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Nurse Practitioner Job in Alsager

We have locum work available locally, with awesome pay rates and simple access to available work, this is the time to get included!
If you’re an experienced Nurse Practitioner based in the Alsager area. we would love to hear from you!
Our Nurse Practitioners can earn a fantastic £30 – £55 per hour including holiday pay. We give you the opportunity to book shifts up to 6 months in advance, once in a while even 12-to allow you to idealize your work life adjust!
There is never a base number of developments to work, so locum shifts with Locum Meds give you a lot of flexibility.
With our quick and easy application and a friendly group of staff close by for at whatever point you require them, Locum Meds settles on locum work a straightforward decision!

Nurse Practitioner Benefits

Competitive rates of pay of £35-£60 per hour (including holiday pay) for Healthcare Assistants,
Exclusive, weekly access to shifts available both locally and nationwide,
Pick up shifts the day before or up to 12 months in advance,
No minimum shift requirements,
A friendly dedicated team on hand to help you whenever you need it,
A quick and easy registration process.

Duties Include

Perform initial patient screenings and patient history and physical examinations
Update patient records and check records for accuracy at each patient appointment
Analyze test data and determine the need for follow-up appointments and further treatment options
Deliver quality care while maintaining all company metrics pertaining to productivity
Serve as the resource patients need for ongoing care information, counselling and provide guidance for any patients with critical conditions

We are currently looking for several Nurse Practitioners for a locum or permanent job in Alsager.

Nurse Practitioner jobs on Indeed website can be found here ( https://www.indeed.co.uk/nurse-practitioner-jobs )

Locum Meds do their best to negotiate a salary better than Indeed Nurse Practitioner jobs.

This Nurse Practitioner will have a new job located in Alsager.

Many Nurse Practitioners have jobs in Alsager, but what would convince you to make a new move? Please call us to discuss.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Vacancy in Alsager

We have locum work available locally, with awesome pay rates and simple access to available work, this is the time to get included!
If you’re an experienced Nurse Practitioner based in the Alsager area. we would love to hear from you!
Our Nurse Practitioners can earn a fantastic £30 – £55 per hour including holiday pay. We give you the opportunity to book shifts up to 6 months in advance, once in a while even 12-to allow you to idealize your work life adjust!
There is never a base number of developments to work, so locum shifts with Locum Meds give you a lot of flexibility.
With our quick and easy application and a friendly group of staff close by for at whatever point you require them, Locum Meds settles on locum work a straightforward decision!

Nurse Practitioner Benefits

Competitive rates of pay of £35-£60 per hour (including holiday pay) for Healthcare Assistants,
Exclusive, weekly access to shifts available both locally and nationwide,
Pick up shifts the day before or up to 12 months in advance,
No minimum shift requirements,
A friendly dedicated team on hand to help you whenever you need it,
A quick and easy registration process.

Duties Include

Perform initial patient screenings and patient history and physical examinations
Update patient records and check records for accuracy at each patient appointment
Analyze test data and determine the need for follow-up appointments and further treatment options
Deliver quality care while maintaining all company metrics pertaining to productivity
Serve as the resource patients need for ongoing care information, counselling and provide guidance for any patients with critical conditions

We are currently looking for several Nurse Practitioners for a locum or permanent job in Alsager.

Nurse Practitioner jobs on Indeed website can be found here ( https://www.indeed.co.uk/nurse-practitioner-jobs )

Locum Meds do their best to negotiate a salary better than Indeed Nurse Practitioner jobs.

This Nurse Practitioner will have a new job located in Alsager.

Many Nurse Practitioners have jobs in Alsager, but what would convince you to make a new move? Please call us to discuss.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner vacancy for out of hours service in Alsager

Our client requires Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s) to work in one of their bases in Alsager.

This will be working within their out of hours service.

The shift patterns are as follows:

Weekdays- 19:00 – 08:00

Weekends 24-hour cover needed

Shift Lengths range from 5.5 to 12 hours.

Block bookings of up to 3 months available to the right candidates.

Great locum rates on offer, get in touch to discuss further.

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The ideal candidate will be

• Be extremely adaptable, competent and motivated in caring for patients
• Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
• Suitable qualifications and have a live NMC membership as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
• You must be able to prescribe
• Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients presenting with a minor injury and minor medical conditions

Benefits Include:

• Excellent and weekly on time pay
• Lucrative weekday and weekend pay rates
• Opportunities to work local and nationwide with a frame worked approved agency

We are currently looking for several Advanced Nurse Practitioner for a locum or permanent job in Alsager.

