Devonport Health Centre
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We are looking for a Respiratory Disease Trained Nurse qualified to provide COPD & Asthma. We would ideally like a Nurse who is also able to carry out travel assessments, family planning, immunisations, and smears but this is not essential.
We are flexible on the number of working hours and days for the right candidate. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly team and be supported by 2 Chronic Disease Nurses, 2 Treatment Room Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants.
Our recall process is structured in a true medication and chronic disease review to minimise the number of appointments for the patients benefit as well as reducing demand.
The successful candidate will be working in an environment where they will be supported by a strong team with an open-door policy. We have weekly meetings which are an opportunity to discuss complex patients and any positive or adverse events which could impact on the care we provide.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a Nurse who has training and experience of working with patients who have COPD and Asthma which will include reviewing and co-ordinating their annual recall and care plan, be able to carry out spirometry and review the patients condition and treatment.
We would also like the successful candidate to be willing to train in the other areas of Practice Nursing and Chronic Disease Reviews,
Devonport Health Centre is located on the Cumberland Campus between the Peninsula Dental School and the Cumberland Centre. We have a list of just under 8000 patients and historically the area is deprived. We are one of the Deep End Practices supporting complex patients who not only need medical support but also face social challenges.
Our aim is to work together to help the local population to stay physically and mentally well, to get better when they are ill, and to remain as independent as they can until the end of their lives. To provide accessible healthcare to a high standardlocally to our patients.
We have diversified our team due to the GP shortage across the Southwest and offer appointments and triage from the Minor Ailments Nurse undertaking the ACP course, Clinical Pharmacist, 2 Mental Health Practitioners in addition to on site and remote Locum GPs.
We operate a triage model for acute on the day problems to direct our patients to the right clinician, for the right problem, in the right amount of time, allowing the right amount of time.
We have external providers hold additional clinics at the Health Centre which include Cardiology, Dermatology, Minor Operations, Vasectomy and Clinical Genetics.
To support the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead and to work to the IPC Policy supporting the implementation of audits, training, support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager
To support the production of the IPC annual statement in conjunction with the practice manager
To assess the needs of patients ensuring the provision of healthcare is appropriate, incorporating evidence-based practice
To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes
To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote health and wellbeing
To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects to patients health
As required, to provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
As required, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions
To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
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 (if non-medical prescriber)
To oversee the provision of chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required
Develop and review audit protocols and process for the practice, effectively utilising the audit cycle
Develop, review and implement nursing protocols in conjunction with the partners
Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
Support and participate in shared learning within the practice in order to improve patient care
Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate
Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach, i.e., root cause analysis (RCA)
Support the practice team with the reviewing and implementation of practice policies and protocols, ensuring conformance to extant legislation
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