Physical Health Nurse

Job Category: Nursing
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Battersea Bridge House London
Pay Range: £18/h
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Introduction

 

The post will support the expanding physical health service on site, working within a primary care model and delivering services alongside the GP.

The role of the Physical Health Nurse is to work as an effective member of the multi-Disciplinary team. Promote the best interests of the patients and carers and ensure that prescribed nursing care is effectively implemented. Responsible for maintaining a safe care environment. Exercise professional accountability and responsibility using professional skills, knowledge, and expertise in changing environments and to work within the scope of professional practice.

 

The Post holder will be expected to:

 

  • Carrying out physical examinations and investigatory procedures (triage)
  • Chronic health conditions management.
  • Venepuncture
  • Requesting pathology tests
  • ECGs
  • New patient medicals/urinalysis
  • Assist and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff.
  • Ear Syringing
  • Removal of sutures and wound management

 

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
  • Act as a role model to support members of the nursing team to undertake mandatory and statutory training requirements
  • Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines
  • Participate in the local implementation strategies that are aligned to the values and culture of general practice
  • To develop confidence and competence to manage emergency response duties.
  • To be familiar with the safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy and enforcing if necessary.

 

 

Person specification

 

Essential:

  • Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions
  • Knowledge of physical health issues
  • Practice of medical emergency scenarios
  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Clinical skills – immunisation and vaccination, diabetes, epilepsy, stoma care wound care
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • IT skills
  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • Up to date NMC registration
  • Experience in nurse-led management of long-term conditions
  • Experience in implementing protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Experience in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking
  • Audit skills
  • Nursing diploma/degree
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Self-directed
  • Highly motivated
  • Enthusiasm
  • Team player
  • Ability to work across boundaries
  • Treat others with dignity and respect

 

Desirable:

  • Ability to identify determinates on health in the hospital
  • Knowledge of physical health issues in the hospital
  • Understanding of basic mental health issues
  • Wider health issues awareness
  • Management knowledge
  • Research Programmes
  • Experience of management of Minor Illness
  • Mentor/teaching experience

 

What you will get:

 

  • Salary: £18.00 per hour
  • Hours of Work: 30.00 hours per week – flexibility required
  • Annual Leave: days including bank holidays

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