Work for New Horizons

We’re always on the lookout for more talented people to join us. We are a happy, highly motivated and forward-thinking PMS Partnership with two practice premises in Totton, Hampshire. See all the available vacancies below, then apply online today!

PHLEBOTOMIST

 

HOURS: 16 hours per week (08:30/09:00am – 18:00pm)

Working days: Thursdays, Fridays and some evening/Saturday work

on a rota basis

 

RATE OF PAY: £10.03 per hour (pro-rata)

 

Job Summary:

The purpose of the role is to:

 

  • Deliver phlebotomy services and care to the practice population
  • Work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Facilitate effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

 

In addition, the post holder will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training required to ensure appropriate role development.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

 

  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy
  • To select the most appropriate equipment and method of venepuncture, based on clinical assessment of the patient
  • To identify the correct patient against the blood request form
  • To ensure full explanation is given to the patient prior to performing the task
  • To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and following procedures (e.g., patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint)
  • To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, including control of infection (e.g., needle stick injury, disposal of sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets)
  • To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene Policy at all times
  • To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the appropriate equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when required
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vein and surrounding tissues
  • To recognise complications and contraindications of venepuncture
  • To understand the full range of blood tests and their required sample tubes
  • To competently complete sample bottles, forms and any other documentation required by the practice

 

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 Practice 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 Practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

 

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice 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 recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice 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 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 Practice, 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 team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

 

Communication:

 

The post-holder should recognise 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 people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

 

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

 

The post-holder will:

 

  • Apply Practice 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

 

The closing date is Sunday 18 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 19 September 2022

 

For further details and to apply onlineClick Here

Salaried Doctor

Job summary

 

We are a happy, highly motivated and forward-thinking GMS Partnership with two practice premises in Totton, Hampshire looking for a Salaried GP who would like to work 6 sessions per week and hold a patient list.

The Partnership has an overall list size of circa 25,000 and we operate a full complement of treatment room services.

You will be expected to work at any of the New Horizons Totton sites. Totton is a semi-rural town, very close to the New Forest. It has a varied patient base and easy access to motorway links to London, Southampton City Centre, Portsmouth, the West Country and the Continent.

Salary and benefits package will be competitive.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As an NHS employer, all mandatory regulations on COVID vaccinations will apply.

 

Main duties of the job

 

Duties to include holding a patient list, participating in the Duty Doctor rota, nursing and care home visits and all necessary paperwork associated with holding a list.

In line with the practice timetable, you will also make yourself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations/queries, visiting patients at home, checking/signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion.

You also are/have:

 

  • A fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • On the Medical Performers List
  • A current Enhanced DBS Check
  • UK Driving Licence (if appropriate to post)
  • UK Work Permit (if required)
  • Appropriate current Medical Indemnity cover
  • Current CPR Certificate- Safeguarding Training to national level required
  • Evidence of continued professional development

 

 

About us

 

We work closely with our neighbouring practices exploring new models of care & are participating in the Primary Care Network incentive. 

We enjoy good locum feedback, effective working with our community teams & regular meetings with allied services. We have:

  • 11 Clinical Partners, 1 Managing Partner, 9 Salaried Doctors & 1 University Associate Professor
  • Excellent multi-disciplinary team
  • Four Advanced Nurse Practitioners/Paramedic Practitioners
  • Specialist Nurse led clinics
  • Efficient & helpful Reception/Administration teams
  • CQC Compliant with a 'Good' rating
  • Consistently high QOF achievement
  • Active involvement with the local ICB and primary care network
  • GP Training Practice; Several ex-Registrars are now Salaried Doctors or Partners with us
  • Medical Student & Graduate training
  • Active programme of piloting local initiatives
  • Research - recently signed up as a Level 1 site with the NIHR CRN Wessex - we are keen to develop a research focus
  • EMIS Clinical System & E Consult
  • Regular Salaried Doctor meetings

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

 

The post-holder will be responsible for managing a patient list and will carry out all associated clinical and administrative work nationally associated and accepted as being part of managing a patient list. This will entail dealing with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to:

 

  • Make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation
  • Assess the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
  • Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, develop care plans for health
  • Provide counselling and health education
  • Admit or discharge patients to and from the caseload referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Collect data for audit purposes
  • Compile and issue computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
  • Prescribe in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate
  • Contribute to the attainment of all quality indicators (QOF) and any local or national initiative that the practice takes part in
  • Complete insurance and other medical reports as required
  • Generally, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all normal clinical duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

 

 

Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility (See separate Job Description)

Essential

  • Confidentiality; Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Personal/Professional Development; Quality; Communication and Contribution to the Implementation of Services.

