Careers in General Practice in Bristol,
North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

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Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

Treatment Room Nurse - Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre

JOB TITLE: PRACTICE NURSE

REPORTS TO: NURSE MANAGER

HOURS: 16 – 24 (part-time hours available and we are happy to discuss the number

required with candidates)

SALARY: £15 – £17 an hour depending on experience

 

Job summary:

To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care for patients as well as providing nursing assistance to the doctors and other members of the primary healthcare team. The duties will include all tasks normally undertaken by an experienced RGN and in addition any roles agreed between the nurse and the doctors as appropriate, having regard to current training.

Job responsibilities:

The below is a summary of the tasks involved, this list is not exhaustive as the role of a nurse is varied and flexibility is required.

Professional:

• Provide a holistic approach to wound management and implement wound care in line with current

evidence-based guidelines. Wound care experience in order to take on team lead for wound care is

preferred

• Chronic Disease management and an interest in management of patient with long term conditions

• Running well person appointments and health promotion programmes by providing a holistic

assessment and lifestyle advice on diet, smoking, alcohol intake and exercise, and motivate change

• Assessing problems presented opportunistically by patients, dealing with minor illness

• Documenting Consultations according to NMC guidelines

• Ensuring awareness of statutory and local clinical protection procedures, including systems of referral

• Ability to recognise signs and symptoms of child abuse

• Perform a holistic assessment of patients attending for cervical cytology smear tests

• Perform immunisations according to national guidelines

• Offer advice about childhood and adult vaccinations and ensure vaccines are administered under

patient group directions

• Suture removal

• Take ECGs

• Able to recognize and manage anaphylaxis according to current UK guidelines

• Able to perform Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines

• Assist in the provision of minor surgery

• Ability to obtain and document informed consent (either verbal or written)

• Ensure infection control guidelines are maintained

• Ability to monitor and manage maintenance of stock and equipment to include refrigeration, sterilizer

and emergency equipment

• Confidentially of information gained at work must be preserved at all times

• Assist patients to identify their health needs

• Contribute to the assessment of service needs

• Contribute a nursing perspective to the practice development plan

• Aware of identification and reporting procedures related to professional standards

• To attend staff meetings

• Ensure effective relationships and communications with the Primary Healthcare Team and other

agencies

• Support the Practice clinical governance agenda

• Identify changes to clinical practice that are required to implement evidence-based guidelines

 

Applicants should e-mail a CV and a covering letter to: bnssg.wotpcc.management@nhs.net

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