GP Practice Nurse - Enhanced Access Service

Coventry And Rugby GP Alliance

The closing date is 05 February 2023

Job summary

Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance are seeking nurses with primary care experience to work in their new Enhanced Access Service. The service starts on 1st October and will be operating on behalf of PCNs across Coventry and Warwickshire North, including sites across Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth.

The rates are:

  • £20.92 per hour plus annual leave for permanent
  • £20.31 per hour for bank work + 12%

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be expected to undertake the following as part of their role:

Work independently to provide excellent practice nursing care directly to patients

Participate in the delivery of routine surveillance and screening.

Participate in the management of long-term conditions, contraceptive services, wound care, immunisations and vaccinations.

About us

The Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance is a private company limited by shares, wholly owned by local Coventry and Rugby GP practices. As a GP led organisation, we represent 50 GP practice shareholders and cover nearly 420,000 patients.

We describe our work in terms of Supporting, Innovating, Developing and Educating - we are on the S.I.D.E. of general practice and we have developed our Operational Plans to describe what we are going to do over this year to ensure that we continue to high quality, accessible and responsive services for both practices and patients.

We have identified key areas that we will focus on to build upon and improve our existing services.

These are our Strategic Priorities:

  • Clinical Service Improvement & Delivery
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Primary Care Development Practice and Network Support
  • Training and Education
  • Integrated Care
  • Good Governance

Date posted

19 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20.31 an hour + 12.07% annual leave compensation

Contract

Bank

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0046-23-4498

Job locations

1 The Boiler House, Electric Wharf

Sandy Lane

Coventry

CV1 4JU


Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To work within the multidisciplinary team to meet common goals.

To provide family planning advice

To administer IM Contraceptive injections as per protocol

To administer childhood immunisations according to the national vaccination schedule

Monitoring of ongoing treatments.

To provide health education advice.

Perform cervical cytology screening.

To provide opportunistic screening and advice on patients health.

To assist with planning and evaluating patient care.

Clinical Measurements such as blood pressure recording, blood glucose monitoring and ECGs

The administration of subcutaneous and intramuscular injections

Undertake wound care and appropriate management of wounds.

To provide Health Promotion in areas such as weight, smoking and alcohol.

Teaching patients and their family self-care where appropriate.

Assisting and or chaperoning the general practitioner.

To work consistently within your own professional standards, maintaining an awareness of evidence based and current best practice.

To ensure appropriate registration with your own professional body.

To participate fully in the annual appraisal process and maintain own personal professional development.

To participate in clinical supervision

Maintain cleanliness and hygiene to infection control standards

To participate in the maintenance of medical equipment, ensuring appropriate interim checks are carried out and equipment is appropriately calibrated and faults are reported in line with policy.

To support the maintenance of appropriate stock items in fridges and clinical areas and to adhere to cold chain policies

Record Maintenance

Keep contemporaneous clinical records using the computer system (paper records where appropriate), recording clinical history and examination findings, interventions and advice given.

Ensure documentation is in line with NMC guidance

Stock Control & Equipment

Have shared responsibility for the Treatment room stock and report any stock shortages to the service lead

Maintain nursing drugs and equipment reporting any shortages/failures to the service lead

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

To work within the multidisciplinary team to meet common goals.

To provide family planning advice

To administer IM Contraceptive injections as per protocol

To administer childhood immunisations according to the national vaccination schedule

Monitoring of ongoing treatments.

To provide health education advice.

Perform cervical cytology screening.

To provide opportunistic screening and advice on patients health.

To assist with planning and evaluating patient care.

Clinical Measurements such as blood pressure recording, blood glucose monitoring and ECGs

The administration of subcutaneous and intramuscular injections

Undertake wound care and appropriate management of wounds.

To provide Health Promotion in areas such as weight, smoking and alcohol.

Teaching patients and their family self-care where appropriate.

Assisting and or chaperoning the general practitioner.

To work consistently within your own professional standards, maintaining an awareness of evidence based and current best practice.

To ensure appropriate registration with your own professional body.

To participate fully in the annual appraisal process and maintain own personal professional development.

To participate in clinical supervision

Maintain cleanliness and hygiene to infection control standards

To participate in the maintenance of medical equipment, ensuring appropriate interim checks are carried out and equipment is appropriately calibrated and faults are reported in line with policy.

To support the maintenance of appropriate stock items in fridges and clinical areas and to adhere to cold chain policies

Record Maintenance

Keep contemporaneous clinical records using the computer system (paper records where appropriate), recording clinical history and examination findings, interventions and advice given.

Ensure documentation is in line with NMC guidance

Stock Control & Equipment

Have shared responsibility for the Treatment room stock and report any stock shortages to the service lead

Maintain nursing drugs and equipment reporting any shortages/failures to the service lead

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant nursing/health degree/qualification
  • Registered first level nurse
  • Registered with NMC

Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or willingness to work towards

Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration nursing experience
  • Experience of working in community / primary care
  • Management of long-term conditions
  • Involvement in implementing and using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Experience of audit

Desirable

  • Participation in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions
  • 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
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy
  • Knowledge and understanding of NMC Code of Conduct and other guidance.
  • Clinical skills cervical cytology, immunisation and vaccination
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • IT skills
  • Double Covid vaccinated

Desirable

  • Awareness of local and national health policy
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health economy
  • Diabetic management knowledge and experience
  • Family planning knowledge and experience
  • Respiratory care knowledge and experience
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant nursing/health degree/qualification
  • Registered first level nurse
  • Registered with NMC

Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or willingness to work towards

Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration nursing experience
  • Experience of working in community / primary care
  • Management of long-term conditions
  • Involvement in implementing and using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Experience of audit

Desirable

  • Participation in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions
  • 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
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy
  • Knowledge and understanding of NMC Code of Conduct and other guidance.
  • Clinical skills cervical cytology, immunisation and vaccination
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • IT skills
  • Double Covid vaccinated

Desirable

  • Awareness of local and national health policy
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health economy
  • Diabetic management knowledge and experience
  • Family planning knowledge and experience
  • Respiratory care knowledge and experience

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

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

Coventry And Rugby GP Alliance

Address

1 The Boiler House, Electric Wharf

Sandy Lane

Coventry

CV1 4JU


Employer's website

https://www.coventryrugbygpalliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry And Rugby GP Alliance

Address

1 The Boiler House, Electric Wharf

Sandy Lane

Coventry

CV1 4JU


Employer's website

https://www.coventryrugbygpalliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

HR

HR Team

crgpa.hr@nhs.net

Date posted

19 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20.31 an hour + 12.07% annual leave compensation

Contract

Bank

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0046-23-4498

Job locations

1 The Boiler House, Electric Wharf

Sandy Lane

Coventry

CV1 4JU


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