Clinical Practitioner

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Job summary

Clinical Practitioner

Debenham Group Practice

Are you a prescriber with minor illness experience, looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking organisation that supports and develops its staff to provide quality care to patients?

If so, this opportunity may be for just right for you and we would love to hear from you.

The role is for a part/full time. Hours negotiable

Salary: £35,000 – £50,000 FTE according to experience

For an informal discussion about this role please contact gail.sherman@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to their needs in the practice. Act as an autonomous clinician, with the support and guidance from the GPs

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.

Accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.

Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

About us

 

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

Life insurance

Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension

Ill health benefits

20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

No deposit

No credit check

Fully comprehensive insurance

Servicing and tyres

Breakdown cover

Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Accredited

GP Remote Working

Eye Care Vouchers Health Service Discounts

Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms

High street discounts through our own online portal

Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis

Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

To provide a high-quality, cost-effective service to the patients of Debenham Group Practice, which is part of Suffolk Primary Care diagnosing and prescribing treatments and medication while working within defined procedures and protocols as laid down by the GPs.

To work as part of a clinical team, with GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associates, Paramedics, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

To be responsible for seeing patients in the practice or by telephone, who present with a wide range of minor illness, urgent and same day requests for treatment and chronic disease management; providing care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care.

The post holder will need to demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills. There will be the need to prioritise and triage the needs of patients accordingly making any necessary referrals for investigations in the appropriate manner.

Key Responsibilities

Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to their needs in the practice. Act as an autonomous clinician, with the support and guidance from the GPs

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.

Accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.

Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

Telephone triage as appropriate for clinics and home visits and provide access to GPs as necessary.

Evaluate clinical information from examination and history taking and initiate appropriate treatment and / or referral, including admission to hospital if required.

Signpost appropriately to other services in the identified healthcare pathway and to refer patients to appropriate care settings, within locally agreed healthcare pathways.

Maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and clinical care provided, including adverse events.

Advise and support members of the public on healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention.

Provide clinical advice to other members of the team where appropriate.

Support the GPs in other duties as required for example assisting with ECGs or other nursing duties where a nurse is not available.

Responsibilities underpinning the role

To develop and facilitate a good working relationship with practice and community teams.

To plan and organise own workload, and to support colleagues as well as patients and carers.

To attend meetings of relevance as agreed with the post holders line manager.

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post holders grade as agreed with the post holders line manager.

Professional

Input to and extract information from clinical IT system.

Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team such as the, staff in Care Homes, Ambulance Service, and Secondary Care etc.

Ensure that the wellbeing of patients and staff is maintained in accordance with Practice policies. To undertake clinical audits in line with the organisations clinical audit plan, and to participate as required in equipment testing and other research.

Contribute to the analysis of information to inform future development of the service.

Participate and contribute to clinical meetings

Identify risks to service provision and highlight them to the Clinical Lead.

Work within the requirements of Data Protection legislation as it applies to patient records.

Maintain current professional registration and indemnity

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or Registered Paramedic with HCPC or RCN Accredited Nurse Practitioner Module or Registration as an independent non-medical prescriber

Desirable

  • BSc (Hons)
  • Mentorship Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients
  • Able to provide clear and useful guidance and reports on complex matters to stakeholders at all levels
  • Evidence of excellent clinical record keeping
  • Ability to support patients during acute episodes of illness and to self-manage long term conditions where feasible.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills including diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Able to articulate personal development needs

Desirable

  • Excellent motivational and influencing skills

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Suffolk Primary Care

Address

Doctors Surgery

20 Low Road

Debenham

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 6QU

Employer’s website

http://suffolkprimarycare.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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