Nursing Associate - GP Practice
Winterton Medical Practice
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Winterton Medical Practice is a forward thinking, dispensing Practice based in a small town in Winterton, North Lincolnshire with a branch surgery in Burton Upon Stather with easy access to the motorway network.
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual who works well under pressure and is committed to providing excellent high quality safe and effective care. If you have the skills, ability and drive to fulfil this role then we would like to hear from you.
The role will be Monday - Friday, 32 hours per week.
The Nursing Associate is a relatively new role within the nursing team. Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers & registered nurses to deliver care to our patients. The nursing associate supports the practice nurse role by undertaking tasks that are historically done by the nursing team, thus freeing up nurse time to deal with more complex cases.
Main duties of the job
The Nursing Associate will work at Winterton Medical Practice and our branch site at Burton Upon Stather.
The Nursing Associate will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate and will work to a nationally recognised code of conduct. The Nursing Associate will be a registered practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Previous experience working in a healthcare setting is essential involving recent phlebotomy experience. Applicants must hold a nursing association foundation degree qualification at academic level 5.
Intermediate IT skills are also required.
This role will integrate with a well established nursing and health care assistant team to offer support to the wider clinical team.
POSITION: Nursing Associate
ROLE: To assist the doctors and nursing team in providing effective care for the practice population.
Nurse Associates will work within the practice, independently under the leadership of registered nurses, working within the sphere of nursing and care, and within all aspects of the nursing process. They will be an integral part of our practice clinical teams to compliment the role of the GP and other Health Care Professionals providing safe, high quality care to our patient population.
This list is not exhaustive and specific tasks may vary always allowing the individual to work within their own competence and required remit of their role.
The post holder will:
1) Take intravenous blood samples from patients as directed
2) Check stock levels and expiry dates of drugs and supplies in treatment room as directed by the practice nurses or practice manager.
3) Fridge Temperature Monitoring
4) Ensure adequate cleaning or disposal of equipment.
5) Assist patients to prepare for examination by the doctor, including undressing/dressing. (Chaperone)
6) Ability to be flexible and provide holiday/sickness cover.
7) Undertake ECGs
8) Undertake Spirometry
9) Perform New Patient Registration Examinations for new patients registering at the practice.
10) Take Blood Pressure readings for patients on behalf of the GP.
11) Undertake NHS Health Checks
12) Undertake Diabetic Foot Checks
13) Lung Function Checks
14) Baby Checks
15) Support the Management of Long Term Conditions
16) Wound Dressings / Compression Stockings
18) Suture / Clip Removal
19) Following the relevant training and competency assessment completion, carry out vaccinations as part of the UK vaccination schedule under PSD from a prescriber
20) Health Promotion
21) Contraception Reviews
22) Following the relevant training and competency assessment completion, carry out cervical cytology.
23) Communicate effectively with other members of the primary health care team providing input and support to colleagues in the treatment and care of patients.
24) Act autonomously within own competence and monitor patient care
25) Recognise and work within the limits of own competence, recognising when it is necessary to refer to others for reassessment
1) Keep accurate and contemporaneous electronic patient records for each patient contact.
2) Be aware of, and work in accordance with, all practice policies and protocols relevant to nursing.
3) Help to identify their own training needs and actively participate in any training identified as being necessary by their manager or employer.
4) Attend regular staff meetings and maintain adequate communication.
5) Participate in staff development and performance review.
6) Report to Practice Manager any complaint, accidents or untoward incident.
7) Be aware of, and work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, thereby working in a safe efficient manner.
8) Adhere to the uniform policy of the practice, always having a neat and tidy appearance.
9) Work contracted hours as per the duty rota and extra hours by mutual agreement to meet the demands of the practice.
10) Perform their duties in a calm, professional and competent manner.
11) Follow up patient DNAs in secondary care
12) Replenish consultation room of stock and check expiry dates
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).