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Nurse Prescriber Job Available for High Rates in Plymouth

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Locum Meds is looking for a Nurse Prescriber to lend a helping hand in local GP surgeries in the Plymouth area.

We offer a competitive £40-£60 per hour (including holiday pay) for our flexible locum shifts, making this a great way to top up your current earning around any of your existing commitments. We have no minimum shift requirements, so you are free to take as much work as fits into your schedule.

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An ideal candidate will be

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

Benefits Include

• Ongoing opportunities nationwide
• Flexible working hours
• Competitive pay rates
• One to one consultancy service

We are currently looking for Nurse Prescriber for a locum or permanent job in Plymouth.

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

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

This Nurse Prescriber will have a new job located in Plymouth.

Many Nurse Prescriber has jobs in Plymouth, but what would convince you to make a new move? Please call us to discuss.

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What is a Nurse Prescriber:

Independent nurse prescribers are nurses who have successfully completed an NMC Independent Nurse Prescribing Course (also known as v200 or v300 courses). They are able to prescribe any medicine provided it is in their competency to do so. This includes medicines and products listed in the BNF, unlicensed medicines and all controlled drugs in schedules two – five.

Nurse Prescriber: salary / Pay

The salary of a non-medical independent Nurse Prescriber 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.

Independent Nurse  Prescriber  Job Description: 

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

Clinical Practice

  • Assist with the organisation and coordination of the provision of nursing services for the practice.
  • Provide nursing treatment to patients in participation with general practitioners or independently agreed to protocols, including cervical smears.
  • Provide general and specific health screening to the practice patients (within the agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.
  • Be competent in the administration of childhood immunisation and travel vaccination. • Be competent and confident in managing people with long-term health conditions
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and nondrug-based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with the evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within the scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including the initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.
  • Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
  • Meet the needs of patients presenting for opportunistic wound care
  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Delivering a quality service

  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality
  • Deliver care according to NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care
  • In partnership with other clinical teams, collaborate on improving the quality of health care responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate
  • Evaluate patients’ response to healthcare provision and the effectiveness of care
  • Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation 

Administrative and professional responsibilities

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and performance including participating in clinical supervision and acting as a positive role model
  • Support staff development in order to maximise potential
  • Actively promote the workplace as a learning environment, encouraging everyone to learn from each other and from external good practice
  • Take a lead role in planning and implementing changes in the area of care and responsibility • Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards
  • Create clear referral mechanisms to meet patient need
  • Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team
  • Work effectively with others to clearly define values, direction and policies impacting upon care delivery
  • Discuss, highlight and work with the team to create opportunities to improve patient care
  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded adequately on the computer.
  • Ensure acute completion of all necessary documentation associated with the patient healthcare and registration of the practice.
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports.
  • Assist in the formulation of practical philosophy, strategy and policy.
  • Maintain a notice board in the waiting area designated for patient healthcare education.

Communication and key working relationships

  • Director of Clinical Services/Deputy Director of Clinical Services
  • Head of GPLHC
  • Local Medical Director
  • GP’s and Nursing team
  • Patient Services Manager
  • Receptionists

The independent nurse prescriber post holder must maintain good working relationships with all personnel working within the Walk-in centre and the personnel working within the partnership practice. They must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all times.

Professional Development

  • Maintain continuing education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development.
  • Disseminate learning and information gained by other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (eg courses and conferences
  • Assess own learning needs and undertake to learn as appropriate
  • Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning

General Responsibilities Of Nurse Prescriber

Staff must behave in a professional and discreet manner at all times.

  • Patient and professional confidentiality is of prime importance. Any breach of confidentiality can result in immediate suspension/dismissal.
  • Appropriate attire must be worn at all times in line with practice policy.
  • Full details of conditions of employment are shown in the contract of employment.

Nurse Independent Prescriber Job Requirements

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Membership of a professional body
  • To work in accordance with the UKCC Code of Conduct
  • Ability to self-motivate, organise and prioritise workloads
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • Ability to motivate the nursing team

Other Duties Of Nurse Prescriber role

The non-medical independent Nurse prescriber 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.

