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Practice Nurse


  • £25000 - £27000 per annum
  • Baldock
  • Posted: 26/04/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V49101359

Job Details

JOB PURPOSE & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Practice Nurse will support the expanding physical health service at our hospital, working within a primary care model and delivering care to our patients, alongside the local GP.



As part of the Multi-Disciplinary team at the hospital, the role will promote the best interests of our patients and ensure that our nursing care is effectively implemented in a safe environment.



MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:



Carrying out physical examinations and investigatory procedures (triage)

Chronic health conditions management;

Venepuncture

Requesting pathology tests

ECGs

New patient medicals/urinalysis

Assist and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff;

Ear syringing

Removal of sutures and wound management

Management of Risk:



Manage and assess risk within the areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect staff and patients

Monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and conform to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines

Ensure safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs

Act as a role model to support members of the nursing team to undertake mandatory and statutory training requirements

Apply infection-control measures with in the practice according to local and national guidelines

Participate in the local implementation strategies that are aligned to the values and culture of general practice

To develop confidence and competence to manage emergency response duties

Communication:



Demonstrate sensitive communication styles to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating, including those receiving bad or disappointing news

Act as an advocate when representing patients and colleagues

Participate in team meetings, delivering the nursing agenda and run nurse department meetings

Produce written documents that evidence the contribution of the nursing team to the hospital priorities

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:



Essential:



Nursing diploma/degree

Minimum 3 years post registration experience

Up to date NMC registration

Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions

Knowledge of physical health issues

Practice of medical emergency scenarios

Clinical leadership skills

Clinical skills – immunisation and vaccination, diabetes, epilepsy, stoma care wound care

Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle

Communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families

Negotiation and conflict management skills

IT skills

Experience in nurse-led management of long-term conditions

Experience in implementing protocols and clinical guidelines

Experience in quality initiatives such as clinical bench-marking

Audit skills

Clinical supervision experience

Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a team player

Treat others with dignity and respect

Desirable:



Understanding of basic mental health issues, minor illness and wider health issues

Management/leadership experience

Knowledge of Research Programmes

Mentor/teaching experience