Care UK
10 Oct 2016
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Nurse practitioner
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
Closing date:
9 Nov 2016

Job Summary

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. Care UK can provide flexible shifts to fit with your needs and lifestyle. The post holder will be vital to the OOH Unit’s success, assessing, diagnosing, treating and discharging patients autonomously every day. Our Buckinghamshire Out of Hours are seeking ANPs who are looking for shifts to fit in with their own needs and lifestyle across a variety of locations within the region: Wycombe PCC, Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe Minor Injuries & Ilness Unit, Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe Stoke Mandeville PCC, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury Amersham PCC, Amersham Health Centre, Amersham Buckingham PCC, Buckingham Community Hospital, Buckingham We are a growing business and everything we do is about putting people first, whether that’s by delivering exceptional care and support for our clients, or providing growth and development opportunities for our teams.

Responsible To

Lead Nurse


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

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.

To be successful in the role, you will have: Essential: • 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 • Experience and demonstrable competencies of paediatric assessment and treatment within primary care environment • Excellent communication skills • Good listening skills • To possess imagination and intuition • To be confident in autonomous face-to-face patient interactions Desirable: • Experience of working independently within Nurse Practitioner / Specialist role • Evidence of research or study into extended roles for nurses in primary care This is a flexible role where we can offer shifts to suit your needs and lifestyle. We have shifts during the service opening times of: Monday - Friday: 6.30pm - 8am Weekends & Bank Holidays: 24 hours We offer 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. For more information on Care UK, please visit the website: http:// [... Click Apply...]/ or contact Ben Averill [... Click Apply...]/ [... Click Apply...] Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

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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