Experience

Essential

  • Please refer to the full 'Job Description' supporting documentation.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • On Medical Performers List
  • Current Enhanced DBS Check
  • UK Driving Licence (if appropriate to post)
  • UK Work Permit (if required)
  • Appropriate current Medical Indemnity cover
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Safeguarding Training to national level required
  • Evidence of continued professional development

 

Closing date: Sunday 11 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 19 September

 

For further details and to apply online Click Here 

Fixed Term Salaried Doctor/Maternity Cover Locum

Job summary

 We are a happy, highly motivated and forward-thinking GMS Partnership with two practice premises in Totton, Hampshire looking for a fixed term Salaried GP to provide maternity cover. Contract will be for up to 9 months with potential to be extended,  covering 4 to 6 sessions per week.

The Partnership has an overall list size of circa 25,000 and we operate a full complement of treatment room services.

You will be expected to work at any of the New Horizons Totton sites. Totton is a semi-rural town, very close to the New Forest. It has a varied patient base and easy access to motorway links to London, Southampton City Centre, Portsmouth, the West Country and the Continent.

Salary and benefits package will be competitive.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As an NHS employer, all mandatory regulations on COVID vaccinations will apply.

 

Main duties of the job

 

Duties to include holding a patient list, participating in the Duty Doctor rota, nursing and care home visits and all necessary paperwork associated with holding a list.

In line with the practice timetable, you will also make yourself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations/queries, visiting patients at home, checking/signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion.

You also are/have:

 

  • A fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • On the Medical Performers List
  • A current Enhanced DBS Check
  • UK Driving Licence (if appropriate to post)
  • UK Work Permit (if required)
  • Appropriate current Medical Indemnity cover
  • Current CPR Certificate- Safeguarding Training to national level required
  • Evidence of continued professional development

 

 

About us

 

We work closely with our neighbouring practices exploring new models of care & are participating in the Primary Care Network incentive. 

We enjoy good locum feedback, effective working with our community teams & regular meetings with allied services. We have:

  • 11 Clinical Partners, 1 Managing Partner, 9 Salaried Doctors & 1 University Associate Professor
  • Excellent multi-disciplinary team
  • Four Advanced Nurse Practitioners/Paramedic Practitioners
  • Specialist Nurse led clinics
  • Efficient & helpful Reception/Administration teams
  • CQC Compliant with a 'Good' rating
  • Consistently high QOF achievement
  • Active involvement with the local ICB and primary care network
  • GP Training Practice; Several ex-Registrars are now Salaried Doctors or Partners with us
  • Medical Student & Graduate training
  • Active programme of piloting local initiatives
  • Research - recently signed up as a Level 1 site with the NIHR CRN Wessex - we are keen to develop a research focus
  • EMIS Clinical System & E Consult
  • Regular Salaried Doctor meetings

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

 

The post-holder will be responsible for managing a patient list and will carry out all associated clinical and administrative work nationally associated and accepted as being part of managing a patient list. This will entail dealing with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to:

 

  • Make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation
  • Assess the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
  • Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, develop care plans for health
  • Provide counselling and health education
  • Admit or discharge patients to and from the caseload referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Collect data for audit purposes
  • Compile and issue computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
  • Prescribe in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate
  • Contribute to the attainment of all quality indicators (QOF) and any local or national initiative that the practice takes part in
  • Complete insurance and other medical reports as required
  • Generally, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all normal clinical duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

 

 

Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility (See separate Job Description)

Essential

  • Confidentiality; Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Personal/Professional Development; Quality; Communication and Contribution to the Implementation of Services.

Experience

Essential

  • Please refer to the full 'Job Description' supporting documentation.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • On Medical Performers List
  • Current Enhanced DBS Check
  • UK Driving Licence (if appropriate to post)
  • UK Work Permit (if required)
  • Appropriate current Medical Indemnity cover
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Safeguarding Training to national level required
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Sunday 11 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 19 September 2022

 

For further details and to apply online Click Here 

Primary Care Network Manager

 

Salary: Range £52,000 p.a.

37 hours per week (Full time)

 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4 September 2022 (11:59pm)

 

Job overview

The Totton Primary Care Network (PCN) are looking for an experienced Business Manager to support delivery of high quality services and further develop our PCN.

 

Our PCN aim is to maximise all business opportunities available, not only via the Network Contract DES and changes to the GP Contract but, taking a strategic view of the local health economy, work with local trusts and other businesses, to offer services more locally through the PCN.

