Speciality – Urgent Care / Audits
Country – UK
Location – High Wycombe
Salary – from £32.48 per hour (dependent on shift times)
Are you passionate about high-quality patient care? Do you have good attention to detail? Do you like working in a multi-professional team with a busy Urgent Care provider? Then this is the job for you
FedBucks are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner and clinical auditor to play a major role in supporting the Urgent Care Clinical Director in the delivery of service and regular audits as part of FedBucks clinical audit strategy.
Job Type / Category
This job is a dual role as an;
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Navigator who will work autonomously within The Urgent Treatment Centre undertaking assessments of adults and children who present to the UTC with minor illness and injury; to determine a clinical diagnosis, treatment, referral or appropriate discharge within their professional boundaries and in line with training, skills and competencies. They will work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
Clinical Auditor – To support the clinical management team with regular clinical audits in line with the auditing criteria and company schedule
• To independently undertake highly specialised clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge of both adult and paediatric patients with a range of minor injury and illness , including complex acutely unwell patient s within professional boundaries and in line with the NMC Code of Conduct
• To ensure patients and parents/carers and fully involved in the design and implementation of patient treatment plans
• To ensure effective co-ordination and liaison with the multidisciplinary team across both primary and secondary care, statutory and voluntary disciplines/groups to provide seamless service to the patient and their carers and prevent hospital admission where urgent care is required
• To refer appropriately to the in-house UTC GP where a second opinion is required and when needed to refer directly to hospital specialities and the emergency department.
• When navigating to appropriately assess each patient within 15 mins of arrival to correctly prioritise their care as clinically indicated or safely redirect to an alternative health care provider.
• To adapt communication styles to promote empowerment, self-management and health education for patients
• To attend clinical case conferences, reviews and clinical meetings as required
• To identify actual or potential clinical risk and take appropriate action using when required the appropriate reporting structure
• AUDIT PROCESS - Ensure audits are carried out in line with the audit schedule. Carry out planned and systematic Internal Audits, in line with Company requirements and covering: Regular Clinical audit requirements both of clinical notes and voice recordings, CQC Inspection Criteria, prescribing audit and any additional clinical audits as required in line with Company Audit Schedule.
• AUDIT FEEDBACK AND FOLLOW UP - Using the agreed audit tool, provide documented and oral feedback to the clinical team and working closely with the Clinical Director outlining performance, highlighting issues/concerns/good practice. Agreeing an action plan and follow up which covers: Regulations, Contract Compliance and Quality standards both Company & CQC/or equivalent governing body. Escalation of breaches in process, safety or quality issues to the Clinical Director.
• Provide training to all staff on audit criteria if required, highlighting areas to manage risk and avoid repetition. Provide audit analysis in line with business requirements, identify areas for improvement and make recommendations. Take responsibility for progressing / monitoring agreed actions and ensuring completion.
• Skilful communication skills are central to this role; you will be required to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of colleagues face-to-face, on the phone and in emails. You may also be required to undertake audit activities and should be comfortable and confident working in clinical environments with clinicians and patients
• This audit position will sit within a full-time clinical role within the service as understanding the dynamics and demands within the clinical environment of our service is essential. Outside of your clinical shifts the audit part of this role can be flexible either working from home or within one of our bases. You can manage your own diary ensuring audits are carried out and submitted in accordance to the audit schedule.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
• 1st level Registered Nurse with current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).
Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
• Post registration qualification Advanced Nursing Practice, autonomous practice or equivalent
• Independent Nurse Prescriber
• Basic Life Support
• Proven post registration experience including evidence of working in any of these following clinical areas:
• Accident & Emergency, Primary Care environments, Minor Injuries / Illness Units
• Audit Skills would be an advantage.
• Acute specialities at a senior level
• Experience of working autonomously
• Evidence of teaching and assessing others
• Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
• Experience in leading on safe guarding issues
• Experience and demonstrable competencies of paediatric assessment and treatment within primary care environment
• Experience in triage and treatment of emergency presentations
• Experience in triage and treatment of acute primary care presentations
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