Lead Nurse - Brighton Station Health Centre

Care UK
02 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Care UK is building on its extensive experience in Primary Care. We are currently designing and making plans to deliver a new model of care for general practice; Practice Plus. Working with a leading Pharmacy Partner, the model aims to provide an enhanced general practice service to NHS patients through the use of technology, remote care and local clinical services delivered from our Pharmacy Partner sites. This new way of delivering general practice services in the UK will utilise Care UK’s extensive clinical contact centre capability as well as optimising patient experience and service quality through use of a comprehensive online capability. As we launch our new model of care we are seeking to recruit a Lead Nurse to join our team in Brighton working across our two practices. The Lead Nurse will establish inter-agency working to ensure good communication increases the quality of care for patients. Their own clinical practice should be consistent with the autonomous role expected of an advanced nurse practitioner The leadership role will encompass motivating and inspiring a team of nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and pharmacy technicians and a sexual health team. The lead will also play an integral role within the management team comprised of the service manager and lead GP. The centre offers a range of comprehensive services to registered patients and a walk-in service for the treatment of minor injuries and ailments, without having to make an appointment. The centre is open every day from 8am to 8pm, including all bank holidays and is located just outside Brighton Station, with our second new site a GP practice service for registered patients. Shift pattern would be variable to cover: 8am to 8pm

About Care UK

Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, prison health services, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK. Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating OOH's, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England. We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times. At Care UK everything we do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for our clients, or providing growth and development opportunities for our teams. For more information, please visit our website: http://careukhealthcare.com

The Requirements

In order for you to be considered for the job, as a minimum we are looking for you to: • Be a qualified RGN with valid NMC PIN number • Have previously worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner within a GP practice/ Walk-in Centre setting. • Hold an non-medical prescribing qualification (V300) • Have previous experience at a senior level within an Acute or Primary Care setting. • Have experience of performance management and supervision of clinical and junior staff • Have experience of investigating clinical incidents and monitoring clinical KPIs. Your Key responsibilities Leadership of a team, working collaboratively with senior management Assess patients attending with a range of signs, symptoms and with undifferentiated diagnoses. Make a diagnosis using a range of validated clinical guidelines and act to provide the best health intervention for the patient Set standards for care by implementing protocols and establishing health education activities. Develop new and innovative tools to assist patients and those supporting their care to do so to their best effect. Maintain accurate documentation of assessment, planning and treatment of patients.

Application Process

Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted within 72 working hours by Lucy who sits within our recruitment team by phone or email. If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

If you want more information about the job or if you would like to view the Job Description, please contact Lucy Brown lucy.brown@careuk.com / 07811531508 Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

This is a permanent full time job which is 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri with occasional weekend shifts.

We can offer you:
• A competitive salary
• Indemnity Cover
• 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays
• Contributory pension scheme (2-5%)
• CPD (including free online and face-to-face training)
• Support with tertiary studies, including study leave
• Revalidation
• Regional/National opportunities
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers and online discounts

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