Practice Nurse

The Practice@188

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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, and hard-working General Practice Nurse to join our clinical team.

You will work alongside our GPs, Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Specialist Practitioners, and administrative staff to deliver the highest quality of care to our local population.

Whilst experience working in a General Practice setting is essential, the most important quality we look for in candidates is a willingness to get involved in our team and be a leader by delivering innovation through the care we provide.

All clinical and administrative staff are encouraged to develop professionally and there are always opportunities for career development emerging within the Practice, and in our wider Primary Care Network.

We have a friendly team philosophy. We respect, listen to, and value all members of staff as we understand that everyone has a vital role to play in our organisation.

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will be general nursing duties, such as wound care, long-term condition reviews, cervical screening, immunisations, blood tests, and health screening.

In addition to this, you will be supported to develop an area of leadership, which may be through infection prevention and control (IPC) compliance or improving uptake of cancer screening and immunisations.

EMIS software experience is desirable, but full training will be provided.

Please be aware that it is a requirement for all our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1 April 2022. If successful in your application, you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or appropriate medical exemption.

About us

Founded in 1940, The Practice @ 188 is a caring GP Practice in the heart of Golders Green with more than 8,800 patients and growing. Consistently 'Good' ratings in all five areas rated by CQC (the Care Quality Commission) indicate the firm foundations of the Practice’s exceptional organisation and efficiency.

There are excellent transport links and we are a ten minute walk from Golders Green and Brent Cross underground stations (Northern Line).

All clinical and administrative staff are encouraged to develop professionally and there are always opportunities for career development emerging within the Practice, and in our wider Primary Care Network.

We have a friendly team philosophy. We respect, listen to, and value all members of staff as we understand that everyone has a vital role to play in our organisation.

The Practice @ 188 is committed to providing safe and effective care to an extremely high quality for our community.

Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB TITLE: PRACTICE NURSE

REPORTS TO: PRACTICE MANAGER & LEAD GP

HOURS: NEGOTIABLE

Job Summary:

The purpose of the role is to:

· Provide and maintain a high standard of care for patients

· Provide nursing assistance and clinical support to the other members of the Practice team

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the Practice Nurse will include preventative care, chronic disease management, routine screening programmes, immunisations, wound care, learning disability and mental health reviews, as well as patient education.

Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Practice Manager and Lead GP, dependant on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels.

The Practice Nurse will be supported to develop an area of leadership, which may be through Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) compliance or leading on improving uptake of immunisation and screening programmes.

· Offer high quality Practice Nursing skills, and perform appropriate Nursing consultations

· Ensure precise and concise documentation using the Practice’s electronic patient record system (EMIS Web)

· Make every contact count through patient consultations to ensure good clinical outcomes

· Work within the principles of the Practice’s PMS contract with NHS England, the Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF), and the Primary Care Network Direct Enhanced Service and Impact & Investment Fund (IIF)

· Undertake cervical screening, swab sampling, and long-term condition reviews

· Perform routine, catch-up, and travel immunisations

· Carry out health screening as required

· Perform general treatment room duties, such as wound management and contraceptive reviews

· Recognise and manage acute medical emergencies, such as anaphylaxis, in accordance with current guidelines

· Work in accordance with current clinical guidelines and Practice policies

· Participate in research projects

· Management of the Practice’s vaccination stocks, including ordering and auditing

· Assist with monitoring of the Practice’s emergency equipment and medication

Confidentiality:

· In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

· In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.

· Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health & Safety:

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the Practice health and safety policy, to include:

· Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines.

· Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks.

· Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills.

· Using appropriate infection prevention and control procedures and maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe manner.

· Reporting potential risks identified.

Equality and Diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

· Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice policies and current legislation.

· Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues.

· Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programmes implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

· Participation in an annual individual performance reviews, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and professional development.

· Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

· Adhering to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of professional conduct

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, and will:

· Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk.

· Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.

· Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance.

· Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs.

· Effectively manage own time, workload, and resources.

Communication:

The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

· Communicate effectively with team members.

· Communicate effectively with patients and carers.

· Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:

· Apply Practice policies, standards, and guidance.

· Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work.

· Participate in audits where appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Adult nursing degree.
  • Hold a current, valid registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Desirable

  • Qualified in Phlebotomy.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a General Practice setting.

Desirable

  • Experience of performing long-term condition reviews.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

The Practice@188

Address

188 Golders Green Road

Golders Green

London

NW11 9AY


Employer's website

https://www.thepracticeat188.nhs.uk/index.aspx?pr=E83027 (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Mr Ryan Bentley

ryan.bentley@nhs.net

Date posted

11 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A2739-22-9953

Job locations

188 Golders Green Road

Golders Green

London

NW11 9AY


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