 

The successful candidate will report to the PCN Clinical Director and be expected to liaise with all PCN member sites to develop a workforce plan, taking into account the population of Totton and its needs, the requirements of all sites and the ARRS budget through 2023/2024.

 

Main duties of the job

The role requires a range of skills covering Finance, both Company and General Administration, Company Secretarial and HR and Recruitment.

 

The PCN Manager will also need to demonstrate:

 

  • A sound business background, preferably with previous experience of successfully incorporating a Company or PCN, including the required liaison with all necessary external bodies to achieve Limited company status
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Working well under pressure and to targets
  • Experience of successful project delivery
  • Knowledge of current employment legislation, HR policies and procedures
  • Budgeting and general book keeping

 

About us

We are a Primary Care Network covering a registered population of circa 38,000 patients, made up of two member GP Practices: Testvale Surgery and New Horizons Medical Partnership.

 

The successful candidate will work across all Totton PCN Practices, with Testvale Surgery as the Lead employer.

 

Job Description

Job responsibilities

 

REPORTING TO:

PCN Clinical Director

 

WORKING HOURS:

Full Time (37 hours per week)

 

SALARY:

£52,000 per annum

 

ROLE OVERVIEW:

The Totton Primary Care Network (PCN) are looking for an experienced Business Manager to support delivery of high quality services and further develop our PCN.

 

Our PCN aim is to maximise all business opportunities available, not only via the Network Contract DES and changes to the GP Contract but, taking a strategic view of the local health economy, work with local trusts and other businesses, to offer services more locally through the PCN.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously under the direction of the PCN Clinical Director whilst liaising with all member sites and the PCN Management Board to develop a workforce plan, taking into account the population of Totton and its needs, the requirements of all sites and the ARRS budget through 2023/2024.

 

ABOUT TOTTON PCN

We are a Primary Care Network covering a registered population of circa 38,000 patients, made up of two member GP Practices: Testvale Surgery and New Horizons Medical Partnership (two surgery sites).

 

The successful candidate will liaise with teams across all PCN sites. Testvale Surgery is the Lead Employer.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The role requires a range of skills covering Finance, Company Administration (including Company Secretarial), HR, recruitment and general business administration.

 

The PCN Manager will need to demonstrate:

 

  • A sound business background, preferably with previous experience of successfully incorporating a Company or PCN including the required liaison with all necessary external bodies to achieve Limited company status
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Working well under pressure and to targets
  • Experience of successful project delivery
  • Knowledge of current employment legislation, HR policies and procedures
  • Budgeting and general bookkeeping

 

MAIN DUTIES

 

1.    Operational Management

  • Overseeing the operations of the PCN, reporting to the PCN board and being the first point of contact for the PCN by outside organisations.

 

2.    Workforce & Recruitment

  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of all PCN employed staff by working with the Lead Practice to ensure all posts follow due process and employment checks are carried out.
  • Manage and monitor any sub-contracting workforce arrangements by working closely with the Lead Practice and lead Staff (clinical/non clinical) in member practices, to ensure appropriate staff induction, training, and appraisals/reviews are in place to support staff to undertake their

 

3.    Service Delivery

  • Lead and co-ordinate the PCN implementation and delivery of all elements of the Network Contract DES to ensure compliance with local and national service
  • Lead and co-ordinate the scoping, business case and implementation of projects across the PCN as part of the organisational development
  • Work with member GP practices to monitor progress and delivery against the Impact and Investment Fund (IIF)
  • Where required, work closely with member GP Practices, community and secondary care providers, CCG, local community services, care homes, and PPGs to deliver the Network Contract DES service specifications and

 

4.    Finance

  • Hold responsibility for monitoring and staying informed of PCN funding updates/changes.
  • Ensure all PCN funding entitlements are claimed/received on a regular basis.
  • Ensure payments are issued to the member GP Practices as agreed in respect of any services provided on behalf of the
  • Provide the PCN Board with regular management accounts.

 

5.    Administrative Support

  • Organise, attend and minute PCN board
  • Represent the PCN at other meetings as required, providing feedback to the PCN Management Board.
  • Hold responsibility for submitting returns and reporting in a timely
  • Support the Clinical Director and member GP Practices as

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level education, management qualification, or equivalent management

 

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of project
  • Knowledge of working in an administrative/business environment to include Finance and

 

Desirable

  • Previous NHS experience to include Primary
  • Previous experience of incorporating a Company or PCN with the associated liaison with all external

 

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and collate data
  • Ability to use own initiative to work independently
  • IT literate and proficient in the use of MS Office and Outlook
  • Effectively able to manage time and workload, prioritising accordingly
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Ability to work under pressure/in stressful situations
  • Problem solving and analytical skills

 

Closing date: Sunday 4 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 12 September 2022 (TBC). 

