Practice Nurse

Recruiter
Swanage Medical Practice
Location
Swanage
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Nursing Field
GP Practice
Job Type
Permanent

Practice Nurse

Job Purpose
To provide a high-quality care service based on the needs of the Practice population which includes treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical
. Assist with the organisation and co-ordination of the provision of nursing services for the practice.
. Provide nursing treatment to patients in participation with general practitioners or
. Independently within agreed protocols.
. Undertake cervical smear clinics.
. Provide general and specific health screening to the practice patients (within the agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners, as necessary.
. Be competent and confident in managing people with long term health conditions including respiratory conditions.
. Undertake anticoagulation clinics to include interpretation of blood tests and dosing.
. Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.
. Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
. Meet the needs of patients presenting for opportunistic wound care.
. Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Delivering a Quality Service
. Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the 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 NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care
. In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate.
. Evaluate patients' response to health care provision and the effectiveness of care
. Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation

Treatment room supplies and equipment
. Advice to manager regarding health and safety aspects.
. Maintenance and supervision of sterile procedures throughout the surgery.

Administrative and professional responsibilities
. Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team
. Take responsibility for own learning and performance including participating in clinical supervision and acting as a positive role mode.
. Support staff development in order to maximise potential
. Actively promote the workplace as a learning environment, encouraging everyone to learn from each other and from external good practice.
. Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards
. Create clear referral mechanisms to meet patient need
. Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team.
. Work effectively with others to clearly define values, direction and policies impacting upon care delivery.
. Discuss, highlight and work with the team to create opportunities to improve patient care.
. Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded adequately on the computer.
. Participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines.

Requirements of the post
. Registered General Nurse
. Membership of a professional body
. To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
. Ability to self-motivate, organise and prioritise workloads
. Excellent communication skills

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