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Practice Nurse – Oak Tree Surgery & Pensilva Health Centre

Hours: Negotiable
Salary: Dependent on Experience & Qualifications
Closing date: 25/06/2021

Summary

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of practice nursing care to the practice population. Supported by senior nurses within the practice, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, offering a holistic approach and focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring of long-term conditions, health promotion and screening activities. He/she will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consulting for minor health problems in Practice Nurse Minor Illness Surgeries and obtaining prescriptions where necessary. The On Call Team will always be available for advice and will see patients if necessary
  • Administer appropriate vaccines to adults and children according to up to date Department of Health guidelines including vaccinations for foreign travel
  • Family Planning advice and help including checking of caps and IUCDs
  • Monitoring and care of post menopausal women including those taking HRT
  • Cervical cytology
  • Giving health promotion advice to patients during consultations as appropriate
  • Monitoring of long term conditions
  • Wound care / ulcer care
  • Removal of Sutures
  • New Patient Medicals
  • Urinalysis
  • ECG recording
  • Blood Pressure measurements
  • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry
  • Venepuncture
  • Ear syringing
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Maintaining stocks of medicines, drugs, vaccines, dressings and equipment and re-ordering as necessary
  • Liaison with other agencies, including Acute and Community Trusts
  • Ensure consultations and information are recorded in the computer records as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in any Practice meetings when required
  • Able to recognize and manage anaphylaxis according to current UK guidelines
  • Able to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

 

Scope:

Your key responsibility is 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 health care team in a range of varied work activities described above. It is essential that you have a pleasant manner, are calm and have good interpersonal skills. We are a very busy practice operating from two sites and you will need to be able to cope with pressure. A flexible approach is encouraged and you will be expected to work as part of the team.

 

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 people’s 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 team’s 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 people’s 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
To apply for this job please contact:

Katie German (Practice Manager)

Oak Tree Surgery & Pensilva Health Centre

katie.german@nhs.net

01579324252