Job summary

A really exciting opportunity has arisen at Solent GP Surgery for an experienced Nurse, with a qualification or equivalent experience in Diabetes and/or Cardiovascular Care, to join our supportive and friendly practice team.

We are a forward-thinking inner-city practice who provide care to 21,000+ patients from four GP sites: Portswood, Adelaide, Nicholstown, and Homeless Healthcare Team.

The successful candidate should have proven experience in practice nursing such as chronic disease management, cervical cytology, childhood immunisations, QOF and general nursing duties e.g. wound management, contraceptive checks. However, we would also warmly welcome and encourage applications from nurses experienced in cardiovascular or diabetic care who are looking to move into Primary Care. We are able to provide external training and on-the-job supervision for the right candidate.

We would love to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful nurse who is committed to providing excellent care to our patients. We are looking for someone who thrives at working as part of a diverse team with a passion for supervising junior staff and student nurses.

We are an innovative practice that works closely with Solent NHS Trust Research Team and participates in current research programmes as we are keen to develop our services for greater patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Assess patient/client, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures to achieve best health outcome for patient/client/family/health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeingEvaluate clinical outcome and report variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelinesContribute to effective discharge planning and/or referral process to health care provider and support agencies to meet identified health needsApply diagnostic reasoning and professional judgement to nursing practiceManage daily care of patient/client and when required manage care in the absence of senior colleaguesFoster inquiry and critical thinking amongst colleagues to advance nursing practice and patient/client care to ensure the provision of positive patient/client outcomes and person-centred careAccurately document assessments of patients/client’s health status, diagnosis and response to nursing and other interventions and treatmentsEffectively manage clinical care and area through the implementation of clearly defined policies and proceduresEducate and provide information to patients/clients/family to improve knowledge of illness, self-management prevention of complications and promotion of recoveryRole model safe nursing practice and report poor practice when observedPractice in accordance with legal, ethical, culturally safe, and professional standards including the Code of practice

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation — guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Date posted

03 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

449-Team1-1131

Job locations

Royal South Hants Hospital

Brintons Terrace

Southampton

Hampshire

SO14 0YG

Job description

Job responsibilities

Safeguarding

  • Identify when a child may be at risk & know how to refer to the local multi- agency safeguarding hub (MASH) when appropriate
  • Identify when a vulnerable adult may be at risk & know how to refer to the local authority adult safeguarding service
  • Communication

  • Provides and receives complex, sensitive information to patients/relatives and colleagues and with empathy, persuasion and reassurance and ensure information is clearly understood, where there may be barriers to understanding
  • Ensures effective collaboration and communication with multidisciplinary team, patients, carers, family and significant others, always seeking consent of the client in doing so and in co-ordinating care and fostering effective working relationships to achieve best health outcomes
  • Actively listens, drawing out information and checks understanding.
  • Empathises with others and considers their needs and feelings.
  • Expresses information effectively and accurately, both orally and in writing, adjusting language and style to recipients and considers their frame of reference.
  • Accurately records patient information, progress and current status ensuring changes in patient/clients’ condition are shared with the multi-disciplinary team in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient confidentiality is always maintained.
  • Promotes Solent NHS as a centre of excellence for nursing practice through effective communication both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge, Education and Training

  • Pro-actively participates in own performance development and review to identify learning needs and take necessary steps to reach personal/professional objectives.
  • Attends educational opportunities relevant to nursing role and scope of practice.
  • Provide day to day clinical supervision of junior colleagues and students including safeguarding supervision when appropriate.
  • Participates in peer review/feedback and actively contributes to the provision of an effective learning environment.
  • Actively participate in the induction of new staff in accordance with Trust policy and when required act as a ‘buddy’, mentor or preceptor and resource person within your team
  • Be personally accountable for actions and omissions in your practice and able to justify decisions taken.
  • Provide opportunities for junior colleagues to assess their work and to provide them with clear, sensitive, and appropriate feedback that will help them improve and develop.
  • Actively participates in student placements and staff training within
  • Maintains and develops own clinical expertise and knowledge in speciality evidence-based nursing practice and personal portfolio to demonstrate fitness to practice in line with expectations for revalidation.
  • Actively participate in clinical and management supervision.
  • Management and Leadership

