General Practice Nurse (Trainee) North West and South East London

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation

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Job summary

Are you looking to start an exciting Nursing career in General Practice in London?

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a General Practice Nurse (GPN) Trainee course, whilst being employed by a supporting Practice. The participating Practice locations will be in North West London and South East London.You do notneed prior GPN experience to apply.

London Primary Care Training Hubs are looking to recruit nurses to a General Practice Nursing academic training programme starting September 2024. We encourage both newly qualified Registered Nurses and experienced Registered Nurses to apply for this opportunity.

The GPN Trainee programme offers you employment in one of our supporting Practices with supervision and the opportunity to study for a Post Graduate Diploma in General Practice Nursing - this is either one year full time with the University of Hertfordshire, or two years part time with the University of Greenwich.

You will be employed by a supporting Practice and be an employee of the Practice for the duration of your course. Your role will be split between your academic studies and your practical role as a GPN, with the Practice. You will have protected time for attendance at university and completion of assignments. You will be supported in the Practice to develop core competencies and capabilities of a GPN.

If successful at shortlisting, you will be directed to your chosen area Training Hub (NWL or SEL), to complete your application.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit Registered Nurses who want to work in the exciting world of Primary Care. Primary Care is central to the health and well being of our communities. General Practice Nursing is a challenging and varied career, requiring autonomous practice whilst also being part of the wider Practice and network teams. Successful candidates will need to bring huge enthusiasm and confidence to develop their role in the complex and rewarding context of General Practice.

You will be looking after patients from babies to older adults, patients with chronic diseases and providing preventative support. Your days will definitely never be the same! Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment with one of our participating GP practices across the NW London or SE London areas. Your application will be directed to the Borough closest to where you live or desire to work.

In line with the GPN Trainee Academic course, you will be guided through achieving core practical competencies. You will learn more about long term chronic conditions, practical cervical cytology (smears), childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations, health policy and politics and much more. You will learn through a dynamic mix of direct, virtual, practical and interactive methods.

Career opportunities in Primary Care are exciting. They range from specialist roles, such as diabetes or respiratory management to Advanced Clinical Practice, Education, Leadership and Management roles.

About us

Training Hubs coordinate recruitment, development and support for the workforce in primary care. They enable staff to develop to work to their full potential and work to the top of their licences. There is a training hub in all of the Boroughs in London and they work closely with their Primary Care Networks (Groups of GP Practices that works together called PCNs) and individual practices to achieve these goals.

The common aim of the collaboration between Training Hubs and PCNs is to create networks centred upon population health, local decision making and integration for workforce planning through education and training. Furthermore, they aim to empower community organisations to work to assess workforce training needs, expand capacity and capability and innovation and foster multi-professional training and education environments for the current and future workforce.

The Functions of the Training Hub

Supporting workforce recruitment and planning

Responding to local workforce need

Coordinating educational programmes

Ensuring educational quality

Developing a faculty of Trainers

Supporting development of the existing workforce and fostering innovation

Nurses working in a Practice will have an increasing role across a network of practices so it is likely that this training role might involve working in more than one practice.

Date posted

03 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£28,000 to £34,000 a year Band 5 equivalent / dependent on experience and Practice terms

Contract

Training

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0283-24-0000

Job locations

North West London and South East London General Practices only

North West London and South East London Boroughs

London

Ub81UW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Job description and person specification

Job title

General Practice Nurse (Trainee)

Service

The service and contract are hosted by London GP Practice Employers offering the GPN Academic Programme package. The contract is a fixed term contract and will not extend beyond the time regardless of any academic extensions required.

Location

To be confirmed, all practices will be in London. The ideal is to be recruited to a practice who will want to employ you after the training contract has expired. However, this will not always be possible and trainees may need to seek employment at an alternative practice at the end of their training.

Salary band

Band 5

Responsible to

Practice Manager in recruiting practices

Accountable to

Lead General Practice Nurse in recruiting practices

Aim of the role

This role is a 1 or 2 year fixed term training post for nurses new to General Practice. Trainees are supported by their practice, including their named mentor, their Training Hub and HEI.

The role of the General Practice Nurse is expanding as the NHS now funds education to degree or post graduate diploma level. The programme is delivered in partnership with participating Universities. If successful, trainees will be awarded either a BSc (Hons) in Primary Care (Practice Nursing) or a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) according to academic ability at the start of the programme.

General Practice Nurses care for patients who are registered with General Practices who have been referred by the GP or have self-referred for appropriate care. The unique aspects of General Practice Nursing are the personal relationships built up one to one with patients and the cradle to grave aspect of General Practice (nurses may see patients at every stage of life from an 8-week-old baby to the most elderly resident in a care home.) Practice Nursing is becoming a career choice with expanding opportunities for clinical and academic opportunities (DOH July 2017).