 

For further details and to apply online Click Here 

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

 

HOURS: 16 – 24 hours per week (08:30/09:00am – 18:00pm)

Working days negotiable

Some evening and Saturday work on a rota basis

 

RATE OF PAY: £11.23 per hour (pro-rata)

 

Job Summary:

 

The purpose of the role is to:

 

  • Deliver Health Care services and care to the practice population
  • Work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Facilitate effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

 

In addition, the post holder will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training required to ensure appropriate role development.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

 

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy.
  • To have an understanding of wound management and be able to undertake dressings and removal of sutures as deemed suitable by trained nurse on duty.
  • To undertake tasks such as ECGs, Dopplers, injection of B12, Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccine once received appropriate training.
  • To undertake monthly drug audit, check the expiry dates of all drugs in practice and ensure stock rotation.
  • To undertake opportunistic screening such as BP, BMI, smoking status.
  • To undertake Health Care checks.
  • To encourage health promotion and lifestyle changes where appropriate.
  • To recognise signs of child and adult abuse and report to Lead Nurse.
  • To input information on the practices IT system.
  • Ensure effective communication with others to enable the delivery of patient focused care.
  • To report any error or complaint in accordance with practice guidelines.
  • Any other tasks that may be deemed necessary from time to time and are appropriate to the training given/received in the role of Phlebotomist/Health Care Assistant
  • To assist with Stock Control/Inventory for the Nursing Team
  • Use NHS Systems in order to input data and support daily activities e.g. EMIS Web, Docman etc. (Training will be provided)
  • To liaise with other members of NHMP staff as appropriate e.g. IT, Care Co-ordinators, GPs etc.
  • To attend Team meetings
  • To carry out any other tasks deemed suitable for the grade

 


PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

  • NVQ level 3 in health and social care preferable
  • Care Certificate required or willing to undertake on the job training to ensure certification achieved within three months of commencing employment
  • Trained and experienced Phlebotomist - proof of training required
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a large team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to service needs whilst working in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to work within the rules governing patient confidentiality
  • To be aware of the limitations within the Health Care Assistant role.

 

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 Practice 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 Practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

 

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice 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 recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice 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 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 Practice, 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 team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

 

Communication:

 

The post-holder should recognise 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 people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

 

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

 

The post-holder will:

  • Apply Practice 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

 

The closing date is Sunday 18 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 19 September 2022.

 

For further details and to apply online Click Here 

PRACTICE NURSE

 

 

HOURS: 16 - 24 hours/week (0830/0900 – 1800); Over 2/3 days (negotiable)

              Some evening and Saturday work on a rota basis

 

RATE OF PAY: £16.18 - £16.82 per hour (pro-rata), Dependent on experience and qualifications

 

Job Summary:

 The purpose of the role is to:

 

  • Deliver practice nursing services and care to the practice population
  • Support patients to live healthily, monitoring of chronic conditions, health promotion and screening activities
  • 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
  • Undertake a variety of administrative duties to assist in the smooth running of the Practice including the provision of clerical support to clinical staff and other members of the Practice team
  • Facilitate effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

 

In addition, the post holder will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training required to ensure appropriate role development.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

 

  • Implement, evaluate and manage individual treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a chronic condition
  • Assess and care for patients with complex, post-operative wounds
  • Advise, support and where appropriate, administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad
  • Upon completion of training, administer vaccinations for baby immunisations and assist with baby clinics
  • Upon completion of training, participate with cervical cytology and contraceptive management
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations
  • Computer data entry/data allocation and collation; scanning, processing and recording information in accordance with Practice procedures
  • Initiating contact with and responding to requests from patients, other team member and associated healthcare agencies and providers where appropriate
  • Assist with management of nursing supplies and stock maintenance
  • Support and advise patients requesting information relating to family planning needs

 

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 Practice 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 Practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

 

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice 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 recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice 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 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 Practice, 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 team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

 

Communication:

 

The post-holder should recognise 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 people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

 

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

 

The post-holder will:

 

  • Apply Practice 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

 

The closing date is Sunday 18 September 2022 (11:59pm) and interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday 19 September 2022.

 

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