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Practice Nurse/Chronic Disease Management including Diabetes

Job Description

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

Hours: Full-time, 375 hours per week.

Salary Scale: AfC band 5/6 (dependent upon experience).

Duration: Permanent

Job Responsibilities:

General nursing duties

  • To provide nursing services to patients, including treatment, screening, advice and minor therapeutic procedures.
  • To run special clinics for patients including family planning, child health surveillance, vaccinations, cervical cytology, and chronic disease management.
  • To undertake diagnostic tests including blood glucose monitoring, PEFR and urine analysis.
  • To advise on and supervise patients’ use of devices including MDIs, PEFR meters, urinary diagnostic stix, blood glucose monitoring and nebulisers.
  • To take and despatch safely laboratory specimens including blood, urine, swabs and smears.
  • To provide ear syringing, treatment for cuts and bruises, dressings of wounds and leg ulcers and removal of sutures.
  • To provide immunisations for all ages and diseases and to know the contra-indications and side effects of vaccinations.
  • To provide immunisations and health advice to patients travelling abroad.
  • To provide telephone advice to patients and occasional home visits where appropriate and within levels of competence.
  • To keep up to date with resuscitation techniques.
  • Health promotion

Management of Chronic Disease (this includes diabetes, asthma, Hypertension, COPD, CVA/ TIA, CHD).

Identifying significant abnormalities and monitoring and development of individual management plans; agreeing these as appropriate with the patient and other health professionals. (Band 5/6)

Advanced diabetic care including insulin initiation (Band 6)

Risk Assessment

Recognising issues and gathering sufficient information to refer (e.g. drugs; domestic violence;

child protection; vulnerable adults; senior patients; social problems) (Band 5/6)

Administrative and professional responsibilities

Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients’ notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate. Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient healthcare and registration with the practice. (Band 5/6)

Assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols. (Band 6)

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