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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

National Health Service

Saltash, SW
1 day ago
Saltash, SW
1 day ago

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Saltash Health Centre

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner with postgraduate qualifications, who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. The post holder will need to prioritise and triage the needs of the patients accordingly, instigating appropriate investigations or referral to secondary care. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team within practices on day assessment service which includes supporting home visiting.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our friendly and committed team in Saltash in the beautiful East Cornwall area.

Saltash Health Centre is currently expanding both its workforce and building to meet the future needs of its Saltash population. Our friendly and committed multi-disciplinary practice consists of 6 GPs, Primary Care Paramedics, Nurses and Health Care Assistants, First Contact Physiotherapists, Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacists and Social Prescribers. They are supported by a dedicated team of reception, administrative and secretarial staff, caring for over 12,000 patients.

We are also part of an award winning Primary Care Network and are working closely with our neighbouring practices. Knowledge of SystmOne is an advantage, however full training will be given.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Clinical practice

Provide a first point of contact within the Practice for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan

Provide assessment, treatment and diagnosis at point of first contact, by attending to patients in a variety of clinical or non-clinical settings according to patients needs.

Undertake home visits, in accordance with the relevant protocols

Make professionally autonomous decisions for which he/she is accountable

Refer patients to an alternative care setting or treat and discharge as appropriate

Instigate necessary invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests or investigations and interpret findings/reports

Ensure that professional standards are maintained within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice

Work with multi-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the broader healthcare community, to promote integrated and seamless pathways of care

Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery

Participate in identification of community health needs and develop patient/family-centred strategies to address them

Help develop and set up new patient services and participate in initiatives to improve existing patient services

Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan

In conjunction with the doctors, prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice

Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

Communication

Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication

Maintain effective communication within the practice environment and with external stakeholders

Act as an advocate for patients and colleagues

Ensure awareness of sources of support and guidance and provide information in an acceptable format to all patients, recognising any difficulties and referring where appropriate

Delivering a quality service

Promote evidence-based practice through the use of the latest research-based guidelines and the development of practice-based research

Monitor the effectiveness of own clinical practice through the quality assurance strategies such as the use of audit and peer review, implementing improvements where required

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

Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation

Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes for the surgery and its activities

Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required

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 health care provision and the effectiveness of care

Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation

Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events

Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance

Team working

Develop and maintain Practice policies and protocols

Ensure the GP partners, Strategic Business Manager and Nurse Manager are informed of any matters arising / potential problems and work to resolve / avoid these

Delegate clearly and appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence

Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team

Manage and lead on the delivery of specifically identified services or projects as agreed with the practice management team

Ensure agreed Practice audits are carried out and agree plans and outcomes by which to measure success

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 you undertake mandatory and statutory training requirements

Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines

Advocate for policies that reduce environmental health risks, are culturally sensitive and increase access to health care for all

Interpret national strategies and policies into local implementation strategies that are aligned to the values and culture of general practice

Managing information

Use technology and appropriate software as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communicating information

Review and process data using accurate Read codes in order to ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for monitoring and audit processes

Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases

Understand responsibility of self and others to the Practice and primary care trust regarding the Freedom and Information Act and maintaining confidentiality

Learning and development

Training requirements will be monitored by yearly appraisal and will aim to support both the preferences of the individual and service requirements of the Practice. It is recognised that where further responsibilities are to be added to the role, full training will be provided. Develop and maintain a Personal Learning Plan through the assessment of own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate.

There is an expectation that the post holder will take personal responsibility to keep up to date with recent clinical practice and health developments at both a local and national level, utilising a variety of electronic and written resources, local and national guidance

Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (eg courses and conferences)

Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning

Equality and diversity

Act in a manner that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies and current legislation.

