Dual Qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Local Care Direct
Published
11/11/2022
Location
St Georges Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4UZ
Category
Job Type
Job Reference
B0250-22-6024
Department
Clinical
Job Location
Leeds
Salary
£25.79 per hour in hours & £33.53 per hour out of hours
Working pattern
37 hours per week available
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Description

Dual Qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The closing date is 01 December 2022

Job summary

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 are looking for part-time or full-time Dual Qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners who can operate in a fast-paced environment at St Georges Urgent Treatment Centre.

This exciting opportunity will build your portfolio within various urgent care settings. As an innovative organisation which delivers high-quality consultations, we can offer you opportunities to develop your skills and experience.

Salary: £25.79 per hour in hours & £33.53 per hour out of hours

Location: St Georges Urgent Treatment Centre, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4UZ

Shift working across a 4 week rolling rota (37 hours per week available):

  • Monday weeks 1,2&4 11.00-22.59
  • Wednesday weekly 13.00-22.59
  • Friday weeks 2&3 11.00-22.59
  • Saturday week 2 08.00-19.59
  • Sunday weeks 2,3&4 11.00-22.59

Main duties of the job

  • Practice, without direct supervision, as an independent Advanced Nurse Practitioner within an Urgent Treatment 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.

About us

Benefits of working for Local Care Direct:

  • Comprehensive Staff Training programme
  • Training and development available
  • Modern working environment with a positive atmosphere
  • NHS Pensions
  • NHS Discounts (Blue light card)
  • 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 number: LB3160

Job description

Job Title: Dual Qualified Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner

Available Shifts working across a 4 week rolling rota:

  • Monday weeks 1,2&4 11.00-22.59
  • Wednesday weekly 13.00-22.59
  • Friday weeks 2&3 11.00-22.59
  • Saturday week 2 08.00-19.59
  • Sunday weeks 2,3&4 11.00-22.59

Accountable to: Director of Clinical Governance and Quality

Responsible to: Clinical Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Dual Qualified Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner will:

  • Practice, without direct supervision, as an independent primary/urgent care 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.
  • Undertake assessment, diagnosis, treatment/referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated minor injuries.
  • Provide clinical mentorship and leadership to all trainee and peer practitioners within the workplace when required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Independently prioritise, assess, treat, and safely discharge/refer patients attending with undifferentiated and undiagnosed urgent primary health care problems and undifferentiated and undiagnosed minor injuries.
  • Request and interpret X-Rays for adults and paediatrics including limbs to aid diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Request diagnostics and interpret results such as ECG, haematology and chemipathology
  • Undertake as agreed face to face consultations, telephone/video consultations using any required technology
  • 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

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.

Management

  • 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, but not exclusive of, trainee ACP, Associate Practitioner and 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 revention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). Knowledge, skills and behaviour in the workplace should reflect this.

Safeguarding

  • Individual’s 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 company’s 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 Specification

Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and application to practice within the last 12 months.

Desirable

  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post.

Qualifications

Essential

  • One of the following (Minimum 5 years post registration): NMC Registered General Nurse with evidence of undertaking Level 6 study
  • or BSc in Paramedic Science/IHCD Paramedic qualification or BSc in Physiotherapy or MPharm.
  • Advanced Care Practitioner MSc/Post Grad Diploma (minimum 1 year post qualified) with evidence of clinical competencies sign off.
  • Level 7 Module Advanced clinical assessment and management (30 credits).
  • Consultation skills.
  • Minor injuries qualification level 6/7.

Desirable

  • Recognising the sick child.
  • Long Term Condition Management.
  • Level 6/7 Minor Illness Qualification.
  • Independent Non-medical Prescribing.
  • Xray interpretation of adults and paediatrics.

Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • 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.

Desirable

  • Aware of impact of change on self and service.
  • Evidence of previous contribution to service change or improvement.
  • Evidence of development of self and others in previous roles.
  • SystmOne Experience.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of a range of clinical expertise.
  • Experience of working in an autonomous practitioner role Evidence of competence in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of adults and paediatrics presenting with undifferentiated diagnosis.
  • Experience of working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner or equivalent managing minor injury presentations.
  • Experience of x-ray interpretation of upper and lower limbs in adults and children.

Desirable

  • Experience of working independently in a healthcare role.
  • Experience of mentorship, leadership and research in clinical practice.
  • Experience of working in primary/urgent/ emergency care.
  • Experience of requesting and interpreting diagnostics.
  • Experience of using technology in the consultation such as video.

Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Flexibility in working hours.

Desirable

  • Flexibility in location of work.

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