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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • £40 - £50 per hour
  • Southampton
  • Posted: 22/03/2021
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: DavidANPsouth

Job Details

Job summary

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 general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

Key responsibilities

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting
    with an undifferentiated diagnosis
  • Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan
    clinical care accordingly
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs
    Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term
    condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based
    treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments
    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
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care
    Support and manage health needs of women presenting for family planning, cervical cytology or sexual health consultation
  • Assess, identify and refer patients presenting with mental health needs in accordance with the NSF for Mental Health
    Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
  • Advise, support and administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad, where appropriate
  • Promote and deliver evidence-based care for patients presenting with aural conditions
  • Meet the needs of patients presenting for opportunistic wound care
  • Undertake minor surgery as appropriate to competence

To apply for Advanced Nurse Practitioners roles, you'll be required to have completed a Masters degree in Advanced Practice, and be registered with the NMC, it would desirable if you had prior GP experience. You will also be expected to act as an autonomous practitioner, working independently and in conjunction with other allied health professions to assess, diagnose and treat the Minor Illnesses and Acute Conditions of patients attending within primary care, initiating referrals if appropriate. You will need to be a prescriber.