Practice Nurse Advert

Practice Nurse

Carterknowle & Dore Medical Practice

The closing date is 28 February 2021

Link to NHS Jobs advert https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/A3269-21-3613 

Job Overview

We are looking to expand our Nursing team at Carterknowle & Dore Medical Practice. This role is ideal for a driven individual that can work well as a team but also run own clinics. We are looking for somebody that is flexible and adaptable; confident in computer use and with a passion for helping and supporting patients.

Experience and qualification in practice nursing duties is desirable however we are able to support further training where required for the right candidate.

All employees are given the opportunity to join the NHS Pension scheme; with the practice contributing 14.38% of your monthly earnings toward this.

You will have 4 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holiday entitlement - with the opportunity to accrue additional leave with length of service.

There is also the option to be part of a group private healthcare scheme.

 

We are looking to recruit a full time team member for 36 hours per week but will consider a contract of less than full time hours for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

ARE YOU A CARING AND APPROACHABLE PERSON?

CAN YOU THINK ON YOUR FEET AND RESPOND IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT?

DO YOU WANT A FULFILLING CAREER WITHIN THE NHS?

CARTERKNOWLE AND DORE MEDICAL PRACTICE are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fulfil a role as a Practice Nurse to join our expanding nursing team. This role involves general practice nursing, chronic disease management, care planning, travel immunisation, cervical screening and child vaccination along with the opportunity to be involved in nurse led research projects and clinical education. The candidate will also be involved in working towards QOF achievement, ensuring efficient stock control and attending Nursing, MDT and SEA meetings.

 

We hold weekly protected time for self-directed nurse team catch-up. The position would suit an applicant with previous experience in a primary care setting with chronic disease management qualification and an interest in research and education.

About us

We are a long established busy Medical Practice based in South West Sheffield working across two sites- Carterknowle Practice and Dore Practice. We offer care to 12,200 patients. We have a large team, including a variety of skills, that all work together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We are are training practice; committed to the development of all team members.

 

The role involves daily telephone contact with patients via face to face consultation, telephone calls and online consultation.

Job description

CARTERKNOWLE AND DORE MEDICAL PRACTICE

JOB TITLE: PRACTICE NURSE

REPORTS TO: NURSE MANAGER/THE PARTNERS (Clinically)

PRACTICE MANAGER/ NURSE MANAGER(Administratively)

Job Summary:

To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care for patients as well as providing nursing assistance to the doctors and other members of the primary healthcare team. To monitor patients suffering from chronic diseases commensurate with training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff and GPs
  • Such tasks may include
  • Basic wound care / ulcer care
  • Removal of Sutures
  • Urinalysis
  • Venepuncture
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Ear syringing
  • Immunisations, including childhood immunisations and travel immunisations
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Requesting basic pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Following agreed clinical protocols with referral to senior nurses or GPs as appropriate
  • Chronic disease management (with appropriate training)
  • Updating of the practice clinical system
  • Cytology and Sexual Health (with appropriate training)
  • Overseeing INR Star and NEQAS
  • Care planning
  • Ongoing training and support of the Healthcare Assistants

Other tasks including:

  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
  • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
  • Undertake housekeeping duties including, general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
  • Maintain stock of waiting room leaflets as instructed by partners and practice manager
  • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
  • Ordering of stock
  • Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels
  • Participation in administrative systems in the practice
  • At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records
  • A duty to advise senior nurses of potential problems or errors within the range of assigned tasks
  • Attend and participate in any practice meetings when required.
  • On occasion there may be a requirement to undertake home visits
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post.

Special Requirements of the Post:

  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to use own judgment, resourcefulness and common sense.
  • A commitment to maintain a high professional standard of nursing care and keep up to date with all aspects of nursing care relevant to the post.
  • A commitment to ensure all Health and Safety requirements and Infection Control measures are met and to report any problems to the practice manager
  • A commitment to the effective use of practice and NHS resources.
  • An awareness of own limitations and experience.
  • To work only in accordance with the UKCC Code of Conduct and within the Scope of Professional Practice
  • To have a written professional development plan and to maintain an up to date portfolio which meets the requirements of registration with the UKCC
  • Cooperate with annual appraisal meetings
  • Membership of the RCN and NMC
  • Undertake revalidation

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health & Safety:

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Reporting potential risks identified.

Equality and Diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working in Primary care.

Desirable

  • Qualification in Cervical Screening, Childhood and Travel Immunisation and Chronic Disease Management.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registration

 

Desirable

  • Qualification in Cervical Screening, Childhood and Travel Immunisation and Chronic Disease Management.

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).

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