Clinical Practitioner - LUCC

Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019

Job Description

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will be responsible for the autonomous clinical assessment, treatment and/or referral or giving advice as appropriate to first contact patients across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions within the services provided by DHU Health Care CIC through direct contact consultations.

A commitment to a quality service, excellence in clinical practice and continuous professional development are integral to the role and the development of the service.

The post holder will participate in promoting and advancing DHU Health Care CIC.

If desired, this post is a developmental position with funded Advanced Clinical Practitioner training and support available. Where applicable, the post holder will be given the opportunity to work across the various DHU Health Care CIC services to gain experience.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • To practice autonomously without direct supervision.
  • To utilise advanced clinical skills to assess, diagnose, treat and refer patients within the clinical service.
  • To recognise the need for, initiate and where appropriate interpret relevant diagnostic investigations.
  • To recognise the need for and initiate where appropriate advice of relevant specialisms.
  • To exhibit excellent non-verbal and verbal communication skills when dealing with patients and carers. To have the ability to make clear decisions with confidence and communicate these effectively.
  • To maintain appropriate clinical records in line with current practice guidelines.
  • To work within the parameters of your skills and knowledge, recognising the limitations to your own practice and to work within the bounds of your training and capability according to regulatory codes of conduct.
  • To maintain an awareness of developments in clinical practice.
  • To optimise evidence based practice.
  • To work effectively as part of a multi-professional team in collaboration with other members of the service.
  • To adhere to performance measures.
  • To provide health promotion/accident prevention advice for patients and carers.
  • To promote the protection of children and vulnerable adults in accordance with local safeguarding procedures.
  • To adhere to the Infection Prevention and Control policy for the service being provided.
  • To supply/administer medication via Patient Group Directors (PGDs) or prescribe medication (as a qualified non-medical prescriber) and work within the limitations of current Non-Medical Prescribing legislation.
  • The ordering, storage, administration and disposal of medicines in a safe, secure manner in accordance with current policy and legislation.
  • Discharge or refer patients as appropriate to internal or external clinical pathways.

  • To participate in the clinical audit cycle as required.
  • Take part in organisational clinical audits as required.
  • To attend professional meetings and participate in team meetings.
  • To work within DHU Health Care CIC guidelines and policies and to support the implementation of policies in own work area and participate in working groups as required.
  • To participate in inductions for newly appointed staff.
  • To participate in the appraisal process.
  • To identify, report and address poor performance issues.
  • To diffuse challenging behavior, ensuring that the situation is managed in a sensitive way.
  • To ensure efficient and effective use of material resources/supplies.
  • To identify any problems with resource use/availability and make recommendations for corrective action.

Essential Criteria
  • Registered Adult Nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), Paramedic registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Evidence of Autonomous Practice Qualification - such as :-
  • Autonomous practice A33
  • Level 6 or 7 Clinical Examination Module
  • Level 6 or 7 Minor Illness Module
  • RCN Accredited Nurse Practitioner Module
  • Emergency Care Practitioner Qualification
  • Autonomous practice working and multi-professional team
  • Can show evidence of using autonomous physical examination and assessment skills in practice
  • Can demonstrate a broad and sound knowledge of complex and common conditions in primary care in both adults and children
  • Has experience in one of the following: nurse led clinics, emergency care centres ,out of hours facilities or walk in centres
  • Experience of administering and supplying medication via PGD OR Independent Prescribing experience.
  • Full driving license essential (LLR Home Visiting Service)

Desirable Criteria
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Registration as an independent non-medical prescriber
  • Use of examination skills in practice.
  • Experience of telephone triage
  • Experience of Emergency Care
  • Experience of General Practice


Ref: 2109516

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