This Advanced Nurse Practitioner will have a new job located in Alsager.

Many Advanced Nurse Practitioners have jobs in Alsager, but what would convince you to make a new move? Please call us to discuss.

Call us 01923 594 002

What is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner:

Advanced Nurse practitioners are one type of advanced nurse practitioner. They may serve their patients as primary care providers, and day-to-day duties are very similar to those of doctors in their field or speciality. The role of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner is valued within the NHS as they can work autonomously within many different primary and secondary care settings.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Salary:

The salary of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner varies depending upon the following;  Hours worked, experience, Education, how eager the organisation are in your skills, references, reputation, location, the list goes on…

Locum Meds have years of experience in accurately determining your pay rate, give us a call today to discuss either what you should be getting paid or what you should be paying a prospective or current employee.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Job Description:

The content of this job description is designed to be inclusive of a broad range of tasks which may be performed by an advanced practice nurse. Practices should take note that they should seek guidance from their medical defence organisation about the responsibilities which can be delegated to an advanced practice registered nurse at this grade for which the defence organisation will provide cover. The job description should then be edited accordingly and full training and assessment of competence undertaken and documented with the staff member.

This post is written to be an equivalent for Agenda for Change (AFC) Band 8. Duties will vary from practice to practice and this is a guide only. Practice accountability structures will also vary.

Scope Of  Advanced Nurse Practitioner Job:

The advanced practice nurse will be an experienced nurse who holds an appropriate, specific, advanced professional qualification which meets NMC requirements for high-level practice.

The ANP will work with the practice team to provide high-quality care which meets the needs of the practice’s patient population.

Working within defined professional boundaries, they will be able to make safe clinical decisions relating to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review. The ANP will demonstrate critical thinking ability.

The advanced practice nurse will function as an integral part of the clinical leadership team in the practice, providing advice and guidance to the nursing team to ensure they deliver care based on the needs of the practice’s population.

NMC requirements for advanced practice must be met.

Key Relationships/Contacts

Internal:

  • Lead Practice Nurse
  • Practice Nursing Team and Healthcare Assistants
  • GPs
  • Doctors in Training
  • Practice Manager/Office Manager
  • Administration Team
  • Secretarial Team

External:

  • Patients, carers and relatives
  • Practice suppliers (equipment, supplies and services)

Clinical Practice

  • Assess/examine patients, diagnose, plan, treat and review/evaluate.  Assessment may be face-to-face by appointment or by telephone as part of a triage/unscheduled care team and will include patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis.
  • Diagnose and manage patients presenting with both acute and chronic conditions based on a management plan which includes a medication plan and other interventions.
  • Identify health priorities and make timely and appropriate interventions to support patients presenting in an emergency and/or with complex/urgent needs.
  • Assess and manage patients’ physiological and psychological needs, including patients with complex needs, multiple diagnoses and polypharmacy.
  • Identify patients at risk of developing a chronic illness and develop a plan for minimising the risk of worsening.
  • Advise and educate patients, promoting understanding, self-management, healthy lifestyle choices and sources of support and compliance with a treatment plan and medication.
  • In line with competence and agreed protocols, prescribe medication, review its effectiveness and make appropriate adjustments to treatment, ensuring patient understanding of medication side-effects and interactions, including over-the-counter medication.
  • Ensure the health needs of all patients presenting to the nursing team are met in a clinically appropriate way and by the team member best qualified to meet their needs.
  • Ensure the nursing team meets the clinical needs of patients presenting with routine and emergency needs and conditions or who require advice and support including chronic disease management, family planning, vaccination and immunisations, health promotion/lifestyle advice, wound care, venepuncture etc.
  • Ensure that all patients who may be vulnerable or who have mental health needs are appropriately managed and protected by the nursing team.

