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Staff Bank Advanced Practice Nurse – Kernow Health CIC

Hours: Zero Hour Contracts
Salary: Variable – dependant on individual GP Practice
Closing date: 22/08/2022


Job summary

Kernow Health CIC hosts the Staff Bank on behalf of General Practices in Cornwall, and we are looking for dedicated and flexible Advanced Practice Nurses to cover short term vacancies at GP practices across Cornwall as and when required. As part of our flexible workforce, you will help to ensure that practices have sufficient cover to deliver their services while helping to support patients on their journey. This is a busy and challenging role where no two days are the same.

Working as part of the Staff Bank offers you the flexibility to travel as far as you choose on the days to suit you, allowing you to balance your work and home life.

If you are already working for a Practice, this is an opportunity for you to pick up additional hours either with your PCN or another Practice delivering in your area of expertise. You can also join as a locum worker (this means being self-employed) or a casual worker (with a zero-hours contract).

Main duties of the job

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will undertake a range of nursing assessments and deliver clinics depending on your competency and area of expertise, and the requirements of the practice. Training can be provided for additional competencies where appropriate. You will be a qualified nurse prescriber with experience of prescribing and medication reviews. A teaching qualification is also desirable. You will be comfortable with working across different GP practice settings and locations, and working with different IT systems and processes, particularly Emis and/or SystmOne.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner, undertaking a range of nursing assessments and providing appropriate care or treatment, in accordance with practice policies and protocols as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You will act within your own sphere of competence and agreed acceptable limits of practice to provide expert professional clinical advice to patients, carers and colleagues ensuring clinical safety and excellence.

Job responsibilities

The duties will vary according to the practice requirements and the individuals competencies, but an outline of the duties and responsibilities which may be undertaken is provided below:

· Plan, manage and complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others and delegating /referring as appropriate; to optimise health outcomes and resource use, as well as providing direct support and subject matter expert advice to patients and clients.

· Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly

· Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients as appropriate, delivering evidence based care in line with NSF, NICE guidelines.

· Prescribing and reviewing medication that is appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with latest evidence based practice, national and practice protocols and within the scope of qualified practice.

· Request diagnostic investigations such as x-ray, blood tests and scans, and interpret within agreed protocols.

· Undertake and interpret a range of diagnostic tests and routine clinical procedures, e.g. cytology, venepuncture, blood pressure monitoring ete based on individual competency and relevant qualifications.

· Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver safe and high-quality care to patients in healthcare setting and in their homes.

· Carry out clinical nursing practice at an advanced level using expert clinical skills, critical judgements and knowledge to deliver appropriate and safe care.

· Provide advanced, specialist nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF.

· Provide clinics to patients based on individual competence e.g. chronic diseases, diabetes, asthma, COPD, women’s health (HRT, contraception, family planning).

· Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies.

· Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

· Ensure accurate and legible notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patient’s notes in accordance with practice policy.

· Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care and motivational interviewing techniques as required.

For more information on key duties and responsibilities please see the attached job description.

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To apply for this job please contact:

Miriam Molyneux (Staff Bank Co-ordinator)

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