appropriate level of training, competency and scope of practice.

Recruiting for Values

Our staff need to be physically fit and have held a full driving licence for 4 years as well as a holding a valid Emergency Care Assistant  Qualification (FREC3/4 or equivalent). The role also requires both an emergency driving qualification, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills, and who are empathetic and caring.

The healthcare sector operates 7 days and nights a week and our crews are rostered on rotating shifts 4 on 4 off shifts so flexibility is required. The roles we have to offer are full time 41 hours contract.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To provide a professional and caring service for all patients whilst in the care of Ambulnz Community Partners Ambulance Service
  • Use of the appropriate knowledge and skills in order to make professional judgements and treatments inline with the appropriate level of training and competency.

Clinical

  • To work inline with the Trust specific scope of practice as detailed in the relevant client Trust induction and reference documentation.
  • To provide and contribute to the care, effective treatment and safe transportation of patients, providing the highest standards of clinical and personal care within the inter-hospital and pre-hospital environment.
  • To respond to operational requirements, in a safe, timely and efficient way, as directed by Emergency Control Centre staff, senior clinician, scene manager or other authorised manager.
  • To respond to clinical requirements of patients in a safe, timely and efficient manner as directed by a senior clinician on scene or remotely as per clinical guidelines/protocols.
  • When working as a crew with a paramedic or technician, support the work of the senior clinician by providing effective clinical care using appropriate knowledge and skills in order to assist them make professional judgements; conduct diagnostic procedures and provide safe and effective treatments as and when requested by the senior clinician in accordance with Ambulnz procedures, guidelines and protocols.
  • To drive all types of approved ambulance service vehicles under normal and emergency (blue light) conditions, in accordance with the standards of Ambulnz and within road traffic law, taking particular care of the vehicle, its occupants and other road users.
  • To ensure a continuous duty of care to patients, within the level of training, scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level of monitoring and treatment is maintained and continued until the patient is either discharged or transferred to the care of another healthcare professional.
  • Transfer the care of patients to appropriate health care services, ensuring all associated procedures are followed.
  • To ensure the safe transfer of patients, to and from vehicles, following health and safety and other appropriate protocols and procedures, taking account of the safety of patients, self, colleagues and others, using appropriate equipment and manual handling techniques.
  • Ensure the prompt, accurate and legible completion of all relevant documentation including the Patient Clinical Records (PCR), vehicle and equipment log sheets and where appropriate completion of the electronic PCR.

Hours of work - approx 41 hours per week on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern 

Location- Cramlington, Northumberland 

Pay £11.50 per hour

Benefits: holidays, pension, Employee beneficial Trust bonus scheme. 

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Nurse Practitioner

Park Medical Group

The closing date is 19 March 2021

Job overview

The Park Medical Group are seeking a Nurse Practitionerto deliver a high standard of patient care in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills, and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be 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 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. In order to work at this level, NMC requirements for advanced practice must be met

About us

We are a friendly and supportive team who aim to balance the needs of Primary Care with professional interests. The practice is split across 2 sites, has a growing list size of 12,800 patients with excellent access to clinical services.

Our Practice has:

Six partners

Four salaried GPs

A demand led appointment system fully supported by Nurse Practitioners

EMIS Web with full paper light operation and digitalised records

Pharmacy hub support

Teaching and Training Practice

Excellent Clinical and Administration Service

Good CQC rating

Good QoF Achievers

Good staff retention

Collaboration with neighbouring practices

Members of North Gosforth Primary Care Network

Active LMC membership

Active Federation members

Active CCG members

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post: Nurse Practitioner

Responsible to: Clinical Nurse Lead

Hours: 24 per week

CLINICAL ROLE:

The post-holder will:

  • Provide the choice of direct access to a NP, both in the Practice and over the telephone, for the general practice population
  • Make professionally autonomous decisions for which he/she is accountable
  • Provide a first point of contact within the Practice for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan
  • Instigate necessary invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests or investigations and interpret findings/reports
  • Where 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 through the use of 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 (eg Coronary Heart Disease/Older People/ Diabetes /Mental Health) are being delivered
  • Work with mutli-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the wider Health care community 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

Participate in identification of community health needs and develop patient/family-centred strategies to address them

Help develop and set up new patient services and participate in initiatives to improve existing patient services

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, Health Care Assistants, within the Practice.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE:

The post-holder will:

  • Promote evidence-based practice through the use of 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.
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Pro-actively promote the role of the NP within the Practice, and externally to key stakeholders and agencies

MANAGERIAL ROLE:

The post-holder will work with the lead nurses to:

Act as mentor for the nursing team and through this, support their personal development.

Participate in clinical supervision for the nursing team, and act as nurse advisor to other members of the Primary Healthcare team.

Encourage and develop teamwork within the practice.

Identify appropriate opportunities to delegate both clinical and administrative tasks to more junior staff.

Help the practice operate in a cost-effective manner.

Identify and manage nursing care risks on a continuing basis.

Participate in practice meetings and practice management meetings, reporting progress as required.

Participate in audits and inspections as appropriate.

Work closely with the doctors and administrative managers in the setting up and/or improving of practice systems for monitoring/measuring performance against Clinical Governance and Quality Indicator targets.

Ensure that all Practice Policys are fully implemented

Maintain necessary Occupational health records for clinical staff.HEALTH AND SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT

The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.

The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

RESPECT FOR PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY

The post-holder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

COMMUNICATION & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways with the following :

Internal

GPs

All Nursing Staff

Practice Manager

All practice staff

External

Medical and Nursing Colleagues in the Acute Trust

NP colleagues in the whole of local area

Community staff where relevant

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

The post-holder will have contact with body fluids ie, wound exudates; urine etc while in clinical practice.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Understanding and knowledge of policy developments related to the delivery of primary care services including General Practice, the GMS/PMS contract, Clinical Governance, Quality & Outcomes Framework
  • Understanding of systems to gain an understanding of the health needs of the Practice population as they relate to primary care
  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of national standards that inform practice (eg National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines etc)
  • Understanding of their accountability arising from the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2004) and medico-legal aspects of the Nurse Practitioner role
  • Understanding of equal opportunity and diversity issues
  • Ability to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely
  • Well developed word processing/data collection/IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to analyse data and information, drawing out implications for the individual patient/impact on care plan

Desirable

  • Experience of use of a medical software package
  • Proven record of effective use of networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Experience of presenting information to wider audience
  • Able to establish and maintain effective communication pathways within the organisation, the local CCG and with key external stakeholders

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of appropriate continuing professional development activity to maintain up-to-date knowledge and on-going competence in all aspects of the NP role
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice

Desirable

  • Interpreting and implementing local and National policy agendas for health
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a nursing team
  • Experience in management long term conditions e.g. asthma, COPD, diabetes, CHD

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse (Currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council)
  • Recognised NP qualification at minimum of degree level or equivalent
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber

Desirable

  • Teaching / Mentoring experience and /or qualification

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 Group

Address

Fawdon Park Road

Gosforth

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE3 2PE


Employer's website

https://www.parkmedicalgroup.co.uk