  • The post holder to ensure they work within professional boundaries
  • Staff are managed and standards of work are maintained and trust policies for the management of staff performance are adhered too.
  • Appraisals of staff directly managed are undertaken and that the appraisal process is maintained throughout the team.
  • Provide leadership role model and demonstrate specialist knowledge and high standards of clinical practice
  • Manage staff sickness absence according to policies set out locally
  • Co-ordinate day to day management of the clinical area
  • Participate in recruitment of other healthcare professionals where appropriate
  • Staff receive appropriate health and safety, and other mandatory training as prescribed and relevant records are maintained
  • Appropriate risk and other assessment are completed and documented in a timely manner in accordance with trust policy
  • Quality and Service Improvement

  • Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.
  • Contributes to evidence-based nursing practice in speciality areas.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements, risk management and resource utilisation participating in monitoring and evaluation activities including audit and research activities
  • Provides input into clinical standards/protocols and policies and undertakes clinical audits as required.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of clinical practice contributing to service improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in the implementation of nursing models of care appropriate to patient/client population needs.
  • Contributes to and participates in Solent NHS policy development providing own expertise where relevant and feedback on proposed polices based on relevant experience and expertise where applicable.
  • Participates in case review and debriefing activities as required.
  • Participates in group/unit discussions that review current practice.
  • Contributes to the development of programmes of care/care packages providing specialist advice where relevant.
  • Promote patient and public involvement in activities designed to inform service improvement
  • Actively participate in clinical audit and service improvement activity to improve patient care and patient outcomes (privacy, dignity, and duty of candour).
  • Fully adheres to the Solent NHS trust Integrated Clinical and Safeguarding Supervision policy along with Safeguarding Children and adult policies, and information sharing protocols to ensure the health and well-being of children and adults at risk.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and maintains MCA mandatory training.
  • Health and Safety, Security and Equality

  • Works in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety Trust policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Contribute to development of service.
  • Attends organisational mandatory training as required by the Trust and relevant to your role.
  • Actively participates in and enables others to carry out risk assessments within the working environment.
  • Ensures self and colleagues are trained and competent to use equipment safely.
  • Ensures incident reporting is expedited promptly and appropriate action plans completed.
  • Identifies potential health, safety and security issues and collaborates with others to promote and maintain an environment that supports infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors, and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ensures care within areas of practice and adheres to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2005).
  • Recognises and reports behaviour which undermines equality and diversity in accordance with organisational policies and current legislation.
  • Limits of Authority

  • May not dismiss or suspend staff under the disciplinary procedures.
  • May not take annual leave without prior agreement of the manager
  • General Requirements

  • Ensure they and where appropriate their staff: Always adhere to trust policies and procedures,comply with trust standing orders, standing financial instructions, policies, procedures, and guidelines,follow any policies and procedures in relation to infection, prevention, and controlare aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children, and vulnerable adults, and the specific responsibilities placed on individuals who care for such clients/patientstake all reasonable steps to manage and promote a safe and healthy working environment which is free from discrimination,comply with the trust policy on confidentiality, and the Data Protection Act 2018 as amended, relating to information held manually or on computerised systems,Always respect the confidentiality and privacy of clients and staff,maintain a constant awareness of health, welfare and safety issues affecting colleagues, patients, visitors, and themselves, reporting any accidents or fault in line with trust policy,fully participate in health and safety training,participate in personal training, development, appraisal, and attend all relevant training courses as required.comply with the professional body code of conduct
  • This job description seeks to outline the key duties and responsibilities of the post; it is not a definitive document and does not form part of the main statement of Terms and Conditions.
  • The post holder may, with their agreement, which should not reasonably be withheld, be required to undertake other duties as required, which fall within the grading of this post, to meet the needs of this new and developing service.
  • Individuals who are required to hold a professional registration to practice must continue to be a member of their professional body throughout the lifespan of this job description. Such individuals will be required to notify the Trust immediately if their professional body limits or changes the terms of their registration.
  • This job description will be reviewed yearly as part of the annual individual appraisal, to ensure that it reflects the responsibilities of the post. No changes will be made without full consultation with the post holder.
  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Safeguarding

  • Identify when a child may be at risk & know how to refer to the local multi- agency safeguarding hub (MASH) when appropriate
  • Identify when a vulnerable adult may be at risk & know how to refer to the local authority adult safeguarding service
  • Communication