Key working relationships

Internal: working with all clinical and non-clinical staff in the General Practice team, accountable to the Lead General Practice Nurse and GP employers.

External: working with other practices in local networks and with the Training Hub and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at a Borough level.

Key result areas

Positively impacting the public health of patients and residents via vaccinations, screening etc.

Providing care to those with complex and chronic disease physical and mental problems, enabling them to stay well and stay out of hospital.

Supporting families and carers who are caring for those with mental or physical problems and distress.

Maintaining and improving excellence within the primary care team.

Main duties and responsibilities

The role will expand following training and competency assessment over the training period to include: Cervical screening, sexual health and contraception, screening for other cancers, health promotion and disease prevention, wound care, managing complex vaccination programmes for babies, children and adults (including, where required, for adults and children travelling abroad) and working with patients suffering from chronic disease and long-term conditions.

Core values

You are expected to work in ways that demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our values as follows:

We will work together to put patients at the heart of their care

Deliver high quality care that achieves the best outcomes for patients

Focus our work to help reduce inequalities

Promote healthy lifestyles and self-care

Take an evidence based public health approach

Develop and value all staff

Be an open and transparent with a no blame culture

Performance management and appraisal

You are expected to participate in individual performance management process and reviews.

Personal development and training

We actively encourage development and are committed to offering learning and development opportunities for all full-time and part-time employees. To support this you must attend all statutory and mandatory training as required.

Health and safety at work

You have a responsibility to work within the General Practice health and safety policies and procedures to ensure that a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees is maintained.

Infection control

It is your responsibility to adhere to the General Practice infection control polices and guidelines in order to promote cleanliness and reduce infections.

Confidentiality and data protection

You are expected to comply with all General Practice policies and procedures related to confidentiality and data protection and to work in accordance with relevant data protection legislation.

Risk management

You are expected to be familiar with the General Practices risk assessment and risk control processes and procedures and to report accidents or incidents promptly.

Conflict of interest

You are required to declare any interest, direct or indirect with contracts involving the General Practice and should not further your private interests during your work.

Equality and diversity

The recruitment process for these posts is managed by Training Hubs and the Universities. We value equality and diversity in employment and in the services we provide. We will work hard to ensure that all job applicants, employees and service users are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership.

Code of conduct

You are expected to follow the General Practices code of conduct for employees and managers.

Safeguarding adults and children

You must make yourself aware of your responsibilities to maintain the wellbeing and protection of vulnerable children and adults. If you have reason for concern that a patient is at risk you should escalate this to an appropriate person, such as your manager, a safeguarding lead or any other appropriate colleague.

Budgetary management

If you have responsibility for a budget you are expected to operate within this and under the General Practices policies and guidance

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job description and person specification

Job title

General Practice Nurse (Trainee)

Service

The service and contract are hosted by London GP Practice Employers offering the GPN Academic Programme package. The contract is a fixed term contract and will not extend beyond the time regardless of any academic extensions required.

Location

To be confirmed, all practices will be in London. The ideal is to be recruited to a practice who will want to employ you after the training contract has expired. However, this will not always be possible and trainees may need to seek employment at an alternative practice at the end of their training.

Salary band

Band 5

Responsible to

Practice Manager in recruiting practices

Accountable to

Lead General Practice Nurse in recruiting practices

Aim of the role

This role is a 1 or 2 year fixed term training post for nurses new to General Practice. Trainees are supported by their practice, including their named mentor, their Training Hub and HEI.

The role of the General Practice Nurse is expanding as the NHS now funds education to degree or post graduate diploma level. The programme is delivered in partnership with participating Universities. If successful, trainees will be awarded either a BSc (Hons) in Primary Care (Practice Nursing) or a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) according to academic ability at the start of the programme.

General Practice Nurses care for patients who are registered with General Practices who have been referred by the GP or have self-referred for appropriate care. The unique aspects of General Practice Nursing are the personal relationships built up one to one with patients and the cradle to grave aspect of General Practice (nurses may see patients at every stage of life from an 8-week-old baby to the most elderly resident in a care home.) Practice Nursing is becoming a career choice with expanding opportunities for clinical and academic opportunities (DOH July 2017).

Key working relationships

Internal: working with all clinical and non-clinical staff in the General Practice team, accountable to the Lead General Practice Nurse and GP employers.

External: working with other practices in local networks and with the Training Hub and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at a Borough level.

Key result areas

Positively impacting the public health of patients and residents via vaccinations, screening etc.

Providing care to those with complex and chronic disease physical and mental problems, enabling them to stay well and stay out of hospital.

Supporting families and carers who are caring for those with mental or physical problems and distress.

Maintaining and improving excellence within the primary care team.

