Practice Nurse

Ivy Medical Group

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and dynamic practice to develop your career as a Practice Nurse.

We are a supportive and positive practice in a rural location in the east of Nottingham. We look after an older, stable population with opportunities to look after complex co-morbidities as well as managing acute care. As a Practice Nurse, you would join our team in looking after our patient’s health needs. You would be well supported within the team. We support training and progression with a strong learning culture. We host teaching for GP registrars and medical students.

Main duties of the job

As our Practice Nurse you would be responsible for the implementation of processes for the effective management of patients with long-term conditions using evidence-based practice including care for elderly and housebound patients.

Working as a senior member of the practice multidisciplinary team, the post holder will ensure nursing services are delivered effectively to the entitled patient population.

The Practice Nurse will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as infection prevention and control, health promotion, chronic disease management, health promotion, well women and well man clinics, as well as actively supporting the practice management team in the reviewing and delivery of clinical policy and procedure.

The practice will ensure that the post holder has access to appropriate clinical supervision and an appropriate named individual in the organisation to provide general advice and support on a day-to-day basis.

About us

We have a list size of 7200 and a full team including GPs, Nurses, HCA, ACPs, Dispensers, Reception, Secretarial and Admin staff. We are an approved training practice and have GP Registrars working in our team.

Burton Joyce and Lowdham are lovely areas to work within and we are committed to providing outstanding care, offering the very best, courteous, accessible and responsive services to all of our patients, families and carers

Why work with us, here’s what our current ANP says-

“I have worked as an ANP at The Ivy for almost 4 years. We are a friendly team and it’s a great supportive environment to work within. I have completed my MSc in Advanced Clinical Skills whilst being here and have been encouraged all the way by our team. I have good relationships with all our MDT – I can discuss cases at any time with our MDT colleagues, first contact physio, Clinical Pharmacist and experienced community team to ensure provision of the very best, most appropriate care to our patients.

Our admin team here are second to none and have always supported me as an ANP with referral and advice and guidance queries to secondary care, as well as with more urgent patient contact as needed.

We are a friendly team and it’s a real pleasure to work at The Ivy Medical Group

Date posted

24 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share

Reference number

A3721-22-2836

Job locations

4 Wheatsheaf Court

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG14 5EA


6 Lambley Lane

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

NG14 5BG


Lowdham Medical Centre

Francklin Road

Lowdham

Nottingham

NG14 7BG


Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary key responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Practice Nurse. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks. This will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

a. To act as the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead and to work to the IPC Policy providing the implementation of audits, training, support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager

b. To produce the production of the IPC annual statement in conjunction with the practice manager

c. To develop, implement and embed an effective care management programme for the frail and housebound patients registered at the practice

d. To assess the needs of patients ensuring the provision of healthcare is appropriate, incorporating evidence-based practice

e. To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes

f. To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote health and wellbeing

g. To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects to patients’ health

h. As required, to provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF

i. As required, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions

j. To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice

k. To review patient medications to enhance compliance

l. To provide guidance to patients in the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications regarding side effects and dosages

m. To co-ordinate the provision of travel medicine services

n. To request pathology services and process pathology results as required

o. To oversee the provision of chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required

p. To maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation

q. To ensure read codes are used effectively by all members of the nursing team

r. To ensure the appropriate maintenance and use of chronic disease registers

s. To develop, implement, embed and participate in well woman clinics

t. To develop, implement, embed and participate in well man clinics

u. To ensure compliance with the practice chaperone policy

v. To assist GPs with minor surgery when required

w. To prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately

x. To support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies

y. To recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

z. To implement vaccination programmes for adults and children

aa. To support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over-the-counter medicines (within own scope of practice)

bb. To liaise with external services/agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)

cc. To delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)

dd. To support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies

ee. To understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

ff. To deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Secondary responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the Practice Nurse may be requested to:

a. Develop and review audit protocols and process for the practice, effectively utilising the audit cycle

b. Develop, review and implement nursing protocols in conjunction with the partners

c. Support all members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary, conducting appraisals and training needs analyses as required

d. Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care

e. Support and participate in shared learning within the practice in order to improve patient care

f. Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate

g. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach, i.e., root cause analysis (RCA)

h. Coordinate the nursing team rota, ensuring sufficient staff are available to meet patient needs

i. Lead the planning and implementation of changes within the nursing team, enhancing the provision of services to patients

j. Support the practice team with the reviewing and implementation of practice policies and protocols, ensuring conformance to extant legislation

Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary key responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Practice Nurse. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks. This will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

a. To act as the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead and to work to the IPC Policy providing the implementation of audits, training, support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager

b. To produce the production of the IPC annual statement in conjunction with the practice manager

c. To develop, implement and embed an effective care management programme for the frail and housebound patients registered at the practice

d. To assess the needs of patients ensuring the provision of healthcare is appropriate, incorporating evidence-based practice

e. To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes

f. To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote health and wellbeing

g. To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects to patients’ health

h. As required, to provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF

i. As required, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions

j. To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice

k. To review patient medications to enhance compliance

l. To provide guidance to patients in the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications regarding side effects and dosages

m. To co-ordinate the provision of travel medicine services

n. To request pathology services and process pathology results as required

o. To oversee the provision of chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required

p. To maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation

q. To ensure read codes are used effectively by all members of the nursing team

r. To ensure the appropriate maintenance and use of chronic disease registers

s. To develop, implement, embed and participate in well woman clinics

t. To develop, implement, embed and participate in well man clinics

u. To ensure compliance with the practice chaperone policy

v. To assist GPs with minor surgery when required

w. To prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately

x. To support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies

y. To recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

z. To implement vaccination programmes for adults and children

aa. To support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over-the-counter medicines (within own scope of practice)

bb. To liaise with external services/agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)

cc. To delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)

dd. To support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies

ee. To understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

ff. To deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Secondary responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the Practice Nurse may be requested to:

a. Develop and review audit protocols and process for the practice, effectively utilising the audit cycle

b. Develop, review and implement nursing protocols in conjunction with the partners

c. Support all members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary, conducting appraisals and training needs analyses as required

d. Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care

e. Support and participate in shared learning within the practice in order to improve patient care

f. Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate

g. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach, i.e., root cause analysis (RCA)

h. Coordinate the nursing team rota, ensuring sufficient staff are available to meet patient needs

i. Lead the planning and implementation of changes within the nursing team, enhancing the provision of services to patients

j. Support the practice team with the reviewing and implementation of practice policies and protocols, ensuring conformance to extant legislation

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification.
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management).
  • Nurse prescriber.
  • Family planning qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment.
  • Experience of chronic disease management.
  • Experience of working autonomously.
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures.

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse.
  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients.
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking.

Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours.
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Occupational Health clearance.
  • Meet the requirements and produce evidence for nurse revalidation.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of a Practice Nurse.

Skills and Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Wound care/removal of sutures and staples.
  • ECGs.
  • Venepuncture.
  • New patient medicals.
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly.
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice.
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy.
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes.
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs.
  • Chaperone procedure.
  • Womens health (cervical cytology, contraception, etc.).
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel).
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Travel medicine.
  • Spirometry.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Effective time management (planning and organising).
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Clear, polite telephone manner.
  • Personal qualities.
  • Polite and confident.
  • Flexible and co-operative.
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty.
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations.
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort.

Desirable

  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area.
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena.
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies.
  • Motivated, forward thinker.
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure/in stressful situations.
  • Effectively utilise resources.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification.
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management).
  • Nurse prescriber.
  • Family planning qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment.
  • Experience of chronic disease management.
  • Experience of working autonomously.
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures.

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse.
  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients.
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking.

Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours.
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Occupational Health clearance.
  • Meet the requirements and produce evidence for nurse revalidation.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of a Practice Nurse.

Skills and Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Wound care/removal of sutures and staples.
  • ECGs.
  • Venepuncture.
  • New patient medicals.
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly.
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice.
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy.
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes.
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs.
  • Chaperone procedure.
  • Womens health (cervical cytology, contraception, etc.).
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel).
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Travel medicine.
  • Spirometry.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Effective time management (planning and organising).
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Clear, polite telephone manner.
  • Personal qualities.
  • Polite and confident.
  • Flexible and co-operative.
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty.
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations.
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort.

Desirable

  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area.
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena.
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies.
  • Motivated, forward thinker.
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required.
  • Ability to work under pressure/in stressful situations.
  • Effectively utilise resources.

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).

Additional information

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

Ivy Medical Group

Address

4 Wheatsheaf Court

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG14 5EA


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Ivy Medical Group

Address

4 Wheatsheaf Court

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG14 5EA


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Practice Manager

Melanie Maddock

melanie.maddock@nhs.net

01159312500

Date posted

24 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share

Reference number

A3721-22-2836

Job locations

4 Wheatsheaf Court

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG14 5EA


6 Lambley Lane

Burton Joyce

Nottingham

NG14 5BG


Lowdham Medical Centre

Francklin Road

Lowdham

Nottingham

NG14 7BG


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