Advanced Clinical Practitioner – City Health Centre, Gtd Healthcare, Manchester

Job summary

Are you currently working in either primary or urgent care and looking to developyour skills and knowledge?

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for anAdvanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) at City Health Centrewith the prospect to workacross both urgent and primary care. Support and development would be offered toensure you have the skills and knowledge to be able to flex across both areas ofcare.

City Healthcare is open 8.00am 8.00pm, 7 days per week and is located in theheart of Manchester city centre, serving a diverse population of all age ranges. Weare situated above Boots on Market Street, which offers a great selection of cafes,restaurants and shops with excellent transport links.

As part of your working hours, you will work within a structured framework thatincludes Clinical Practice, Leadership, and Management, Education, and Audit. Youwill have an allocation of Supported Protected Activity (SPA) hours to achieve thesefour pillars of the practice of up to 4 hours per week which are protected.

The successful candidate will be qualified to MSc level in Advanced Clinical Practiceand hold a prescribing qualification. The candidate can be from any HCPC background. Nurse, Pharmacist, Paramedic, AHP. Within the role it is required that you are a competent, safe practitionerwith primary or urgent care experience. We welcome applications from newlyqualified ACPs and are able to provide support and development via our gtd training academy.

Main duties of the job

Within your professional boundaries you will assess, diagnose and prescribe where appropriate. In addition, you will provide advice, care and management for urgent and / or primary care patients either via telephone/ video or face to face. This may involve the management of long-term conditions and diagnosed or undiagnosed undifferentiated illness. Your role will include supporting the delivery of policy, procedures and leadership as required.

The clinician will act as a positive role model supporting junior staff whist working flexibly between urgent care and primary care, where appropriate and within a job plan, to provide safe, clinical and expert care. The clinician working in this role will demonstrate clinical reasoning, critical thinking and will be key to supporting clinical work across the wider healthcare team to meet the needs of patients. They will participate in and lead change for the benefit of patients and/or the organisation and be a key member of the senior clinical team.

The extensive footprint of the organisation can facilitate a broad depth of skills and experience to be developed in numerous environments and with the benefits of exposure to in and out of hours working. The organisation has a family friendly approach, and promotes flexible working however the post holder will be required to have the ability to be flexible regarding travel and hours to suit the service/organisational demands.

About us

At gtd healthcare we believe we do things differently. Our not-for-profit ethos, with a drive to innovate care offers patients the best experience possible and a unique opportunity to transform services.

We are keen to develop and support staff to excel their career aspirations whilst making a positive difference to patients and the community. We put our people at the heart of everything we do. We are a values driven organisation and we are passionate about providing the best possible healthcare for our patients.

Benefits package

As an employee of gtd healthcare, you’ll be able to take advantage of our benefits package, including:

  • working for a values-driven organisation;
  • Real living wage employer;
  • access to Wagestream, which provides flexible and on-demand access to stream your pay during the month, in real-time, when picking-up extra shifts;
  • 30 days annual leave, rising to 32 after five years of continuous service;
  • flexible pension benefits including NHS pension scheme;
  • flexible working hours and policies;
  • family friendly and carer policies;
  • opportunities to apply for innovation and quality awards;
  • access to gtd healthcares wellbeing initiatives, which offer a wide range of tools and resources;
  • gtd healthcare social and fun activities;
  • cycle to work scheme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice

  • Assess and holistically clinically examine patients with both minor and complex needs through history taking, physical examination and appropriate use of investigations to confirm diagnosis.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate an effective management plan for the patient, ensuring safe discharge/referral and/or transfer to an appropriate health care service.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions.
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
  • Refer and discharge safely ensuring that safety-netting advice is offered.
  • Triage telephone referrals, calls from external clinicians, patients and others into a range of services appropriately as required.

Communication

  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.
  • Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication.
  • Maintain effective communication within the organisation and with external stakeholders.
  • Ensure awareness of sources of support and guidance and provide information in an acceptable format to all patients, recognising any difficulties and referring where appropriate

Non-Medical Prescribing

  • If you are employed in a prescribing capacity, you must only prescribe within your scope of practice and comply with the gtd healthcare NMP governance registration processes.
  • You must maintain your knowledge and skills and prescribe within your clinical competencies.
  • The non-medical prescriber is required to comply with organisational NMP governance processes and adhere to local and national prescribing guidance.

Delivering a Quality Service

  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC/HPC etc. Understand own role and scope and identify how this may develop over time.
  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality.
  • Ensure professional revalidation requirements are met.
  • Deliver care according to NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care.
  • Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation.
  • Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes across the organisation and its activities.
  • In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Support and participate in shared learning across the organisation and wider organisation.
  • Understand and apply guidance that supports the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, and be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patient health procedures and local guidance.

Leadership Personal and People Development

  • Take responsibility for own learning and performance including participating in clinical supervision and acting as a positive role mode.
  • Support staff development in order to maximise potential.
  • Actively promote the workplace as a learning environment, encouraging everyone to learn from each other and from external good practice.
  • Encourage others to make realistic self-assessment of their application of knowledge and skills, challenging any complacency or actions that are not in the interest of the public and/or users of services.
  • Critically evaluate and review innovations and developments that are relevant areas of work.
  • Take a lead role in planning and implementing changes within the area of care and responsibility.
  • Work with senior clinical and management teams to ensure sufficient staff of appropriate ability, quality and skill-mix is available to meet current and future service delivery, that selection and recruitment processes are effective and that equality of treatment of the team incorporates quality HR principles and processes.
  • Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards.
  • Maintain effective communication with those responsible for the overall commissioning and procurement process.
  • To attend and be proactively involved in professional meetings at base and corporately.
  • Take the lead/ develop a special interest within certain areas to allow the sharing of clinical knowledge and expertise.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered first level nurse, paramedic, pharmacist or other AHP with MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or credentialing qualification or equivalent.
  • V300 Non-Medical Prescriber (gateway dependent) dependent on professional eligibility.

Desirable

  • Mentor/Teaching qualification.
  • Clinical supervision training and experience.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as senior clinician.
  • Accountability of own role and other roles in a practitioner-led service.
  • Experience of leading/managing quality improvement.

Desirable

  • Experience in leading/managing a team of nurses.
  • Experience of working in an unscheduled care service.
  • Experience of having worked in Primary Care.

Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Advanced clinical practice skills and competence.
  • Management and treatment of patients with acute exacerbation of long-term conditions.
  • Management of patients with complex needs.
  • Clinical examination skills and competence.
  • Clinical leadership skills and competence.
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Change management experience and evidence.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Team Player.

Desirable

  • Teaching and mentorship in a clinical setting.
  • Resource Management.

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Jayne Mennell, Clinical Services Manager, jayne.mennell@nhs.net.

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City Health Centre, 2nd Floor, Boots, 32 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PL (view map). For more information about the practice please visit https://www.gtdhealthcare.co.uk/.

Closing date: 23/04/2023Job type: PermanentJob location: ManchesterEmployer: Gtd HealthcareSalary: £49,000 to £65,250 a year plus enhancements attached to KSF and dependent upon experience