Communication

  • Advise patients about the role, its extent and limits.
  • Advise patients appropriately and refer to if they require the services of a GP or other clinical team member.
  • Communicate effectively, promptly and appropriately with patients and team members.
  • Provide links to additional information/guidance/support for both colleagues and patients/carers including onward referral where required.
  • Modify method of communication with patients to suit the situation, recognise problems/barriers take action and seek help at an early stage when they arise.
  • Communicate risk to patients and ensure proper consent gained where appropriate.
  • Act as an advocate for patients or colleagues who need assistance and representation.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders/organisations/individuals.
  • Contribute to practice and nursing team meetings.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Education And Learning

  • Provide services to the practice’s patient population to the highest possible standard.
  • Comply with NMC Code of Conduct and keep registration up to date, documented and checked in the practice on an annual basis.
  • Provide care that is evidence-based, working to agreed and established clinical guidelines and supporting others to do the same.
  • Work to agreed standards, monitor and maintain the standard of care offered.
  • Take action if standards are not met (self or others)
  • Manage own and others’ workload to maintain priorities and service level.
  • Undertake training needed to ensure competencies for delivering all responsibilities and ensure nursing colleagues are supported in doing the same.
  • Lead and contribute to clinical governance activities/clinical audit to ensure continual improvement of service delivery and assessment of the impact of changes in patient care.
  • Lead and contribute to complaints responses/reviews, significant event, peer review and other shared learning activities
  • Identify opportunities for shared learning.
  • Ensure learning from outside educational events is effectively cascaded to the team and resultant changes to practice implemented.
  • Support and mentor staff in training, assess against standards
  • Support the performance and development of team members including giving and receiving effective feedback.
  • Lead and contribute to in-house training events based on learning needs analysis and Practice Learning Plan.
  • Take responsibility for own development including maintenance of a Personal Development Plan and record of learning, clinical supervision, staff appraisals, giving and receiving feedback.
  • Challenge underperformance or poor skills/inappropriate actions and implement performance management of team members in consultation with management team and GPs.
  • Undertake regular mandatory training and ensure the competence of nursing team colleagues (child protection, vulnerable adults, basic life support, moving and handling etc).

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Specialties

The Advanced Practice Nurse will:

  • Behave as a positive role model and set standards for the nursing team.
  • Lead the planning process for the nursing team, including setting goals and monitoring achievements/outcomes.
  • Introduce, review and update clinical guidelines and protocols in accordance with the latest evidence base.
  • Critically evaluate new developments or service delivery models and contribute to leading their incorporation in the practice to enhance care, applying good change management techniques, including participation in commissioning processes.
  • Critically evaluate skill mix, workload and practice service delivery needs to contribute to the practice’s learning plan and recruitment plan.
  • Lead the nursing team by balancing the needs of individuals, the team and the practice, effectively managing conflict or differing needs and priorities.
  • Delegate appropriately and effectively, monitoring performance and offering guidance and support, including ensuring and maintaining individuals’ competence.

Risk Management/Health And Safety Of Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Ensure the practice’s Health and Safety Policy is up-to-date and contribute to its implementation by:

  • Implementing regular risk assessment to identify hazards, minimise risk and identify and apply control measures.
  • Establishing and maintaining reporting pathways for identified risks and taking action to minimise these risks in relation to self and others in the practice.
  • Ensuring all policies comply with national guidelines and managing/ensuring/monitoring their implementation including infection control, decontamination, cold chain, clinical waste and sharps disposal, COSHH, spills etc.
  • Ensuring safe receipt, storage, rotation and disposal of drugs and vaccines.
  • Ensuring compliance with recording, storage and disposal requirements in relation to controlled drugs and that the practice’s policy is regularly reviewed and updated and adherence checked.
  • Ensuring all team members attend regular, relevant and mandatory health and safety training

Records And Information

  • Make accurate and contemporaneous records of all patient encounters in accordance with practice records protocols and coding protocols, ensuring standards are set and team members meet the standard.
  • Ensure data is recorded so that patient care is enhanced (eg coding, reminders) and so that it can be retrieved in a meaningful way to help manage patient care and help with data analysis.
  • Establish and monitor systems to accurately label and document patient samples and submit for collection and analysis
  • Provide data and data analysis for nursing, GP and management teams as required for service planning and improvement.
  • Contribute to nursing team record keeping (clinical, administrative, Health and Safety related records).
  • Maintain own and team’s skills in using patient appointment system.

