Training Pod Nurse, Bury GP Federation

Job summary

Working on a sessional basis, the Nurse Trainer will be available to support our primary care workforce to gain competence to deliver the Long-Term Condition clinics and management, cytology and immunisation programmes across general practice according to their role.

As an experienced trainer the role will be responsible for evaluating the needs and current practices and creating and delivering a training development plan complete with materials, tutorials, instructions, and learning resources and guides as needed.

For more information please contact Emma Jackson, HR Officer, Bury GP Federation, emma.jackson111@nhs.net, 07596 954 842.

Bury GP Federation, 79-81 Hornby Street, Bury, BL9 5BN (view on Google maps).

About Bury GP Federation

Bury GP Federation (BGPF) is a federation of 23 GP practices within Bury, Greater Manchester, providing a platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing and co-ordination. Through working at scale, we redirect resources into delivering at-scale support, relieving capacity pressures and enabling local general practice to maintain high standards of care for patients and to keep pace with best practice. We are proud of the services that we run.

Our four core objectives are as follows:

  1. A reliable support organisation – providing a range of services for our practices, achieving greater organisational efficiency through collaboration and reducing duplication, maximising the economic advantages of delivering primary care at scale
  2. A respected service provider – able to attract investment into primary care to help sustain local general practice, delivering a more expansive range of at scale services available closer to patients’ homes
  3. A GP led, patient centred partner organisation – working collaboratively with our practices and our partners across health and social care to facilitate the enhanced delivery of responsive, high quality and innovative services across Bury and GM
  4. A trusted voice for primary care – providing at scale leadership and in partnership with the LMC and PCNs, able to advocate for and support our shareholder practices

Job purpose

The role will play a key part in the ensuring the continued delivery of excellent care out in the community, ensuring every HCSW, Nursing Associate, Trainee Practice nurse is confident and competent in their ability to work in a person centred, compassionate way.

Working on a sessional basis, the Nurse Trainer will be available to support our primary care workforce to gain competence to deliver the Long-Term Condition clinics and management, cytology and immunisation programmes across general practice according to their role.

As an experienced trainer the role will be responsible for evaluating the needs and current practices and creating and delivering a training development plan complete with materials, tutorials, instructions, and learning resources and guides as needed.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To observe and to ensure candidates have been trained and assessed as competent and to sign off competency framework for staff in relation to various clinic roles
  • To ensure relevant documentation and administrative procedures are in place to support recording and reporting of data to the organisation and wider as needed
  • Provide clinical supervision as required to other members of the team
  • To create training plans and procedures to ensure delivery of training to the primary care workforce supporting programme across Salford is implemented
  • Developing Training content complete with materials, tutorials, instructions, and learning resources and guides as needed
  • Participate in clinical and other audits as required
  • Attendance at relevant meetings

Managing information

Understand responsibility of self and others to the Primary Care Network practice regarding the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act

Equality and diversity

The post-holder will support and promote the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, in a non-discriminatory culture to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights

Health, safety and security

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the Practice Health & Safety Policy, the Infection Control policy and published procedures to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Actively reporting of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised.
  • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, assisting in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness consistent with the scope of the job holder’s role.
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training.
  • Reporting potential risks identified
  • Conform to health and safety legislation, taking the necessary actions to manage risks and acting as a role model in promoting health, safety and security
  • Attend statutory and mandatory training at the required times to maintain and update skills.
  • Maintain high standards of infection control
  • To ensure the security of the premises, property and self.

Personal and professional development

  • The post-holder will participate in an annual individual performance review conducted by their line manager, informed by colleagues as appropriate
  • Attend any training programme implemented by the GP Federation as part of this employment
  • Take responsibility for own personal and/or professional development maintaining a record of own learning
  • Participate in any training programme agreed by the Federation as part of this employment. Training may need to be undertaken outside of normal working hours and/or off site.

Setting an example

Positively and effectively project the BGPF’s values, philosophy, activity and outcomes with all levels and disciplines of staff

Communication

  • The post-holder will establish and maintain effective communication pathways at all times with colleagues, management, patients, carers and other health care Professionals
  • Excellent people skills are essential to engaging all levels of contributors and stakeholders in a diplomatic and meaningful way

Patient confidentiality

  • The post-holder must at all times respect patient confidentiality and, in particular, the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act
  • The post-holder should not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role

Any other duties

This job description constitutes an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will also be required to carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by their line manager. The job requirements may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the BGPF.

Person specification

Qualifications and training

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of post registration training

Clinical skills

  • Immunisations/Phlebotomy, Vaccinations and Cervical Cytology
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (V300)
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification

Experience and knowledge

  • 5 years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in general practice
  • Knowledge of Long-Term condition
  • Evidence of Teaching, Training and Clinical Supervision of staff including registered and non-registered
  • Willingness to teach learners and promote evidence-based practice
  • Experience of implementing protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Experience of quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking
  • Knowledge of clinical audits
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with independently
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Ability to handle a busy and varied primary care workload
  • Ability to offer support within a clinical team
  • Understanding of and commitment to upholding the Nolan Principles of Public Life
  • Evidence of further study in LTC management
  • PGCE, ENB 998 or MSLAP
  • Clinical Supervision training
  • An awareness of current developments and initiatives in primary care
  • Understanding of the pressures faced by practices and healthcare teams
  • Knowledge of the pathways and protocols in existence
  • Knowledge of public health priorities within local area

Skills

  • Ability to act as a positive role model promoting team working, respect, innovation & excellence
  • Proficient IT skills including ability to use Vision/EMIS/System One clinical system
  • Counselling & feedback skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and in a changing environment
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding & adherence to confidentiality rules & concepts • Evidence of communication skills training

Other

  • Commitment to primary prevention & health/social care improvement
  • Commitment to addressing health inequalities
  • Commitment to enabling patient empowerment
  • Ability to travel across geographical location
Closing date: 01/03/2024Job reference: Training Pod NurseJob type: Fixed termStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: BuryEmployer: Bury GP FederationSalary: £43,742.00 - £45,996.00Salary range: £40,000 - £50,000AfC pay band: Band 7