Lead Practice Nurse

Elmwood Family Doctors

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Job summary

Elmwood Family Doctors is a large, modern General Practice located across two sites in Huddersfield (Holmfirth and Meltham), rated as outstanding by CQC.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Lead Practice Nurse to join our supportive and friendly team and lead a team of Practices Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Trainee Nurse Associates and a GP Assistant.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large and supportive team and to make a contribution to the high standard of care we provide to our patients.

Holmfirth and Meltham are great places to live and work with good schools. There is plenty happening in Holmfirth and Meltham with annual festivals for Jazz, Folk Music, Film, and the Arts. The villages sit amongst beautiful Pennine countryside but not far from the big cities of Leeds, Manchester & Sheffield.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the practice nursing team, consisting of 3 nurses, 2 TNA'S, 5 HCA'S and a GP Assistant.

As well as being responsible for several clinical areas such as infection prevention and control, health promotion, chronic disease management health prevention, well women and well man clinics, as well as supporting the practice management team in the reviewing and delivery of clinical policy and procedure.

About us

Elmwood Family Doctors is based across two sites and is a modern GP Practice.

Our Holmfirth site is large, with excellent facilities and offers a wide range of services to patients. Our Meltham site is in the heart of the village community. We offer a full range of healthcare services to approximately 15,300 patients across both sites.

We are proud to deliver a high standard of care to all patients and our staff have a role to play in this, with a culture of education and learning throughout the practice. The successful candidate will benefit from the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and experience within this supportive environment.

We are an inclusive and friendly team. In addition to our large clinical team, we have excellent business management and administrative support in place who run the operation of the Practice and delivery of high quality services.

Key Features:

  • Just under 15,300 patients.
  • Modern renovated property offering a wide range of enhanced services.
  • Outstanding CQC rating.
  • Paper-free with SystmOne, high QOF points, EPS, online access for repeat prescriptions, appointment booking and medical records.
  • Training practice with GP Trainees, Medical Students, Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), Physician Associate training, HCA Apprenticeship, Trainee Nurse Associate

Date posted

24 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3954-24-0003

Job locations

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Meltham Village Surgery

11 Parkin Lane

Meltham

Holmfirth

HD94EN


Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Lead Practice Nurse:

  • To act as the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead and to work to the IPC Policy providing audits, training, support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager
  • To lead on and deliver chronic disease management for patients
  • To lead the team in providing routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • To lead on the practice's vaccination and immunisation programmes for adults and children
  • To lead on cytology
  • To lead on wound care management and dressings
  • To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • To review patient medications to enhance compliance
  • To provide guidance to patients on the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications
  • To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes
  • To develop, implement, embed and participate in well woman and man clinics
  • To support the team in delivering anti-coagulation clinics
  • To support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over-the-counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  • To support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
  • To manage and support the nursing team to deliver all aspects of care and governance
  • Responsible for implementation & update of clinical policies and procedures for the team to follow
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant PGD's/PSD's continue to be signed & in date
  • Ensuring smooth running of all clinics
  • Appraisals, performance managing, continuing support of team members
  • Implementing new clinical initiatives & ways of working, in order to meet the needs of the service
  • Daily administration duties as is necessary to fulfil the role

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Lead Practice Nurse:

  • To act as the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead and to work to the IPC Policy providing audits, training, support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager
  • To lead on and deliver chronic disease management for patients
  • To lead the team in providing routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • To lead on the practice's vaccination and immunisation programmes for adults and children
  • To lead on cytology
  • To lead on wound care management and dressings
  • To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • To review patient medications to enhance compliance
  • To provide guidance to patients on the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications
  • To develop, implement and embed health promotion and wellbeing programmes
  • To develop, implement, embed and participate in well woman and man clinics
  • To support the team in delivering anti-coagulation clinics
  • To support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over-the-counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  • To support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
  • To manage and support the nursing team to deliver all aspects of care and governance
  • Responsible for implementation & update of clinical policies and procedures for the team to follow
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant PGD's/PSD's continue to be signed & in date
  • Ensuring smooth running of all clinics
  • Appraisals, performance managing, continuing support of team members
  • Implementing new clinical initiatives & ways of working, in order to meet the needs of the service
  • Daily administration duties as is necessary to fulfil the role

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Wound care/removal of sutures and staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Womens health (cervical cytology, contraception, etc.)
  • Immunisations (annual flu campaign, routine, childhood and travel)
  • Chronic disease management in [list as appropriate]
  • Spirometry

Desirable

  • Travel medicine
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health clearance
  • Meet the requirements and produce evidence for nurse revalidation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of a Lead Practice Nurse

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of leading a nursing team in a primary care environment
  • Experience of chronic disease management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures

Desirable

  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management)
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Completed or working towards formal infection prevention and control training
  • Family planning qualification
Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Wound care/removal of sutures and staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Womens health (cervical cytology, contraception, etc.)
  • Immunisations (annual flu campaign, routine, childhood and travel)
  • Chronic disease management in [list as appropriate]
  • Spirometry

Desirable

  • Travel medicine
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health clearance
  • Meet the requirements and produce evidence for nurse revalidation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) commensurate with the role of a Lead Practice Nurse

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of leading a nursing team in a primary care environment
  • Experience of chronic disease management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures

Desirable

  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management)
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Completed or working towards formal infection prevention and control training
  • Family planning qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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Additional information

UK Registration

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Employer details

Employer name

Elmwood Family Doctors

Address

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Employer's website

https://elmwoodfamilydoctors.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Elmwood Family Doctors

Address

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Employer's website

https://elmwoodfamilydoctors.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

HR Manager

Jen Brown

recruitment@elmwoodfamilydoctors.co.uk

01484943000

Date posted

24 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3954-24-0003

Job locations

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Meltham Village Surgery

11 Parkin Lane

Meltham

Holmfirth

HD94EN


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