OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION-SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To work as part of a multi-disciplinary primary healthcare team, under the Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) organisation, delivering Primary Health Care (PHC) services and elements of Occupational Health to military personnel.
2. To be responsible to the Senior Medical Officer and/or Lead Nurse, providing routine PHC clinics to meet the need of the Population at Risk (PAR).
3. To be involved in the development of programmes of care/service delivery within their scope of practice, including the ability to perform audits and conduct electronic searches, to meet the demands of the PAR.
4. If acting as the Lead Nurse, contribute to the line management and clinical supervision of other Practice Nurses/untrained personnel where appropriate within the treatment area and ensure they work within their scope of practice.
5. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care of patients autonomously in the provision of nurse led clinics, including communication with senior clinicians, outside agencies and disciplines as required.
6. To utilise Information Systems (IS) to interrogate/support clinical audit/service evaluations.
7. To undertake/remain in date for all mandatory training as set out in the most current DPHC Guidance Note entitled Mandatory Training for Locums, Agency Staff and single Service personnel working within DPHC.
8. If appropriate as determined by the Line Manager, to undertake/ complete training in Patient Group Directives (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directions (PSDs).
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A REGISTERED NURSE MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICE
9. To comply with regulatory standards set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code.
10. To undertake continuous professional and personal development as required by the NMC and employer for Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) delivery.
11. To work within proven level of competence of PHC delivery and recognise own boundaries within scope of professional practice.
12. To comply with DPHC, Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950 and National Clinical Policy and Guidelines; ensuring evidence based PHC delivery.
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
13. Must be Registered Nurse (A) Level 1 nurse with the NMC; hold a valid, in date Personal Identification Number (PIN); and not be subject to any restrictions of practice.
14. Must hold current, valid personal medical indemnity insurance.
15. Must have a minimum of two years post registration experience in PHC practice.
16. Must have a minimum of one year's post registration in a Band 6 or higher grade in a Primary Healthcare (PHC) setting (within the last three years).
17. Must hold in date Basic Life Support (BLS), Anaphylaxis, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Safeguarding children and young people Level 2 certificates.
18. Must hold certificates of training/qualification/update, or be able to provide proof of clinical competency from a previous employer or Line Manager who is a current and practicing GMC or NMC Registrant (either of which obtained within the last 3 years).
a. Immunisation and vaccination (including children if engaged within a families practice)
c. Travel Health
d. Minor Injuries
e. Minor Illness
f. Cervical Cytology
g. Preparation for Mentorship; Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP); Mentorship and Assessment in Practice; Clinical Supervision or equivalent.
h. Travel health.
D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
19. Hold certificates of training/qualification/update, or be able to provide proof of clinical competency from a previous employer or Line Manager who is a current and practicing GMC or NMC Registrant (either of which obtained within the last 3 years).
a. Ear Care (including irrigation)
b. Health Screening
c. NHS (>40s) Health Check
e. Wound Care
f. Chaperoning/Assisting Minor Surgery
g. Health Promotion
h. Essentials of Chronic Disease Management/Long Term Conditions (Asthma; COPD; CHD; Diabetes; CVD; Hypothyroid)
i. Child Health in Primary Care (if working in a families practice)
j. Yellow Fever Vaccination Face to Face Training or Yellow Fever Vaccination Online Training
k. Mens and Womens Health Awareness
l. Mental Health Awareness
m. IPC - Responsible Practitioner
n. Smoking Cessation (Very Brief Advice)
o. Clinical Supervisee Course
p. Quality Assurance/Healthcare Governance
q. Significant Event Reporting.
20 . Previous Ministry of Defence (MOD) PHC experience.
21. Experience of managing and ordering of stock in a non dispensing practice environment.
22. Level 2 Safeguarding Adults.