Hollyns Health & Wellbeing
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Hollyns Health and Wellbeing is seeking a part-time or full time experienced and enthusiastic Practice Nurse. GP Practice experience is desirable.
The Surgery has
13,800 patients approx.
GPs, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacists, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associate, Administration staff
Chronic disease clinics for diabetes, asthma and COPD
Rated Good by CQC
Active GP and Nursing training and teaching practice
SystmOne clinical system
High QOF achievement
Part of a Primary Care Network with access to additional pharmacists, social prescribers, physiotherapy
Minor surgery, sexual health, diabetes, anticoagulation and pain management services available for patients
Main duties of the job
- To plan and deliver high quality integrated nursing care to the practice population
- To promote health and well being within the practice population
- To work with clinical and non-clinical practice staff, other members of the wider healthcare team and NHSE/CCG in contributing to:
- The achievement of QoF
- Delivering objectives set out in the NHS Action PlanMeeting the standards as set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Hollyns Health and Wellbeing is a proactive practice with two sites, who offer additional services to the practice population, such as warfarin, pain management, sexual health, Level 2 diabetic clinics and minor surgery.
The administration, nursing and clinical team work over both sites and teamwork is integral in ensuring the service is run as effectively and efficiently for the patients as possible.
The successful candidate will be able to continue their service benefits if coming from the NHS in relation to the NHS Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement.
Duties and Responsibilities
The post holder will use their knowledge of best and evidence based practice and the GMS contract (including the Quality Outcomes Framework) to strive to deliver, promote and improve standards of care. They will be involved in identifying practice population needs and in being proactive in making suggestions for service improvement. The post holder is expected to undertake any training and development necessary to keep their knowledge and practice up to date and current.The post holder will work directly within the Practice Nursing team.
The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken include all of the items in the following list. Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Practice Nurse Managers, Business Managers and the GP Partners.
(Please note the below points are based on an individual level of training/qualification)
Undertake cervical cytology screening in conjunction with screening guidelines, promoting breast awareness opportunistically
Offer chronic disease management in line with local and national policy
Undertake opportunistic screening when clinically required
Perform venepuncture and electrocardiography
Carry out ear examination and irrigation
Administer adult and paediatric injections/immunisations/vaccines under an individualised prescription or Patient Group Direction
Provide advice on lifestyle issues; encouraging, assisting and supporting patients in changing their unhealthy behaviours and referring on appropriately
Being aware and recognising the signs of child abuse, family violence, vulnerable adults, substance abuse, addictive behaviour's, and suicidal tendencies; proactively utilising local referral procedures where necessary
Manage work load effectively and answer any direct tasks, emails or communications in a timely manner
When required be available to carry out home visits (staff must ensure relevant car insurance level is in place to support this)
Apply infection control measures when collecting and handling of laboratory specimens, disposing of waste materials, dealing with blood and body fluids spillages and report and treat sharps injuries; promoting best practice within the Practice
Assist and support the medical/nursing colleagues in the management of clinical emergencies as required
Undertake annual training and demonstrates competency in anaphylaxis and resuscitation techniques
- Provide safe, evidence-based, cost-effective, individualised patient care
- Offer a holistic service to patients and their families, developing where appropriate an on-going plan of care/support, with an emphasis on prevention and self-care
- Promote health and well-being through the use of health promotion, health education, screening and therapeutic communication skills
Flexibility of Working Hours
You will be expected when appropriate, as part of your role, to cover sickness and annual leave, which is integral to the effective running of the Practice. Also you will be expected to be available if required to assist in extended surgeries to cater for the practice need.
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 all circumstances
In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder will have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers; practice staff and other healthcare workers and also to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. Information from these sources 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
- All staff must have an understanding of the importance of safeguarding adults, children and young people to ensure that are able to live a comfortable life in safety, free from abuse and neglect. As a practice we should always promote our patients wellbeing in their safeguarding arrangements
Health & Safety
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, the practice Health & Safety Manual, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures. This will include:
Utilising security systems appropriate to the workplace according to Practice guidelines
Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
Undertaking and 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
Active reporting of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately
Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, assisting in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness consistent with the scope of the job holders role
Equality and Diversity
- The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:
Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their differing beliefs, circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights.
- The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include:
Participation in an regular performance reviews
Taking responsibility for identifying own development and learning needs and for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
Undertaking training to upskill should the practice have a need for the post holder to do so
Utilising acquired skills and activities to assist others who are undertaking similar work
The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, 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
Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
Effectively manage own time, workload and resources
The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:
Communicate effectively with other team members
Communicate effectively with patients and carers
Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly
The post-holder will:
Contribution to the Implementation of Services:
Apply Practice policies, standards and guidance
Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
Participate in audit where appropriate
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS and other REQUIREMENTS
Active NMC registration
Good face to face and telephone communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload
Friendly and approachable
Flexibility to cover extra hours as required due to holidays, sickness etc.
Ability to deal calmly with diffiult situations
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).
Hollyns Health & Wellbeing
For questions about the job, contact:
04 May 2022