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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2020.

Job Reference: J119-A-19-2778

Employer:
The Practice
Department:
Birmingham Walk in Centre
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
Up to £48,000 per annum

Operose Health – with great care

At Operose Health, we are experts in working with complex health systems to transform quality of care and patient experience. Our portfolio of services to patients includes primary care and mental health. We are part of a global business family with over 30 years’ experience of delivering high quality care in the most simple, seamless and suitable way for patients. Operose Health was chosen to reflect the organisation's focus on making effort and taking care in everything it does.We believe in working hard to achieve our goals.

We support the health system to deliver high quality care in the most simple and seamless way for patients. Our Head Office is in London, with a second office in Amersham.


The post holder would be an experienced nurse who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required. In order to work at this level NMC requirement for advanced practice must be met.

Nature and Scope:

Clinical Practice

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis
  • Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

Communication

  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Delivering a Quality Service

  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC
  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality
  • Deliver care according to NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care
  • Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation
  • Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events
  • Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, and be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance
  • Ensure the whole team has skills and knowledge regarding domestic violence, vulnerable adults, substance abuse and addictive behavior. Provide guidance and support to ensure appropriate referral if required



The closing date is given as a guide & we reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

We regret that we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume that you are unsuccessful on this occasion. Please rest assured that is not meant as a discourtesy and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Operose Health is an equal opportunities employer and will ensure that no applicant is treated less favourably on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Operose Health is a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we will ensure as users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


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 applying from overseas.



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