Nursing Associate

St Clement’s Surgery

The closing date is 31 March 2024

Job summary

The Fens and Brecks Primary Care Network are a forward thinking group of practices; the Network consists of 6 General Practices in West Norfolk.

The post holder is a Nursing Associate registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are required to act within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team within general practice and a Primary Care Network (PCN).

The post holder will contribute to providing nursing care to patients registered in the GP practices within the PCN.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will focus on assuming a lead role in specified areas, e.g., vocational and employment advice to patients, activities coordination, assisting in individual and therapeutic group work. Work with the qualified nurses to deliver individual treatment packages with an emphasis on collaborative care that focuses on recovery and the need to work towards discharge where appropriate. The post holder will work with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) to both organise and facilitate care appropriate to the individual needs of the patient.

About us

The Fens and Brecks PCN consists of 6 practice across West Norfolk, with a patient population of around 47,000.

Within the PCN we have various teams from GP's, and nursing teams to Social Prescribers, Clinical Pharmacists and Paramedics.

Date posted

23 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A0847-24-0001

Job locations

Churchgate Way

Terrington St. Clement

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE34 4LZ


Chapel Road

Boughton

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE33 9AG


Main Road

Terrington St. John

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

PE14 7RR


Townley Close

Upwell

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

PE14 9BT


Rowan Close

Watlington

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE33 0TU


Feltwell Doctors Surgery

Old Brandon Road, Feltwell

Thetford

IP26 4AY


Job description

Job responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

Communication and Relationship Skills

To engage in positive relationships with patients/carers/families and other staff based on respect and within appropriate boundaries.

To act in a professional capacity at all times.

To be able to set therapeutic limits with patients, carers or relatives.

To be able to communication with the patient about care planning risk assessment needs.

Communicate complex and sensitive information verbally and in writing.

Actively contribute during handovers to meet the care needs of patients.

Actively contribute to meetings

To formulate care plans under the supervision of registered staff.

To communicate risk issues as they arise to ensure safe care.

To communicate concerns relating to patient behaviour or mental state to other members of the multidisciplinary team

Job description

Job responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

Communication and Relationship Skills

To engage in positive relationships with patients/carers/families and other staff based on respect and within appropriate boundaries.

To act in a professional capacity at all times.

To be able to set therapeutic limits with patients, carers or relatives.

To be able to communication with the patient about care planning risk assessment needs.

Communicate complex and sensitive information verbally and in writing.

Actively contribute during handovers to meet the care needs of patients.

Actively contribute to meetings

To formulate care plans under the supervision of registered staff.

To communicate risk issues as they arise to ensure safe care.

To communicate concerns relating to patient behaviour or mental state to other members of the multidisciplinary team

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate evidenced based knowledge in the main physical health problems that adult patients may present with i.e., high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, respiratory issues, constipation, lack of personal hygiene, including foot care.
  • Demonstrate an ability to complete on-going monitoring templates and health assessments with the support from other members of the team.
  • Analytical Skills
  • To understand the concept of verbal and non-verbal communication and be able use the skills at the desired level.
  • Has an understanding of risk behaviours and risk management.
  • Understanding of incident reporting.

Desirable

  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Work as a supervised primary nurse, planning, co-ordinating and implementing care to patients.
  • Can facilitate/co-facilitate group activities that focus on health promotion or social activity.
  • To be able to plan and manage workload.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Nursing Associate with Registration

Desirable

  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake baseline physical observations and record results correctly. In addition, be able to identify anomalies that should be referred to a first level nurse or one of the medical staff Baseline observations include:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Respirations
  • Weight
  • Eating pattern
  • Sleep pattern
  • Glucose monitoring
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate evidenced based knowledge in the main physical health problems that adult patients may present with i.e., high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, respiratory issues, constipation, lack of personal hygiene, including foot care.
  • Demonstrate an ability to complete on-going monitoring templates and health assessments with the support from other members of the team.
  • Analytical Skills
  • To understand the concept of verbal and non-verbal communication and be able use the skills at the desired level.
  • Has an understanding of risk behaviours and risk management.
  • Understanding of incident reporting.

Desirable

  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Work as a supervised primary nurse, planning, co-ordinating and implementing care to patients.
  • Can facilitate/co-facilitate group activities that focus on health promotion or social activity.
  • To be able to plan and manage workload.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Nursing Associate with Registration

Desirable

  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake baseline physical observations and record results correctly. In addition, be able to identify anomalies that should be referred to a first level nurse or one of the medical staff Baseline observations include:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Respirations
  • Weight
  • Eating pattern
  • Sleep pattern
  • Glucose monitoring

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).

Additional information

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

St Clement’s Surgery

Address

Churchgate Way

Terrington St. Clement

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE34 4LZ


Employer's website

http://www.stclementssurgery.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

St Clement’s Surgery

Address

Churchgate Way

Terrington St. Clement

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE34 4LZ


Employer's website

http://www.stclementssurgery.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Primary Care Network Development Manager

verity Pointer

verity.pointer@nhs.net

01553828475

Date posted

23 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A0847-24-0001

Job locations

Churchgate Way

Terrington St. Clement

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE34 4LZ


Chapel Road

Boughton

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE33 9AG


Main Road

Terrington St. John

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

PE14 7RR


Townley Close

Upwell

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

PE14 9BT


Rowan Close

Watlington

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE33 0TU


Feltwell Doctors Surgery

Old Brandon Road, Feltwell

Thetford

IP26 4AY


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