Respect the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues

Identify patterns of discrimination and take action to overcome this and promote diversity and equality of opportunity

Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights and enable those patients from marginalised groups to access quality e

Monitor and evaluate adherence to the Practices chaperoning policy

Act as a role model in the observance of equality and diversity good practice, enabling colleagues to promote the same

Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care providers, participate in care and refuse care

It is recognised that this job description may be open to development and changes to reflect alterations in the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Qualified Nurse Prescriber
  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice
  • Experience of working under pressure and managing varying workloads and changing demands
  • Administration of medications within Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Understanding of patient management in Primary Care setting
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a Primary Care setting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Ability to support and manage a case-load of patients including assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation, including providing health promotion and education to parents and carers
  • Ability to organise and deliver a high standard of research based clinical care including developing and implementing policies and protocols
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with members from other Health Care Providers within Primary and Secondary Care and external agencies as required
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own work and work within a team
  • Able to participate in clinical audit

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Saltash Health Centre

Address

Saltash Health Centre

Callington Road

Saltash

Cornwall

PL12 6DL


Employer's website

https://www.saltashhealth.co.uk

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Hospiscare@Home Health Care Assistant

National Health Service

Exeter, SW
4 days ago
Exeter, SW
4 days ago

Hospiscare@Home Health Care Assistant

Hospiscare

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Hospiscares passionate Hospiscare@Home team in the role of Health Care Assistant. The team has a first class reputation for delivering an excellent standard of evidence-based palliative nursing care and clinical advice for adults registered with a GP in the Seaton and Axminster area. As a Health Care Assistant, you will work alongside registered nursing staff in the multi-disciplinary team, helping to provide holistic and person-centred care and support for patients with complex life-limiting illnesses.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experience of delivering care in a clinical setting, either Acute Trust or Community Services, alongside awareness of the complexities of working with individuals at times of distress and conflict. Some experience of working in specialist palliative care would be an advantage. Applicants will be expected to have the ability to work equally well on their own initiative, managing a delegated workload and escalating issues as appropriate, or co-operatively as part of the team. Developed communication and IT skills are also essential to be effective in this role.

The role involves travel within the community setting and participating in the seven day service provision. In return you will be joining a clinical employer of choice in the region, receiving a competitive salary and range of benefits, including great opportunities for career development.

About us

Do you believe that every day matters? We do and not just for our patients. We believe our employees should enjoy coming to work. That means creating a positive working environment and rewarding staff with competitive pay, generous holiday entitlement and a wide range of benefits. If youd like to work for an outstanding charity, the first step is to apply

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

1. JOB DETAILS

Job Title: Health Care Assistant

Band: 3

Location: Community Cluster

Hours: 37.5/week, 5 days over 7

Team/Directorate: Hospiscare@Home, Seaton & Axminster Cluster

Responsible To: Community Cluster Team Leader (CCTL)

Responsible For: N/A

Accountable to: Head of Community Services

2. JOB PURPOSE

To work within a multi-disciplinary team and alongside registered nursing staff to deliver a high standard of evidence-based specialist palliative care.

To provide holistic and person-centred care and support for patients with complex life-limiting illnesses.

3. KEY RESULT AREAS/PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1 Main Responsibilities

Assist with the implementation of planned care for patients and those close to them under the supervision of registered colleagues to ensure a high standard of nursing care at all times.

Assist in monitoring patients conditions on a continuous basis, in partnership with patients and those close to them, to ensure appropriate escalation to senior colleagues when required.

Develop communication skills to be able to interact with patients in a sensitive and professional manner in order to promote and maintain Hospiscares values and to ensure dignity and respect are observed.

Undertake completion of HCA competencies to be able to deliver simple clinical observations and provide input to patient care plans.

Adhere to Hospiscares clinical recordkeeping policy when providing and sharing verbal, digital or written information and instructions, to ensure patient confidentiality is observed at all times.

Attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary team meetings and case discussions to inform decisions which ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Assist with the identification and assessment of complex bereavement to enable a seamless handover to Hospiscares Supportive Care team.

Infection Prevention and Control

Maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees is everyones responsibility. All staff are required to adhere to Hospiscares Infection Prevention and Control Policy and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection prevention and control at all times. This includes ensuring personal and team compliance with all relevant policies and procedures, and acting upon or reporting any identified risks.

