8 months ago
A private healthcare group is currently looking to recruit a Nurse Practitioner within their GP Led Urgent Care Centre based in West Lancashire.
Working closely with a multidisciplinary team you will use your experience to practice autonomously and flexibly. As the Nurse Practitioners should have significant experience in primary care or A&E/Minor Injuries Unit
- 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.
- Undertake assessment and management of patients in a timely manner, actively contributing to effective delivery of the service based on demand.
- Undertake diagnosis and when applicable subsequently provide clinical treatment according to extended nurse prescribing formulary.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records using relevant systems.
- 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.
- Support the achievement of performance measures such as internal targets and contractual KPI’s.
- Adapt to changing environment within the UCC as services develop, when required attend meetings and networking events to deliver presentations about the service.
- Play a full part in the development of the clinical governance programme for the service including audit and incident reporting
- To participate in the development of the clinical supervision process, ensuring that supervision is available for staff and aligned to the clinical governance agenda.
- To identify areas of potential improvement, undertake audit and research and support the implementation of new initiatives.
- Professional NMC Registration
- Extended/independent prescribing qualification
- Accredited A&E or minor illness qualification
- Evidence of continuous personal development
- Nurse Practitioner qualification/ (or willing to work towards)
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in primary care, A&E or minor injuries unit.
- Experience in working as an autonomous practitioner.
- Clinical examination skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Displays self-confidence and self-awareness, especially in dealing with staff and patients.
- Contrasting abilities to work both in teams and independently.
- Ability to articulate the rationale for decisions
- Demonstrates sound Leadership capabilities when dealing with members of the nursing team and support staff.
- Demonstrates capability to assume management responsibilities as required to support the Urgent Care Centre Lead.
- Fit by OHS
- Legal issues associated with nurse prescribing
- Management of change