Practice Nurse

Park Medical Centre

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Job summary

Located close to the city centre we are a busy, supportive, forward thinking general practice and proactive member of Chester East PCN. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Practice Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team. Experience in primary care would be an advantage however full training will be provided to the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

The role would include general practice nurse duties.

Experience in primary care would be an advantage, including Immunisation, Cytology, Health Promotion, Wound Care, Travel health, Mental Health and Learning Disability, chronic disease and contraception.

About us

You will work alongside the wider clinical team and Partners to deliver excellent patient centred healthcare. The practice clinical team is comprised of 4 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, 2 GP Retainers, ANP, 2 Nurse Prescribers, Trainee Nursing Associate and an HCA. We are an EMIS Web practice with no current out of hours commitments although this may be subject to change.

With just over 10,000 patients Park Medical Centre plays an active part in the care community meeting the needs of its patient population. Increasingly we are also working collaboratively with neighbouring practices as part of Chester East Primary Care Network to drive the development of sustainable models of care. This will also extend to the range of additional roles being provided for under the PCN DES which we are actively recruiting to and rolling out services.

If you want to explore this exciting opportunity further we would be happy to hear from you, practice visits welcome by prior arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to:

o NHS health checks

o Learning Disability Health Checks

o Support in the management of long term conditions

o Wound dressings

o Immunisations

o Health Promotion

o Travel Health

o Vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording

o Following the relevant training and competency assessment completion carry out cervical cytology.

o Following the relevant training and competency assessment completion carry out vaccinations as part of the UK vaccination schedule under PSD from a prescriber.

This list is not exhaustive and specific tasks may vary always allowing the individual to work within their own competence and required remit of their role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registration

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a team

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment Experience of working with EMIS

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Understands the importance of evidence based practice and clinical guidelines Ability to record accurate clinical notes Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to nurse/GP Knowledge of public health issues in the local area Awareness of issues within the wider health arena Knowledge of health promotion strategies Understands the requirement for PSDs and associated policies

Desirable

  • Wound Care / Removal of sutures & staples Venepuncture Knowledge of Chronic Diseases Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel) Cervical cytology

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills Intermediate IT skills Positive and caring attitude Effective time management (Planning & Organising) Ability to work as a team member and autonomously

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident Flexible and cooperative Motivated, forward thinker Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required High levels of integrity and loyalty Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient Commitment to ongoing professional development Effectively utilises resources Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort

Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check Occupational Health Clearance

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

Park Medical Centre

Address

Shavington Avenue

Chester

CH2 3RD


Employer's website

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


For help with your application, contact:

Lynsey Roberts

lynsey.roberts1@nhs.net

01244324136

Date posted

12 March 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share

Reference number

A2551-21-0872

Job locations

Shavington Avenue

Chester

CH2 3RD


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