Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Leigh Primary Care Network, Wigan

Come and join us in setting up this exciting service to support practices and the population of Leigh.

Candidates will likely have a variety of clinical experience and will be qualified to and working at an advanced practitioner level.

The post holder will demonstrate courageous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced nurse who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will commit to demonstrating critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the PCN and general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.
This is a new post and as such you will need to have a flexible approach and adapt with the role as it evolves. You will have excellent communication and team working skills and be driven to providing the best care to our PCN population.

You will have experience of working in healthcare, have well-honed organisation and time management skills.

If you are considering applying and want to chat informally about the role please do get in touch.

It is important to note that responsibilities will evolve so this is not designed to be an exhaustive list.

The role includes:
• Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Leigh PCN
• Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC
• 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
• 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
• Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required
• In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate
• Evaluate patients’ response to health care provision and the effectiveness of care
• Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation
• Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events
• Assess the impact of policy implementation on care delivery
• Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, and be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance

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For more information about this job vacancy please contact Sahra Kay,

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Leigh Primary Care Network, Old Henry Street Medical Centre, Henry Street, Leigh, Wigan, WN7 2PG (view map).

Closing date: 02/07/2023Job reference: ANP - Leigh PCNJob type: PermanentStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: WiganEmployer: Leigh Primary Care NetworkAfC pay band: Band 8a