3.2 Key Contacts

Internal

Community Cluster Team Leader

Community Cluster team

Head of Community Services

Medical team

Clinical Administration

Supportive Care Services

Day Care Services

Volunteers

External

Patients and those close to them

3.3 Health & Safety

Ensure that Health and Safety guidelines and fire regulations are strictly adhered to

Comply with safe working practices as defined by Hospiscare

Complete online training as and when required

Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by acts or omissions at work

Report any accidents, incidents or near misses as soon as reasonably practicable

Manage own work life balance and general wellbeing, including any relevant pressures in respect of lone working, travel, difficult environments and challenging situations

3.4 General

Be aware of and adhere to Hospiscare policies and procedures at all times

Take part in progress/performance reviews throughout the year

Cooperate with other Hospiscare departments

Attend training courses and complete online training modules as required to meet the requirements of the post

Take responsibility for own personal development, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills

Undertake any other duties as requested by management which are reasonably deemed to be within the scope of the role

3.5 Other

Apply the Hospiscare values and behaviours to every aspect of the role at all times

Promote and maintain the brand standards of Hospiscare

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of care giving in the Acute Trust or Community Services
  • Demonstrable experience of working as part of a team within Health and Social Care

Desirable

  • Experience of working in specialist palliative care
  • Experience of working with volunteers

Knowledge

Essential

  • Awareness of delivering care in a clinical environment
  • Awareness of the complexities of working with individuals at times of distress and conflict
  • Understanding of the importance of effective team working in a healthcare context

Skills

Essential

  • Developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Developed IT skills
  • Developed skills in recognising and responding to the changing physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of palliative care patients and those close to them

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work autonomously and act on own initiative, seeking advice/escalating issues when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to respond positively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all areas of work

Additional requirements

Essential

  • Capable of fulfilling the physical demands of the role, including administering of basic life support
  • Able to contribute to the 24 hour, 7 day per week cover provided by Hospiscares clinical services

Desirable

  • Able and willing to work at different Hospiscare locations on occasion

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hospiscare

Address

Searle House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5JJ


Employer's website

https://www.hospiscare.co.uk


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Primary Care Paramedic

National Health Service

Saltash, SW
1 day ago
Saltash, SW
1 day ago

Primary Care Paramedic

Saltash Health Centre

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

The post holder is an experienced Paramedic with postgraduate qualifications, who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. The post holder will need to prioritise and triage the needs of the patients accordingly, instigating appropriate investigations or referral to secondary care. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient care as an Advanced Paramedic in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team within practices on day assessment service which includes supporting home visiting.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Paramedic to join our friendly and committed team in Saltash in the beautiful East Cornwall area.

Saltash Health Centre is currently expanding both its workforce and building to meet the future needs of its Saltash population. Our friendly and committed multi-disciplinary practice consists of 6 GPs, Primary Care Paramedics, Nurses and Health Care Assistants, First Contact Physiotherapists, Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacists and Social Prescribers. They are supported by a dedicated team of reception, administrative and secretarial staff, caring for over 12,000 patients.

We are also part of an award winning Primary Care Network and are working closely with our neighbouring practices. Knowledge of SystmOne is an advantage, however full training will be given.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical practice

Provide a first point of contact within the Practice for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan

Provide assessment, treatment and diagnosis at point of first contact, by attending to patients in a variety of clinical or non-clinical settings according to patients needs.

Undertake home visits, in accordance with the relevant protocols

Make professionally autonomous decisions for which he/she is accountable

Refer patients to an alternative care setting or treat and discharge as appropriate

Instigate necessary invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests or investigations and interpret findings/reports

Ensure that professional standards are maintained and within the guidance by the Department of Health, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the College of Paramedics (COP) or the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Work with mutli-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the broader healthcare community, to promote integrated and seamless pathways of care

Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery

Participate in identification of community health needs and develop patient/family-centred strategies to address them

Help develop and set up new patient services and participate in initiatives to improve existing patient services

Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan

In conjunction with the doctors, prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice

Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

Communication

Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication

Maintain effective communication within the practice environment and with external stakeholders

Act as an advocate for patients and colleagues

Ensure awareness of sources of support and guidance and provide information in an acceptable format to all patients, recognising any difficulties and referring where appropriate

Delivering a quality service

Promote evidence-based practice through the use of the latest research-based guidelines and the development of practice-based research

Monitor the effectiveness of own clinical practice through the quality assurance strategies such as the use of audit and peer review, implementing improvements where required

Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the College of Paramedics / RCN.

