Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Washway Road Medical Centre, Trafford

Washway Road Medical Centre in Central Sale is looking for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to work as an autonomous practitioner at our large, busy yet friendly and caring GP practice.

The Nurse Practitioner will act as an autonomous practitioner within the scope of practice providing care for patients face to face, via telephone and online consultation and home visits.

The successful applicant must hold a V300 qualification minor illness qualification and will manage patients presenting with a range of acute medical conditions.

The postholder will use skills, knowledge and competencies as a qualified Nurse Practitioner in order to be responsible and accountable for managing patient caseloads for pathology requests, treatments, referral, admission and discharging patients as appropriate.

For this post you will need to liaise with external services / agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.) and delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual).

Job summary: To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the delivery of providing high quality care for our patients, demonstrating safe, up-to-date, clinical decision-making and holistic patient care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population.

The following are the core responsibilities of the advanced nurse practitioner. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:
a. Manage patients presenting with a range of acute and chronic medical conditions, providing subject matter expert advise to patients
b. Implement and evaluate individual specialised treatment plans for acute and chronic disease patients
c. Identify, manage and support patients as risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patient’s health
d. Provide advanced, specialist nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
e. Develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
f. Undertake the collection of pathological specimens
g. Request pathology services as necessary
h. Process and interpret pathology and other test results as required
i. Provide chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary / specialist care as required
j. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation
k. Ensure read codes are used effectively
l. Maintain chronic disease registers
m. Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
n. Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies
o. Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs
p. Extended and supplementary prescriber, adhering to extant guidance
q. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice), reviewing annually as required
r. Contribute to practice targets (QOF etc.), complying with local and regional guidance
s. Liaise with external services / agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)
t. Delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
u. Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
v. Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately
w. Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Tanya Burton, tanya.burton2@nhs.net.

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Washway Road Medical Centre, 67 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7SS (view map). For more information about the practice please visit https://wrmc.org.uk/.

Closing date: 24/02/2023Job reference: WashwayANPJob type: PermanentStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: TraffordEmployer: Washway Road Medical CentreSalary: AFC band 7 or 8 dependent on experienceSalary range: £40,000 - £50,000