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Practice Nurse

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Rothwell
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Job summary

Rosegarth & Siddal Surgeries are recruiting an enthusiastic Practice Nurse to join our friendly team. This exciting opportunity would be open to part time applications to work across both our surgeries. We serve over 10,000 patients across a geographical area of central Halifax and Siddal. We value teamwork, mutual support and a friendly working environment. We are looking for NMC registered professionals, who will have Practice Nurse experience in general practice.

Main duties of the job

Are you a working within Secondary Care and want a new direction?

Are you looking to develop your career in general practice delivering care in the right place and at the right time, working with a supportive and friendly Clinical and Non-Clinical Team? If so, come and join our Primary Care team for an exciting new role.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Practice Nurse who is reliable, professional and has excellent communication skills. Your Responsibilities would include management of long term conditions, cervical cytology, childhood immunisations, travel advice and vaccinations.

Principal Responsibilities
  • To provide assessment, treatment, screening and health education services and advice, working in accordance with set protocols, guidelines and NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Provide nursing service/treatments to patients independently or in participation with general practitioners with reference to aforesaid agreed protocols and guidelines.


About us

This is a great opportunity for a Nurse with the relevant skills and experience to join a friendly team in a practice achieving high patient satisfaction. Salary and annual leave for this position will be negotiable dependent on experience. Your main duties will include the assessment and treatment of patients - please see the job description for more information.

What we can offer you:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Occupational Sickness Pay Scheme


Please apply through NHS Jobs and ensure to attach a current CV and covering letter, including what you can bring to our role

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

Summary

To provide nursing services to the practice population by evidence based, quality focused care. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. To ensure clear channels of communication exist between clinical, administrative and community teams. To promote a positive and friendly image to our patients and other professionals.

Teamwork

All employees are expected to display a high standard of teamwork. This includes cooperating in undertaking the work of absent colleagues or assisting others where the workload is particularly high. Accordingly, there may be a requirement, from time to time, to undertake other duties.

Principal Responsibilities
  • To provide assessment, treatment, screening and health education services and advice, working in accordance with set protocols, guidelines and NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Provide nursing service/treatments to patients independently or in participation with general practitioners with reference to aforesaid agreed protocols and guidelines.

    Professional Responsibilities:
  • To be qualified and a member of the NMC
  • Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days relevant/useful or necessary for personal/professional development including attendance at the locality protected learning time (PLT) events.
  • To have the ability to work on own initiative, acknowledging limitations of oneself and in the delegation to others. Recognising when referral to other health professionals is needed.
  • To be familiar with changes and progress in nursing care.
  • Evaluating and adapting care using evidence based practice, in consultation with colleagues as a forum for team education, development and audit.
  • Using evidence based practice to assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policies.

    Specific Duties

    Nursing procedures to include, but not limited to -
  • Wound management
  • Hypertension reviews
  • Routine injections as prescribed
  • Cervical Smears
  • Childhood and Adult immunisations, including reading and reviewing Patient Group Directives (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directives (PSDs)
  • Well Person Health Checks including Foreign Travel Counselling, NHS Health Checks, Lifestyle and New Patient Checks
  • ECGs
  • Ear irrigation and assessment of ears
  • Spirometry
  • Obesity and weight/diet management
  • Family Planning including assisting in Implants & Coil fittings & Sexual health
  • Chronic disease management and prevention ~ Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Stroke, Epilepsy, IHD, COPD and Asthma( would be advantageous)
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Minor Injuries and Minor Illness
  • CVD risk assessments and Q risk interpretation and assessments.
  • Referrals Podiatry, Counselling, Audiology, etc
  • Ensuring all specimens are checked and sent to laboratory as required

    You will be fully conversant in QOF, read coding and uphold strategies to provide a holistic combined healthcare for the patient and demonstrate a willingness to participate in research/audit within the practice team, and the use of SytmOne.

    You will be aware of DES/LES policies and apply and produce, alongside the Practice Manager, protocols that reflect the guidelines that are workable in the practice.

    Participate in the education of students of all disciplines.

    To be responsible for the efficient running of the treatment room and equipment and to ensure the clinical areas are at all times safe for staff and patients.

    To adhere to strict Infection Control in line with guidelines and policies.

    Advise patients and relatives/carers on general health care and ailments with referral to GPs as necessary.

    Administrative responsibilities
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive records of all consultations and treatments in the patients notes, both written and computerised, awareness of QOF, read codes and alerts needed for standardised care.
  • All associated nursing administration eg. Vaccine forms, Travel Health Questionnaires, protocol review and assisting Reception with queries.
  • To access and file cytology results.
  • Manage clinics effectively.
  • To take personal responsibility for own personal/professional development, providing sufficient evidence of the achievement of set objectives through individual performance and the review process.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.
  • Help with collection of statistical information required for QOF & QIPP.
  • Attend and participate in practice and staff meetings as appropriate.
  • To take prompt action to defuse situations of complaints and be equipped with the knowledge to advise patients and relatives/carers about the complaints procedure.
  • Maintain appearance and behaviour in keeping with a member of the nursing profession and in accordance with codes of conduct.
  • Support and co-ordiante health promotion campaigns, i.e. flu, no smoking, healthy lifestyles, etc
  • Maintain effective liaison with other agencies and staff concerned with patient care and with other disciplines within the practice, with appropriate regard to confidentiality.

    Treatment Room supplies and equipment
  • To have working knowledge of equipment used in the surgery. Ensuring that any faulty equipment is taken out of service for repair and reported to the nursing team for information and Practice Administrator for action.
  • To be aware of Infection Control and updated policies.
  • In participation with the Nurse Lead to ensure the maintenance of equipment and stock levels in relation to patient care.
  • To regularly update knowledge and information through use of medical journals, training, courses, etc.
  • To maintain the cold chain in fridge/fridges and the daily recordings.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Doctors, Practice Manager and Nurse lead, providing these duties are within the scope of the role and that the individual is trained and capable of such duty.

The role of the Practice Nurse is an evolving one and it is anticipated that the post holder will be responsible and reasonably flexible in the interpretation of the above job description.

Health and Safety Requirements

All employees have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with the management to enable the employer to meet its own legal duties and to report any hazardous situations or defective equipment.

Confidentiality

All employees are required to preserve the confidentiality of the affairs of the Partners, staff, patients and of all matters connected with the Practice. Any breach of such confidence would be regarded as grounds for disciplinary action.

This job description will be reviewed during annual appraisals and may be altered following consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Essential
  • Nursing Degree and registration Qualification
  • Member of NMC
  • Worked in General Practice environment.
  • Minor illness, minor injury, family planning and immunisations
  • Understanding of computer based medical records management
  • Knowledge and application of supporting long-term conditions
  • Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and NHS
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check


Desirable

  • Desirable Criteria:
  • Mentor/teaching qualification
  • Recognised Infection Control Qualification


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 (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Rosegarth Surgery

Address

Rosegarth Surgery

Rothwell Mount

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX1 2HB

Employer's website

https://www.rosegarthsurgery.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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