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

Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation

Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes for the surgery and its activities

Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required

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 health care provision and the effectiveness of care

Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation

Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events

Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance

Team working

Develop and maintain Practice policies and protocols

Ensure the GP partners, Practice Manager and Nurse Manager are informed of any matters arising / potential problems and work to resolve / avoid these

Delegate clearly and appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence

Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team

Manage and lead on the delivery of specifically identified services or projects as agreed with the practice management team

Ensure agreed Practice audits are carried out and agree plans and outcomes by which to measure success

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 you undertake mandatory and statutory training requirements

Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines

Advocate for policies that reduce environmental health risks, are culturally sensitive and increase access to health care for all

Interpret national strategies and policies into local implementation strategies that are aligned to the values and culture of general practice

Managing information

Use technology and appropriate software as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communicating information

Review and process data using accurate Read codes in order to ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for monitoring and audit processes

Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases

Understand responsibility of self and others to the Practice and primary care trust regarding the Freedom and Information Act and maintaining confidentiality

Learning and development

Training requirements will be monitored by yearly appraisal and will aim to support both the preferences of the individual and service requirements of the Practice. It is recognised that where further responsibilities are to be added to the role, full training will be provided. Develop and maintain a Personal Learning Plan through the assessment of own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate.

There is an expectation that the post holder will take personal responsibility to keep up to date with recent clinical practice and health developments at both a local and national level, utilising a variety of electronic and written resources, local and national guidance

Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (eg courses and conferences)

Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning

Equality and diversity

Act in a manner that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies and current legislation.

Respect the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues

Identify patterns of discrimination and take action to overcome this and promote diversity and equality of opportunity

Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights and enable those patients from marginalised groups to access quality care

Monitor and evaluate adherence to the Practices chaperoning policy

Act as a role model in the observance of equality and diversity good practice, enabling colleagues to promote the same

Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care providers, participate in care and refuse care

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice and training/competency portfolio

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice
  • Experience of working under pressure and managing varying workloads and changing demands
  • Administration of medications within Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Understanding of patient management in Primary Care setting
  • Experience of working with professionals from
  • other disciplines.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a Primary Care setting but also able to work autonomously.

Desirable

  • Experience (up to 2 years) as a Paramedic
  • Able to assess patients and carers holistically and implement care planning.

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Committed and enthusiastic to service and personal development
  • Approachable
  • Committed to team working
  • Able to cope with pressure from patients and doctors
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Flexibility of working hours / able to work at the desired times

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Essential

  • A proven record of clinical skills competency
  • Development of a professional portfolio demonstrating competence based practice
  • A client focused approach
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to demonstrate clinical effectiveness and application of policies and procedures in practice
  • Able to work with patients, carers and families as partners in care
  • Able to provide research and evidence based care that is responsive to patient need assessment
  • Able to use own initiative

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Saltash Health Centre

Address

Saltash Health Centre

Callington Road

Saltash

Cornwall

PL12 6DL


Employer's website

https://www.saltashhealth.co.uk

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Emergency Care Assistant

National Health Service

Holding Pool (All Trust Locations), SW
5 days ago
Holding Pool (All Trust Locations), SW
£17.05k - £17.05k Per Year
5 days ago
£17.05k - £17.05k Per Year

Job Reference: 202-A-19-10921

Employer:
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Holding Pool (All Trust Locations)
Salary:
£17,050.71 pa plus unsocial enhancements*

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is seeking compassionate, caring and committed individuals to use advanced driving skills and provide support to our dedicated team of Paramedics attending accidents and sudden illnesses to join our holding pool as Emergency Care Assistants with a view to begining atraining courses in 2020/2021.

Emergency Care Assistants provide essential support to our team of qualified Paramedics to deliver high quality and effective clinical and personal care.

SWASFTprovide a wide range of emergency and urgent care services across a fifth of England covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the former Avon area. We are looking for applicants interested in all locations.

