As a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, respond to and manage a range of patient health care needs within a primary care setting.
To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients in a variety of non-clinical settings according to the patient’s needs.
To support a model of on the day care within practices.
To mentor and support staff in developing and maintaining clinical skills, where required.
To work across local care interfaces in order to deliver an integrated service intended to reduce waiting times for patients accessing urgent care, reduce unnecessary A & E attendances and reduce the demand for hospital admissions by accessing the right care at the point of need.
To work as an autonomous practitioner, providing clinical care (including telephone triage, diagnosis, treatment, referral, review or discharge) as appropriate, utilising a range of advanced skills and expert knowledge for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.
To work as part of the practice team providing care in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings (including residential care, patients homes and other settings as necessary).
To use broad clinical guidelines (NICE etc.) relating them to individual cases, providing assistance and feedback to the organisation and others on how these should be interpreted.
To signpost appropriately to other services in the identified healthcare pathway.
To prescribe as an independent non-medical prescriber and/or administer medications using Patient Group Directives (PGDs), according to agreed protocols.
To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records of clinical care provided, including adverse events using Systm1.
To provide clinical advice to other members of the team where appropriate including attendance at MDT meetings, planning meetings and case conferences as required.