Advanced Nurse / Clinical Practitioners- Hertfordshire

HUC

Advanced Nurse / Clinical Practitioners- Hertfordshire

£62444

HUC, Stevenage

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: aaf90f70e7fe46fca987d3520d25e03f

Full Job Description

Utilise your expertise to make an impact in our Hertfordshire bases. We are looking for outstanding staff to help us deliver outstanding care to the community of Hertfordshire.
Working within the wider HUC Unscheduled Care division and with local healthcare providers, The Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practioner will complete consultations and provide treatment for our patients by telephone, face to face in an Out of Hours Treatment Centre or on a home visit within the patients' residence, who may present with acute and/or chronic illnesses and/or injury.
HUC provides the Out of Hours GP service for patients from 18:30 - 08:00 on weekdays and continuously from 18:30 on a Friday evening to 08:00 on a Monday morning, as well as bank holidays.
Successful applicants will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team including GPs, other ANPs/ACPs, ENPs/ECPs/Urgent Care Practitioners (both in person and remotely) and operational staff.
All staff are expected to contribute to meeting Key Performance Indicators mandated by the service within the time frames identified.
The post holder will work the full complement of the rota as required by the service., Using your streaming/triage experience gained within an urgent treatment centre/emergency department or minor injury unit, you will receive patients as they present with complex and/or chronic illnesses and/or injury, that have been triaged and referred by the patients own GP or 111. Autonomously undertaking clinical assessments, to determine a clinical diagnosis, treatment and appropriate discharge., Working within the wider HUC unscheduled care division and with local healthcare providers, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will complete the assessment and treatment of patients at a Nurse led Integrated Urgent Care Hub (IUCH), who may present with acute and/or chronic illnesses and/or injury; in order to determine a clinical diagnosis, treatment and appropriate discharge.
Successful applicants will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including remote GPs, other ANPs/ENPs/ECPs (Urgent Care Practitioners) and operational staff.
All staff are expected to contribute to meeting Key Performance Indicators mandated by the service within the time frames identified.
The post holder will work the full complement of the rota as required by the service.

Principle Responsibilities will Include:
+ To autonomously undertake clinical assessments, diagnose, treat and discharge patients with a wide range of minor illnesses and injuries by Telephone, In a Treatment Centre or at the patient's residence (Home Visiting)
+ Diagnosis and management of minor illness presentations
+ Diagnosis and management of minor injury presentations
+ Minor ENT and Ophthalmic presentations
+ To offer advice and health education as appropriate
+ Enable patients to carry out self-care as appropriate, through effective communication of health care advice.
+ Recognise the acutely ill patient and the need for urgent/emergency treatment acting appropriately with other clinical support as required
+ Identify any safeguarding concerns and make appropriate referrals following safeguarding processes.
+ To be committed to working in a changing environment, responding positively to new demands and changes and to be willing to be flexible to the changing needs of the service
+ To promote and facilitate audit and research-based practice as required.
+ To direct patients appropriately to the right professional within appropriate time frame
+ To assess and priorities presenting patients in terms of acuity whilst maintaining patient safety at all times.
+ To support clinicians and other members of the team to ensure timely care to patients.

Professional
+ To recognise and work within own limitations at all times.
+ Adhere to NMC/HCPC Standards and Codes of Conduct
+ Participate and work to the policies and quality standards set by HUC
+ Ensure that all the requirements of revalidation are met
+ To have a personal development plan to include supervision and professional portfolio

  • To identify own learning needs as part of individual development process


  • Communication
    + To work closely with all members of the HUC team and the out of hours team within the clinical hub as appropriate. To communicate professionally and effectively with patients /relatives / carers /colleagues
    + To keep accurate and contemporaneous records of all health enquiries, including assessment, treatment, and advice regarding patient care. The documentation must clearly reflect the assessment and findings in the consultation in line with current practice and in accordance with best practice.
    + To attend and participate in Out of Hours service meetings as required

    + Salary £62,444 pro-rata per annum
    + NHS Pension Scheme - we contribute around 20% to your pension.
    + NMC reimbursement (exclusions apply)
    + Wide-ranging continuous professional development programme including support with appraisal/revalidation
    + Development opportunities including further funded courses
    + Access to NHS and Employee lifestyle discounts
    + Employee Assistance Programme
    We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive organisation. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender/sex, gender reassignment/trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.