If you’re looking to make the most of your life skills in a challenging but extremely rewarding environment and are willing to work shifts, this could be the ideal opportunity for you. You will need a full, clean driving licence, including C1 category and minimum of two GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A-C including English Language or Literature, and Maths, or a Level 2 Functional Skills certificate or a Level 3 qualification in a heath care related subject.

Candidates must hold the Full C1 Category on their driving licence at the point of application.

On offer of employment, SWASFT will provide you with comprehensive clinical training and driver training to prepare you for the role of ECA. Subject to passing this training, you will then commence fulltime employment for the Trust.Pleaseread our application process notes to fully understand the requirements of the application process: sw-eca.co.uk

If this is something that you feel may be of interest please visit sw-eca.co.uk for further information and details regarding our assessment process.
The Role

As an Emergency Care Assistant you will attend cases of accident and sudden illness and respond to urgent, special and planned patient transfer requests. You will use advanced driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to emergency and routine calls as required.
You will be required to assist a qualified clinician to support the provision of high quality and effective clinical, personal, social and holistic care to patients.
Would you be suited to this type of role?
The nature of this role often means the ECA will be assisting the qualified clinician in dealing with life and death situations. You need to be compassionate, caring and committed.
You need to enjoy helping people whilst understanding their needs and treating them with dignity and respect. You need to be enthusiastic, reliable, self-disciplined and flexible.

  • Able to work the shift patterns as required, including unsocial hours and weekends?
  • Able to stay calm in pressurised and emotional situations. Able to handle sensitive situations assertively and tactfully?
  • Are you able to deal with blood?
  • Due to the emergency nature of the services provided by SWASFT, staff may be required in the interest of patient safety to work beyond their normal finishing time, are you prepared for this?

Please note as part of the assessment process your name and email address will be passed onto an external company (Driver Metrics’) to complete you’re driving SJT – Please see applicant guidance for more details regarding this assessment.

*Full salary of £19,737 per annum will be paid on completion of probationary period. During this period (3-6 months, subject to reviews) you will receive a reduced salary of £17,050.71 per annum. Upon successful completion of the 8 week training course and commencement on station, you will also receive unsocial in this role.

Unsocial will be paid under Section 2 of NHS Terms and Conditions. Please see attached A4C Handbook for more details.

If you are currently a Community First Responderwith SWAST please can you ensure your include this as part of your application.



At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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Phlebotomist

National Health Service

Saltash, SW
4 days ago
Saltash, SW
4 days ago

Phlebotomist

Saltash Health Centre

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

Saltash Health Centre requires an experienced Phlebotomist to join our busy, friendly phlebotomy team, supported by Practice Nurses and HCAs within the practice. Due to one of our Phlebotomists starting their HCA apprenticeship we have a vacancy at the health centre. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member to work 20 hours per week, over five mornings. This is an excellent opportunity to join our well-organised General Practice with a full multi-disciplinary team, caring for 12,400 patients.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced phlebotomist to undertake daily phlebotomy clinics for our registered patients. You will be based within General Practice and be part of the nursing team

About us

Saltash Health Centre has a multi-disciplinary clinical workforce including GPs, Nurses, HCAs, Clinical Pharmacist, Primary Care Paramedics, First Contact Physios and Mental Health Practitioners who work closely together to look after our patients

The nursing team consists of 5 Practice Nurses, 3 Health Care Assistants and 2 Phlebotomists. You would work with the team to ensure all patients are given the opportunity to have their bloods taken as required, within the health centre setting. There would be an element of administrative duties, to ensure patients are contacted to fulfil the QOF requirements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary:

  • Working under the direct supervision of the Practice Nurse Manager and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, the post-holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture to obtain blood samples from patients only as the result of a direct referral from a GP or an accredited clinician.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the patient is as comfortable and relaxed as possible and confirming their agreement to the collection of a blood sample
  • Collection of sample(s) of blood in accordance with training and procedures
  • Ensuring samples are stored in appropriate containers
  • Accurate, legible labelling of all samples to confirm patient identity
  • Checking patient identification against GP/nurse request and confirming with patient whenever possible
  • Recording collection of blood sample in patient record in accordance with practice procedure
  • Ensuring that samples are dispatched to the appropriate laboratories in a timely fashion
  • Ensuring that anomalies are reported to a senior member of staff
  • Notifying the GP/nurse of any significant patient issues
  • Liaising with and assisting members of the administrative team

