Experienced Practice Nurse

We are a friendly, forward-thinking GMS training practice in attractive rural villages within Overton, Oakley and Kingsclere, in Hampshire. We serve over 18,200 patients and our population is expected to rise further with local building programmes due to take place within our area.

We are looking for a full time or part-time Practice Nurse, who is proactive and motivated individual to complement our increasing enthusiastic skill mixed Team.

The ideal candidate should have a flexible and adaptive approach to working and learning, we are looking for someone who is eager to develop themselves within the Practice. We are keen to offer support and encourage special interests and personal development for all our staff. We offer an in-house structured education programme and would be happy to provide mentorship.

You will be part of a well-run multi-disciplinary team including GP Partners, Salaried GPs, a Paramedic Practitioner, Advance Nurse Practitioner, PCN Clinical Pharmacists & Healthcare Assistants as well as a dedicated team of nurses. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join an experienced Nursing Team.

The Practice Nurse should provide a high standard of nursing care appropriate to his/ her status and in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct.

Remuneration is competitive.

Closing date: Wednesday 9th June 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 15th June 2021

Primary responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the practice nurse. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks. This will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels. Training will be given in case of learning needs:

  • To develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
  • To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients
  • To identify, manage and support patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects to patients’ health
  • To provide routine nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical-based evidence, NICE and the National Standards Framework
  • To provide wound care (ulcer/Doppler etc.) to patients
  • To provide travel medicine services including malaria prophylaxis, safe sex, sun protection, food hygiene, first aid and health vaccinations – training will be provided if needed
  • Prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • To request pathology services as necessary
  • To provide chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary/specialist care as required
  • To maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation on EMIS using Arden templates.
  • Contributing to QOF, local enhanced services and GMS contractual obligations
  • To chaperone patients where necessary
  • To assist GPs with minor surgery when required
  • To prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  • To support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies
  • To recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs
  • To implement vaccination programmes for adults and children
  • To support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over-the-counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  • To liaise with external services/agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)
  • To delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
  • To support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters in accordance with local and national policies
  • To understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately
  • To deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate
  • Ensure safe storage rotation and disposals of vaccines and drugs in line with CQC advice
  • Waste management, including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage, and collection

Secondary responsibilities

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

  • Act as the audit lead, effectively utilising the audit cycle, including the infection control audit
  • Monitor and ensure the safe storage, rotation and disposal of medicaments
  • Support junior members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary
  • Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice
  • Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate
  • Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach, i.e. root-cause analysis (RCA)

This job is also being advertised on NHS jobs website.