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Advanced Nurse practitioner-Urgent Care

Reference:HCA09904

Location:London

Salary:Competitive

Facility:The Princess Grace Hospital

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:22/12/2017

About the facility

About the Facility


Located in the heart of London’s esteemed medical district, the newly-refurbished Princess Grace Hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialities. Supported by world-class doctors from leading London teaching hospitals, the hospital has 129 beds, including a purpose-built intensive care unit, catering for Level 3 patients. Our eight fully-equipped theatres include three laminar flow theatres for orthopaedic surgery and a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country.


Originally opened in 2005, the Urgent Care Centre at the Princess Grace Hospital provides excellent care for patients seeking rapid access for treatment and diagnostics across a wide variety of specialities. The Centre currently sees over 600 patients per month but yet retains the ability to be able to provide person centred care within a welcoming environment. This post is an exciting opportunity to lead the evolution of this department as it continuous to grow, and be at the centre of developing new pathways aligned to the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP).


We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Job Description

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care will be accountable for providing care for the presenting patient from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to treatment and evaluation of care. As an autonomous critical thinker, they will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.


Salary between £44,925 and £50,541 plus HCA benefits


Working hours 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm


Closing date: 22nd December 2017


please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilising expert decision making and problem solving skills to assess, support the diagnosis, risk assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs

  • In collaboration with the lead Doctor use advanced critical-thinking to analyse and interpret patient history, presenting symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop the appropriate differential diagnoses

  • Order necessary investigations as required

  • Provide treatment and care both individually and as part of a team through the timely and appropriate referral to other health professionals when patient needs and risks are not within own scope of practice

  • Discuss and agree assessment outcomes with patients, carers and other health care professionals, to enable them to make informed decisions regarding treatment

  • Demonstrate understanding of health and disease, including physical, sociological, physiological and cultural aspects

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with consultant users, nursing and other staff in the hospital, working collaboratively with all health care professionals and disciplines to ensure that the patient remains the focus of care provision

  • Provide advanced nurse practitioner cover during hours of duty and to act, as may be reasonably required, on instructions given by the consultants regarding patient’s management.

  • Undertake a daily ward round with a member of the nursing staff and / or Lead Consultant/Consultant Specialist ensuring patients are visited where appropriate.

  • Assess patients at the request of the nurse in charge and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations. This may include initiation of effective emergency care as part of the emergency response team.

  • Make entries in the patients’ medical record of any changes in their condition or any actions undertaken. Notes should be legible, dated, timed and signed.

  • Attend emergencies in both inpatient and outpatient areas as requested.

  • Undertake certain routine medical procedures as required such as venepuncture, cannulation, setting up an intravenous infusion, inserting a urinary catheter, arterial blood sampling, or ECGs


 


 

Skills and Experience

  • Registered Nursing Degree

  • Registered MSc - RCN Accredited Advanced Nursing Practitioner

  • NMC accredited Nurse Independent Prescriber

  • Mentor/teaching qualification

  • Clinical supervision training and experience

  • Advanced clinical practice skills in the management of patients with complex needs

  • Clinical examination skills

  • Advanced Life Support provider

  • Experience of working within Accident and Emergency

  • Nurse-led management of illness and injury/triage

  • Clinical leadership skills


 

About the Individual

You will be an excellent communicator with the sensitivity to deliver difficult information to patients and their families when necessary. You will be a mentor to the rest of the team with strong change management experience.