Howard House Surgery
Advanced Clinical Practice
Careers Site Advertising End Date
07 Jun 2023
About the Role

Howard House Surgery is looking to welcome an experienced advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) into our busy practice, to support the clinical team in delivering outstanding patient care.  This role is offered on either a full- or a part-time basis. 

Key responsibilities of the role:
  • Work within professional boundaries to accurately examine and assess patients with an undifferentiated diagnosis, from a physiological, psychological and social perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly. 
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan. 
  • Seek advice and support from a senior clinician as appropriate to inform decision making around patient care.
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care. 
  • Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness appropriate to patient needs, and administer medication in accordance with PGD/ Independent Nurse Prescribing. 
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or non-prescription medication, on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions.
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments. 
  • Ensure full and accurate documentation in patient notes of clinical history, physical examination, diagnosis and treatment plan.
For further inforamtion about this role, please see the attached job specification.
About the Candidate
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Registered nurse, or equivalent
  • Independent prescriber
  • Resuscitation - minimum of basic life support (BLS)
  • Significant post registration experience, to include:
    • History taking
    • Assessment
    • Diagnostics
    • Minor injury
  • Recent clinical experience in related client group, i.e. acute/community setting
About Us

Howard House Surgery is innovative and keen to promote bright new ways of doing things. If you are looking for a new challenge or a change of scene and would like to join a friendly, hard-working multi-disciplinary team, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We deploy askMyGP and SystemOne and believe in promoting a clinical skill-mix.

The successful applicant will be employed by Suffolk Primary Care, an innovative partnership with likeminded Suffolk GP surgeries covering 130,000 patients. Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare. Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.
Suffolk Primary Care offers the perfect environment for someone who wants to make a real difference in the lives of their patients. We are committed to undertaking high quality clinical research with all our practices being research active.
Benefits of working for SPC include:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
    • The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme
    • Life insurance
    • Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and children’s pension
    • Ill health benefits
    • 20% employer contribution
  • Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
    • No deposit
    • No credit check
    • Fully comprehensive insurance
    • Servicing and tyres
    • Breakdown cover
    • Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions
  • Proper Pay
    • Living Wage Foundation Accredited
  • GP Remote Working
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Health Service Discounts
  • Annual Leave - Minimum 33 days FTE with enhancements for long service
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity terms
  • High street discounts through our own online portal
  • Technology and homewares salary sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Gym salary sacrifice scheme

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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