Practice Nurse

Location
Wansford, Peterborough
Salary
£32K-£35K dependent on experience
Posted
18 Oct 2016
Closes
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Permanent

Practice Nurse 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. Job responsibilities(non exhaustive): • Assist in and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by Community Practitioners and GPs • Cytology • Wound care / ulcer care/Doppler • Removal of Sutures • New Patient Medicals/Urinalysis • Travel Clinic • ECGs • Asthma/Peak Flow Readings/Spirometry • Venepuncture • Hypertension Management • Ear syringing • Routine immunizations/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 • Interest in Diabetes or Coronary Heart Disease and Contraception. • Following agreed clinical protocols with referral to Community Practitioner or GPs as appropriate • Other tasks will include • Maintaining and cleaning equipment used by the nurses and GPs • Maintaining GP and Nurses rooms, stocking and rotating items as required • Chaperoning and assisting patients who are being examined by another clinician. • Maintain general tidiness and cleanliness of nurses and treatment rooms • Ordering of Health Promotion Literature • Ordering of stock from the District Hospital • Ordering of vaccinations to maintain stock levels • Participation in administrative systems in the Practice • At all times there will be a need to maintain accurate records • A duty to advise Community Practitioners of potential problems or errors within the range of assigned tasks • Attend and participate in any Practice meetings when required. • Any other delegated duties appropriate to the post