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Specialist Frailty Nurse - Shore Medical Group

Shore Medical is a GP Super Partnership with 6 practices across Poole and Bournemouth. We aspire to offer exceptional care to our 58,000 patients and are innovative in our approach to developing new teams and pathways to ever improve how general practice is delivered.

We have a friendly and supportive team of more than 200 staff, with over 40 GP’s, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Nurses, Mental Health specialists and our range of administrative staff. We have a great social side to our team with Summer and Christmas parties, running and paddle boarding groups as well as many other events throughout the year.

The Practices in the Partnership are:

· Lilliput Surgery

· Poole Road Medical Centre

· Wessex Road Surgery

· Heatherview Medical Centre

· Fernside Surgery

· Parkstone Tower Practice

Situated in beautiful Dorset with the prestigious Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth and Sandbanks, the Jurassic coastline and a wealth of attractions and countryside to visit we are lucky to be in such a fantastic area.

Shore Medical are seeking an experienced Specialist Frailty Nurse to be responsible for attending to patients who wish to be seen by a health care professional within either the GP Hub or the Patients Home, providing high quality evidence-based nursing services to the population of Shore Medical

Based at our Parkstone Tower Practice in Poole, Dorset on a permanent, Full time basis. 37.5 hours per week over 5 days.

You will work within your level of competence to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for long term conditions including Asthma, Diabetes and COPD with support from fellow Clinicians, as well as assessing, treating, screening and providing health and lifestyle advice in accordance to our protocols, national guidance and the NMC code of conduct.

You will work independently or in collaboration with the wider service team and within the community. You will take part in the identification of housebound patients who are at risk of high A&E attendances or are frequent fallers, elderly frail and/or socially isolated (this list is not exhaustive), providing them with care plans to manage their health or referring to social care services where you identify the need.

Primary duties and areas of responsibility

Role responsibilities:

Gain the knowledge and competence required to provide assessment, screening treatment services and health education advice:

· Review and manage patients with long term conditions such as Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease (CHD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Hypertension, in accordance with the organisation’s procedures if trained and competent to do so.

· Undertake and review health and social assessments within the home identifying health and social needs and referring as appropriate

· ECG

· Wound care, dressing, removal of sutures / clips

· Blood pressure checks/Weight/BMI/Pulse-Oximetry/Temperature

· Atrial Fibrillation screening

· Phlebotomy

· Undertake the collection and storage of pathology samples and ensure the cleanliness of any equipment used

· Health screening, NHS Health checks, Smoking, Alcohol, Lifestyle advice (in line with Making Every Contact Count) Provide general and specific health screenings for patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to other members of the primary, secondary, community and voluntary teams as necessary

Administration and professional responsibilities

· Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patient’s medical records

· Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days offered by MHH that are relevant or necessary for personal/professional development

· Demonstrate due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults.

Supplies and equipment

· Ensure maintenance of equipment and stock relating to patient care

Confidentiality:

· 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, colleagues and other healthcare workers. 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 MHH may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & safety:

The post-holder will implement 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):

· Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good organisations guidelines

· Responsible for correct and safe management of the specimen’s process, including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers and storage

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 recognise the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with organisations procedures and policies, and current legislation

· Behaving in a manner that is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

This list isn’t exhaustive the role will require you to attend to a variety of conditions as a frailty nurse.

Training and development

Training will be offered for all the below skills, these will be delivered by local and national providers and supported by Shore Medical.

You will work closely with our member Practices and can sit in and observe their clinics, network and build relationships in the area.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/ATTRIBUTES

· NVQ Level 3

· Evidence of effective team working

· Proficient IT and presentation skills

· Ability to write and maintain accurate records

· Team player

· Able to perform under pressure

· Professionalism and advocate for high standards

· Flexible and positive approach to work

· Able to meet travel requirements of post

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/ATTRIBUTES

· Previous experience of working within a Primary Care Setting

We offer:

· Competitive salary

· Friendly and supportive working environment

· Continuous CPD

· NHS Pension Scheme with Life Insurance

· Cycle to work scheme

This job advert may close early if sufficient applications have been received.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, we regret that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Equal Opportunity

Shore Medical Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, marriage or civil partnership status, gender, gender expression or gender identity, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

All applicants will be asked to provide the required documented evidence of eligibility to live and work in the UK. In completing this application, you are giving Shore Medical Group permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work at Shore.


Opening Date
01/05/2024
Closing Date
01/06/2024
Salary
12.90
Organisation
Shore Medical Group
Contact
Location
Parkstone Tower Practice, 3 Mansfield road, BH14 0DJ