News: Practice Nurse (Experienced)

This new role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced qualified nurse to work at Midlands Medical Partnership.

Job Role Purpose

To provide a high standard of nursing care, health education, screening and immunisation, working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team.

Main duties of the job
Key Duties and Responsibilities

Providing assessment screening and treatment services and health education advice
Organise and coordinate the provision of nursing services for the surgery
Provide nursing treatments to patients in participation with general practitioners or independently to agreed protocols
Provide general and specific health screenings to the surgery patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary
Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to GPs as necessary

Job responsibilities
Supplies and equipment – Treatment room and other areas
In participation with the Site Lead officer, ensure the maintenance of equipment and stock levels relating to patient care
Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures
Following appropriate training, undertake the collection, storage and despatch of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears etc. perform any investigatory procedures requested by the GPs
Administrative and professional responsibilities
Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the surgery team
Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients’ notes on the clinical computer systems as appropriate
Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the surgery
Take the lead in infection prevention and control in the surgery
Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports
Attend and participate in meetings as required
Assist in the formation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols
Maintain a notice board in the waiting room area designated for patient health care education
Cooperate and participate as required in any research projects with in the surgery
Maintain effective liaison with other agencies and staff concerned with patient care
and with all other disciplines within the surgery, with regard to confidentiality
Professional development
Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development
The post holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment
To participate in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
Take a responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Person Specification
Experience – Essential
Experience of working within a nursing team
Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients
NMC Registered
Adult Nursing

Experience of working in primary care
Experience of working in a GP practice

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time. Permanent