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Practice Nurse

Islington GP Federation (IGPF) is a new, rapidly growing organisation representing 31 practices. We have established ourselves as a leader in new ways of working, including running Islington’s extended hours primary care services (I:HUB). Our current range of services includes I:HUB, community ENT, community gynaecology across Haringey and Islington, practice-based pharmacists, a range of practice support mechanisms and we are host to Islington’s Training Hub.

 

IGPF works very closely with a range of partners including the local clinical commissioning group, NHS England, Healthy London Partnership, Public Health, local hospitals such as the Whittington and UCLH, and the local authority. We have a small but highly effective management and support structure which includes local GPs. IGPF’s operations are run by a busy team, based close to Holloway tube station

 

These roles are for nurses looking to work with a dynamic organisation, where there is the possibility to adapt and develop with the team. We are looking for nurses who are enthusiastic and flexible with a background in primary care, however we would consider applicants with a community background who can demonstrate competencies as below.

The following are the core responsibilities of the practice nurse. **PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST HAVE PRACTICE NURSE EXPERIENCE**. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

 

  1. Develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
  2. Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients, which promote health and well being
  3. Identify, manage and support patients as risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patient’s health
  4. Provide routine nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence.
  5. Provide wound care to patients
  6. Prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  7. Provide travel medicine services
  8. Responsbility for infection prevention & control within the medical practice
  9. Request pathology services as necessary
  10. Process pathology results as required
  11. Provide chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary / specialist care as required
  12. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation
  13. Ensure read codes are used effectively by all members of the nursing team
  14. Maintain chronic disease registers
  15. Participate in well woman clinics
  16. Participate in well man clinics
  17. Chaperone patients where necessary
  18. Assist GPs with minor surgery when required
  19. Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  20. Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies Provide guidance to patients in the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications on side effects and dosages
  21. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  22. Implement vaccination programmes for adults and children
  23. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  24. Liaise with external services / agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)
  25. Delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
  26. Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
  27. Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

 

Secondary Responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the practice nurse may be requested to:

  1. Develop and review audit protocols and process for the practice, effectively utilising the audit cycle
  2. Monitor and ensure the safe storage, rotation and disposal of medicaments
  3. Support junior members of the nursing team and HCAs, providing guidance when necessary
  4. Develop, review and implement nursing protocols in conjunction with the partners
  5. Support all members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary, conducting appraisals and training needs analyses as required
  6. Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  7. Support and participate in shared learning within the practice
  8. Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate
  9. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e. root cause analysis (RCA)
  10. Coordinate the nursing team rota, ensuring sufficient staff are available to meet patient needs

Support the practice team with the reviewing and implementation of practice policies and protocols, ensuring conformance to extant legislation

 

Practice Nurse

Islington GP Federation
Islington
Permanent
1 - 2 years of experience
High school
Bachelor
Other
£39,811 - £47,789 The salary offered will be commensurate to experience. Agenda for Change terms and conditions are not used by Islington GP Federation but payscales are used as guidelines.

Published on 30 Jun 2021

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