Practice Nurse – Primary Care Extended Access

The successful candidates will have a choice of shifts across the week from a number of locations

Partnering Health Limited (PHL)

Job summary

Recruiter:
Partnering Health Limited (PHL)
Salary:
attractive rate of pay dependent upon skills Ranging from £20 – 25 per hour
Posted:
24/05/2019
Job Role:
Community nursing Management Practice nursing
Sector:
Community Department of Health GP Practice NHS Primary Care Trust Private healthcare
Contract Type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full Time

About the job

Practice Nurse – Primary Care Extended Access


Partnering Health Group are an established and expanding healthcare organisation responsible for providing a variety of urgent and primary health care services across Hampshire.

In this role the Practice Nurse will be responsible for the provision of safe and effective primary care appointments in line with GP Improved Access hub criteria, with full access to patient medical records. Our team of clinicians will provide appointments of an evening and weekend to local patients referred by their own GP surgery and 111. The post holder will take a pro-active approach to their own CPD, contribute to continually improving the clinical effectiveness of the clinics and work collaboratively and supportively with all colleagues.

The successful candidates will have a choice of shifts across the week and from a number of locations: Lymington, Ringwood and Winchester

· Monday-Friday, with shift lengths varying from between 6.30pm to 11pm

· Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays 8am to 11pm.

This role could also be an ideal opportunity as part of a portfolio role, with a local practice, A&E or Urgent Care service.

We provide an attractive rate of pay dependent upon skills and experience and enhanced rates for unsocial hours. Ranging from £20 – 25 per hour

Key Accountabilities:

Clinical Duties

Level 1 – Cervical Screening & dressings

Level 2 – Level 1 plus family planning to include contraceptive initiation and review, Immunisations

Level 3 -Chronic Disease Management (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, CVD)

· Provide Treatment Room services and others, dependant upon Competency level. To include, but not limited to: wound care, cervical cytology, swabs, family planning such as contraceptive initiation and checks, Chronic Disease Management (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes)

· Screening. Undertake opportunistic screening including BP, height, weight, BMI, urinalysis, smoking status and alcohol intake.

· Health Promotion. Offer education and motivation for patients to change unhealthy behaviour. Recognise a patient’s readiness to change. Develop and maintain health promotion material.

· Infection Control. Ensure that the highest infection control standards are met.

· Emergency Management. Be competent in anaphylaxis and resuscitation techniques

· Safeguarding. Be aware of recognising the need for safeguarding children and adults, raising concerns appropriately.

· Administration and paperwork. Arising directly from this caseload (record-keeping, other written communications with local GP surgeries as required) and ensuring all appropriate templates and coding is completed for QOF, LCS, DES

· Team meetings. Essential to the delivery of team based care, contributing to discussion of clinical practice standards, developing protocols, mutual professional support for colleagues, will need to attend meetings and actively participate in these.

· Personal CPD (continuing professional development), a mix of in-house events, private study and external educational events are expected to remain up to date as required by your professional registration.

· Company-wide training. Join and engage in events to maintain a good understanding of the business needs and colleagues.

· Adherence to KPIs without jeopardising the safety of the patient

· Identify opportunities and to proactively encourage health promotion and health education to all patients

· To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical decision making within your clinical competence

· To provide mentorship and support to junior staff when required

· To assist in the development of new models for service delivery which have a positive impact on the health economy.

· To participate in regular performance review with your designated Clinical Lead

· Clearly demonstrating at all times adherence to PHL’s core values

· Additional reasonable duties as directed by the business that are not explicitly stated in this job description

· The post holder will be expected to contribute to and support the development of the service.

It is expected that the post holder will:

· Communicate with the Governance Lead and support the delivery of a high quality service and raise any governance issues that may arise.

· Work with the Manager to ensure training, significant events, complaints, audits, surveys and other professional service development activities are achieved to ensure the smooth running of the service.

Skills & Experience:

Essential

· Registered with NMC / HCPC

· Experience working in a primary care

· At least three years post qualified

· At or working towards degree qualification / or equivalent experience

· You must be competent at providing treatment room tasks such as immunisations, wound care, chronic disease management

· You will be expected to ensure that mandatory education is kept updated as required by the policies of the organisation

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – written, verbal (Particularly listening skills)

· Clear understanding of professional responsibility and accountability.

· Good organisational skills and ability to manage and prioritise own workload

· Good clinical skills and documentation skills using clinical IT systems

· Be able to clear an enhanced DBS check

· Must be authorised to work in the EEC

Desirable

· Understanding of operational policies and procedures

· Minor illness qualification or similar

· Teaching and/or Mentorship qualification

· Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

· Experience of Chronic Disease Management

· Able to use EMIS clinical IT system

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