Managing Resources Of  Advanced  Nurse Practitioner

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will contribute towards effective resource management in the practice by:

  • Working with the management team and within budget, regularly reviewing equipment needs including identifying a need for replacements and introduction of new technologies.
  • Working with the management team, contributing to managing the nursing skill mix within the available budget.
  • Supporting the nursing team in ensuring that good stock control measures are in place and equipment is ordered and used in an economical manner, within available budgets.
  • Working with the management team, ensuring adequate provision of patient access to nursing team services within availability standards.

Confidentiality

In the course of their duties, the advanced practice nurse will have access to confidential information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business. All such information from any source whatsoever will be treated as strictly confidential.

Information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice and in relation to the practice as a business will only be shared in accordance with the practice’s Confidentiality Policy, the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act and in such a way that personal and sensitive patient-identifiable data is protected.

Equality And Diversity

The advanced practice nurse will comply with the practice’s Equality and Diversity Policy, including:

  • Recognising the rights of patients, carers, relatives and colleagues and respecting their needs, beliefs, privacy and dignity.
  • Not discriminating against patients, carers, relatives or colleagues on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 (or its amendments or later legislation).
  • Supporting the nursing team in an application of the practice’s Equality and Diversity Policy, including taking action if the discriminatory practice of any kind is identified.
  • Ensuring equity of access to services and equity of delivery of services to minority, marginalised or disadvantaged groups.
  • Supporting those who need advocacy to exercise their rights.
  • Respecting the rights of patients to accept or refuse treatment or a care provider.

Other Duties Of  Advanced  Nurse Practitioner

The advanced practice nurse may, from time-to-time, be asked to undertake other reasonable duties, with appropriate training. It is important that all members of staff are prepared to undertake additional or relinquish current duties to maintain service delivery to patients. It is expected that requests from the Partners will not be unreasonably refused.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Programs:

Advanced practice nurse practitioner programmes can be found in the following links:

https://www.ucas.com/

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/advanced-nurse-practitioner

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/bsc_hons_nurse_practitioner.php

http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/advanced-nurse-practitioner-adult-child

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/nurse-practitioner-bsc-hons-top-up-degree.aspx

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences/postgraduate/taught_courses/msc_adv_clin_practice_practitioner.page

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/advanced-practice-advanced-health-care-pgdip-msc-2018-19

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/study/index.aspx

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/advanced-practice-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx

http://www.tees.ac.uk/postgraduate_courses/Health_&_Social_Care/

Online Advanced Nurse Practitioner Courses:

Online Nurse Practitioner Courses can be carried out, these are very far in between and recommend that you go with a qualification that is hands-on and practical.

Locum Meds also recommend that you choose a course which has the V300 Independent Prescribing qualification (Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing) incorporated within the course, or you can study this qualification alongside Nurse Practitioner qualifications, make sure you achieve a V300 Independent Prescribing qualification as this will determine your prescribing rights as shown on the NMC website for each individual nurse.

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/cpd/independent-and-supplementary-non-medical-prescribing

https://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/modules/nmp-nurses/

http://www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/non-medical-prescribing-single-module

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/non-medical-prescribing-pg-cert/non-medical-prescribing.aspx

Advanced  Nurse Practitioner  work in a variety of environments

  • Hospitals, acute care or ambulatory care settings
  • Outpatient settings
  • Long-term care facilities and nursing homes
  • Private homes providing health care services
  • Hospice and palliative care services
  • Government and community health agencies
  • Universities and research agencies
  • Healthcare or health industry businesses
  • Private practice

How to become a certified advanced  nurse practitioner:

An advanced practice nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has received advanced training & knowledge through a nursing degree or specialized healthcare training. Most nurse practitioners usually have a Master’s degree and an area of specialization. Due to their advanced training and experience, nurse practitioners perform a variety of functions normally attributed to doctors and physicians, such as immunization, patient examination, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.

Locum Practice Nurse needed in Alsager

We are looking for Locum Practice Nurse’s as we have great shifts available for work that you do not want to miss out on!

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Practice Nurse to work for a forward-thinking GP surgery ahead of the curve in primary care.

You will be working as part of a friendly Nursing team supported by a group of fantastic GPs. The Practice has recently been accredited as a Training Practice and they offer lots of opportunities to advance, in both clinical and non-clinical capacities.

