Practice Nurse

COQUET MEDICAL GROUP

The closing date is 12 August 2022

Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Practice Nurse to join our expanding clinical team, to work across our two busy practice sites.

Main duties of the job

The practice nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of the practice; Main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting clinical teams
  • Cytology 
  • Wound Care 
  • Removal of Sutures
  • Long Term conditions Management (including asthma, diabetes etc) Venepuncture Hypertension Management
  • Routine immunisations Childhood immunisations
  • Infection Control

About us

Coquet Medical Group is a rural Practice on the beautiful coast of Northumberland based across two practice sites at Amble and Hadston. At Coquet Medical Group we have a culture focused on work/life balance and have an excellent Doctor:Patient ratio.

We have 5 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, 3 ANPs, 4 Practice Nurses, 1 Nurse Associate, 5 HCA, 1 Phlebotomist and a large supportive team of Receptionists, Administration and Secretaries.

We have regular clinical and non-clinical team meetings to manage and continually improve our patient care. We are passionate about training the next generation of workforce and for many years we have been a teaching practice.

As well as providing general medical services, there are a range of other Primary Care Services such as Podiatry, Health Visitors, District Nursing and School Nursing available on site provided by Northumbria Healthcare.

Our Practice is part of the Well Up North Primary Care Network which consists of 12 GP Practices. We are supported on site by a range of supporting staff including First Contact Physiotherapists, Pharmacist, Mental Health Practitioners, Health and Wellbeing Coaches and GP Link Workers.

We are dedicated to providing a quality service to all of our patients and have been a COVID Vaccine Centre throughout the pandemic.

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A0981-22-5633

Job locations

Percy Drive

Amble

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 0HD


Coquet Medical Group

Hadston Road

South Broomhill

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 9SF


Job description

Job responsibilities

· Work with other health care professionals to diagnose, monitor, manage and treat long-term conditions in line with practice protocols

· Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness

· Work with patients in order to support adherence to prescribed treatments

· Implement and evaluate programmes that promote health and well-being (e.g. smoking cessation and weight management)

· Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children

· Advise, support and where appropriate, administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad

· Initiates and manages a methodical assessment of patient needs

· Manages care programmes directly to patients without referral from another senior nurse or doctor

· Mentor and guide learners in their education programmes as a mentor or preceptor

· Initiate and lead practice developments to enhance the nursing contribution and quality of care

· Ensure accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patients consultations, consistent with legislation policies and procedures and treatments are recorded on the computer when necessary

Job description

Job responsibilities

· Work with other health care professionals to diagnose, monitor, manage and treat long-term conditions in line with practice protocols

· Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness

· Work with patients in order to support adherence to prescribed treatments

· Implement and evaluate programmes that promote health and well-being (e.g. smoking cessation and weight management)

· Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children

· Advise, support and where appropriate, administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad

· Initiates and manages a methodical assessment of patient needs

· Manages care programmes directly to patients without referral from another senior nurse or doctor

· Mentor and guide learners in their education programmes as a mentor or preceptor

· Initiate and lead practice developments to enhance the nursing contribution and quality of care

· Ensure accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patients consultations, consistent with legislation policies and procedures and treatments are recorded on the computer when necessary

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse.
  • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Interest and basic knowledge in long-term conditions.

Desirable

  • General Practice experience
  • SystmOne clinical system experience
  • Undertaken mentorship training.
  • Awareness of the national service framework guidelines.

Experience

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to be reflective, accept criticism and act constructively.
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities.
  • Ability to work core hours
  • Flexibility for cover
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse.
  • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Interest and basic knowledge in long-term conditions.

Desirable

  • General Practice experience
  • SystmOne clinical system experience
  • Undertaken mentorship training.
  • Awareness of the national service framework guidelines.

Experience

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to be reflective, accept criticism and act constructively.
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities.
  • Ability to work core hours
  • Flexibility for cover

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

COQUET MEDICAL GROUP

Address

Percy Drive

Amble

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 0HD


Employer's website

http://coquetmedicalgroup.co.uk/index.php (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

COQUET MEDICAL GROUP

Address

Percy Drive

Amble

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 0HD


Employer's website

http://coquetmedicalgroup.co.uk/index.php (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Lynne Beattie

lynnebeattie@nhs.net

01670760229

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A0981-22-5633

Job locations

Percy Drive

Amble

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 0HD


Coquet Medical Group

Hadston Road

South Broomhill

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 9SF