Main duties and responsibilities

The role will expand following training and competency assessment over the training period to include: Cervical screening, sexual health and contraception, screening for other cancers, health promotion and disease prevention, wound care, managing complex vaccination programmes for babies, children and adults (including, where required, for adults and children travelling abroad) and working with patients suffering from chronic disease and long-term conditions.

Core values

You are expected to work in ways that demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our values as follows:

We will work together to put patients at the heart of their care

Deliver high quality care that achieves the best outcomes for patients

Focus our work to help reduce inequalities

Promote healthy lifestyles and self-care

Take an evidence based public health approach

Develop and value all staff

Be an open and transparent with a no blame culture

Performance management and appraisal

You are expected to participate in individual performance management process and reviews.

Personal development and training

We actively encourage development and are committed to offering learning and development opportunities for all full-time and part-time employees. To support this you must attend all statutory and mandatory training as required.

Health and safety at work

You have a responsibility to work within the General Practice health and safety policies and procedures to ensure that a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees is maintained.

Infection control

It is your responsibility to adhere to the General Practice infection control polices and guidelines in order to promote cleanliness and reduce infections.

Confidentiality and data protection

You are expected to comply with all General Practice policies and procedures related to confidentiality and data protection and to work in accordance with relevant data protection legislation.

Risk management

You are expected to be familiar with the General Practices risk assessment and risk control processes and procedures and to report accidents or incidents promptly.

Conflict of interest

You are required to declare any interest, direct or indirect with contracts involving the General Practice and should not further your private interests during your work.

Equality and diversity

The recruitment process for these posts is managed by Training Hubs and the Universities. We value equality and diversity in employment and in the services we provide. We will work hard to ensure that all job applicants, employees and service users are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership.

Code of conduct

You are expected to follow the General Practices code of conduct for employees and managers.

Safeguarding adults and children

You must make yourself aware of your responsibilities to maintain the wellbeing and protection of vulnerable children and adults. If you have reason for concern that a patient is at risk you should escalate this to an appropriate person, such as your manager, a safeguarding lead or any other appropriate colleague.

Budgetary management

If you have responsibility for a budget you are expected to operate within this and under the General Practices policies and guidance

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Up to date membership of the NMC preferably adult nursing branch.
  • Qualification at Diploma level in Adult Nursing.

Desirable

  • First degree in Adult Nursing

Experience

Essential

  • No GPN experience is necessary for this training post. You can apply as a Newly Qualified RN. Equally, you can transition from another area of nursing as long as you have qualified as an Registered Adult Nurse.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work without constant supervision but remain within safe boundaries of competence.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in practice to suit different patient needs.
  • Commitment to learning about new areas of clinical care and how to apply knowledge in practice.
  • Communication skills which can help the nurse to meet the needs of a diverse population varying in age, cultural backgrounds and economic status. Excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Good foundational knowledge in all basic physiology and anatomy of the human body.
  • Understanding of professional NMC conduct and attitudes and ability to apply these in practice.

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • High level of enthusiasm
  • Team player and also the ability to work on your own (within a Practice)
  • Leads by example

Other requirements

Essential

  • The post holder may need to travel between different practices within their network, but this will be minimal.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Up to date membership of the NMC preferably adult nursing branch.
  • Qualification at Diploma level in Adult Nursing.

Desirable

  • First degree in Adult Nursing

Experience

Essential

  • No GPN experience is necessary for this training post. You can apply as a Newly Qualified RN. Equally, you can transition from another area of nursing as long as you have qualified as an Registered Adult Nurse.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work without constant supervision but remain within safe boundaries of competence.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in practice to suit different patient needs.
  • Commitment to learning about new areas of clinical care and how to apply knowledge in practice.
  • Communication skills which can help the nurse to meet the needs of a diverse population varying in age, cultural backgrounds and economic status. Excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Good foundational knowledge in all basic physiology and anatomy of the human body.
  • Understanding of professional NMC conduct and attitudes and ability to apply these in practice.

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • High level of enthusiasm
  • Team player and also the ability to work on your own (within a Practice)
  • Leads by example

Other requirements

Essential

  • The post holder may need to travel between different practices within their network, but this will be minimal.

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

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation

Address

North West London and South East London General Practices only

North West London and South East London Boroughs

London

Ub81UW


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation

Address

North West London and South East London General Practices only

North West London and South East London Boroughs

London

Ub81UW


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Project Support Officer

Katarina Durisova

katarina.durisova@nhs.net

Date posted

03 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£28,000 to £34,000 a year Band 5 equivalent / dependent on experience and Practice terms

Contract

Training

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0283-24-0000

Job locations

North West London and South East London General Practices only

North West London and South East London Boroughs

London

Ub81UW


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