Practice Nurse

Lakeside Healthcare Group

The closing date is 10 July 2022

Job summary

Are you;

An innovative, motivated, positive and proactive Practice Nurse looking for a new challenge?

Do you thrive in a fast-paced organisation with a growing team with great spirit?

Are you looking for a full-time permanent role?

If you answered yes to these questions then we really want to hear from you!

What we offer you (Benefits)

· Generous holidays (additional long service entitlements)

· NHS pension and long service recognition

· NHS Discounts (Blue Light Card)

· Career opportunities

· Role specific training and ongoing development

· Great team environment

Lakeside Healthcare is proud to be a Living Wage employer

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Practice Nurse to join our dynamic and working closely with the leadership and practice teams. You’ll be involved in the smooth day to day running of the practice and pro-actively engaged in assisting both practices to achieve its vision and objectives.

You will be a pivotal clinician, involved a wide range of activities, including; childhood immunisations cervical screening, dressings, suture removal, and tasks delegated from other members of the team.

If you are looking to work in a generalist and specialist capacity, training and support is available for all our employees who wish to progress their careers with us.

About us

LAKESIDE HEALTHCARE is changing the face of primary care provision in England. We are bold, adventurous and ambitious and determined to thrive in uncertain times. We are the largest ‘true’ partnership in the NHS and operate from various sites across the East Midlands. We serve the healthcare needs of over 170,000 patients across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire. Joining our team presents an opportunity to be part of a large organisation that is changing the way primary care is delivered today.

Living and breathing our values at Lakeside Healthcare

Caring & Respect: Simply put we genuinely care about people: working together for our patients and our teams, our patients come first in everything we do. We strive to ensure we connect and respond to all needs with compassion, care and respect to improve the lives and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Teamwork & Quality: In all areas of our business we network, collaborate and learn from our Patients, Stakeholders and each another to ensure we are always striving to improve, making the right and best decisions to provide the best service.

About the Practice

Lakeside Healthcare Group Stamford is a forward thinking, progressive organisation offering primary care services to the people of Stamford and surrounding villages. We are a large practice with a population of over 31,000 patients. We are a great team and welcome the challenges that a busy practice brings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of the post is to deliver safe, high quality primary care nursing services to the practice population. Working within the NMC Code of Conduct and professional boundaries, the post holder will deliver primary health care interventions and care. The post holder will support service development, the safe delivery of policy and procedures, and demonstrate effective professional nurse standards, advocacy and performance.

DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Job Responsibilities/Principal Duties to include:

  • Responsible for providing and delivering primary health care interventions and care effectively and efficiently
  • Working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team and other healthcare professionals to promote integrated pathways of care to meet patient needs.
  • Effective communication with patients, carers and all members of the MDT
  • Effective prioritisation and completion of daily work in line with clinical / patient need and practice priorities
  • Maintenance of accurate and legible patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements – this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system
  • Actively participates and contributes to nurse team meetings
  • Initiates health promotion activities with individuals, patients and carers
  • Participates in clinical audit and the implementation of changes to ways of working and/or clinical practice as a result of findings, recommendations and action plans
  • Proactive in improving and influencing the patient care pathway/ journey
  • Participates in risk assessment and promotes the safety and well-being of patients, staff and any other persons at all times and assist in ensuring a safe work environment
  • Ensure that any complaints or incidents are identified and reported to the lead GP, Nurse Manager or Practice Manager in accordance with the organisational policy and expected professional practice
  • Monitors and orders stock levels and equipment in line with budget and lean principles
  • Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.

Duties include:-

  • Providing treatment services and health education advice: including Dietary advice, blood pressure checks, urinalysis, health screening, Ear syringing, dressings, ECG, Phlebotomy, routine injections, sexual health, contraception, routine immunisations and vaccinations, removal of sutures / clips, baby immunisations, assisting with the fitting of IUCD / IUS, first registration checks / health surveillance / general health advice, assisting with minor procedures in the treatment room and acting as chaperone as required
  • Provide general and specific health screenings to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary
  • Working within guidelines and protocols undertake and record:

  1. Urinalysis and preparation of specimens for laboratory analysis
  2. Temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate
  3. Weight, height, waist circumference and Body Mass Index
  4. Measurement of legs for compression hosiery
  5. ECGs, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  6. Near patient testing e.g. blood glucose, lipids and INR
  7. Doppler ultrasound measurement working with registered nurse
  8. Measurement of airway function (peak expiratory flow rate and spirometry)

  • Obtain venous blood samples from individuals for investigation.
  • Administer medications by injection with the appropriate legal authorisation.
  • Recognise health promotion opportunities and give brief, focussed lifestyle advice using motivational interviewing techniques which may include:

  1. Alcohol screening
  2. Smoking cessation
  3. Weight management
  4. Sexual health

  • Undertake initial assessment of patients presenting with wounds, working within expertise to manage independently or refer to other services as necessary.
  • Remove wound closure materials including sutures, clips and staples.
  • Take samples for the cervical screening programme according to recognised standards.
  • Provide ear care including removal of cerumen and provide education and advice.schedule.
  • Administer vaccines to adults and children according to the UK immunisation schedule.
  • Provide a pre-travel health service including administration of vaccines and advice after undertaking appropriate risk assessment.
  • Administer prescribed therapies such as contraceptive injections, vitamin B12, and depo neuroleptic medications recognising side effects and contraindications.
  • Develop and follow referral pathways for patients with specialist needs.

Minor Illness

  • Support the Same Day/Urgent Care services as defined by role and competence
  • Triage and treat patients wishing to see a health care professional making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team.
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary

Long term conditions:-

  • Assist nurse-run long term condition clinics and carry out clinical measurements and near patient testing for patients with diabetes, asthma and COPD in line with NICE guidance and Quality and Outcome Framework indicators which may include:

  1. blood sugar monitoring
  2. assessment of feet with appropriate risk stratification
  3. spirometry
  4. pulse oximetry
  5. Peak Expiratory Flow rate
  6. teaching inhaler technique
  7. assessment of breathlessness.

  • Recognise signs and symptoms that may indicate undiagnosed long term conditions e.g. poor wound healing, winter cough in smokers and also factors that may indicate mental health problems and use relevant referral pathways
  • Work in accordance with Practice protocols to ensure the safe and effective management of patients with Chronic Diseases.

Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures:

  • Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs etc. Perform investigatory procedures requested by the GPs

Other administration and professional responsibilities:

  • Record accurate consultation data in patients records in accordance with the latest NMC guidance and other pertinent standards
  • Maintain professional registration and practice in accordance with NMC requirements
  • Attend and participate in nurse meetings
  • Participate and support service improvement initiatives

Training and personal development:

  • Using professional skill and expertise, actively participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the introduction of all members of the practice staff where appropriate
  • Maintain professional portfolio and ensure professional requirements are met.
  • If it is necessary to expand the role to include additional responsibilities, full training will be given.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse.
  • NMC 1st level Registration.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • NVQ Level 3 as a minimum.

Desirable

  • Primary Care Nursing qualification.
  • Accredited Diploma Level Award in chronic disease management.
  • Mentorship course.

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

Lakeside Healthcare Group

Address

Lakeside Healthcare

Ryhall Road

Stamford

Lincolnshire

PE9 1YA


Employer's website

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


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Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£26,970 to £40,428 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3007-22-4619

Job locations

Lakeside Healthcare

Ryhall Road

Stamford

Lincolnshire

PE9 1YA


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