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).

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Practice Nurse to join our supportive and friendly team which consists of 11 Partners, 4 Salaried GPs, 3 ANP/ACP's, plus a team of Practices Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Trainee Nurse Associate supported by a large administrative team.

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

To be fully proficient in Chronic disease management, vaccinations and immunisations, cervical screening, contraceptive reviews, wound care including compression, as well as other general treatment room duties.

To provide support to junior members of the nursing team including healthcare assistants to ensure that the Practices provide high quality care.

You will oversee infection control standards and cold chain compliancy.

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. 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, Part-time

Reference number

A3954-24-0004

Job locations

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Meltham Village Surgery

11 Parkin Lane

Meltham

Holmfirth

HD9 4EN


Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Practice Nurse:

  • To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote health and wellbeing
  • Provide Chronic disease management for Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, and CHD/CVD

  • Ensure safe storage, rotation, and disposal of vaccines and drugs

  • Undertake wound care/ management / dressing techniques

  • Provide advice on lifestyle issues, assisting and supporting patients in changing their unhealthy behaviours and refer appropriately

  • Deliver travel health care, including vaccinations and advice for patients

  • Work with safeguarding teams where relevant

  • Ensure that current evidence-based approaches to patient care are standard practice

  • Apply infection control measures when collecting and handling of laboratory specimens, disposing of waste materials, dealing with blood and body fluids spillages and report and treat sharps injuries

  • Undertake first aid and management of emergencies, e.g. burns, haemorrhages, hypo/hyperglycaemic emergencies/asthma attacks

  • Provides a comprehensive family planning service

  • Maintain and update disease registers

  • Provide adult and child immunisations ensuring full achievement of targets

  • Perform cervical screening and promote breast awareness

  • To provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • To assist GPs with minor surgery when required
  • To prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  • To support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Practice Nurse:

  • To implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote health and wellbeing
  • Provide Chronic disease management for Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, and CHD/CVD

  • Ensure safe storage, rotation, and disposal of vaccines and drugs

  • Undertake wound care/ management / dressing techniques

  • Provide advice on lifestyle issues, assisting and supporting patients in changing their unhealthy behaviours and refer appropriately

  • Deliver travel health care, including vaccinations and advice for patients

  • Work with safeguarding teams where relevant

  • Ensure that current evidence-based approaches to patient care are standard practice

  • Apply infection control measures when collecting and handling of laboratory specimens, disposing of waste materials, dealing with blood and body fluids spillages and report and treat sharps injuries

  • Undertake first aid and management of emergencies, e.g. burns, haemorrhages, hypo/hyperglycaemic emergencies/asthma attacks

  • Provides a comprehensive family planning service

  • Maintain and update disease registers

  • Provide adult and child immunisations ensuring full achievement of targets

  • Perform cervical screening and promote breast awareness

  • To provide routine nursing care to patients in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • To prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • To assist GPs with minor surgery when required
  • To prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  • To support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies

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 (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Chronic disease management
  • 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

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Effective time management (planning and organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure

Desirable

  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management)
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Family planning qualification

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 chronic disease management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking
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 (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Chronic disease management
  • 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

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Effective time management (planning and organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure

Desirable

  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

Desirable

  • Mentor or teaching qualification
  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Chronic Disease Management)
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Family planning qualification

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 chronic disease management
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of managing elderly and housebound patients
  • Experience of quality initiatives, i.e., benchmarking

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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, Part-time

Reference number

A3954-24-0004

Job locations

Huddersfield Road

Holmfirth

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD9 3TR


Meltham Village Surgery

11 Parkin Lane

Meltham

Holmfirth

HD9 4EN


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