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The Ideal candidate will

  • Have relevant qualifications and experience
  • Be registered with NMC with a valid pin
  • Have an enhanced DBS within 1 year
  • Be up to date with mandatory training

We can provide the following benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Complete flexibility – choose when you want to work!
  • Shifts are bookable up to 9 months in advance – plan ahead!
  • Fantastic CPD opportunities!
  • A team of Primary Care specialists on hand to help

We have great clients all around the area looking for locum Practice Nurses.

Please contact us today to find out more.

Call us 01923 594 002

What is Practice Nurse:

The practice nurse will undertake a range of nursing assessments and provide appropriate care/treatment in conjunction with GPs, and practice nurses or independently as appropriate for the need, according to practice policy, protocols etc.  The practice nurse will strive to improve standards of care and be involved in identifying practice population needs.

Practice Nurse Salary:

The salary of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner varies depending upon the following;  Hours worked, experience, Education, how eager the organization are in your skills, references, reputation, location, the list goes on…

Locum Meds have years of experience in accurately determining your pay rate, give us a call today to discuss either what you should be getting paid or what you should be paying a prospective or current employee.

Practice Nurse Job Description:

The content of this job description is designed to be inclusive of a broad range of tasks which may be performed by a practice nurse. The Practice Nurse provides primary care nursing support, patient interventions and treatment within the Medical Centre and from time to time in patient’s homes or elsewhere as required. Nurses also fulfil the many and varied additional roles that occur from time to time – the Practice Nurse should be a good general go-to person. As part of the General Practice team, the nurse must work within the scope of practice and be responsible for providing patient centred, culturally appropriate and individual holistic care to patients.

This post is written to be an equivalent for Agenda for Change (AFC) Band 8. Duties will vary from practice to practice and this is a guide only. Practice accountability structures will also vary.

Scope Of  Nursing Practice In UK

The scope of nursing practice is defined as the range of roles, functions, responsibilities, and activities which registered nurses are educated and authorized to perform. The broad scope of nursing practice reflects all of the roles and activities undertaken by registered nurses to address the full range of human experiences and responses to health and illness. This incorporates health promotion, health protection, health maintenance, health restoration, rehabilitation, and palliation. Nursing practice is directed towards the goal of assisting clients to achieve and maintain optimal health in order to maximize the quality of life across the lifespan. A client, referring also to patient and resident, is defined as an individual, a family, a group of individuals, a community, or a population. Nursing practice is accomplished through:

  • Utilization of nursing knowledge through the application of critical thinking, judgment and skill. It is grounded in the principles of nursing, medicine, social and public health sciences and expressed as the art of nursing.
  • Adoption of a holistic approach to care, addressing the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of clients.
  • Promotion of client self-reliance and self-determination by actively involving the client as a partner in all aspects of care.
  • Use of nursing theories to define and organize practice and the nursing process to comprehensively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate, and document client care.
  • Application of the model of nursing care delivery adopted within the agency or practice setting.
  • Collaboration with other members of the healthcare team and partnering with diverse sectors of the community.
  • Advocating for and/or creating quality healthcare systems, population health, and healthy public policy.

To be responsive to the evolving health-related needs of the public, the boundaries of the scope of nursing practice must be flexible. Nursing practice takes place in the context of continuing change and development resulting from advances in research and technology,  the introduction of new approaches to care delivery, and a more prominent assortment of experts sharing more zones of regular capacity. The dynamic nature of the healthcare environment requires that nurses respond to client’s needs by continually expanding their knowledge and skills and making judgments about the limits of their practice

Key Relationships/Contacts

Internal:

  • Lead Practice Nurse
  • Practice Nursing Team and Healthcare Assistants
  • GPs
  • Doctors in Training
  • Practice Manager/Office Manager
  • Administration Team
  • Secretarial Team

External:

  • Patients, carers and relatives
  • Practice suppliers (equipment, supplies and services)

Duties And Responsibilities

Professional Responsibilities Of Practice Nurse

  • Assist GP’s to help deliver an effective implementation of management of pts with chronic diseases as detailed by the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
  • Contribute to the development of policies/protocols/guidelines within the practice.
  • Aid the practice team with implementation of new initiatives in the delivery of chronic disease management services.
  • Formulate reports as required for the practice manager and or senior nurse.
  • Support the implementation of evidence-based guidelines in conjunction with the practice nursing team.
  • Encourage the development of integrated services within Primary Care to include integrated practice-based teams and multidisciplinary working.
  • Promote the continuing professional development of yourself and other nurses & HCA within the practice.
  • Recognize the opportunities for working in partnership with the Primary Healthcare team.
  • Participate in an annual appraisal.

