Advanced Nurse Practitioner - King Street
The closing date is 01 December 2022
Local Care Direct is a non-profit Social Enterprise operating across 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide various primary and urgent health care services across West Yorkshire.
We have various full-time and part-time Advanced Nurse Practitioner positions available at King Street Walk-In Centre.
King Street Walk in Centre is a nurse led service, open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, between the hours of 10.00-22.00 providing assessment, advice and treatment of minor illnesses and a selection of minor injuries.
Salary: £25.79 per hour in hours & £33.53 per hour out of hours
Location: Local Care Direct, King Street Walk in Centre, 47 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SN
Shifts: Various part-time and full-time shift patterns available, full list of available shifts can be found under the job description.
Main duties of the job
Practice, without direct supervision, as an independent Advanced Clinical Practitioner/ ANP within King Street Walk in Centre, 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.
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.
Benefits of working for Local Care Direct:
- Comprehensive Staff Training programme
- Training and development available
- Modern working environment with a positive atmosphere
- NHS Pensions
- Clinical Supervision
- CPD monthly training sessions
- Clinical guardian audit feedback
- Support available 24/7
- Health & Wellbeing group to support staff
- Supportive and Friendly teams
- Annual Awards focused on raising money to support a local charity
Local Care Direct’s core values:
- We are open and honest
- We are professional
- We respect each other
- We inform, involve and listen
- We do what we say we will do
- We support each other
We care about people – Our core mission is to care about people, not only our patients but also the people we work with.
We do what we say we will do and we do it well - Local Care Direct is a Social Enterprise organisation providing a wide range of healthcare services in Yorkshire. We are a community owned organisation, independent from the NHS and committed to putting patients first.
Internal Reference: LB3282
Job Title: Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practitioner
Accountable to: Clinical Governance Lead
Location: King Street Walk in Centre
Shifts available working across a 4 week rolling rota:
- Monday weeks 1&3 10.00-22.00
- Monday weekly 13.30-22.30
- Monday week 2 14.00-22.00
- Monday week 2 18.00-22.00
- Monday week 4 10.00-18.00
- Tuesday week 1 10.30-22.30
- Tuesday weeks 2&3 18.00-22.00
- Tuesday weeks 2&3 14.00-22.00
- Wednesday weeks 1,2&4 10.30-22.30
- Wednesday weekly 18.00-22.00
- Wednesday weekly 14.00-22.00
- Thursday weeks 2&4 14.00-22.00
- Thursday week 4 18.00-22.00
- Friday weekly 10.30-22.30
- Friday week 1 18.00-22.00
- Friday week 1 14.00-22.00
- Saturday weeks 1&4 10.30-22.30
- Saturday weeks 1&4 18.00-22.00
- Saturday weekly 14.00-22.00
- Saturday weeks 2,3&4 10.00-22.00
- Saturday weeks 2&3 10.00-18.00
- Sunday weeks 1&4 10.00-22.00
- Sunday weekly 10.30-22.30
- Sunday week 4 10.00-18.00
Responsible to: Senior Nurse/Clinical Manager/OOH Manager/Duty Shift Manager
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.
- Evidence of continuing professional development and application to practice within the last 12 months.
- Understanding of training needs in relation to post.
- Effective communication skills: verbal, written and non-verbal.
- Able to work independently and accountably.
- Knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
- Up-to-date knowledge of health agenda (local and national).
- Innovative approach to practice.
- Keyboard/PC skills.
- Awareness of the impact of evidence based practice within nursing.
- Able to develop self and others.
- Aware of impact of change on self and service.
- Experience of change management.
- Evidence of previous contribution to service change or improvement.
- Evidence of development of others in previous roles.
- System1 trained.
- Flexibility in working hours.
- Flexibility in location of work.
- 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.
- Experience of working independently in a healthcare role.
- Experience of mentorship, leadership and research in clinical practice.