Practice Nurse

Dunster And Porlock Surgeries

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Job summary

To be responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. The practice nurse will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as health promotion, chronic disease management, health prevention, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure.

Ideally the successful candidate will have an experience and knowledge of respiratory disease, ie COPD and Asthma so that they can undertake chronic condition reviews for this cohort of patients and become respiratory lead for the practice.

Main duties of the job

Professional

  • Support patients with long term conditions, particularly COPD and Asthma
  • Undertaking peak flow/inhaler techniques and spirometry
  • Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff and GPs
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Treatment room procedures

Managerial

  • Contribute to the assessment of service needs
  • Assist patients to identify their health needs
  • Contribute a nursing perspective to the practice development plan

Educational

  • Identify personal development and training needs in conjunction with the manager
  • To participate in continuing education and maintain a contemporary level of professional knowledge and skills

About us

Both Dunster and Porlock Surgeries are situated in purpose built premises with Dunster overlooking the village cricket pitch and Porlock having enviable views onto the moors and across the sea to Wales.

The Practice was rated as overall Outstanding in 2018 and rated by Severn Deanery as Excellent training locations. We are a happy, friendly team who support each other to achieve our mission of providing Gold standard care. We actively encourage personal and professional development and consider ourselves innovative and forward thinking whilst retaining the ethos of a family practice. .

The Practice team consists of a 4 GPs, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 4 Practice Nurses, 1 Assistant Practitioner and 2 HCAs which are all supported by a dedicated/multi-skills administrative team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional

  • Support patients with long term conditions, particularly COPD and Asthma
  • Undertaking peak flow/inhaler techniques and spirometry
  • Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff and GPs
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Provide a holistic approach to wound management and implement wound care in line with current evidence based guidelines, including Dopplers and removal of sutures
  • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis
  • Treatment room procedures
  • Hypertension Management
  • Offer advice about childhood and adult vaccinations and ensure vaccines are administered under patient group directions
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery
  • Following agreed clinical protocols with referral to senior nurses or GPs as appropriate

Managerial

  • Contribute to the assessment of service needs
  • Assist patients to identify their health needs
  • Aware of identification and reporting procedures related to professional standards
  • Support the Practice clinical governance agenda
  • Identify changes to clinical practice that are required to implement evidence-based guidelines

Educational

  • Identify personal development and training needs in conjunction with the manager
  • Support others with their training and development needs
  • To participate in continuing education and maintain a contemporary level of professional knowledge and skills

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions, particularly respiratory conditions (COPD and Asthma)
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Aware of accountability of own role and other roles in a nurse-led service
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues in primary care

Desirable

  • Ability to identify determinants on health in the local area
  • EMIS experience
  • QOF

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Evidence of a commitment to continuing professional development

Experience

Essential

  • Management of long-term conditions, particular COPD and Asthma
  • Involvement in implementing and using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Experience of audit

Desirable

  • Minimum 2 years post registration
  • At least 1 year recent primary and community nursing experience
  • Participation in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking

Skills

Essential

  • Experience in the managing of patient case-loads
  • Have the ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • Undertake negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Remain calm under pressure

Qualities

Essential

  • Pro-active and self-motivating
  • Resilient
  • Team player and flexible
  • Able to work with minimal direction and pay attention to detail
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Determination to ensure that policies and agreed actions are implemented
  • Hard working, reliable and resourceful

Other criteria

Essential

  • Willing to work flexible hours as necessary
  • Self-directed practitioner

Desirable

  • Driving licence

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

Dunster And Porlock Surgeries

Address

Dunster Surgery

West Street

Dunster

Minehead

Somerset

TA24 6SN


Employer's website

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

For help with your application, contact:

Kate Blowfield

kate.blowfield@nhs.net

01643821244

Date posted

17 September 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A4117-21-6176

Job locations

Dunster Surgery

West Street

Dunster

Minehead

Somerset

TA24 6SN


West Street

Dunster

Minehead

Somerset

TA24 6SN


Porlock Medical Centre

Porlock

Minehead

Somerset

TA24 8PJ


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