Current Vacancies

Practice Nurse - Gudge Heath Lane Surgery

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Gudge Heath Lane Surgery for an accomplished, highly motivated Practice Nurse to join our friendly and forward-thinking clinical team. The ideal candidate will be registered with the NMC and ideally have experience working within Primary Care.

About us

We pride ourselves in the development and well-being of staff. We offer an Employment Assistant Programme which is open to immediate family members, Blue Light Card, NHS Discounts and NHS pension scheme.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience

Hours: 24-30 per week split over 3-4 days (discussed at interview- Wednesdays are required)

Job responsibilities

The Practice Nurse will work as part of the primary healthcare team providing Personal Medical Services to the patients of the Partnership.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cytology
  • Family Planning
  • Wound care / ulcer care / Doppler
  • Removal of Sutures
  • Travel Clinic and vaccinations
  • ECGs
  • Routine immunisations/Childhood immunisations
  • Chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • Assisting GPs with minor surgery and coil fittings
  • Requesting pathology tests, for example urine culture, swabs
  • Chronic Disease Management : Special Interest/ responsibilities e.g in Asthma / COPD / Diabetes or Coronary Heart Disease and Contraception.
  • Following agreed clinical protocols
  • Clean equipment as necessary as per IPC guidelines
  • Attend and participate in any Nurse meetings when required.
  • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • 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, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. 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 the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Partnership policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & Safety:

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the Partnership Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to the Partnership guidelines
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Reporting potential risks identified

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 recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with The Partnerships procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual appraisal /performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Partnership, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply Partners policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in nursing
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC- applicants must have current UK professional NMC registration)

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in General Practice
  • Good Communication skills
  • Change management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Clinical skills – cervical, cytology, immunisations, vaccination
  • Understanding and sympathetic nature
  • Ability to work in a team and understand other member’s needs
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Skilled use in computer software (EMIS Web / Docman10 / ICE)
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and think logically

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.


Opening Date
22/01/2024
Closing Date
20/04/2024
Salary
Dependent on experience
Organisation
Gudge Heath Lane Surgery
Contact
Location
Fareham PO15 6QA