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & Safety:

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the Practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Reporting potential risks identified

Equality and Diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply Practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified in Phlebotomy/venepuncture
  • Good basic level of education

Desirable

  • HCA Experience
  • Experience of working in Primary Care
  • NVQ 2 or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience in venepuncture/phlebotomy

Knowledge & skills

Essential

  • Reliable
  • Committed to providing high quality patient care
  • Flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathetic and motivated

Desirable

  • Basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of the SystmOne computer system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Saltash Health Centre

Address

Saltash Health Centre

Callington Road

Saltash

Cornwall

PL12 6DL


Employer's website

https://www.saltashhealth.co.uk

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Night Support Worker

National Health Service

Ivybridge, SW
3 days ago
Ivybridge, SW
3 days ago

Night Support Worker

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust

The closing date is 09 April 2021

Job overview

  • Full & Part time positions available
  • £102.50 per night rising to £110.00 per night after completion of probation period
  • Waking Night: 21:30pm - 07:30 am
  • Hours based on a fixed 2-week shift Rota pattern, with a requirement to work a night shift every other weekend.

Your role will be working alongside our Duty Nurse and Clinical Support Assistant to provide care and support in a warm, friendly and stimulating environment for our vulnerable young adults.

We are planning for our future and looking to recruit Night Support Workers, who want to make a real difference, to join our dedicated multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Main duties of the job

You dont necessarily need experience to join us, as we believe that if you have the right personal qualities, our training programme will equip you with the skills you need to become a successful night support worker.

You must be positive, caring and compassionate, have great communication skills and a passion for helping people achieve their dreams and aspirations.

About us

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust is an established Charity that has been providing care and support to vulnerable people for over 250 years!

Our services are regulated by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and hold an inspection aware rating of Good with Outstanding in some key areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work alongside the Duty Night Nurse and Clinical Support Assistant, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a professional, high quality service that enables service users to achieve their aspirations and goals through empowerment and putting the service user at the centre of all we do, ensuring safety at all times.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes and Circumstances

Essential

  • Supportive and empathetic to support service users who have a learning and physical disability
  • Ability to remain calm in demanding situations
  • Ability to undertake manual handling duties (full training provided)
  • Ability to work unsociable hours

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to write letters, complete standard forms and liaise with manager/staff /service users accordingly
  • Adaptable, flexible, with good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work to use your own initiative
  • Ability to record & maintain appropriate records
  • Ability to undertake rotational shifts which will include weekend working

Desirable

  • Ability to operate computer software, IT skills to include word, outlook and the internet
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Adults and the protection of Vulnerable Adults

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working as part of a team made up of staff with varying roles and responsibilities
  • Experience of working with and caring for people with a disability

Qualifications

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Willingness to take out a student loan to undertake the above qualification
  • Willingness to undertake further training as required

Desirable

  • Existing Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care, NVQ3 or an equivalent qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust

Address

Woodland Road

Ivybridge

Devon

PL21 9HQ


Employer's website

http://www.discoverhannahs.org

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

1 day ago

Description

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Saltash Health Centre

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner with postgraduate qualifications, who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the general practice. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. The post holder will need to prioritise and triage the needs of the patients accordingly, instigating appropriate investigations or referral to secondary care. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base. Work as part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team within practices on day assessment service which includes supporting home visiting.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our friendly and committed team in Saltash in the beautiful East Cornwall area.

Saltash Health Centre is currently expanding both its workforce and building to meet the future needs of its Saltash population. Our friendly and committed multi-disciplinary practice consists of 6 GPs, Primary Care Paramedics, Nurses and Health Care Assistants, First Contact Physiotherapists, Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacists and Social Prescribers. They are supported by a dedicated team of reception, administrative and secretarial staff, caring for over 12,000 patients.

