Care UK
3 Aug 2016
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Nurse practitioner
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time, Part time
Contract type:
Permanent, Bank
£ 31.84 Per hour
Closing date:
24 Oct 2016

Job Summary

Are you a Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner looking for a work-life balance? Or an Emergency Care Practitioner looking for a challenge? We are currently recruiting for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team at the NHS Warwickshire Out of Hours Service.

Care UK can provide flexible shifts to fit with your needs and lifestyle, whether you would like a permanent full time/part-time opportunity or a flexi contract to fit around you and your other commitments Care UK would like to hear from you.

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

You will be 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, you will also take the lead role in the provision of Palliative care and other specialist nursing services within the unscheduled care environment.

Responsible To

Nurse Supervisor

Key Responsibilities

To provide safe and effective health assessments and treatment of patients attending Primary Care Centres.

To deliver face to face and telephone services which will enable patients to obtain health advise from the appropriate health care professional.

To be accountable for their own practice including the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge or referral of patients, independent of medical intervention, who attend the Primary care Centres.

To practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Practitioner within own sphere of competence and agreed acceptable limits of practice. To assess patients, and order and interpret investigations, diagnose and treat patients who wish to be seen by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner /Nurse Practitioner

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without supervision, and to teach other nursing and non-nursing staff.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in providing quality, evidence-based health care to meet the immediate needs of the patient.

To take an active role within the cross-disciplinary, multi-skilled team to ensure service quality in line with corporate goals and strategy, and to assist in the development of new models for service delivery which have a positive impact on the health economy.

To provide safe and effective health assessments and treatment of patients visited at home

To work solely at a base and provide safe and effective health assessments and treatment to patients.

Skills & Experience

Able to prioritise.

Able to use own initiative.

Understand team nursing and team working.

Eager to embrace change.

Able to adapt to changing situations. Ability to think logically, to make decisions, cope with stress, and work with all levels of staff.

To have clear speaking voice and fluency in written/spoken English

Excellent communication skills.

Good listening skills

To possess imagination and intuition

To be confident in autonomous face-to-face patient interactions.

Be able to demonstrate wide knowledge base.

Understanding of patient management in PCC setting

Sound understanding of legal / professional implications of independent practice

Familiarity with computers

Sound knowledge of local primary care services including key players

Eager to teach both formally and informally

Five years recent experience in acute / primary care nursing

Recent experience of face-to-face patient care

Experience of patient contact services and / or primary care nursing



Degree level / Postgraduate level ANP qualification

Evidence of recent study (PREP)

Recognised Nurse Prescribing Qualification

Postgraduate, e.g. ENB 998 Teaching /Mentorship course


Additional Information

Full and part time opportunities available on contract or self-employed basis.

Applicants must have the right to work in the EU as we are unable to provide sponsorship or assistance.

Employment subject to enhanced DBS check.

If you would like more information or an informal discussion please contact Lisa Dyson - [... Click Apply...]

About Care UK

At Care UK, everything we do is about putting people first.

Find out more, and you'll soon see why we've achieved immense success in the rapidly changing health and social care sector. And you'll find that, because we're growing all the time, you'll have more opportunities to build your career.

Whatever area you work in, we've got a lot to offer you.

What We Offer You

Ask any one of our people what sets us apart, and they're likely to mention the training we offer. Which is something we're hugely proud of. Of course, the exact details vary between our separate divisions, and even within them - but the underlying ethos is the same across the board.

Firstly, we're totally committed to helping you do a good job - and giving you all the skills, knowledge and training you need to perform it to the best of your abilities. Whether you're a care worker, an HR manager or a consultant, we'll make sure you're equipped to excel. And with regular refresher courses on offer, we'll see to it that you're constantly up-to-date with best practice, new thinking and emerging techniques in your field as much as possible.

But that's just the start. As well as empowering you to do a great job, we'll make sure you've got our support to progress in your career. Of course, if you're happy where you are, we'll make sure you stay that way. But if you're ambitious to move up to the next level and beyond, there's no better place to work than Care UK.

As any number of our team members will tell you from personal experience, we're passionate about growing people internally. So if you've got the proactive approach, determination and enthusiasm we're looking for, there's often no limit to how high you could rise with us.

Because we appreciate what you do and respect your contribution to our success, we'll reward you with excellent benefits. Obviously, these will reflect the level you're at and the job you're doing - but all our people enjoy the work-life balance we offer, a friendly team environment and much, much more. Above all, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're with an employer who really cares about you.

Our working population is as diverse as the people using our service and, as such, we welcome applications from every part of society.

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