Main Street Empingham LE15 8PR   01780 460202

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Fantastic opportunity for an ANP/NP Nurse Team Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic ANP/NP to work 8 sessions a week of which 2 sessions will be for administrative work to manage the nursing team and service provision.

We are a dynamic and friendly team with patient care firmly placed at the heart of all we do. We are positive and forward thinking and find much to celebrate in our work.

The ideal candidate would be a hard-working team player willing to deal with the increasing demands of modern general practice and will:

  • Act as a nurse leader in the delivery of practice nursing services to patients, ensuring that the needs of the patient are the priority
  • Lead the nursing team in the planning and implementation of local guidelines, protocols and standards, and of local projects or initiatives as identified by EMC management
  • Promote the role of the nursing team in the provision of care. The nursing team comprises of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and HCA.
  • Participate in practice team meetings, delivering the nursing agenda and run nurse department meetings
  • Promote a learning environment with a no blame culture
  • Support the development of nurses in order to maximise staff potential
  • Provide routine and duty clinics

Salary is negotiable/dependant on experience.

About us

We are a growing 9000 + patient GMS practice with full complement of practice staff including an in-house pharmacist. We are members of the Rutland Health PCN.

Empingham Medical Centre has:

  • Structured working pattern with pre-bookable and same-day slots
  • Secretaries and Admin team supporting GPs
  • Talented MDT with coverage from additional PCN roles

Empingham Medical Centre is:

  • Involved in teaching Leicester medical students
  • A dispensing practice
  • A great place to work demonstrated by good staff retention

For further information on applying or an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Vikki Hughes, Operations Manager on 01780 460202 or email vikki.hughes@nhs.net

Practice Nurse

REPORTS TO:             Nurse Manager

HOURS:                          18hr Thursday and Friday 0830 to 1830. 1 hour unpaid lunch break                         

Job Summary:                  

The Practice Nurse works as part of the clinical team responsible for the delivery of general practice nursing to the Empingham Medical Centre practice population. Key elements of the role are delivering evidence-based practice for patients presenting with long term conditions and the provision of preventative health care.  An autonomous practitioner the nurse is responsible for the care delivered, demonstrating critical thinking skills in clinical decision-making in the management of patients. He/she also works collaboratively within the general practice team to meet the needs of patients and support practice objectives, policies and procedures. He/she will act as support to the nurse manager by providing leadership within the practice nurse team as well as making practice nurse team decisions in the absence of the nurse manager.

Role Responsibility:

Clinical:

  • Manage patients in a chronic disease management clinic with diabetes mellitus, stable hypertension, asthma / COPD and deliver key performance indicators
  • Provide health promotion / lifestyle advice / patient health checks
  • Provide telephone advice to patients when required
  • Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing long-term conditions
  • Adult and childhood immunisation including seasonal flu vaccination
  • Cervical Screening
  • Coil removals and coil checks
  • Contraception
  • Removal of sutures
  • Injections eg prostap / B12
  • Wound Care
  • Other vaccinations including travel

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome; please telephone Carol Crewe on 01780 460202 or email carol.crewe@nhs.net

Applications in writing, enclosing a copy of a recent CV, to: Carol Crewe, Nurse Manager, Empingham Medical Centre, Main St, Empingham, LE15 8PR or via email to carol.crewe@nhs.net

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

REPORTS TO:            Nurse Manager

HOURS:                         Full time

Job Summary:

The post-holder will have achieved and consolidated Advanced Clinical Practitioner status, demonstrating highly specialised knowledge in general practice nursing. They will work as an autonomous practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals to assess, diagnose and treat the conditions of patients attending within general practice, initiating direct referrals as appropriate.  They will provide expert professional advice to patients, carers and colleagues and ensure the maintenance of clinical excellence.  They will provide education and training to other staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Clinical:

  • Assess patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed presentations and use advanced assessment, diagnostic reasoning skills and a range of other diagnostic support tools to manage, treat or refer these patients.
  • Directly admits patients to secondary care hospital in acute medical need.
  • Refers patients as appropriate to other members of the multidisciplinary team, secondary care and to other statutory and voluntary organisations including referral for x-ray.
  • Makes critical judgements of the highest order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
  • Makes decisions where precedents do not exist, where appropriate without recourse to others.
  • Able to work clinically acting in a consultancy capacity for complex general practice nursing interventions.
  • Able to demonstrate not only practical knowledge but also a critical understanding of the range of theories and principles that underpin the approach in general practice.

Leadership and Management:

  • Develops a special interest within the practice to be seen as a local expert able to articulate the most contemporary evidence, approaches to practice and management
  • Develops and leads on evidence based practice.
  • Represent general practice nursing at local, regional and national political, strategic or policy events.
  • To develop new and innovative concepts, models, methods and practices to deliver new and improved primary care services to meet the needs of the practice and practice population.
  • Able to apply the theoretical perspectives of change management to create an environment for successful change and practice development.
  • Involvement with review and monitoring of clinical policies to ensure they are based on contemporary evidence.
  • Ensure others in general practice nursing recognise the importance of data collection and quality assurance and ensure that findings and other results are disseminated in meaningful ways to staff.
  • Where required undertake significant event auditing (or equivalent) and be skilled in undertaking objective investigations and in writing objective reports following the completion of the investigation.
  • Able to work effectively with a wide range of professionals and agencies and participate in multi- professional/agency strategies.

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 practice to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and confirm to health, safety and security legislation, policies.
  • Apply infection-control measures within the practice according to local and national guidelines.

Managing information:

  • Use clinical System One as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring of care, presenting and communication information.
  • Understand responsibility of self and others to the practice regarding confidentiality

Quality and Diversity:

  • Enable a culture of equality and diversity in a non-discriminatory way.
  • Act as a role model in the observance of equality and diversity good practice.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome; please telephone Carol Crewe on 01780 460202 or email carol.crewe@nhs.net

Applications in writing, enclosing a copy of a recent CV, to: Carol Crewe, Nurse Manager, Empingham Medical Centre, Main St, Empingham, LE15 8PR or via email to carol.crewe@nhs.net

Salaried General Practitioner

We are seeking a replacement salaried General Practitioner – 4 – 8 sessions per week starting asap.

  • Empingham Medical Centre is a friendly, highly respected GMS Rural Dispensing Practice with enthusiastic GPs supported by professional management, nursing, dispensing and administrative teams
  • We provide excellent patient care across Rutland and this is reflected in our patient satisfaction ratings
  • Enthusiastic and established practice team
  • Salary negotiable

Our Practice:

  • Current List size 8,500 (increased from 6,500 in last 2 years and continuing to grow)
  • Current clinical team of 3 partners, 2 Salaried GPs, 1 ANP, 3 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Practice Nurses, and 1 HCA
  • On-site dispensary dispensing to 77% of our patients
  • Part of the Jubilee Academy and involved in teaching Leicester Medical School students
  • High QOF points achievers and rated good in all areas at last CQC inspection
  • SystmOne Practice
  • Active member of the Rutland Health Primary Care Network
  • Part of the East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG and the East Leicestershire and Rutland GP Federation.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome; please telephone Ian Halcrow on 01780 461910 or email ian.halcrow@nhs.net

Applications in writing, enclosing a copy of a recent CV, to: Ian Halcrow, Practice Manager, Empingham Medical Centre, Main St, Empingham, LE15 8PR or via email to ian.halcrow@nhs.net

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