We are also part of an award winning Primary Care Network and are working closely with our neighbouring practices. Knowledge of SystmOne is an advantage, however full training will be given.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Clinical practice

Provide a first point of contact within the Practice for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan

Provide assessment, treatment and diagnosis at point of first contact, by attending to patients in a variety of clinical or non-clinical settings according to patients needs.

Undertake home visits, in accordance with the relevant protocols

Make professionally autonomous decisions for which he/she is accountable

Refer patients to an alternative care setting or treat and discharge as appropriate

Instigate necessary invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests or investigations and interpret findings/reports

Ensure that professional standards are maintained within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice

Work with multi-disciplinary team within the Practice, and across the broader healthcare community, to promote integrated and seamless pathways of care

Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery

Participate in identification of community health needs and develop patient/family-centred strategies to address them

Help develop and set up new patient services and participate in initiatives to improve existing patient services

Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan

In conjunction with the doctors, prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice

Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

Communication

Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment

Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication

Maintain effective communication within the practice environment and with external stakeholders

Act as an advocate for patients and colleagues

Ensure awareness of sources of support and guidance and provide information in an acceptable format to all patients, recognising any difficulties and referring where appropriate

Delivering a quality service

Promote evidence-based practice through the use of the latest research-based guidelines and the development of practice-based research

Monitor the effectiveness of own clinical practice through the quality assurance strategies such as the use of audit and peer review, implementing improvements where required

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

Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation

Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes for the surgery and its activities

Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required

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 health care provision and the effectiveness of care

Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation

Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events

Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable and abused children and adults, be aware of statutory child/vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance

Team working

Develop and maintain Practice policies and protocols

Ensure the GP partners, Strategic Business Manager and Nurse Manager are informed of any matters arising / potential problems and work to resolve / avoid these

Delegate clearly and appropriately, adopting the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence

Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team

Manage and lead on the delivery of specifically identified services or projects as agreed with the practice management team

Ensure agreed Practice audits are carried out and agree plans and outcomes by which to measure success

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 you undertake mandatory and statutory training requirements

Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines

Advocate for policies that reduce environmental health risks, are culturally sensitive and increase access to health care for all

Interpret national strategies and policies into local implementation strategies that are aligned to the values and culture of general practice

Managing information

Use technology and appropriate software as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communicating information

Review and process data using accurate Read codes in order to ensure easy and accurate information retrieval for monitoring and audit processes

Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases

Understand responsibility of self and others to the Practice and primary care trust regarding the Freedom and Information Act and maintaining confidentiality

Learning and development

Training requirements will be monitored by yearly appraisal and will aim to support both the preferences of the individual and service requirements of the Practice. It is recognised that where further responsibilities are to be added to the role, full training will be provided. Develop and maintain a Personal Learning Plan through the assessment of own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate.

There is an expectation that the post holder will take personal responsibility to keep up to date with recent clinical practice and health developments at both a local and national level, utilising a variety of electronic and written resources, local and national guidance

Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (eg courses and conferences)

Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning

Equality and diversity

Act in a manner that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies and current legislation.

Respect the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues

Identify patterns of discrimination and take action to overcome this and promote diversity and equality of opportunity

Support people who need assistance in exercising their rights and enable those patients from marginalised groups to access quality e

Monitor and evaluate adherence to the Practices chaperoning policy

Act as a role model in the observance of equality and diversity good practice, enabling colleagues to promote the same

Accept the rights of individuals to choose their care providers, participate in care and refuse care

It is recognised that this job description may be open to development and changes to reflect alterations in the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Qualified Nurse Prescriber
  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration qualification to evidence autonomous clinical practice
  • Experience of working under pressure and managing varying workloads and changing demands
  • Administration of medications within Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Understanding of patient management in Primary Care setting
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a Primary Care setting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Ability to support and manage a case-load of patients including assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation, including providing health promotion and education to parents and carers
  • Ability to organise and deliver a high standard of research based clinical care including developing and implementing policies and protocols
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with members from other Health Care Providers within Primary and Secondary Care and external agencies as required
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own work and work within a team
  • Able to participate in clinical audit

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Saltash Health Centre

Address

Saltash Health Centre

Callington Road

Saltash

Cornwall

PL12 6DL


Employer's website

https://www.saltashhealth.co.uk