Leadership

  • Provide professional and managerial support to, healthcare assistants and review and monitoring of patients within primary care.
  • Offer guidance and support to health care assistants to improve standards of care if needed.
  • Participate in chronic disease management clinics within the practice if asked and only after appropriate training, & provide practical assistance and professional advice to achieve minimum standards of care.
  • Provide clinical input where required alongside practice nurses, particularly newly appointed nurses and GPs, to assist in skill development and sharing of best practice.
  • Delegate to others, with appropriate skills, knowledge and competence.
  • Encourage nursing practice in line with relevant evidence-based research.
  • Act as a resource to the general public, patients within the health care system and their families, carers and various healthcare professionals.

Clinical

  • Work alongside Health Care Assistants to help develop their skills.
  • Support the practice in achieving quality indicators and targets of the GMS contract and any relevant National Service Frameworks.
  • Undertake opportunistic screening when clinically required.
  • Perform occasional venepuncture and electrocardiography – following appropriate training.
  • Undertake wound care/ management/dressing techniques.
  • Carry out ear examination and syringing, following appropriate training and assessment.
  • Undertake male, female and family planning assessments, give advice and refer patients appropriately – following appropriate training.
  • Perform cervical screening and promote breast awareness – following appropriate training.
  • Administer adult and paediatric injections under an individualised prescription or Patient Group Direction, ensuring safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs.
  • Undertake accredited training in specific chronic disease management as or if required. e.g. diabetes, respiratory, epilepsy, CHD etc. following appropriate training.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the practice diseases registers.
  • Provide advice on lifestyle issues, assist and support patients in changing their unhealthy behaviours and refer appropriately.
  • Provide an adult and childhood immunisation service working to Patient Group Directions – following appropriate training if required.
  • Delivers travel health care, including vaccinations and advice for patients – following appropriate training if required.
  • Recognise the signs of child abuse, family violence, vulnerable adults, substance abuse, addictive behaviours, suicidal tendencies and is aware of local, referral procedures.
  • Ensure that current evidence-based approaches to a patient are standard practice
  • Apply infection control measures when collecting and handling of laboratory specimens, disposing of waste materials, dealing with blood and body fluids spillages and report and treat sharps injuries.
  • Undertake first aid and management of emergencies, eg burns, haemorrhage, hypo/hyperglycemic emergencies/asthma attacks.
  • Undertake annual training and demonstrates competency in anaphylaxis and resuscitation techniques

Research, Audit and Quality

  • Encourage the development of a practice audit strategy and action plan for Primary Care.
  • Contribute to the provision of equitable, high-quality services for patients in the locality.
  • Help support the integration across primary, secondary and tertiary care services.
  • Maintain an interest in national research initiatives and disseminate appropriate information to health professionals if asked to do so.
  • Ensure all care is evidence-based using up to date validated literature.
  • Contribute to research and development programmes were required to improve clinical practice.

Education and Training

  • Provide professional advice /support to health care professionals within the Primary health care team
  • Following identified training needs, participate in training and facilitation of other practice nurses & healthcare assistants.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for healthcare assistants
  • Participate in partnership programmes of awareness raising, detection and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Maintain a level of expertise in specific chronic disease management (when appropriate) and other pertinent areas of health care, and seek to develop new and improved skills.
  • Advise members of the public on the concepts of health promotion, education, prevention and protection
  • Seek out new knowledge of nursing and health by reading, enquiring and partaking in the continuous education programme.
  • Take responsibility for personal development and education including in-service training.
  • Direct, supervise and help mentor nurses and healthcare assistants in the clinical setting.
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary education and training.
  • Monitor and maintain consistency of professional standards and take appropriate action if standards are not met.
  • Maintain professional development by attending relevant courses and study days to keep abreast of current knowledge and developments.
  • Abide by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice and record and maintain periodic professional registration with RCN & NMC
  • Participate in an annual appraisal.

Communication

  • Maintain communication and liaise with other disciplines across primary, secondary and tertiary care services as and when necessary
  • Contribute to and work effectively within the primary care team
  • Assist in clinical audit and the setting and monitoring of standards of care.
  • Maintain accurate patient records
  • Advise and support other members of the team aiming towards common objectives.

