Practice Nurse

Closing on: May 31, 2024
Job Type: Nurse
Salary Band: To be confirmed
Job Location: Wednesfield Wolverhampton

Griffiths Practice

Job Summary

Practice Nurse in GP Surgery

About Us

We are a happy team working in a supportive and friendly environment, where each staff members contributions are highly valued. We have four GPs, ANP, a Practice Nurse, Pharmacist and HCA. Our admin team are very friendly and helpful, and we pride ourselves on providing support and mentorship to all our members of staff.

Main duties of the Job

All Practice Nurse duties including;

  • Wound Care/ dressings
  • Phlebotomy
  • Immunisations and Other Injections (Hormone, B12, travel and contraceptive)
  • Cytology – Smear Taking and Swabs
  • Chronic Disease Monitoring and Reviews (Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension etc..)
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diabetic Foot checks and monitoring
  • Face to face and telephone appointments with patients
  • Stock Monitoring
  • Vaccination Monitoring and Audit
  • Fridge Temperature Monitoring
  • Infection Control Audits
  • Urinalysis

Job Description/Responsibilities

Hours

  • Up to 30 Hours

Responsible to:

  • The Partners
  • The Practice Manager

Main Purpose

  • The practice nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of Practice.
  • Providing assessment, screening and treatment services and health education advice
  • Provide nursing treatments to patients in participation with general practitioners or independently to agreed protocols.
  • Provide general and specific health screenings to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to GPs as necessary.

Supplies and equipment Treatment room and other areas

  • In participation with the practice manager, ensure the maintenance of equipment and stock levels relating to patient care.

Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures

  • Undertake the collection, storage and despatch of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears etc and ensure the cleanliness of any equipment so used. Perform any investigatory procedures requested by the GPs.

Administrative and professional responsibilities

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team.
  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports.
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings as required.
  • Assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols.
  • Maintain a notice board in the waiting area designated for patient health care education.

Research projects

  • Co-operate and participate as required in any research projects within the practice

Student/staff education and training

  • Participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the induction of all members of practice staff with special responsibility for nursing staff.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care
  • Cytology
  • Wound care
  • Removal of Sutures
  • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis
  • Travel Clinic
  • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry
  • Venepuncture
  • Hypertension Management
  • Ear syringing
  • Routine immunisations/Childhood immunisations
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Disease Management
  • Contraception and Family Planning
  • Weight Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Following agreed clinical protocols with referral to GPs as appropriate
  • Other tasks will include
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
  • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
  • Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
  • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
  • Ordering of stock from the Hospital
  • 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 GPs/Practice Manager of potential problems or errors within the range of assigned tasks
  • Attend and participate in any practice meetings when required.
  • Undertake home visits if required
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

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 recognises 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 recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognise 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
  • Update policies and protocols within the practice on an annual basis working within the NICE and appropriate guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate.

We agree that the job description and supporting information is accurate for the post of Practice Nurse as detailed above.

Person Specification

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse.
  • Up to date with CPD.
  • Experience of managing patients with long term health conditions.
  • Good verbal, written and computerised communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

Desirable

  • EMIS Web Competent & Experience in Primary Care

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered/Up to Date CPD/Cytology PIN in Place/Up to Date with Childhood Immunisations

Experience

Essential

  • Working with patients

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

Griffiths Practice

Address

75 Griffiths Drive

Wednesfield

WV11 2JN

Apply for this position

Employer name

Griffiths Practice

Address

75 Griffiths Drive

Wednesfield

WV11 2JN

Organisation Website

https://griffithspractice.co.uk

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

Helen Walton – Helen.walton10@nhs.net