This autonomous, evidence based, and patient focused role will see the post holder cover clinical sessions for specific patient groups with long-term conditions. Forming part of a small, supportive, and established team, the post holder will play a crucial role in all aspects of nursing practice and can take lead responsibilities in areas of competency or interest.
The Practice Nurse will be responsible for the management, monitoring, and clinical decision making and critical thinking required to run long-term condition clinics such as diabetes, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The focus of the role is both the delivery of evidence-based practice for patients, sometimes with complex needs, presenting with long-term conditions and acute problems that occur because of their chronic disease. Meanwhile, ensuring the provision of preventative health care to the practice population. Together with patients and their carers, the postholder will diagnose, provide specialist intervention, treatment, management, and referral to meet their needs.
The post holder will also be enabled to deliver training and peers support to other members of the team as required.
If qualified, and appropriate, the post holder may also prescribe according to patient need.
BrisDoc practice services specialise in providing high quality and accessible health care to vulnerable, marginalised and excluded groups. Clinicians will need to be focused on improving health inclusion and removing barriers to holistic healthcare.
While working autonomously and potentially in isolation, the post holder will work collaboratively with the wider clinical team (Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, GPs, Consultants, Mental Health Practitioners, Operational Colleagues, and others) to support individual patients and the delivery of the right care first time.
BrisDoc are passionate about inclusion and diversity, welcoming applications from individuals of diverse background, as well as personal and career development and so all colleagues are encouraged and fully supported to work towards clinical development aspirations such as prescribing (where not already held), CPD to safely increase their professional boundaries or even ACP status. Supervision and development time is offered flexibly to all clinical staff.
• 25 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays (pro rata) rising to 27 with length of service
• NHS Pension
• Annual performance bonus scheme
• Annual training bonus scheme
• Co-owners bonus scheme
• Development opportunities
BrisDoc are a proud provider of NHS Healthcare who have been passionately delivering ‘patient care, by people who care’ for over 20 years.
We run an exciting range of Primary Care Services including an Urgent Care Service, GP Practices, and the Homeless Health Service. This enable BrisDoc to offer excellent healthcare 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to over 1 million patients across Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos.
We’re a ‘Social Enterprise’ and an ‘Employee-Owned Business’ - this means the decisions we make, are for the good of our patients, workforce, and wider community. This involves prioritising the health of our patients, protecting our environment, and improving the social and economic status of our population. Our ‘Community Fund’ is a staff lead team who work closely with health-based charitable causes, both local and international to invest time and money inimproving the lives of people in disadvantaged communities.
By joining BrisDoc, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary organisation that prides ourselves on being a fantastic place to work; somewhere that you will feel valued, supported, developed and part of a family. We strive to make sure every member of the team feels proud of the work they do and the service that we offer.