  • Provides and receives complex, sensitive information to patients/relatives and colleagues and with empathy, persuasion and reassurance and ensure information is clearly understood, where there may be barriers to understanding
  • Ensures effective collaboration and communication with multidisciplinary team, patients, carers, family and significant others, always seeking consent of the client in doing so and in co-ordinating care and fostering effective working relationships to achieve best health outcomes
  • Actively listens, drawing out information and checks understanding.
  • Empathises with others and considers their needs and feelings.
  • Expresses information effectively and accurately, both orally and in writing, adjusting language and style to recipients and considers their frame of reference.
  • Accurately records patient information, progress and current status ensuring changes in patient/clients’ condition are shared with the multi-disciplinary team in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient confidentiality is always maintained.
  • Promotes Solent NHS as a centre of excellence for nursing practice through effective communication both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge, Education and Training

  • Pro-actively participates in own performance development and review to identify learning needs and take necessary steps to reach personal/professional objectives.
  • Attends educational opportunities relevant to nursing role and scope of practice.
  • Provide day to day clinical supervision of junior colleagues and students including safeguarding supervision when appropriate.
  • Participates in peer review/feedback and actively contributes to the provision of an effective learning environment.
  • Actively participate in the induction of new staff in accordance with Trust policy and when required act as a ‘buddy’, mentor or preceptor and resource person within your team
  • Be personally accountable for actions and omissions in your practice and able to justify decisions taken.
  • Provide opportunities for junior colleagues to assess their work and to provide them with clear, sensitive, and appropriate feedback that will help them improve and develop.
  • Actively participates in student placements and staff training within
  • Maintains and develops own clinical expertise and knowledge in speciality evidence-based nursing practice and personal portfolio to demonstrate fitness to practice in line with expectations for revalidation.
  • Actively participate in clinical and management supervision.
  • Management and Leadership

  • The post holder to ensure they work within professional boundaries
  • Staff are managed and standards of work are maintained and trust policies for the management of staff performance are adhered too.
  • Appraisals of staff directly managed are undertaken and that the appraisal process is maintained throughout the team.
  • Provide leadership role model and demonstrate specialist knowledge and high standards of clinical practice
  • Manage staff sickness absence according to policies set out locally
  • Co-ordinate day to day management of the clinical area
  • Participate in recruitment of other healthcare professionals where appropriate
  • Staff receive appropriate health and safety, and other mandatory training as prescribed and relevant records are maintained
  • Appropriate risk and other assessment are completed and documented in a timely manner in accordance with trust policy
  • Quality and Service Improvement

  • Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.
  • Contributes to evidence-based nursing practice in speciality areas.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements, risk management and resource utilisation participating in monitoring and evaluation activities including audit and research activities
  • Provides input into clinical standards/protocols and policies and undertakes clinical audits as required.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of clinical practice contributing to service improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in the implementation of nursing models of care appropriate to patient/client population needs.
  • Contributes to and participates in Solent NHS policy development providing own expertise where relevant and feedback on proposed polices based on relevant experience and expertise where applicable.
  • Participates in case review and debriefing activities as required.
  • Participates in group/unit discussions that review current practice.
  • Contributes to the development of programmes of care/care packages providing specialist advice where relevant.
  • Promote patient and public involvement in activities designed to inform service improvement
  • Actively participate in clinical audit and service improvement activity to improve patient care and patient outcomes (privacy, dignity, and duty of candour).
  • Fully adheres to the Solent NHS trust Integrated Clinical and Safeguarding Supervision policy along with Safeguarding Children and adult policies, and information sharing protocols to ensure the health and well-being of children and adults at risk.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and maintains MCA mandatory training.
  • Health and Safety, Security and Equality

  • Works in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety Trust policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Contribute to development of service.
  • Attends organisational mandatory training as required by the Trust and relevant to your role.
  • Actively participates in and enables others to carry out risk assessments within the working environment.
  • Ensures self and colleagues are trained and competent to use equipment safely.
  • Ensures incident reporting is expedited promptly and appropriate action plans completed.
  • Identifies potential health, safety and security issues and collaborates with others to promote and maintain an environment that supports infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors, and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ensures care within areas of practice and adheres to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2005).
  • Recognises and reports behaviour which undermines equality and diversity in accordance with organisational policies and current legislation.
  • Limits of Authority

  • May not dismiss or suspend staff under the disciplinary procedures.
  • May not take annual leave without prior agreement of the manager
  • General Requirements

