Report to: NURSE MANAGER/THE PARTNERS (Clinically) and THE PRACTICE MANAGER (Administratively)
27 hours - 33 hrs per week @ Rate: £27 - £45 p/hr
The practice nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of the Practice.
To assist medical personnel in the care of practice patients to include treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education.
• Registered Nurse qualification (adult)
• Current NMC Registration
• 2 Years post registration nursing experience
• Evidence of previous work in a nursing team • Knowledge of health promotion strategiesDesirable
• Awareness of local and national health policy
• Awareness of issues within the wider health economySkills Essential
• Strong team working skills
• Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
• Communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
• Good IT skills
• Be aware of and be able to make decisions within own capabilitiesDesirable
• Possess nursing skills such as venepuncture, ecgs, wound care
• Previous use of a clinical consultation systemPersonal
• Flexible approach to working in practice and willingness to develop new approaches to care
• Team player
• Awareness of professional and personal limitations
• Positive role model
• Evidence of working on own initiative
• Full driving license
Applicants must have current UK professional registration.
General nursing duties
• To provide nursing services to patients, including treatment, screening, advice and minor therapeutic procedures.
• To run special clinics for patients including family planning, child health surveillance, cryotherapy, vaccinations, cervical cytology, warfarin monitoring and chronic disease management.
• To undertake diagnostic tests including blood glucose monitoring, PEFR and urine analysis.
• To advise on and supervise patients’ use of devices including MDIs, PEFR meters, urinary
diagnostic stix, blood glucose monitoring and nebulisers.
• To take and despatch safely laboratory specimens including blood, urine, swabs and smears.
• To provide ear syringing, treatment for cuts and bruises, dressings of wounds and leg ulcers and
removal of sutures.
• To provide immunisations for all ages and diseases and to know the contra-indications and side
effects of vaccinations.
• To provide immunisations and health advice to patients travelling abroad.
• To provide telephone advice to patients and occasional home visits where appropriate and
within levels of competence.
• To keep up to date with resuscitation techniques.
• To ensure emergency drugs are kept up to date and to operate a system for checking expiry dates of drugs and vaccines.
• To maintain the nursing and treatment rooms in good order
Participation in annual influenza campaign (which may include paid overtime at evenings / mornings / weekends).
• Recognising issues and gathering sufficient information to refer (e.g. drugs; domestic violence; child protection; vulnerable adults; senior patients; social problems)
Supplies and equipment – Treatment room and other areas
• In participation with the nurse manager and nurse team, ensure the maintenance of equipment and stock levels relating to patient care.
Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures
• Following appropriate training, undertake the collection, storage and despatch of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears etc and ensure the cleanliness of any equipment so used. Perform any investigatory procedures requested by the GPs.
Administrative and professional responsibilities
• Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients’ notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate.
• Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.
• Attend and participate in practice meetings as required, practice meetings are held quarterly, the nurse on duty is expected to attend. Clinical and significant event meetings are typically held monthly, the nurse on duty is expected to attend.
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.
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Send a copy of your CV with a cover letter.
All appropriate precautions and PPE will be provided by each individual practice. Health & Safety of all healthcare professionals will be the highest priority. All government guidelines and protocols will be adhered to.
**This job description is a reflection of the present requirement and may be subject to review and amendment in light of future changes or developments.