First Contact Physiotherapy at Derby Road HC

Job description - Part - Time Permanent Practice Nurse

Salary: £13.12-£16.52 per hour

Job summary

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services care to the practice population.

Supported by senior nurses within the practice, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring of long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

Key responsibilities

Clinical practice

  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or
  • emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care;
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage patients to live healthily, and apply principles of self-care;
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion using opportunities such as new-patient medicals;
  • Assess and care for patients presenting with uncomplicated wounds;
  • Support and advise women requesting information relating to family planning needs;
  • Support and manage health needs of women presenting for cervical cytology consultations;
  • Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children;
  • Advise, support and, where appropriate, administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad;
  • Perform Spirometry as required
  • Promote and deliver evidence-based care for patients presenting with aural condition.
  • Management of long term conditions
  • Make referrals to appropriate outside services for full patient care

Delivery a quality service

  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC);
  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures;
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality;
  • Deliver care according to the NSF and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines and evidence- based care;
  • Participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes across the organisation and its activities;
  • Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required;
  • In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care, responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate;
  • Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation;
  • Understand and apply legal policy that supports the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, being aware of statutory child/vulnerable adult health procedure and local guidance;
  • Take responsibility for own development, learning and performance including participating in clinical supervision and acting as a positive role model.

Team Working

  • Understand own role and scope in the organisation and identify how this may develop over time;
  • Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting others and exploring the mechanisms to develop new ways of working;
  • Delegate clearly and appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence of those taking on delegated duties;
  • Ensure clear understanding and utilisation of referral mechanisms within the practice;
  • Accept delegation from other nurses, prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded in own practice;
  • Participate in team activities that create opportunities to improve patient care;
  • Participate in and support local projects as agreed with the practice management team.
  • Take on QOF responsibilities

Management of risk

  • Ensure safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs is undertaken. Where appropriate, oversee the monitoring, stock control and documentation of controlled drug usage according to legal requirements;
  • Undertake mandatory and statutory training;
  • Apply infection control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines.

Utilising information

  • Review and process data using accurate Read codes about patients in order to ensure easy and accurate retrieval for monitoring and audit processes;
  • Understand own and other’s responsibility to the individual organisation regarding the Freedom of Information Act.

Learning and development

  • Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments;
  • Assess own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate;
  • Make effective use of learning opportunities within and outside the workplace, evaluating their effectiveness and feeding back relevant information;
  • Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning.
  • Support student nurses, including mentorship if required

Equality and diversity

  • Promote diversity and equality of opportunity in relation to the treatment of staff and also the delivery of services to patients;
  • Support others to promote equality and diversity in a non-discriminatory culture;
  • Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights;
  • Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care providers, participate in care and refuse care;
  • Assist patients from marginalised groups to access quality care.

Amendment of job description

This is a description of the job as it is at present constituted. It is the practice of this organisation periodically to examine employees' job descriptions and update them to ensure that they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are being proposed. This procedure is jointly conducted by the employee and their manager. You will therefore, be expected to participate fully in such discussions. It is the Practice’s aim to reach agreement to reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to insist on changes to your job description.

Flexibility clause

As a term of your employment you may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post mentioned above or in a comparable post.

Person specification

Essential Desirable

  • Aware of accountability of own role and other roles in a general practice
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy
  • Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Ability to identify determinants on health in the local area
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area Skills
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • IT skills – basic level for Word and Outlook and internet explorer.
  • Experience of working on SystmOne.
  • Clinical skills – cervical cytology, immunisation and vaccination, ear care, wound management.
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle.
  • Management of long-term conditions.
  • Involvement in implementing and using protocols and clinical guidelines.
  • Experience of audit.
  • Registered first level nurse
  • Relevant nursing/health degree
  • Clinical supervision training and experience
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Team player
  • Drivers licence and access to vehicle
  • Self-directed practitioner
  • Ability to work across boundaries

Some information on the terms and conditions of service that will be offered to successful candidates.

The information contained within this section is intended only as a guide to the terms and conditions that will be offered to successful candidates. Terms and conditions will be discussed with candidates selected for appointment and confirmed through a contract of employment.

  1. Salary

This will be band 5 or 6 equivalent (dependant on experience) starting salary subject to consultation and based on relevant experience.

  1. Pension

You will be entitled to contribute to the NHS pension scheme and superannuation deductions will be made from your gross salary.

  1. Holiday entitlement

This will be 25 days pro-rata plus public holidays when the practice is closed

  1. Maternity leave

Statutory maternity pay (SMP) will be applied during the first year of employment, thereafter employees are entitled to our enhanced maternity entitlement. This is two months of full pay, followed by two months of half pay followed by SMP for the remainder of the paid period of maternity leave.

  1. Paternity leave

Subject to qualifying rules, you will be entitled to two weeks fully paid paternity leave.

  1. Sick leave

Your entitlement to occupational sick pay is service related and increases to two months on full pay and two months on half pay by the third year of your employment.

  1. Probationary period

There will be a three month period of mutual assessment, extended for a further three months if felt necessary by the practice.

  1. Staff handbook

The practice has a staff handbook detailing all employment policies. This is available for reference for all employees and includes grievance and disciplinary procedures.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £13.12-£16.52 per hour

Contact: Assistant Practice Manager

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