Paramedic (ECP) or NursePractitioner (ANP) | Milborne Port Surgery


Milborne Port Surgery is looking for an Emergency Care Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner to join our fantastic practice team.
We pride ourselves on being an exceptional practice with a friendly team, a beautiful purpose built surgery with spacious rooms, countryside views and highly appreciative patients.
We are looking for a candidate who fits in well with the ethos of the practice.
Our priorities being great patient care, work-life balance and teamwork.
As a training practice we strongly encourage staff to develop and would support the right applicant to complete their advanced practitioner training if this could be done over a suitably short timescale.

The surgery prides itself on our very high patient satisfaction scores and continuity of care.
Our patients have made the following comments:

  • “Excellent service, friendly, efficient, always tell people how lucky we are with our GP Service.”
  • “Can’t thank all the surgery staff enough for their amazing service. It’s by far the best out of previous surgeries.”
    Informal visits are encouraged so get in touch and come and see the surgery for yourself.

    The successful candidate will act as an autonomous practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals to assess, diagnose and treat the conditions of patients attending within primary care and initiating internal and external referrals as appropriate.GP and ANP colleagues provide opportunities for education, advice and support.

    The candidate will have (or be near to completing) an Independent prescriber qualification. G practice experience is desirable.

    Involvement in our in-house educational and multidisciplinary team meetings will add to job satisfaction and contribute to good patient care.

    Our salaried GP says:”I can honestly say [joining Milborne Port Surgery] was the best work-related decision I’ve made. We have a wonderful team, who work well together and is supportive. I was made to feel welcome from the start and ever since.”
    Please apply promptly if interested. We reserve the right to close applications early if suitable candidate(s) are found.

Milborne Port Surgery is a general practice located near the beautiful abbey town of Sherborne on the Dorset Somerset Border. We provide NHS services to 7200 patients with a well established team including 4 GP partners, 2 salaried GPs, 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, 2 Practice Nurses and 3 HAs plus allied HCPs: Pharmacists, Health Coaches, Mental Health Nurse. And of course an excellent reception and administrative team.
We are part of a Primary Care Network of like-minded small to medium sized rural practices, which grew out of a pre-existing collaboration to deliver transformed patient care as part of an innovative NHS Vanguard programme.
We are a training practice with a trainee GP, sometimes medical students, and we are supporting various members of our team to gain additional professional qualifications.
As a practice our ethos is to deliver excellent patient care, maintaining the best of traditional general practice and continuity of care, whilst adopting new approaches that complement these goals. We work as a team and maintain an open door policy where all staff have a voice and are able to access advice and support.
If you share our enthusiasm for the NHS; believe in the value of primary care; and want to join a forward-thinking team committed to patient and staff wellbeing we would be delighted to hear from you. Milborne Port Surgery is an equal opportunities employer.

Job responsibilities
Brief Summary Follows. Formal job description available on application.
Core role:
Working as a team member with other health professionals to deliver routine and urgent care for patients including assessment, advice, treatment and onwards referral – whether to other team members or to secondary care. Appointments are delivered by phone or face to face with appointment length variable according to the complexity of the issue. GP advice will always be available.

Training and personal development:
The practice is supportive of relevant personal development and training.
In-house training and clinical meetings are provided in some subjects and online training is available for all statutory mandatory training.
Attendance at suitable courses is also supported with prior agreement.
The post-holder will develop and maintain a Personal Learning Plan and participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, plus other relevant training as agreed. The post-holder will maintain training as required for ongoing registration and practice in their role.
Additional responsibilities
All team members are expected to take on some administrative, leadership or managerial duties according to their abilities and expertise, and often their personal interests. These should not be excessive and will not be the main role of a nurse practitioner or ECP (see above).

Person Specification
Knowledge, Attributes and Skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good written skills and clear concise record keeping.
  • Understanding of clinical governance issues in primary care.
  • Good professional standing.
  • Works well in a team, supporting colleagues and seeking advice where necessary.
  • Recognises limits of own practice and expertise.
  • Understanding of general practice funding & reporting. e.g. Awareness of QOF and its implications for the practice.
  • Knowledge and skills in resource management.
  • Comfortable with change in working environment and working practices over time.
  • Phlebotomy.
  • Able to contribute to colleagues’ education.

  • Qualifications
  • Essential
  • Full registration with NMC (UK) or CoP(UK)
  • Evidence of Advanced Practice Qualifications or near-complete training as Advanced Practitioner
  • Qualified or near-qualified as Independent Prescriber
  • Relevant nursing degree or Paramedic qualification
  • Eligible to work in UK primary care
    Disclosure and Barring Service Check
    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
    UK Registration
    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website

Employer name
Milborne Port Surgery
Milborne Port
Employer’s website
For questions about the job, contact:
Senior Partner
Ian Wyer 01963251947

£48,000 to £58,000 a year According to experience. Pro-rata for part time.

Working pattern
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working
Reference number A3701-23-0001


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