Typical employers of practice nurses

  • Health Centres
  • Clinics
  • GP surgeries

Key skills for Practice Nurses

  • Good health and fitness
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Ability to take an initiative
  • Resilience
  • Stamina

Management of risk

  • Manage and assess risk within the areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect staff and patients
  • Monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and conform to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines and drugs are undertaken. Where appropriate, oversee the monitoring, stock control and documentation of controlled drug use according to legal requirements
  • Undertake mandatory and statutory training
  • Apply infection control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines
  • Apply policies that reduce environmental health risks, are culturally sensitive and increase access to health care for all
  • Participate in the local implementation strategies that are aligned with the values and culture of general practice

Records And Information

  • Use technology as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring, presenting and communicating information
  • Review and process data using accurate Read codes about patients in order to ensure easy and accurate retrieval for monitoring and audit processes
  • Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases, for example, the retrieval of relevant information for patients on their condition
  • Understand own and other’s responsibility to the individual organisation regarding the Freedom of Information Act
  • Collate, analyse and present clinical data and information to the team using appropriate charts and/or graphs to enhance care

Confidentiality

In the course of their duties, the practice nurse will have access to confidential information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business. All such information from any source whatsoever will be treated as strictly confidential.

Information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice and in relation to the practice as a business will only be shared in accordance with the practice’s Confidentiality Policy, the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act and in such a way that personal and sensitive patient-identifiable data is protected.

Equality and diversity

  • Identify patterns of discrimination and take action to overcome this and promote diversity and equality of opportunity
  • Enable others to promote equality and diversity in a non-discriminatory culture
  • Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights
  • Monitor and evaluate adherence to local chaperoning policies
  • Act as a role model in the observance of equality and diversity good practice
  • Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care providers, participate in care and refuse care
  • Assist patients from marginalised groups to access quality care

Other Duties Of  Practice Nurse

The practice nurse may, from time-to-time, be asked to undertake other reasonable duties, with appropriate training. It is important that all members of staff are prepared to undertake additional or relinquish current duties to maintain service delivery to patients. It is expected that requests from the Partners will not be unreasonably refused.

Practice Nurse Programmes:

Practice Nurse programmes can be found in the following links:

https://www.ucas.com/

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/primary-care-practice-nursing

https://bucks.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/health-and-social-sciences/graduate-certificate-general-practice-nursing-pt

https://www.educationforhealth.org/news/new-professional-general-practice-nursing-courses/

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/practice-nursing-pg-cert/practice-nursing.aspx

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/fundamentals-of-general-practice-nursing

Online Practice Nurse Courses:

Online Practice Nurse Courses can be carried out, these are very far in between and recommend that you go with a qualification that is hands-on and practical.

Locum Meds also recommend that you choose a course which has the V300 Independent Prescribing qualification (Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing) incorporated within the course, or you can study this qualification alongside Nurse Practitioner qualifications, make sure you achieve a V300 Independent Prescribing qualification as this will determine your prescribing rights as shown on the NMC website for each individual nurse.

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/practice-nurse/online

https://www.distancelearningcentre.com/career/nursing-nursing-midwifery/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI872GlbDV2wIVRxOPCh12TAILEAAYBCAAEgL0ZfD_BwE

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/cpd/the-practice-nurse-distance-learning-module

How to become a certified Practice Nurse:

The level of training required to become a Nurse depends on the type of nursing certification one is pursuing.

Becoming a certified Practical Nurse requires the least amount of training. Many community colleges offer practical nursing certificate programs that take three semesters to complete. Students take courses in human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, and the practice of nursing, and gain clinical experience in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Registered nurses must complete a two- or three-year diploma or associate degree program in nursing. Students in registered nursing programs take many of the same courses that LPN students take plus additional general education and advanced nursing courses. RN students gain clinical experience through their programs as well.

Though most states require RNs to hold just an associate degree, many prospective and practising RNs earn bachelor’s degrees. In the future, a bachelor’s degree may be the standard for RN education, and some employers today prefer or require one. Many schools offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. Students in BSN programs gain clinical experience and learn about the human body and nursing practice, but they also develop their critical thinking, decision making, and leadership skills.