Practice Nurse

Ruby Country Medical Group

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Nurse to join our busy nursing team across our three sites at Ruby Country Medical Group.

The role is advertised at 30 hours per week, which will be worked across our sites as required.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care for patients as well as providing nursing assistance to the doctors and other members of the primary healthcare team. The duties will include all tasks normally undertaken by an experienced RGN and in addition any roles agreed between the nurse and the doctors as appropriate, having regard to current training.

About us

Ruby Country Medical Group is a friendly, forward-looking partnership where work-life balance is important to us all. We have 28,000 patients across three sites spanning the border between Devon and Cornwall.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the job description for this position, please refer to the job description attachment on this advert.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Nursing Qualification
  • Current and valid registration with the NMC
  • General Practice Nurse Qualification or equivalent

Desirable

  • Independent/supplementary nurse prescribing qualification
  • Minor injuries qualification
  • Chronic Disease management
  • Respiratory Specialist or Interest in Respiratory

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience
  • Primary care nursing experience
  • Experience in nurse-led management of long-term conditions

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy
  • Skills in management of patients with long-term conditions
  • Clinical skills chronic disease management, cervical cytology, immunisation and vaccination
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • IT skills, competent with Microsoft Office 365, email, and use of internet as a resource

Desirable

  • Awareness of local and national health policy
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the area
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Audit skills
  • Knowledge of Primary Care IT systems

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Highly motivated
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to quickly pick up new skills and challenges
  • Able to work under pressure and deal with the unexpected!

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

Ruby Country Medical Group

Address

Dobles Lane

Holsworthy

Devon

EX22 6GH


Employer's website

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


For help with your application, contact:

Zoe Short

z.short@nhs.net

Date posted

04 January 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£17.80 an hour

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A1550-22-5522

Job locations

Dobles Lane

Holsworthy

Devon

EX22 6GH


Bridge Street

Hatherleigh

Okehampton

Devon

EX20 3HZ


Hospital Road

Stratton

Bude

Cornwall

EX23 9BP


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