Lead GP Nurse

Thornbrook Surgery

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Job summary

We are looking for Lead Nurse with General practice Experience to join our practice who is looking for a new challenge.

We offer a busy and varied environment, flexible hours, a competitive salary, and support for professional development plus a genuine team approach to patient care. This role attracts an NHS pension and generous annual leave entitlement.

Main duties of the job

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day running of the Nursing Team including being responsible for the teams annual leave and appraisals.
  • Lead on Infection Control
  • Cytology
  • Wound care/ulcer care
  • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis
  • Travel Clinic
  • ECGs
  • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry
  • Venepuncture
  • Hypertension Management
  • Ear syringing
  • Routine/Childhood immunisations
  • Chaperoning
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Coil removals
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Diabetes
  • On occasion there may be a requirement to undertake home visits
  • Fitting and changing of vaginal pessaries
  • Learning disability health checks
  • Anticoagulation initiation and monitoring
  • Other tasks will include
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
  • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients who are being examined by another clinician.
  • Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
  • Maintain stock of waiting room leaflets as instructed by partners and Practice Manager
  • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
  • Ordering of stock from the District Hospital
  • Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels
  • Participation in administrative systems in the Practice
  • At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

About us

Thornbrook Surgery is a rural three partner training practice caring for over 9,500 patients which uses EMIS Web. The practice is situated in the High Peak of Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.Easy transport routes are available from both Manchester and Sheffield.Thornbrook is a friendly and forward thinking practice with a dedicated team of clinicians and admin staff providing quality primary care services. Our team consists of 3 GP Partners, 5 Salaried Doctors, 2 Advanced Practitioners, 2 Practice Nurses, 2 Health Care Assistants, 1 Community Matron and a large Administrative Team.

Date posted

19 April 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience £36,000 - £40,000

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A4644-24-0000

Job locations

Thornbrook Surgery

Thornbrook Road

Chapel-en-le-frith

High Peak

Derbyshire

SK23 0RH


Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: LEAD PRACTICE NURSE

REPORTS TO: THE PARTNERS (Clinically)

THE PRACTICE MANAGER (Administratively)

HOURS: 24 hours per week including extended access to 8 pm each Thursday

SALARY: £36,000 to £40,000 depending on experience

Job summary:

The practice nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of practice whilst leading a small Nursing Team..

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day running of the Nursing Team including being responsible for the teams annual leave and appraisals.
  • Lead on Infection Control
  • Cytology
  • Wound care/ulcer care
  • Removal of Sutures
  • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis
  • Travel Clinic
  • ECGs
  • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry
  • Venepuncture
  • Hypertension Management
  • Ear syringing
  • Routine/Childhood immunisations
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Coil removals
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Diabetes
  • On occasion there may be a requirement to undertake home visits
  • Fitting and changing of vaginal pessaries
  • Learning disability health checks
  • Anticoagulation initiation and monitoring
  • Following/Designing clinical protocols where appropriate
  • Other tasks will include
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
  • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients who are being examined by another clinician.
  • Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
  • Maintain stock of waiting room leaflets as instructed by partners and Practice Manager
  • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
  • Ordering of stock from the District Hospital
  • Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels
  • Participation in administrative systems in the Practice
  • At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records
  • Attend and participate in any Practice meetings when required.
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & safety:

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety policy, the practice Health & Safety manual, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
  • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens process including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Management and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the practice including provision, ordering, availability and ongoing correct usage by staff
  • Responsible for hand hygiene across the practice
  • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand cleansing facilities, wipes etc are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate.
  • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile, and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards / risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
  • Routine management of own team / team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection
  • Spillage control procedures, management and training
  • Decontamination control procedures, management and training, and equipment maintenance
  • Maintenance of sterile environments

Equality and diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the implementation of services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: LEAD PRACTICE NURSE

REPORTS TO: THE PARTNERS (Clinically)

THE PRACTICE MANAGER (Administratively)

HOURS: 24 hours per week including extended access to 8 pm each Thursday

SALARY: £36,000 to £40,000 depending on experience

Job summary:

The practice nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of practice whilst leading a small Nursing Team..

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day running of the Nursing Team including being responsible for the teams annual leave and appraisals.
  • Lead on Infection Control
  • Cytology
  • Wound care/ulcer care
  • Removal of Sutures
  • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis
  • Travel Clinic
  • ECGs
  • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry
  • Venepuncture
  • Hypertension Management
  • Ear syringing
  • Routine/Childhood immunisations
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Coil removals
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Diabetes
  • On occasion there may be a requirement to undertake home visits
  • Fitting and changing of vaginal pessaries
  • Learning disability health checks
  • Anticoagulation initiation and monitoring
  • Following/Designing clinical protocols where appropriate
  • Other tasks will include
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs
  • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients who are being examined by another clinician.
  • Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms
  • Maintain stock of waiting room leaflets as instructed by partners and Practice Manager
  • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature
  • Ordering of stock from the District Hospital
  • Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels
  • Participation in administrative systems in the Practice
  • At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records
  • Attend and participate in any Practice meetings when required.
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & safety:

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety policy, the practice Health & Safety manual, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
  • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens process including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Management and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the practice including provision, ordering, availability and ongoing correct usage by staff
  • Responsible for hand hygiene across the practice
  • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand cleansing facilities, wipes etc are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate.
  • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile, and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards / risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
  • Routine management of own team / team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection
  • Spillage control procedures, management and training
  • Decontamination control procedures, management and training, and equipment maintenance
  • Maintenance of sterile environments

Equality and diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the implementation of services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Qualifications in Cervical Screening
  • Commitment to Professional Development

Desirable

  • Qualifications in:
  • Asthma and Spiro
  • Diabetes
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Heart Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Travel Advice

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of General Practice
  • Experience of Leading a Team
  • Experience of working in accordance with the UKCC Code of Practice
  • Experience in Chronic Disease Management

Desirable

  • Experience of EMIS Web
  • Experience of Docman 10

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of QOF

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work without direct supervision and determine own workload priorities
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated multi-skilled team
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to use own judgement
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to develop nursing skills
  • Able to work in a changing environment

Desirable

  • Flexible and able to cover for colleagues absence
  • Car driver
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Qualifications in Cervical Screening
  • Commitment to Professional Development

Desirable

  • Qualifications in:
  • Asthma and Spiro
  • Diabetes
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Heart Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Travel Advice

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of General Practice
  • Experience of Leading a Team
  • Experience of working in accordance with the UKCC Code of Practice
  • Experience in Chronic Disease Management

Desirable

  • Experience of EMIS Web
  • Experience of Docman 10

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of QOF

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work without direct supervision and determine own workload priorities
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated multi-skilled team
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to use own judgement
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to develop nursing skills
  • Able to work in a changing environment

Desirable

  • Flexible and able to cover for colleagues absence
  • Car driver

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

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

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

Thornbrook Surgery

Address

Thornbrook Surgery

Thornbrook Road

Chapel-en-le-frith

High Peak

Derbyshire

SK23 0RH


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Thornbrook Surgery

Address

Thornbrook Surgery

Thornbrook Road

Chapel-en-le-frith

High Peak

Derbyshire

SK23 0RH


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Practice Manager

Samantha Todd

samantha.todd2@nhs.net

01298812725

Date posted

19 April 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience £36,000 - £40,000

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A4644-24-0000

Job locations

Thornbrook Surgery

Thornbrook Road

Chapel-en-le-frith

High Peak

Derbyshire

SK23 0RH


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