Nurse prescriber Courses and Programmes:

Nurse prescriber  programmes can be found in the following links:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/pg/engsci/isp

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/med/practice-certificate-in-independent-prescribing.aspx

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/study/independent-prescribing.aspx

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

Online Nurse Prescribing Courses

Online non-medical Nurse prescriber 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 nurse prescriber and Supplementary Non-Medical nurse prescriber) 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.uclan.ac.uk/schools/nursing/index.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZiR6Niy2wIV2IBwCh1O1wd5EAAYAiAAEgIvwPD_BwE

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/09815/independent-prescribing-short-course/

https://www1.kcl.ac.uk/teares/nmvc/external/prospectus/course_info.php?code=065

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/non-medical-prescribing-for-health-v300

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd-modules/non-medical-prescribing-v300-2/

http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/non-medical-prescribing-practice-certificate/

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

How to become a Certified Nurse Prescriber:

Pharmacists can attain two types of prescribing qualification: independent and supplementary. Independent prescribers, or non-medical independent nurse prescriber (NMPs), are in a position to give patients timely access to medicines and are ideally placed to optimise and individualise treatment. The NMP takes responsibility for the clinical assessment of the patient, including establishing a diagnosis and prescribing the necessary medicines. Supplementary prescribing, on the other hand, is a voluntary partnership between a doctor or dentist and a supplementary prescriber, who can prescribe medicines within an agreed patient-specific clinical management plan with the patient’s agreement

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Emergency Nurse Practitioner’s needed in Plymouth

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We are currently looking for Emergency Nurse Practitioners to work in Plymouth.

We have a number of ENP vacancies in GP surgeries and Urgent Care Centres & Out of Hours

We have a variety of short term and long term work – we can provide locum sessions to meet your requirements.

This is an exciting initiative to further your professional development in a climate of dynamic change.

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Requirements Include

  • Registered General Nurse / Emergency Care Practitioner with evidence of relevant post registration qualifications
  • Ability to support and manage all patients including assessment diagnosing, treatment and discharge
  • Primary Care background

The main responsibilities of the post:

  • To provide autonomous practice to all patients presenting with minor injury & illness with proven clinical competencies
  • Has the ability and skills to manage caseload maintaining an accurate overview of workload and the establishment of clinical priority of patients when acting as a shift leader.
  • Ability to demonstrate recent clinical management
  • Staff management skills

Please contact us today to find out more.

call us 01923 594 002

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What is Emergency Nurse Practitioner:

An ENP is a senior emergency department nurse who has been specially trained to treat minor injuries. Emergency Care Practitioners are qualified to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients with certain injuries without having to refer to a doctor.

What is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner Salary

The salary of an Emergency Nurse Practitioner role 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.

Emergency 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 emergency nurse practitioner. An emergency nurse practitioner role will responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, without supervision and will be required to teach other nursing and non-nursing staff. The position encompasses a specialist clinical role of Emergency Nurse Practitioner. It is essential that an ENP will be  NMC registered Nurse with formal ENP qualification.

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.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Career Options

Co-ordinates the provision of seamless care for patients from admission to discharge by utilising efficient verbal and written communication practices with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team / Primary Care Services and Carers.

Provides senior cover for, and is responsible for the ongoing management of the ward/ department area in the absence of the senior nurse.

Clinical Practice

  • Implement and evaluate programmes of care with reference to patients, without direct supervision. Diagnose and manage patients presenting with both acute and chronic conditions based on a management plan which includes a medication plan and other interventions.
  • Demonstrate competency in professional skills relating to ENP practice and expand those skills to meet the needs of the patients. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge of specific groups of patients according to ENP policy, utilising a range of investigatory procedures without reference to a doctor.
  • Assist the ward/department manager to facilitate change processes within the area whether clinical or managerial in nature to ensure that the ward/department team foster innovative practice and meet patient needs.
  • In the absence of the ward/department manager, the post holder will supervise, deploy and develop all staff to ensure efficient management of a rapidly changing and developing nursing service.
  • Co-ordinates the provision of seamless care for patients from admission to discharge by utilising efficient verbal and written communication practices with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team / Primary Care Services and Carers.
  • Ensure that all written documentation within the ward/department area is clear, concise, timely and complies with the NMC Standards for Records and Record Keeping.
  • Establish, maintain and develop effective communication with all disciplines, patients and relatives.

