Primary Integrated Community Services
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Nurse to join our dynamic team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to provide high quality care. We are seeking a flexible, enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking individual to join our team at Whyburn Medical Practice. You will be managed and supported by our Lead Nurse on site and benefit from support from the wider PICS organisation.
You will have the skills, knowledge and experience required to fulfill the job description. Expertise in the management of long-term conditions is required. A non-medical prescribing qualification is desirable but not essential. We believe in the value of developing our staff and will work with you to identify learning opportunities to enable them to reach their full potential.
PICS is a GP owned organisation that provides a wide range of services in primary and community care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families. These services are provided in a range of settings including peoples own homes and GP surgeries. Our focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible.
We pride ourselves on being caring, safe and excellent; we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values.
Main duties of the job
- To assess, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programmes to promote health and well-being, and prevent adverse effects on health and well-being.
- To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition.
- To identify, and manage as appropriate, treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition.
- Registered first level nurse
- Membership of a professional body (NMC)
- Evidence of recent CPD and training
We offer a comprehensive package which includes:
- Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by a Lead Nurse 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
The post holder is responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services care to the practice population. Supported by the Lead Nurse and General Practitioners within the practice, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their scope of practice, focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring and management of long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities this may include assessment of patients that attend as walk in patients. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.
- 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.
- Identify, and manage as appropriate, treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition.
- Assist in the development of programmes to improve health and well-being and meet the specific needs of communities, groups and individuals.
- Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
- Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.
- Communicate with and support patients who are receiving bad news.
- Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.
- Utilise communication skills to support patients to adhere to prescribed treatment regimens.
- Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication.
Delivery Quality Service:
- Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008).
- Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
- Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality.
- Deliver care according to National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, local guidelines and evidence-based care.
- Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation.
Understand own role and scope in the organisation and identify how this may develop over time.
Accept delegation from other nurses, prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded in own practice.
Ensure clear understanding and utilisation of referral mechanisms within the practice.
Delegate clearly and appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence of those taking on delegated duties.
Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting others and exploring the mechanisms to develop new ways of working.
Management of Risk:
- Manage and assess risk within the areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect staff and patients.
- Monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and conform to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Ensure safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs is undertaken. Where appropriate, oversee the monitoring, stock control and documentation of controlled drug usage according to legal requirements.
- Undertake mandatory and statutory training and ensure that this is up to date.
- Apply infection control measures within the practice according to practice, local and national guidelines.
- Use technology as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring, presenting and communicating information.
- Review and process data using accurate Read codes about patients in order to ensure easy and accurate retrieval for monitoring and audit processes.
- Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases, for example, the retrieval of relevant information for patients on their condition.
- Understand own and others responsibility to the individual organisation regarding the Freedom of Information Act.
Learning and Development:
- Act as mentor to students, assessing competence against set standards as requested and if appropriately qualified.
- Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments.
- Assess own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate.
- Make effective use of learning opportunities within and outside the workplace, evaluating their effectiveness and feeding back relevant information.
- Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning.
Equality and Diversity:
- Identify patterns of discrimination, take action to overcome this, and promote diversity and quality of opportunity.
- Enable others to promote equality and diversity in a non-discriminatory culture.
- Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights.
- Monitor and evaluate adherence to local chaperoning policies.
- Act as a role model in good practice relating to equality and diversity.
- It is essential that you are registered with the NMC.
- Adhere to the Code of Professional Practice.
- Ensure regular attendance to clinical and nurse meetings.
- Maintain record of professional development.
- To attend yearly appraisals and ensure job description is up to date.
Please download the supporting documentation for full role details and to assist with your application.
Knowledge and skills
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).
Primary Integrated Community Services
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26 April 2022
£13.12 to £21.54 a year Dependent on experience and qualifications
Part-time, Flexible working