The Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7HN

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Job Vacancy – Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job description

Advanced Nurse Practitioner position: full-time, permanent (job share considered)

Acorn Surgery is a CQC-rated Outstanding GP Practice situated in the historic market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire with excellent road and rail networks to both the South and Midlands. There are good schools and colleges in the area, and the geography lends itself well to outdoor activities from exploring local parks and nature reserves to a range of water-based activities on the Rivers Cam & Ouse. The city of Cambridge, with its broad cultural offerings, is around a 20minute drive away.

We serve a diverse population of 10,500 patients with a mixed demographic. Although the Practice’s list leans on average towards a younger population with high birth-rates, we also look after the residents of two local Residential

We’re an excellent Practice, headed by a fantastic Partnership Management Team that inspires innovation, quality improvement and progression within a busy work environment which fosters camaraderie, active support and friendships. We have an exceptional reputation as a first-rate training practice for all-stage medical students, F2 doctors and GP Trainees.

Please apply if you:

  • meet the NMC requirements for advanced level practice
  • are educated to masters level or on the ANP pathway
  • are an independent prescriber with broad experience in the ANP role
  • have accredited training in chronic disease management & treatment of minor illness
  • thrive in a fast-paced, busy work environment and appreciate being part of a supportive, spirited and cheerful team
  • are comfortable making clinical decisions autonomously but with the support of colleagues when necessary
  • are driven towards continuous professional and personal development and relish and adapt well to change and progression
  • possess a range of consulting skills, including triage, video, on-line and telephone and be able to make valid decisions when to consult with patients in-person
  • would be excited to take on the clinical lead role for one of our residential homes
  • enjoy taking on various teaching opportunities to align with the clinical role
  • understand, assess and are proactive in referring any identified safeguarding issues
  • be non-judgemental and respectful in approach to individual characteristics, beliefs and rights

ANPs in primary care are well-respected for possessing a broad knowledge base, with wide clinical skills and the ability to operate as independent practitioners. At the Acorn, we work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary on-site clinical team of GPs, ANPs, clinical pharmacists, first contact physio, social prescriber, care coordinators, paramedic, specialist nurse practitioners, assistant practitioner and health care assistants, extended skills phlebotomist, community matron, midwife and community pharmacy practitioner. Our main server hospitals include the internationally renowned Royal Papworth and Addenbrookes hospitals, and there is also a local hospital trust with Huntingdon itself.

The position attracts generous holiday entitlements, NHS pension/continuous service entitlements, NHS discounts, genuine personal and professional development opportunities via annual appraisal, the opportunity to work in a highly rated GP Practice with a sincere, devoted and dependable team of people within both clinical and non- clinical. Salary will depend on previous experience and skill set, but be at least the existing going-rate for an ANP role.

We encourage potential candidates to come to meet with us at the Practice, to get a feel of how we work as a team, what the environment feels like and check out the tea room (where there’s always cake on offer), prior to or once application is made. Meantime, our website is another source of info, as are these testimonials:-

“I have worked at many different GP surgeries but can honestly say that Acorn Surgery has been the most enjoyable by some distance! The entire team are incredibly supportive of one another and this leads to an environment that is conducive to excellent clinical care. The admin / reception staff are the very best I have worked with and a real asset to the surgery. From a clinical perspective, the clinical team works ‘as one’ with the GPs and ANPs located together throughout the day. I have found this approach to be an excellent learning environment and takes away any feelings of clinical isolation that can occur in other environments. It is rare to find a surgery that is forward thinking, innovative and supportive, but Acorn surgery definitely ticks those boxes!” (current locum ANP)

“I have worked at Acorn surgery for over 18 months now as a first contact physiotherapist. It is amazing surgery to work in with great support, clinically and non-clinically. There is an emphasis on training and research opportunities. There is encouragement to work in new innovative ways with the focus being on patient care.”

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, gender identities, cultures and ethnicities. Covid19-related protocols remain in place, with the aim for interviews to be undertaken in-person wherever possible and practicable. It is our policy for all our workforce to be Covid vaccinated (unless valid medical exemption can be provided). Enhanced DBS clearance and immunisation status will be required as part of the recruitment process.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: From £48,000.00 per year
COVID-19 considerations: All staff are required to wear face masks and enhanced PPE when dealing with patients for face to face consultation, with the expectation that all patients and visitors to the Practice will also wear face coverings whilst in the building.