Practice Nurse, Caritas General Practice Partnership

Caritas General Practice Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic part-time Practice Nurse to work as part of the practice team.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care to the whole practice population. Clinically, the focus of the role is the delivery of evidence-based practice for patients with long-term conditions and management and preventative nursing interventions to all patients. As autonomous practitioners the nurse is responsible for the care delivered, demonstrating critical thinking and skills in clinical decision-making.

Clinical responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate treatment programmes that promote health and well-being
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition
  • Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition
  • Work with other health care professionals to diagnose, monitor, manage and treat long-term conditions including using non-drug-based treatment methods, in line with national and local policies and practice needs
  • Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence based practice and national and practice protocols
  • Work with patients in order to support adherence to prescribed treatments
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • 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 promote them to live healthily, and apply principles of self-care
  • Support and manage health needs of women presenting for family planning and 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
  • Initiate medication appropriately according to Practice protocols.
  • 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
  • Estimate and maintain effective communication within the practice environment and with external stakeholders
  • Participate in practice team meetings
  • Ensure awareness of sources of support (from external agencies) and provide information in an acceptable format to all patients, recognising any difficulties and referring where appropriate.
  • 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 as an individual and team according to NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care
  • Assess effectiveness of care delivery for the nursing team through peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation
  • Evaluate patients’ response to health care provision and the effectiveness of care
  • Participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation
  • identify learning from clinical incidents and near-miss events (e.g. significant events)
  • Understand and apply legal policy that supports the identification of vulnerable children and adults in line with local policies
  • Team working
  • Understand own role and scope in the Practice 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 appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence of other members of staff
  • Ensure clear referral mechanisms are in place to meet patient need
  • Participate in nursing team activities that create opportunities to improve patient care
  • Participate in and support local projects as agreed with the practice management team.
  • 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 the safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs
  • Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines
  • Utilising information
  • Use technology and appropriate software packages as an aid to the planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communicating information
  • Review and process data using accurate Read codes in order to ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for monitoring and audit processes
  • Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases
  • Understand the responsibility of self and others regarding the Freedom of Information Act and,
  • Collate, analyse and present clinical data and information to the team using appropriate charts and/or graphs to enhance care.

Learning and development responsibilities

  • Disseminate learning and information to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (e.g. courses and conferences)
  • Assess own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate and,
  • Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning.
  • Equality and diversity
  • Identify patterns of discrimination and take action to overcome this and promote diversity and equality of opportunity
  • Enable others to promote equality and diversity in a non-discriminatory culture
  • Monitor and evaluate adherence to local chaperoning policies
  • Assist patients from marginalised groups to access quality care.

For more information about the role please contact Gill Eggleston, Caritas General Practice Partnership, 131 Mile End Lane, Mile End, Stockport, SK2 6BZ.

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Closing date: 31/08/2022Job reference: DH 1Job type: Part timeStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: StockportEmployer: Caritas General Practice PartnershipSalary: will depend on experienceOther pay band: Other