Senior Clinician/ANP/ACP in GP Out of Hours – Wirral, Merseyside

Senior Clinician/ANP/ACP in GP Out of Hours

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 50952.000 to 57349.000 GBP per year

Jobtype: Full-time, Part-time

Wirral, Merseyside


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and care services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative multi disciplinary professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

WCHC offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for  part time Senior Nurse Clinician's to work as permanent integral members of our GP Out of Hours Team. 

We are looking for candidates with strong clinical skills and experience and who are patient and team focused. The successful candidate will show they are willing to support innovation, and are committed to service improvement in an extremely interesting, and challenging environment, which treats both adult and paediatric patients.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be competent in practice using their clinical knowledge and skills. The post holders will provide an opportunity for patients to recieve timely care and negate unnecessary delay in receiving treatment and without the need to refer to a GP.

The post holders are autonomous in making decisions based on assessment and diagnosis and must be able to independently prescribe medication and evaluate care

Working for our organisation

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Clinical Practice on the telephone, in the Urgent Treatment Centre and during home visits if requested, you will be responsible for the autonomous clinical assessment
  • The role will expect clinical examinations  and prescribing certification
  • To utilize advanced clinical skills to assess, diagnose, treat and refer patients within your scope of practice
  • Providing a quality service, excellence in clinical practice and continuous professional development are integral to the role and the development of the service
  • Management of risk and health & safety.
  • Managing information.
  • Learning and development

Person specification

Qualifications and Professional Training

Essential criteria
  • Relevant HCP qualification (e.g RGN/HCPC)
  • Masters (or part of) in advanced practice, or working towards it.
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Experience of working in an Urgent Primary Care setting in either the in or out of hours period

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in end-of-life care
  • Experience of working in Paediatrics

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Aware of the importance of, and application of evidence-based practice.
  • Experience in managing primary care cases independently
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development
  • Experience in clinical audit and evaluation of cases and risk assessment
  • Experience in independently assessing and managing clinical risk

Desirable criteria
  • Minimum of 3 years Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner Studies within clinical field.
  • Interpretation of Blood results relevant to Primary Care
  • Experience in remote (video and/or telephone) consulting
  • Experience in home visiting of patients

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate complex, sensitive and/or contentious information, including where there are barriers to understanding.  I
  • Advanced clinical reasoning, analysis and problem solving skills
  • Self-aware (strengths and weaknesses, personal qualities and skills – or skills gaps)
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviour in a clinical setting
  • Effective team member
  • IT skills and ability to use clinical systems

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of innovation in practice e.g. service development.
  • Experience in the management of long-term conditions

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to plan and organise own time and workload and cope with last minute changes.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal / nonverbal / written)
  • Resilient and assertive
  • Driven and motivated

Training and Education

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to undergo education/training for service need.
  • Driven to work towards professional and performance objectives (appraisal)

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in providing education and training to other staff and students.

Important Information

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record system.

For further information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section 'Additional documentation'.

We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and are keen to support reasonable adjustments to support our new and existing staff.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Further Information:

Closing Dates:  Candidates are advised to apply early. The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information:  Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/ education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations:  The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications:  Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 

Flexible Working: Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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