PCN Lead Nurse
Primary Integrated Community Services
The closing date is 24 October 2021
We have an exciting opportunity for a PCN Lead Nurse to work with Clinical Directors to bring practices and a range of stakeholders together, to collaborate at scale for the development and delivery of service to a local population. The role will support the sharing of skills, knowledge, good practice and communication across all the member practices.
The role is based across the six South Nottinghamshire Primary Care Networks:
- Arnold and Calverton
- Arrow Health
- Byron Primary Care Network
- Synergy Health
- Nottingham West
Main duties of the job
- Provide guidance and leadership
- Support the Clinical Directors in terms of nursing workforce, job development, maximising capacity and service development
- Represent primary care nurses at clinical decision making forums
- NMC Registered Nurse
- Good knowledge of and experience in general practice, primary and community care
- An interest in leadership within primary care and the wider health and social care system
We offer a comprehensive package which includes:
- Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by the Lead Nurse for Primary Care who will help support your professional development
- Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
- Competitive salaries with clear progression pathways referenced to NHS Agenda for Change
- Fully integrated with NHS IT systems
- Generous annual leave entitlement which references NHS Agenda for Change and recognises previous NHS service
- On appointment 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
- After 5 years 29 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
- After 10 years 33 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
- Competitive leave entitlement that includes sickness pay and maternity leave
- Join a caring culture and a company of can do experts
1. Job Summary
The remit of the PCN Lead Nurse role is to work with Clinical Directors to bring practices and a range of stakeholders together, to collaborate at scale for the development and delivery of services to the local population. The role will support the sharing of skills, knowledge, good practice and communication across all the member practices within the PCNs. The vision of the PCN Lead Nurse role is to engage nurses in the work of the PCNs, and to represent the voice of nursing at PCN level. The PCN Lead Nurse will empower nurses in General Practice and the wider health community (eg. community nursing, care home nurses) in their crucial role in delivering the PCNs objectives of collaborating at scale for the development and delivery of services within the PCNs.
2. Key Duties
- Provide guidance and leadership across the 6 South Nottinghamshire PCNs; helping to set standards and pathways and share good learning and practice.
- Share ideas across the 6 PCNs; provide cohesion, vision and direction.
- Act as a sounding board for individual PCN lead nurses.
- Support the Clinical Directors in terms of nursing workforce, job development, maximise capacity and service development.
- Audit/QI work and take up the challenges if provision or outcomes are poor.
- Career strategy, development and leadership. (GPN 10 point plan).
- Contribute ideas regarding national working, strategy, and planning.
- Work with Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme staffing in PCNs to build a solid structure across the whole of South Nottinghamshire (ie. nurse associates/paramedics/first contact physiotherapists/pharmacists).
- Represent primary care nurses at clinical decision-making forums in the PCNs/ICP/ICS, giving primary care nursing a voice and an influence on decision making.
- Nursing revalidation support.
- To develop two-way communication between nurses working in general practice and the work of the ICP / ICS
- Promote excellent network and communication across the whole area. Develop a model of career progression and service development within the PCNs and wider.
- Act as a link between the nurses in primary care (ANP/Practice Nurses/Nurse Associates and Health Care assistants) and the PCNs/locality/CCG/ICS so that primary care nurses have a greater understanding and involvement in strategic direction of these bodies.
- Host forum meetings where nurses can share ideas and good practice.
- Foster links between primary care nurses/community nursing/care home nurses.
- Networking face to face or remotely.
- Create and identify learning opportunities, linking with NATH.
- Primary care nursing courses development.
- Create competency packages/policies for wider use.
- Protective Learning Time planning.
- Recruitment lead on programmes to prepare nurses to work in primary care/up-skill nurses ready for primary care
- Training/organisation/provision of speakers for PCNs as required.
- General clinical support for individual nurses in the PCN practices
- Specific clinical support for nursing teams around primary care nursing issues
3. Key Working Relationships
- The post holder will be required to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects, services, and initiatives to provide support, information and analytical advice to strategic leads.
- Communicate information and issues, including briefings and reports as and when required
4. Functional Responsibilities
4.1 Project Management
- Undertake information/project analysis as required
- Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects to provide information/advice and support
4.2 Research and Development:
- Undertake evaluation of projects, services and initiatives.
- Carry out web based and publications research
5. Operational Responsibilities
5.1 Planning and Organisation:
- Support implementation of projects and service redesign initiatives through timely and relevant information analysis and administrative support, in accordance with the agreed priorities of the PCNs and ICP
- Deliver against agreed objectives, helping to achieve quality outcomes
Please download the supporting documentation for full role details and to support with your application.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
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
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Primary Integrated Community Services
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24 September 2021
Agenda for change
£47,126 to £53,219 a year
Part-time, Flexible working