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Staff Bank Practice Nurse – Kernow Health CIC

Hours: Zero Hour Contracts
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Closing date: 15/04/2024


Job summary
Kernow Health CIC hosts the Staff Bank on behalf of General Practices in Cornwall, and we are looking for dedicated and flexible Practice Nurses to cover short term vacancies at GP practices across Cornwall as and when required. As part of our flexible workforce, you will help to ensure that practices have sufficient cover to deliver their services while helping to support patients on their journey. This is a busy and challenging role where no two days are the same.

Main duties of the job
Working as part of the Staff Bank offers you the flexibility to travel as far as you choose on the days to suit you, allowing you to balance your work and home life.

If you are already working for a Practice, this is an opportunity for you to pick up additional hours either with your PCN or another Practice delivering in your area of expertise. You can also join as a locum worker (this means being self-employed) or a casual worker (with a zero-hours contract).

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will undertake a range of nursing assessments and deliver clinics depending on your competency and area of expertise, and the requirements of the practice. Training can be provided for additional competencies where appropriate. You will be comfortable with working across different GP practice settings and locations and working with different IT systems and processes, particularly Emis and/or SystmOne.

We are looking for caring, compassionate and enthusiastic Nurses with an interest in patient care, good communication skills and a desire to help others.

About us
Kernow Health, a Community Interest Company, supports General Practice and delivers Primary Care Services at scale in Cornwall. Established in May 2011 by a group of Cornwall Practices, we are a GP owned provider organisation and deliver a number of NHS contracts across Cornwall, these include Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service, School Immunisation Programme, Children’s Eating Disorder Service and Cornwall Training Hub [formally CEPN].

These contracts support the visions and values of the organisation, and also ensure that we are able to reinvest any profits made back into the company; again with the intention of supporting GP practices across Cornwall.

Kernow Health CIC is also now offering member practices support to regroup and rebuild through the new Excellence in Practice (EiP) programme.

Job responsibilities
The duties will vary according to the practice requirements and the individuals competencies, but an outline of the duties and responsibilities which may be undertaken is provided below:

  • Deliver high quality patient care according to the NSF and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines and evidence based care.
  • Provide general Practice nursing appointments, offering advice to patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to General Practitioners as necessary.
  • Provide general and specific health screenings (for example, cervical smears, smoking cessation) to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to General Practitioners as necessary.
  • Provide nursing treatments to patients in participation with General Practitioners or independently agreed protocols.
  • Deliver clinical procedures (for example injections and immunisations, dressings, spirometry, ECG depending on individual skill set and competency)
  • Offer a holistic service to patients and their families, developing where appropriate an on-going plan of care/support, with an emphasis on prevention and self-care
  • Take responsibility for the safe storage and administration of drugs and equipment.
  • Promote health and well-being through the use of health promotion, health education, screening, and therapeutic communication skills through the use of motivational interviewing as appropriate.
  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure accurate records of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patient’s electronic notes on computer in accordance with the Practice system, templates and protocols
  • Provide professional advice / support to other healthcare professionals within the practice
  • Contribute to research and development programmes where required to improve clinical practice.
  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC
  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

For more information on key duties and responsibilities please see the attached job description.

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To apply for this job please contact:

Kernow Health Workforce Team (Workforce Team)