PRACTICE NURSE (Maternity Cover)
Gillingham Medical Practice
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An exciting maternity cover opportunity has arisen for a Practice Nurse to join our highly respected and friendly practice on a fixed term basis.
Cover is required for 9-12months, with an immediate start. Pay rate is competitive.
Our well-established practice has a committed team and excellent performance against local and national requirements. Gillingham Medical Practice is a two-site PMS practice with six GP Partners, providing high quality primary healthcare to a geographically extensive rural population of over 12,700 patients.
We have a thriving nursing team, working closely with our GPs, nurse practitioners, HCAs, Pharmacist, social prescribing team and allied health professionals, as well as our fantastic administrative support staff. We are a training practice for registrars and medical students.
Main duties of the job
You will need to be a Registered General Nurse, have evidence of continued professional development, work to the NMC Code of Conduct, and ideally have two years post-registration experience. Previous GP Practice nurse experience is an advantage but not essential.
This is a great opportunity for a qualified and enthusiastic nurse for up to 32 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary with access to the NHS Pension Scheme, as well as a commitment to training and development. Normal shifts will not include weekend working.
Gillingham Medical Practice is an equal opportunities employer, and will not discriminate on the grounds of disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or similar belief, or age.
All applications must be made via NHS Jobs, reference. For more information or an informal visit, please contact the Practice Manager or Lead Nurse.
The practice nurse will work as part of the healthcare team at the Practice to provide Personal Medical Services to the patients.
Job responsibilities may include:
Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior staff and GPs
Wound care/ ulcer care/ Doppler
Removal of sutures
New Patient Medicals
Routine immunisations/ Childhood immunisations
Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
Following agreed clinical protocols with referral to senior nurses or GPs as appropriate
Other tasks may include:
Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
Chaperoning and assisting patients who are being examined by another clinician.
Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
Ordering of stock from the District Hospital
Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels
Participation in administrative systems in the Practice
At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records
A duty to advise senior nurses of potential problems or errors within the range of assigned tasks
Attend and participate in any Practice meetings when required.
On occasion there may be a requirement to undertake home visits
Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post and within the scope of training and qualifications.
Knowledge and Skills
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Gillingham Medical Practice
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26 July 2021