Ivy Medical Group
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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.
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
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
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
Skills and Personal Qualities
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).