Practice Nurse, Bruton Surgery (Maternity Cover)

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited

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Job summary

We currently have a vacancy for a Practice Nurse at Bruton Surgery, working 22.25 hours per week on a fixed term maternity cover basis. Salary £30,796 to £36,311 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience.

The post holder would be part of a nursing team responsible for ensuring that the practice provides optimum care relevant to the practice population, either in practice or the home environment. You will be supported by the lead nurse in your role

Main duties of the job

The post holder will focus on supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities in line with the objectives and vision of Symphony Healthcare Services. They will work collaboratively with the whole general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

The post holder would be able to run a full Practice Nurse Clinic and will demonstrate safe, clinical decision making, assessment and expert care.

About us

Bruton Surgery is a busy country practice set in the market town of Bruton and on the London main line. The town has three Boarding Schools and has a mixed demographic within its population of 6,000 patients. Reportedly one of the most searched towns in 2020 (at least according to the Daily Mail!) Bruton is surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside and the Mendip Hills are a short drive away.

The practice joined Symphony Healthcare Services in early 2019, and has a friendly and welcoming practice team led by our Advanced Nurse Practitioner Clinical Lead and Practice Manager. We are open to new ideas and developing how we work so that we provide the best care to our patients in the most practical way. The practice has adapted to telephone triage for the majority of its patient contacts and uses AskMyGP and EMIS - experience with both would be an advantage

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. JOB SUMMARY

The post holder would be part of a nursing team responsible for ensuring that the practice provides optimum care relevant to the practice population, either in practice or the home environment.

The post holder will focus on supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities in line with the objectives and vision of Symphony Healthcare Services. They will work collaboratively with the whole general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

The post holder would be able to run a full Practice Nurse clinic. This would include but not limited to providing general nurse appointment cover and Chronic Disease Management. The post holder will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making, assessment and expert care.

  1. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the whole practice team to help deliver effective implementation of management of patients and their needs.

  • Managing the nursing care of patients with chronic disease, employing recall systems suitable to the practice needs. This includes using the practice computer systems for input of information for recall and screening purposes. Accurate and efficient input of data for contract purposes is also required

Contribute to the development of policies / protocols / guidelines within the practice.

  • Aid the practice team with implementation of new initiatives in the delivery of chronic disease management services.
  • Encourage the development of integrated services within Primary Care to include integrated practice based teams and multidisciplinary working.
  • Recognise the opportunities for working in partnership with the Primary Health care team.
  • Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programmes to promote health and well-being, and prevent adverse effects on health and well-being
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion using opportunities such as new-patient medicals
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side effects and interactions

Clinical skills will include some or all of the following (this list is not exhaustive):

Wound care, dressings and general treatment room skills

Urinalysis

Spirometry

Contraceptive advice, Family planning, Sexual Health

Cytology

Warfarin (INR) monitoring

  • Assist with Coil removal
  • Maintaining Thyroxine register

Ear Syringing

ECG

BT, BP and Weight

Diet and Lifestyle advice

Immunisations (childhood, flu, pneumonia, pertussis, shingles etc.)

Injections (B12, Triptorelin, Zoladex, and Depo etc.)

Travel Vaccinations

Stock checking and ordering of vaccines

Chronic Disease Management skills will include some or all of the following (this list is not exhaustive):

Hypertension

Mental Health

Diabetes

Asthma/COPD

CHD

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of appropriate knowledge base.
  • Interest and basic knowledge in long-term conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of audit.

Desirable

  • Suitable post registration experience.
  • Experience of working in a General Practice setting.
  • Experience of using a GP Clinical System (EMIS preferred).
  • Basic/advanced certificate of life support.
  • Undertaken mentorship training.
  • Awareness of the national service framework guidelines.
  • Understanding of health and safety issues.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse.
  • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and the NHS.

Desirable

  • Post-registration study in topics allied to general practice.

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrates motivation, reliability and commitment to team working.
  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions
  • Aware of accountability of own role and other roles in a nurse led service
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy

Desirable

  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work in a changing environment

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited

Address

Wincanton Health Centre

Dyke's Way

Wincanton

Somerset

BA9 9FQ


Employer's website

https://www.symphonyhealthcareservices.com/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Jane Hobbs

jane.hobbs1@nhs.net

01749812310

Date posted

27 January 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,796 to £36,311 a year Salary is dependent on experience and pro rated for part timers.

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

E0215-22-6311

Job locations

Wincanton Health Centre

Dyke's Way

Wincanton

Somerset

BA9 9FQ


Patwell Lane

Bruton

Somerset

BA10 0EG


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