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Band 6 Practice Nurse

Job Reference: J221-A-20-18123

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Invicta Park, Maidstone, Kent
£30,401-£37,267 per annum

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you professional and highly motivated with a drive for delivering excellent care? Are you looking to move into an exciting and rewarding role? If the answer is yes, you would be well-suited to the Band 6 Practice Nurse role we have available at Invicta Park, Maidstone.

You will be part of a friendly team to provide a first-class medical service for military personnel and entitled civilians. The working environment is welcoming, inclusive and supportive, and you will be valued for the skills you bring.

DPHC is a vibrant and fast-moving organisation that aims to provide the very best primary healthcare to Defence personnel and in some locations, their families and dependants. In addition to General Practice, DPHC provides rehabilitation services, occupational health advice and community mental health support. The patient population is generally young and healthy and much of the work relates to occupational health, minor injuries and sports medicine.

Duties of this post include, but are not limited to;

  • Assisting with the care of patients with chronic illnesses e.g. Asthma, Diabetes, CHD and hypertension ensuring continued maintenance of the Chronic Disease Register.
  • Triaging and treating patients with minor illness/injuries.
  • Assisting the Practice and Nursing Managers with maintaining an effective recall system for Immunisation/Chronic Disease/Cytology and provide appropriate clinics.
  • Co-ordinating care of patients, referring to and liaising with other agencies and disciplines.
  • Administering and supplying medicines in accordance with Patient Group Directions and DPHC policies and guidelines.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the healthcare service within the medical facility maintaining consistency of professional standards through audit and healthcare governance and the application of risk management systems.
  • Supervising and assessing clinical and administrative staff performance and development and conducting performance review process.

For more information regarding the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Qualifications and Memberships

Applicants must hold the following qualifications and licences;

  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory. A Registered Nurse with professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma, supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse, with live registration on Part 1 of the NMC Register and hold a valid and in date Personal Identification Number (PIN) with no restriction of practice.

It is desirable for the applicant to have the following;

  • Three additional post registration Primary Healthcare Nursing related qualifications specific but not limited to: Clinical Supervision, management of Long Term Conditions, Asthma, Diabetes, Travel health, CHD, Family Planning/cervical cytology, Smoking Cessation.
  • Mentorship Qualification (ENB 998 / SLAiP / Prep for Mentorship).
  • In-date BLS, Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Selection Process Details

The selection at sift stage will be CV based. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework dimensions.

  • HWB1 – Promotion of Health & Wellbeing
  • HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
  • HWB3 – Protect of Health & Wellbeing
  • HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS IK1 – Information Processing
  • NHS IK2 – Information Collection & Analysis

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Further Information

The successful candidate will also gain access to the additional benefits of a competitive salary, paid holiday entitlement, opportunities for continuous professional development.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

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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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