Practice Nurse

Closing on: Feb 29, 2024
Job Type: Practice Nurse
Salary Band: £28500 to £35000
Job Location: Eastwood Nottinghamshire

Eastwood Primary Care Centre

Job Summary

To be responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the registered patient population.

About Us

Eastwood Primary Care Centre is a well-established practice working across 2 sites with a list size of 19,000 patients and we are looking to expand and recruit enthusiastic and dedicated Practice Nurses to complement our friendly and dynamic team. If you are hardworking and passionate about providing a high standard of care to our patients, we would like to hear from you.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes GP, GP Registrars, ACPs, Clinical Pharmacists, Paramedics, Practice Nurses, HCAs and Phlebotomists. This is all supported by a large administrative team, including receptionists, secretaries, administrators and managers.

Main duties of the Job

The practice nurse will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as health promotion and chronic disease management, contributing to achieving the practice’s health targets, and supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure.

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients
  • Identify, manage and support patients as risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patient’s health
  • Provide routine nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • Provide wound care
  • Provide travel medicine services
  • Request pathology services
  • Process pathology results
  • Provide chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary / specialist care
  • Maintain accurate clinical records
  • Maintain chronic disease registers
  • Assist GPs with minor surgery
  • Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  • Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies
  • Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs
  • Implement vaccination programmes for adults and children
  • Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  • Liaise with external services / agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)
  • Delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
  • Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
  • Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

Person Specification

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite manner
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure

Desirable

  • Experience with audit
  • Experience with clinical risk management

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse

Desirable

  • Post graduate diploma or degree (primary care)

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working in primary care
  • Chronic disease management

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a practice nurse

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Eastwood Primary Care Centre

Address

Church Walk

Eastwood

Nottinghamshire

NG16 3BH

Apply for this position

Employer name

Eastwood Primary Care Centre

Address

Church Walk

Eastwood

Nottinghamshire

NG16 3BH

How to Apply
Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to:

Sarah Petter – sarah.petter@nhs.net

or for more information please call:

Sarah – 01773 304703