Long Term Condition Nurse (Diabetes) - Millom
Cumbria Health On Call
This job is now closed
We are currently seeking a Long Term Condition Nurse (Diabetes) at Waterloo House Surgery, Millom.
Our team at CHoC are friendly and adaptable, providing good support and training opportunities, as well as being open to innovative ways of working.
This role is 28.5 hours per week, over 3 - 4 days.
Closing Date: 17th December 2023
Interview date: TBC
Main duties of the job
The post holder will deliver care to Practice patients with specified long term conditions, treatments, preventative care, screening and patient education. By providing high quality evidence based care to meet the health and social needs of the Practice population. Working with the boundaries set out by the regulated standards, and working collaboratively with the General Practice Team, meet the needs of patients by providing quality evidence based care.
Cumbria Health on Call - CHoC places the patient, their family and their community at the heart of everything we do. We are an award-winning organisation, the first out-of-hours organisation in the country to be rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We provide primary health care services, both in and out of hours, across Cumbria. We are values-driven and place great emphasis on inclusivity and the wellbeing and development of our staff, while striving to provide a consistently high-quality service. Our service is designed to improve health and wellbeing.
Working for CHoC can offer flexible opportunities in terms of location, hours and working patterns so you can enjoy a great work life balance. In order to provide the best patient care we understand the importance of ensuring staff satisfaction and are consistently trying to ensure we offer our staff a positive working environment whether that be though training or social events.
Listen to your heart. Have the work life balance you'd love.
This list of duties and responsibilities, which follows, represents the broad range of tasks which may be required to be undertaken either routinely or periodically. This list is not exhaustive and the role may include additional duties which are not listed here.
1) Works independently as a Practice Nurse with long-term conditions management and treatment room skills within the scope of professional practice.
2) Undertakes the Long-term condition management clinics including Diabetes primarily,asthma, COPD management, and chronic heart disease providing specialist nursing care for patients according to skills and knowledge .
3) Manages programmes of care for patients with Long-term conditions by planning, providing and evaluating care under agreed local/national guidelines, protocols and patient group directions.
4) Excellent communication skills through patient consultation and nursing assessment of physical, psychological and social needs.
a) Takes an accurate history, building rapport towards a therapeutic relationship.
b) Assess, plan and implements patient centred plan of care for patients and refer when necessary to other healthcare professionals for further specialised care.
5) Maintains disease registers.
6) Undertake routine assessments in relation to individuals health and wellbeing and evaluate the outcomes of care.
7) Performs investigations and uses core clinical skill and competence. Initiate treatment including diagnostic investigations.
a) Recognition of abnormal vital signs observing adult respiratory rate and effort, heart rate rhythm and volume, temperature and blood pressures as appropriate.
b) Perform investigative procedures including; Performing ECGs, Urinalysis, Blood Glucose monitoring, Venepuncture, measuring and interpreting Peak Flow.
8) Demonstrate competence in examination techniques relevant to Long-term conditions clinic e.g. spirometry.
9) Adapts to change within working situation managing unscheduled emergency situations.
a) Basic life support, severe breathing problems, serious cardiovascular problems, collapsed patients and seriously ill patients.
10) Delivers a high standard of care without discrimination to all ages, sexes and ethnic origins of the population through continuum of life.
11) Promote improving the health of the individual through providing advice and education to aid adjustment of lifestyle.
12) Recognise own limitations, seek assistance and refer appropriately.
13) Deliver safe, effective evidence based care and advice to ease patient problems.
1) Communicates effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
a) Liaises when necessary with general practitioners, Practice Nurses, HCAs, Reception & Admin Team, Paramedics, Accident and Emergency, Secondary Care, District nurses, Community MDT, social workers, mental health team, and Social Care Teams.
2) With Primary care nursing team giving support and advice.
3) With reception staff regarding patient information.
4) Recognise and effectively manages situations where there are barriers to effective communication.
1) Complies with Nursing and Midwifery council code of conduct and works within scope of professional practice.
2) Actively participates in clinical meetings.
3) Ensures practice and implementation of care is evidence based by adhering to local and national guidance
4) Maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients.
5) Ensure accurate, concise documentation.
6) Report any adverse incidents or near miss events through agreed CHoC
8) Maintains professional development in risk awareness, health and safety, fire safety at work, Child and Adult safeguarding, conflict resolution, information governance and basic life support by attending annual mandatory training.
9) Identify and/ or participate in strategies of risk assessment to avoid or prevent clinical incidents and near misses incorporated in the clinical governance framework including:
a) Risk management, Child and Adult safeguarding policies, Medicine management policies and Infection prevention policies.
1) Supports Practice colleagues, particularly nursing team.
2) Act as role model to inspire and motivate others
3) Act as mentor, support and induct new staff where appropriate
4) Is a voice that challenges practise to promote best practice.
1) Be aware and comply with CHoC policies and procedures.
2) Able to adapt to change in the workplace being involved in new developments in the delivery of care, including an awareness of QOF and other incentive schemes.
3) Ensure faulty clinical equipment is reported and repaired and adequate for use.
4) Ensure store supplies are adequately ordered and maintained.
5) Participate and support the implementation of clinical governance, clinical audit and clinical risk assessment, setting and monitoring standards of care.
6) Promote improving the health of the community through reporting and preventing occurrences of infectious disease, providing advice and education.
7) Have a flexible approach to geographical locations across county sites.
Training and Educational
1) Currently enhancing professional development.
2) Continually keeps up to date with current evidence based practice.
3) Is involved in lifelong learning.
4) Ensure mandatory training has been completed.
5) Participates in in-house training provided/clinical meetings/supervision
Skills and Aptitudes
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).