  • Ensure they and where appropriate their staff: Always adhere to trust policies and procedures,comply with trust standing orders, standing financial instructions, policies, procedures, and guidelines,follow any policies and procedures in relation to infection, prevention, and controlare aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children, and vulnerable adults, and the specific responsibilities placed on individuals who care for such clients/patientstake all reasonable steps to manage and promote a safe and healthy working environment which is free from discrimination,comply with the trust policy on confidentiality, and the Data Protection Act 2018 as amended, relating to information held manually or on computerised systems,Always respect the confidentiality and privacy of clients and staff,maintain a constant awareness of health, welfare and safety issues affecting colleagues, patients, visitors, and themselves, reporting any accidents or fault in line with trust policy,fully participate in health and safety training,participate in personal training, development, appraisal, and attend all relevant training courses as required.comply with the professional body code of conduct
  • This job description seeks to outline the key duties and responsibilities of the post; it is not a definitive document and does not form part of the main statement of Terms and Conditions.
  • The post holder may, with their agreement, which should not reasonably be withheld, be required to undertake other duties as required, which fall within the grading of this post, to meet the needs of this new and developing service.
  • Individuals who are required to hold a professional registration to practice must continue to be a member of their professional body throughout the lifespan of this job description. Such individuals will be required to notify the Trust immediately if their professional body limits or changes the terms of their registration.
  • This job description will be reviewed yearly as part of the annual individual appraisal, to ensure that it reflects the responsibilities of the post. No changes will be made without full consultation with the post holder.
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Practice assessor/supervisor
  • Experience

    Essential

  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources
  • Additional Criteria

    Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, ability to receive and provide complex information which may be sensitive, contentious, where persuasive negotiation may be required and there could be barriers to understanding
  • Ability to work autonomously; prioritise workload, instruct and direct others, work is managed rather than supervised; works within clear code of practice
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advocacy skills
  • Teaching, supervision and assessing skills
  • Assess patient/clients plan develop/implement programmes of care conditions, using judgement when assessing /evaluating patients’ conditions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support development of others
  • There is a frequent requirement for physical effort manoeuvring patient and moving equipment
  • Frequent need to deal with managing emotional issues
  • Ability to adapt to change within work situation
  • There is a frequent requirement to manage unpleasant working conditions i.e. body fluids
  • Understanding of the health needs of people in their care and health promotion
  • Understanding of a range of clinical approaches
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice relevant to clinical area
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
  • Knowledge of health promotion
  • Is able to follow and demonstrate our Solent HEART values. You can find these on our website: https://www.solent.nhs.uk/about-us/our-values
  • Be able to demonstrate and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and how they apply to staff and patients in a healthcare setting. Able to demonstrate personal commitment to challenging discrimination and promoting equalities, at an appropriate level for the post
  • Is able to work legally in the UK
  • Is able to work with children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to travel for meetings across a range of sites in Southampton/Portsmouth/Hampshire as required for role.
  • For posts which require a professional registration, postholders hold a valid up to date registration with their professional body.
  • For posts where postholders are required to drive as part of their role they hold a valid full driving licence which enables them to drive in the UK
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Practice assessor/supervisor
  • Experience

    Essential

  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources
  • Additional Criteria

    Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, ability to receive and provide complex information which may be sensitive, contentious, where persuasive negotiation may be required and there could be barriers to understanding
  • Ability to work autonomously; prioritise workload, instruct and direct others, work is managed rather than supervised; works within clear code of practice
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advocacy skills
  • Teaching, supervision and assessing skills
  • Assess patient/clients plan develop/implement programmes of care conditions, using judgement when assessing /evaluating patients’ conditions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support development of others
  • There is a frequent requirement for physical effort manoeuvring patient and moving equipment
  • Frequent need to deal with managing emotional issues
  • Ability to adapt to change within work situation
  • There is a frequent requirement to manage unpleasant working conditions i.e. body fluids
  • Understanding of the health needs of people in their care and health promotion
  • Understanding of a range of clinical approaches
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice relevant to clinical area
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
  • Knowledge of health promotion
  • Is able to follow and demonstrate our Solent HEART values. You can find these on our website: https://www.solent.nhs.uk/about-us/our-values
  • Be able to demonstrate and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and how they apply to staff and patients in a healthcare setting. Able to demonstrate personal commitment to challenging discrimination and promoting equalities, at an appropriate level for the post
  • Is able to work legally in the UK
  • Is able to work with children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to travel for meetings across a range of sites in Southampton/Portsmouth/Hampshire as required for role.
  • For posts which require a professional registration, postholders hold a valid up to date registration with their professional body.
  • For posts where postholders are required to drive as part of their role they hold a valid full driving licence which enables them to drive in the UK
  • 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).

    Additional information

    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).