Partnering Health Limited (PHL)
£25 - £35 per hour
Community nursing, Practice nursing
Community, Department of Health, GP Practice, NHS, Primary Care Trust, Private healthcare
Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Partnering Health Group are an established and expanding healthcare organisation responsible for providing a variety of urgent and primary health care services across Hampshire.
In this role the Advanced Clinical Practitioner will be responsible for the provision of safe and effective primary care appointments in line with GP Improved Access hub criteria, with full access to patient medical records. Our team of clinicians will provide appointments of an evening and weekend to local patients referred by their own GP surgery and 111. The post holder will take a pro-active approach to their own CPD, contribute to continually improving the clinical effectiveness of the clinics and work collaboratively and supportively with all colleagues. You ideally will know how to use EMIS clinical IT system but training will be provided.
The successful candidates will have a choice of shifts across the week and from a number of locations: Lymington, Ringwood and Winchester
This role could also be an ideal opportunity as part of a portfolio role, with a local practice, A&E or Urgent Care service.
We provide an attractive rate of pay dependent upon skills and experience and enhanced rates for unsocial hours. Ranging from £25 – £35 per hour.
· Work autonomously and be accountable for his/her own professional actions.
· Assess undifferentiated patients with a range of acute, non-acute, chronic medical conditions, minor illness and minor injury. Take a patient history, make appropriate physical examinations, formulate differential diagnoses and carry through management treatment plans when working in a clinic or home visit environment.
· Formulate a management plan for the patient. And/or to use other sources of healthcare professionals (such as GP or Pharmacists) to if required to support diagnosis or next course of action
· Refer and facilitate patient pathways through appropriate referrals to primary, community, secondary and tertiary care
· Prescribe medication as required within your clinical competence.
· Recognise the need and initiate emergency treatment in order to save life or to safeguard the interests of the patient and refer to emergency services when appropriate
· Recognise any social needs, safeguarding concerns and act appropriately to safeguard the patient
· To ensure that patients are safely discharged from our care with appropriate instructions for after care and follow up
· Adherence to KPIs without jeopardising the safety of the patient
· Identify opportunities and to proactively encourage health promotion and health education to all patients
· To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical decision making within your clinical competence
· To take an active role within the cross-disciplinary, multi-skilled team to ensure service quality in line with corporate goals and strategies and provide mentorship and support to junior staff when required
· Take a person-centred approach to service delivery, based on clear understanding and experience of the modes for service delivery.
· To assist in the development of new models for service delivery which have a positive impact on the health economy
· Maintain and develop clinical competence and knowledge of care delivery within primary care and urgent care setting using both formal and informal training methods.
· To work within the professional Code of Conduct and other directives as defined by the NMC/HCPC
· To undertake appropriate personal and professional development to meet the requirements of NMC/HCPC Registration.
· To participate in regular performance review with the Head of Clinical Operations / Service Clinical Lead
· To undertake further specialist training as dictated by service needs and the changing requirements of service provisions
· Clearly demonstrating at all times adherence to PHL’s core values
· Additional reasonable duties as directed by the business that are not explicitly stated in this job description
The post holder will be expected to contribute to and support the development of the service. It is expected that the post holder will:
· Work to improve non-elective care pathways within the healthcare community.
· Communicate with the Governance Lead and support the delivery of a high quality service and raise any governance issues that may arise.
· Be responsible for the teaching and development of doctors, nurses and professionals from other disciplines such as Emergency Care Practitioners, GP registrars in Primary Care Skills. This may involve practitioners sitting in and seeing patients where appropriate.
· Work with the Manager to ensure training, significant events, complaints, audits, surveys and other professional service development activities are achieved to ensure the smooth running of the service.
· Maintain continued education through attendance at courses and/or study days as necessary to ensure professional development requirements for on-going professional registration and licensing are met.
· Ensure effective use of Clinical IT system, utilisation of templates, coding to ensure delivery of QOF, LCS, CQUINs, DES where appropriate
Skills & Experience:
· Qualified non medical prescriber.
· Registered with NMC / HCPC
· Experience working in a primary care pkanned care clinics and same day/urgent care clinics
· Experience of Chronic Disease Management
· At least three years post qualified
· At or working towards Masters qualification / or equivalent experience demonstrating advanced clinical practice
· You must be competent at taking a clinical history excluding red flags and undertake a physical examination of the patient for patients presenting with undifferentiated conditions
· You will be expected to ensure that mandatory education is kept updated as required by the policies of the organisation
· You will be expected to maintain a clinical portfolio that evidences advanced heath assessment skills and competencies.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – written, verbal (Particularly listening skills)
· Clear understanding of professional responsibility and accountability.
· Good organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise own workload
· Good clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis and management of acute Primary care presentations of minor illness and injury
· Be able to clear an enhanced DBS check
· Must be authorised to work in the EEC
· Mentorship course
· Minor Illness Course
· A&E experience
· Urgent care setting
· IRMER trained
· Radiology and Interpretation course
· Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
· Familiar with Internet Healthcare resources
To apply, please submit CV quoting 'BJN1'