Flexi Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Suffolk OOH

IP3 9FH, Ipswich
from £32.50 - £42.50 per hour dependent on experience
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Nursing Field
GP Practice
Job Type

About Suffolk OOH
We are recruiting for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) with Prescribing to join our team working for the OOH service in Suffolk. Care UK can provide flexible shifts to fit with your needs and lifestyle, whether it is due to childcare or if you are seeking an additional opportunity to work alongside your current role!

Suffolk OOH operates from a number of locations throughout Suffolk with their main base being located in Ipswich. The different locations enable you to work somewhere that is more local to you! The locations are:

•Bury PCC, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
•Haverhill PCC, Haverhill Health Clinic, Haverhill
•Mildenhall PCC, Mildenhall Health Centre, Mildenhall
•Eye PCC, Hartismere Hospital, Eye
•Sudbury Community Health Centre, Sudbury
•Ipswich PCC, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich
•Stowhealth Centre, Stowmarket

Working in an Out of Hours environment is both challenging and rewarding; it would suit an ANP who has a flexible can-do approach and patient centric mind set. This is an exciting opportunity to add to your career portfolio.

About the role
This ANP post is to work with our fantastic team at Suffolk Out of Hours, to work shifts during the Service opening times of:

Monday–Friday - 18:30 – 08:00 
Weekends and Bank Holidays - 24 hours 

We offer flexibility in the shifts you will undertake, however we are looking in particular to cover the following times;

•Ipswich GP Base 1830-2359 every weekday evening
•Overnight GP shift in Bury on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
•Overnight GP shift in Ipswich on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
•Overnight ANP/GP shift in Ipswich on Friday & Saturday (weeks 1, 2 & 4) 
•Friday evenings generally hard to fill in all areas
•Saturday & Sunday – 0800-2359 Ipswich base GP & Bury Base GP

If you are looking for hours that aren't stipulated above, please get in contact with us as we are able to be flexible around the hours on offer.

Key Responsibilities
Responsible for delivering face-to-face and telephone services enabling patients to obtain health advice from the appropriate health care professional.

Ordering investigations and interpreting results, you will hold a Nurse Prescribing certificate and be competent to prescribe for patients and be responsible for providing an excellent standard of patient care and health promotion to the general public accessing urgent care services. 

Take the lead role in the provision of Palliative care and other specialist nursing services within the unscheduled care environment.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role, you will have: 

•Nurse-led management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries
•Recent primary and community nursing experience
•Recent experience of face-to-face patient care
•Experience of patient contact services and / or primary care nursing
•Ability to think logically, to make decisions, cope with stress and work with all levels of staff
•Excellent communication skills
•Good listening skills
•To possess imagination and intuition
•To be confident in autonomous face-to-face patient interactions

•Experience of working independently within Nurse Practitioner / Specialist role
•Evidence of research or study into extended roles for nurses in primary care

•Degree level / Postgraduate level ANP Qualification
•Evidence of recent study (PREP)
•Recognised Non-Medical Independent Prescribing Qualification
•Postgraduate Teaching/ Mentorship Course e.g. ENB 998
•Level 3 - Face to face Child Protection training (within last 3 years) and Level 1 e-Learning in the years in between (Safeguarding Board requirement)

•Further professional qualification e.g. District Nurse (DN) / Health Visitor (HV)
•Immediate Life Support (ILS)/ Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Additional Information
This is a flexible role where we can offer shifts to suit your needs and lifestyle. Dependent on experience and shifts worked the salary for this role is from £32.50 p/hour - £42.50 p/hour.

We also offer 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (pro-rata if less than 37.5 hours per week), Contributory pension scheme 2-5%. As well as CPD, Revalidation, free online and face to face training, regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and online discounts. 

Informal visits are welcome and can be arranged by appointment.

Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating out of hours, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.