Practice Nurse - with respiratory knowledge
Canterbury Medical Practice
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The Long Term Conditions Practice Nurse role is an integral part of the General Practice team and is responsible for providing nursing treatments to patients in liaison with GPs, ACPs or independently according to agreed protocols. The Practice Nurse will be professionally accountable to patients under the NMC.
The Practice will support the continuing education and professional development of nurses in the form of attendance at study days, courses and with in-house training, as deemed appropriate for the benefit of both the individual and the Practice.
It will be necessary to hold a full driving licence and to have own transport to travel between the practice sites.
In addition to the primary responsibilities, the Long Term Conditions Practice Nurse will:
- Support and / or lead a named area of clinical compliance in line with Practice need
- Utilise their chronic disease knowledge and skills to deliver care to patients in General Practice providing support for both patients and colleagues in recognised quality and outcome chronic disease areas.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will want to help develop and maintain systems that improve outcomes and experiences for the practice population. They will be proactive, have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise their own and others workloads to enable them to work under pressure and meet deadlines effectively.
Effective communication skills and teamwork are crucial in a multidisciplinary environment, helping ensure the quality and consistency of the services the practice provides. The post requires a pleasant and approachable manner with the ability to exercise tact and discretion as well as being able to use initiative.
You will have an enthusiasm for primary care nursing
You will work be pro-active with a multi-disciplinary team approach.
You will provide holistic, high quality, clinical care working always in accordance with NMC professional guidelines and scope of competence.
Canterbury Medical Practice's priority is to provide the highest standard of clinical care to the 24,000 patients registered with the Practice as well as those from other practices who are seen in our additional clinics. We aim to work collaboratively with other healthcare providers and support organisations, to enable more patients to be treated in a primary care setting, closer to home. We embrace a continuous improvement ethos and strive to ensure that we are available to patients when they need a consultation. We have a holistic approach to patient care and a strong training ethos within the practice with a team of medical and non-medical educators as well as opportunities for non-clinical staff to develop and progress.
We aim to:
provide high quality clinical care
meet our patients needs
act with integrity and complete confidentiality
be courteous, approachable, friendly and accommodating
ensure we provide safe and effective services and environments
to put patient care at the centre of what we do
to maintain a motivated and skilled workforce
use feedback, monitoring and auditing to continuously improve our services
treat all patients and staff with dignity, respect and honesty
In addition to regular clinics, the role will require an undertaking of and participation in chronic disease management and audit. Clinical responsibilities will be varied and dependent upon practice needs. Although not an exhaustive list, nursing duties include:
- Anticoagulation Monitoring
- ECG & 24HR Blood Pressures
- Immunisation and vaccination of children and adults
- Travel Immunisations
- Ear examination and syringing
- Wound care and dressings
- First aid and management of emergencies
- Assisting in minor operation sessions with GP
- Health Promotion
- Chronic Disease Management
- Cervical smear screening
- Health education
- Care and maintenance of equipment and treatment rooms
In addition, the Long Term Conditions Practice Nurse will be required:
- To use EMIS clinical system for recording consultations and for data capture.
- To liaise with other primary healthcare team members.
- To play an active role in the continuing development of the practice and support practice management plans.
- To act in a nurse leadership role for specific chronic disease areas under the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the GMS contract by pro-actively aiming to meet these targets
- To actively support the development of chronic disease systems and processes across sites in liaison with ANP and GP Leads
- To provide holistic, high quality, clinical care working always in accordance with NMC professional guidelines and scope of competence.
- To be involved in the management of patients with chronic disease and evaluating their care where indicated using appropriate recall systems to actively signpost the patient to the correct professional
- Partake in research and audit as appropriate re: named chronic disease area
- To provide subject matter expertise on specific chronic disease matters as part of the practice quality improvement work in liaison with the clinical team
- To use EMIS clinical system for recording consultations and data capture.
- To attend and input to the regular practice meetings, as deemed appropriate.
- Attendance at regular training / updates /meetings as identified in your Personal Development Plan
- Attend Clinical supervision in line with professional and CQC requirements.
- To maintain skills and develop competence in new areas depending on service needs.
- Ensure professional knowledge and professional registration is kept up to date.
- Attend clinical supervision in line with professional and CQC requirements.
- To assist in formulating practice protocols/guidelines when appropriate
- To keep up-to-date with the Policies and Procedures of the organisation
- To play an active role in the continuing development of the practice and support practice management plans and support QoF and Enhanced Service targets
- Undertake any tasks consistent with the level of the post and the scope of the role, ensuring that work is delivered in a timely and effective manner
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).