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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2020.

Urgent Care Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: J185-A-19-1964

Priory Medical Group
Operating in a Surgery Environment

Urgent Care Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Priory Medical Group

Are you an experienced Urgent Care Practitioner with a background of working in an urgent care environment OR

Are you an Advanced Nurse Practitioner?

Do you enjoy urgent care, more time with patients and less admin? Are you looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive team at one of the largest and most innovative GP Practices in the country?

If the answer is yes…we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Priory Medical Group.

Our Culture…Our People:

What are the main duties of the role?

  • All our surgeries offer urgent care sessions for patients who feel they can’t wait for a routine appointment. You will work closely with other clinicians (GP’s / ANP’s / Allied health professionals) as part of an urgent care team at our surgery(s)
  • You will be responsible for providing face to face consultations for patients presenting, unscheduled, with a wide range of minor injuries, long term conditions and minor illness needs.
  • You will act as an autonomous clinician and take responsibility for the assessment, treatment and/or to appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • Be compliant with the NMC or HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and any associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
  • Take a comprehensive patient history, carry out physical examinations and use expert knowledge and clinical judgement to identify the potential diagnosis
  • Refer patients for investigations and/or the appropriate specialist where appropriate
  • Make a final diagnosis
  • Independently decide on and carry out treatment, including the prescribing of medicines
  • Use their extensive practise experience to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet patients’ health and social care needs, involving other members of the wider health care team as appropriate;
  • Ensure the provision of continuity of care including follow-up visits;
  • assess and evaluate, with patients, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed;
  • Work independently, although often as part of a local and wider health care team;
  • Provide leadership to the wider team and make sure that each patient’s treatment and care is based on best practice

At Priory Medical Group, all our employees should enjoy coming to work and enjoy feeling a part of the team! We will ensure you are provided with a clinical supervisor and a supportive network around you.

What we look for in your application:

  • Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) or a qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council) or other relevant body.
  • 2+ years proven record of acting as an paramedic practitioner / urgent care practitioner / registered nurse
  • Background of working in a fast paced Primary Health Care or acute environments is essential
  • Proven background of dealing with a diverse range of patients from all walks of life
  • Proven background of building positive rapport with a diverse range of internal colleagues and clients
  • Proven ability to work autonomously whilst also having an awareness when identifying the need to access the wider clinical team or external agencies appropriately and safely
  • A first class organisational and time management skill in a fast paced environment is essential.
  • Hold a Full UK Driving License and access to a vehicle to travel between surgeries and other health care settings as appropriate
  • You will have a proven record of acting in roles where you have acted autonomously and responsibly for the assessment, treatment and/or appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • A recognised qualification in Minor Injury and Minor Illness is essential.

So are you in?

Working Hours: Open to discussion

Rate of Pay: Competitive (depending on the strength of the candidate)

Location: Operating in a Surgery Environment at our Acomb / Heworth Green surgeries.

Although may include other health care settings such as home visits, in the community, residential and nursing homes etc.

Selection for Interview

The Practice recognises that discrimination of any kind is both unlawful and would act as a barrier to finding the most talented individuals for our organisation. As such, our recruitment and selection procedures exist to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

A great deal of careful consideration has been invested in preparing the advert for this post based on the specification for this role and the person we are looking for. Our selection for the interview process is designed to ensure individuals are selected for interview on the merit of their application only.

If you are applying through NHS Jobs, you will notice you are asked if you would like a guaranteed interview as part of the ‘Two Tick’ disability scheme. Whilst this is an admirable government initiative, please be aware we are not signed up to this scheme. This is a question on the NHS jobs application form which is outside of our own control. Our own process ensures we consider candidates on the merit of their application only and we do not ask any questions regarding disability as part of our selection process. We only give candidates the opportunity to share information regarding any disability after candidates are invited to interview and only if the candidate feels they require adjustments in the interview process.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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