Managerial  Responsibilities Of Emergency Nurse Practitioner

  • Provides senior cover for, and is responsible for the ongoing management of the ward/ department area in the absence of the senior nurse.
  • In conjunction with and/or in the absence of the ward/department manager, participate in efficient and effective HR planning – management of employee conduct, duty rosters, annual leave, study leave, mandatory training sessions, sickness absence reporting and management of the appropriate use of Bank and Agency nursing complying with agreed policy and procedure.
  • Assist the ward/department manager in the recruitment and selection of staff as required.
  • Ensures effective management of ward/department resources including stores, supplies and medicines.
  • Participate in ward/department, ENP and directorate audit activity where appropriate and assist the ward/department manager in the development of evidence-based practice as required.
  • Reports all accidents/incidents/complaints involving patients, carers and staff to the senior nurse and commence enquiries or documentation as necessary.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Education

  • Assists the senior nurse in the development of ward/department based orientation and education programmes for newly qualified staff and student nurses and acts as mentor/preceptor as required.
  • Provides teaching, guidance, supervision and support for junior staff (qualified and non-qualified) acting as a resource, advisor and role model to colleagues in the delivery of care.
  • Help foster and maintain an environment which encourages staff development, supporting and counselling staff as necessary.
  • To maintain an extensive knowledge of A&E and ENP nursing practice by participating in on-going education and continuing self-development, including regular appraisal of own performance.

Risk Management/Health And Safety

  • Actively promote the safety of patients, visitors and staff at all times and ensure that systems are in place to identify clinical risk and report incidents to the Directorate Nurse
  • Lead, complying with all Organisational, Health and Safety and Infection Control policies.
  • Participate in the identification of risk and risk management strategies incorporating these, through nurse management, to the risk register and ensure that all risks to patients and staff are identified through the use of the Clinical Incident Reporting System
  • To keep abreast of and inform junior staff of changes in Health and Safety Legislation and policies with particular regard to COSHH, Fire, RIDDOR, Infection Control and Manual Handling

Communication

  • Advise patients of the emergency medicine nurse practitioner role, its extent and limits.
  • 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.

Physical, Mental, Emotional and Environmental demands of the ENP job

Physical Skills

  • Manual Handling skills/patients/trolleys
  • Physical Life Support skills at advanced level
  • Dexterity of managing venous/arterial lines/IV injections and infusions
  • Wound management/ Suturing/Wound closure
  • Management of body cavity drains
  • Keyboard skills for computer use
  • Application of plaster casts
  • Management of aggression skills

Physical Demands

  • Movement of patients/ equipment/beds/trolleys/monitors
  • Long and rotational shift patterns
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment

Mental Demands

  • Calculation of drug dosages
  • Increased concentration in developing rosters /manpower
  • Planning/patient care with unpredictable interruptions in task
  • Due to emergency event eg; cardiac arrest/major trauma
  • Complaints Handling and responses
  • Multi-tasking and prioritising
  • Assessment and teaching of qualified nurses
  • Management of major incidents

Emotional Demands

  • Bereavement and breaking bad news in sudden death cases
  • Challenging behaviour from patients and carers/verbal and physical aggression
  • Exposure to substances hazardous to health eg; body fluids
  • Managing potential /actual disciplinary issues
  • Exposure to trauma Domestic abuse issues Child protection issues in paediatric abuse

Working Environment For Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Working in allocated area which is split into 4 areas

  • Majors
  • Minors
  • Triage
  • Reus

Confidentiality In Emergency Nurse Practitioner Job

In the course of their duties, the emergency department nurse role 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 careers 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.

Other duties of Emergency Nurse Practitioner

The emergency nurse practitioner role 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.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Programmes

Emergency Nurse Practitioner programmes can be found at the following links:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/aec

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

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/cpd-and-short-courses/practice-development-emergency-care/

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/med/advanced-critical-care-practitioner.aspx

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/postgraduate-certificate-in-emergency-nursing-practice/

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/181703.html

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

best online nurse practitioner programs 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

How to become a Certified Emergency Nurse Practitioner:

An emergency nurse practitioner role is an advanced-practice nurse who works in emergency medicine. They are trained to manage acutely ill or injured patients of all ages. This fast-paced nursing speciality requires the skill to treat patients with varying levels of acuity in busy emergency rooms and other urgent care facilities. Depending on the state in which they practice, oversight by physicians may or may not be required.

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