Band 5 Practice Nurse (Civilian)
- Job Reference: J221-A-21-28198
- Date Posted: 12 February 2021
- Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
- Location: Warminster Garrison, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0DJ
- Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
- Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a large organisation working as part of a professional supportive team? if so Defence Primary Health Care (DPHC) Central and Wessex region are looking for a dynamic, organised and enthusiastic Band 5 Practice Nurse who will be working within our Primary Health Care team at Warminster.
As the successful candidate, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary primary healthcare team (MDT) delivering primary healthcare nursing including elements of occupational health.
As the Band 5 Practice nurse you will work with the Senior Practice Nurse or Senior Medical Officer within the medical facility (MF). Depending upon qualifications and experience you will be responsible for the delivery of appropriate assessment treatment, screening and advice to patients within their professional competence and in accordance with DPHC clinical guidelines and protocols.
As the successful candidate your duties include but are not limited to:
Providing a high standard of nursing care to all patients.
Assessing, planning and implementing care for patients with minor health needs.
Triage, treatment and referral if required to patients attending the medical centre.
Once trained and assessed competent undertaking of preventative health programmes e.g. travel and vaccination clinics, new patients screening, audiometry.
Supporting the care of patients with chronic illnesses e.g. Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and Hypertension ensuring continued maintenance of the Chronic Disease Register.
Providing advice and supporting patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following assessment, diagnosis and through treatment.
Developmental and training opportunities will be provided.
The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Competencies:
NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication
NHS Core - NHSC4 – Service Improvement
NHS Core - NHSC5 - Quality
NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB1 – Promotion of Health and Wellbeing
NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK1 – Information Processing
Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.
To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.
The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:
Professional/ clinical knowledge acquired through training to degree/diploma level.
Registered Nurse with live registration on the NMC register.
It will also be desirable to demonstrate experience in:
Post Registration experience in Primary Healthcare.
Immunisation and Venepuncture experience.
Vaccination and Screening.
Use of Medical Computer Systems.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.
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There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.
Please not the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.
Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.
All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.
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