Practice Nurse

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

The closing date is 31 August 2022

Job summary

We are a friendly GP surgery in Thirsk, with a list size of 7500 patients. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Practice Nurse for 16hpw to join our forward-thinking clinical team.

Main duties of the job

To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. The practice nurse will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as health promotion, chronic disease management, health prevention, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure.

About us

We are a friendly and supportive GP training practice of 6 GP partners, 2 practice nurses, 4 healthcare assistants, 1 Physicians Associate, 1 Clinical Pharmacist, 1 Physiotherapist and a Dispensary Manager and team of dispensers in addition to a multi-skilled Reception and Admin team that offer a range of support. This year we have migrated from using the EMIS web clinical system to using the SystmOne clinical system.

We hold biannual staff training events as well as encouraging other professional development courses with external providers. We have a positive approach to staff professional development and will assist staff to attain their goals wherever possible. We provide automatic enrolment to the NHS pension scheme unless it is preferred to opt out. We encourage staff team building and social events, to facilitate fun and friendship within the team.

We pride ourselves in delivering excellent care to our local patient population and bringing out the best in our team.

We are committed to providing high quality primary care services through an ethos of continuous learning and reflection, while ensuring all staff and patients are treated with dignity, honesty and respect.

 We are dedicated to promoting the aims of values of our Primary Care Network and Integrated Care Services and strive to improve the health of our population and encourage self-care.

Date posted

03 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A0933-22-9137

Job locations

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Chapel Street

Thirsk

North Yorkshire

YO7 1LG


Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties of the role:

This is not a comprehensive list but outlines minimum requirements;

· To assess the needs of patients, ensuring provision of healthcare is appropriate, incorporating evidence- based practice

· To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes, particularly in those at risk of long-term conditions.

· To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with chronic conditions.

· To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects for the future.

· As required, to provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, with NICE and NSF

· As required, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions

· To review patient medications to enhance compliance

· To provide guidance to patients in the use of prescribed and over the counter medications regarding side effects and dosages

· To be a part of the team implementing the provision of travel vaccinations, flu campaigns, child immunisations, covid vaccinations.

· To request pathology services and process pathology results as required

· To facilitate the provision of chronic diseases clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required.

· To follow and implement clinical and practice policies and procedures

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties of the role:

This is not a comprehensive list but outlines minimum requirements;

· To assess the needs of patients, ensuring provision of healthcare is appropriate, incorporating evidence- based practice

· To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes, particularly in those at risk of long-term conditions.

· To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with chronic conditions.

· To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects for the future.

· As required, to provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, with NICE and NSF

· As required, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions

· To review patient medications to enhance compliance

· To provide guidance to patients in the use of prescribed and over the counter medications regarding side effects and dosages

· To be a part of the team implementing the provision of travel vaccinations, flu campaigns, child immunisations, covid vaccinations.

· To request pathology services and process pathology results as required

· To facilitate the provision of chronic diseases clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required.

· To follow and implement clinical and practice policies and procedures

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care/healthcare environment
  • Experience of Chronic Disease Management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of Infection Prevention Control Measures

Desirable

  • Group facilitation, mentor or teaching experience
  • Family Planning experience
  • Immunisations experience
  • Experience of working with housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives and audits i.e. benchmarking, QOF
  • SystmOne clinical system experience
  • Previous experience as a Practice Nurse or Community Nurse

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse & proof of registration & qualifications
  • Post Graduate Diploma or Degree

Desirable

  • Post Graduate Diploma or degree in Chronic Disease Management, specifically diabetes care.
  • Family Planning qualification
  • Immunisations Qualification

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • EMIS / Systmone / Vision user skills
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Clinical Knowledge/Skills
  • Wound Care / Removal of sutures & staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Travel medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Womens health (Cervical cytology, contraception, etc.)
  • Understands the importance of evidence based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs

Desirable

  • Experience with audit
  • Experience with clinical risk management
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care/healthcare environment
  • Experience of Chronic Disease Management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of Infection Prevention Control Measures

Desirable

  • Group facilitation, mentor or teaching experience
  • Family Planning experience
  • Immunisations experience
  • Experience of working with housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives and audits i.e. benchmarking, QOF
  • SystmOne clinical system experience
  • Previous experience as a Practice Nurse or Community Nurse

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse & proof of registration & qualifications
  • Post Graduate Diploma or Degree

Desirable

  • Post Graduate Diploma or degree in Chronic Disease Management, specifically diabetes care.
  • Family Planning qualification
  • Immunisations Qualification

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • EMIS / Systmone / Vision user skills
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Clinical Knowledge/Skills
  • Wound Care / Removal of sutures & staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Travel medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Womens health (Cervical cytology, contraception, etc.)
  • Understands the importance of evidence based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs

Desirable

  • Experience with audit
  • Experience with clinical risk management
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena

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

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

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Address

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Chapel Street

Thirsk

North Yorkshire

YO7 1LG


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Address

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Chapel Street

Thirsk

North Yorkshire

YO7 1LG


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Kelly Potts

kelly.potts1@nhs.net

01845440462

Date posted

03 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A0933-22-9137

Job locations

Thirsk Doctors Surgery

Chapel Street

Thirsk

North Yorkshire

YO7 1LG