Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Leatherhead PCN

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

A Primary Care Network (PCN) in Leatherhead and Bookham is seeking an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join their team. The successful candidate will work autonomously to provide high-quality, patient-centred care, adhering to practice guidelines and protocols. Responsibilities include triaging and treating patients, prescribing medication, and conducting health screenings. The role requires a Registered General Nurse with a Master’s degree and current NMC registration. Additional qualifications, such as independent prescribing and teaching certification, are desirable. The position is full-time or part-time, with a salary dependent on experience and benefits including additional leave and a pension.

Job Description:

Title: PCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Responsible to: Primary Care Network Directors and Operations Manager

Location: Various, within Leatherhead and Bookham

Hours per week: Up to 37.5 hrs per week

Salary: Dependent on experience

Holiday Entitlement: 27 days per year plus Bank Holidays

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience fits the job description and person specification. Please contact us for a more detailed JD and PS for this post.

Informal discussion with the team is encouraged prior to application; please get in touch to arrange a conversation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and caring Advanced Nurse Practitioner, with excellent clinical skills and warmth, with a commitment to positively contributing to our provision of high quality patient centred care.

We are open to full and part time applicants and have a flexible approach to working hours – we understand that everyone is looking for a work life balance.

Our PCN incorporates four practices in Leatherhead and Bookham. The successful candidate will be working over one or two sites and will see patients in those practices.


  • To work autonomously, providing a high quality, safe and supportive environment for patients, meeting their identified physical and psycho-social needs within the scope of individual accountable practice
  • Work within Practice guidelines, policies, protocols and procedures reporting outcomes to appropriate clinical staff so standards of care can be monitored and improved where necessary. This includes adhering to the following agendas: infection control, equality and diversity, health and safety
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, carers, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team ensuring information is shared appropriately and confidentially so patient needs are met in accordance with NHS directives and safeguarding policies (DH 2003; DH 2010)
  • Protect and maintain patient records to the agreed standard and in accordance with professional record keeping standards (NMC 2009)
  • Administer medicines in accordance with a non-medical prescribing framework, patient specific direction or patient group direction in accordance with the standards for medicine management (NMC 2007)
  • Organise, manage and prioritise own workload ensuring care of patients is paramount
  • Develop the role by using evidence-based practice and continuously improving own knowledge as defined in the PREP handbook (NMC 2011) and revalidation guidelines


  • Triage and treat patients presenting with minor illness and wishing to see a healthcare professional; either in surgery in in their own home; making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary healthcare team
  • Advise patients on general healthcare and minor ailments, with referral to other members of the primary or secondary healthcare team, as necessary
  • Prescribe medicines in accordance with NMC Standards for Medicines Management (2007), NMC Code of Professional Standards (2015) and the Nurse Prescribing Implementation Plan (1998)
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within the boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations
  • Minor Illness / Minor Injury Clinics
  • Chronic disease and admissions avoidance reviews and care planning
  • Palliative and End of Life Care and completion of DNACPR/Respect forms as required
  • Medication Reviews
  • Falls, Mental Health/Capacity, Social Needs Assessments
  • Health screening, contraception, dietary advice, blood pressure checks
  • Perform or request blood tests, urinalysis, ECGs (if required)
  • Cytology, Injections, Dressings, Removal of sutures/clips (if required)
  • Provide general and specific health screening to the practice population, within agreed protocols, with referral to other members of the primary and secondary healthcare team as necessary


The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Reporting potential risks identified


The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feeling priorities and rights


The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the PCN as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skill and activities to others who are undertaking similar work
  • Training may need to be undertaken outside of normal practice hours, and off site


The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the PCN, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources


  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but is a guide for information to the role. The job description will be periodically reviewed in light of the developing work requirements. The post-holder will be expected to contribute towards that revision.

Person Specification



Registered General Nurse with evidence of current NMC registration

Educated to Master’s degree as detailed within the HEE document tilted Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England


Qualified independent prescriber – V300

Teaching qualification




Experience of practice within the four pillars

Job plan that demonstrates advanced clinical practice and has equity with peers working at this level


Experience of prescribing and undertaking medication reviews

Experience of working in a primary care environment

Clinical Knowledge & Skills:


Understand the importance of evidence-based practice

Broad knowledge of clinical governance

Ability to record accurate clinical notes

Ability to work within own scope of practice and understand when to refer

Knowledge of health promotion strategies

Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy

Polite and confident, flexible and cooperative

Motivated towards solving problems, with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required

High levels of integrity and loyalty

Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations as well as ability to work under pressure/in stressful situations


Knowledge of public health issues in the local area and wider health arena

Other Requirements:


Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

Occupational health clearance

Meet the requirements and produce evidence for revalidation

Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of an ACP

Access to own transport and ability to travel across locality on a regular basis

Flexibility to work outside core office hours

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £54,250.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


Location: Leatherhead, Surrey

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