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Practice Nurse

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

. 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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Practice Nurse

Swanage, UK

Published on 9 Aug 2019