Practice Nurse

Brighton ASAP Apply now

A General Practice in Brighton, requires a locum Practice Nurse to join them for Weekday sessions, starting as soon as possible.

You would be joining an experienced clinical team, of GPs, Nurses and HCAs, who you will work alongside to ensure the consistent provision of their service, in a period of high demand, and help retain the best levels of patient care.

You can choose which days and hours you cover, and when you start and finish (and even how long you'd like your lunch break to be). Clinics will be set up around your preferences and availability.

You would not be directly employed at the centre, but working via their agency, Chase Medical. You would be paid hourly, and earn £25 -£42 per hour (including holiday pay).

Responsibilities and Duties

You would be undertaking treatment room clinics, seeing patients for;

  • Baby Immunisations
  • Cytology
  • Family Planning
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Chronic Disease checks
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Adult Immunisations (i.e. B12s, Shingles, Zoladex etc)
  • Wound Care/Basic Dressings

You would be responsible for;

  • Working to appointment slots and clinic timings (catch up slots are provided)
  • Ensuring clinical room is left clean and tidy at the end of each session (extra catch up slots allocated at the end of each clinic, to allow time to do this)
  • Professional and compassionate patient interactions
  • Professional and open communication with fellow clinicians and practice staff
  • Safe disposal of sharps in bins provided
  • Reporting any shortage of Immunisations or other medications available in clinical room/on-site
  • Clear and precise labelling of any samples taken, and ensuring they are ready for collection.
  • Reading and signing relevant PGDs
  • Thorough patient notes and documentation
  • Provision and wearing of clean clinical uniform
  • Bringing activated smartcard

The centre will provide:

  • Thorough induction (including H&S information specific to the site)
  • PGDs on arrival, for you to review and sign ahead of starting work
  • Access to and log in for their computer system, with appropriate access rights. (And IT system training if this is required)
  • All equipment needed for each clinic

Qualifications & Skills

Core qualifications which are essential for this post are:

  • Nursing Degree
  • Cytology training (including allocation of smear taker code, and update completed within 3 years)
  • Immunisation update(s) within 12 months.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 training within 12 months (we can provide this training if needed)
  • Life Support/Resus/Anaphylaxis training within 12 months (we can provide this training if needed)
  • Fully enhanced DBS check, run within 12 months. (We can run a new DBS check if required)
  • Evidence of Indemnity Cover (i.e. from your union)

Desired qualifications/certificates:

  • Chronic Disease diploma(s) - i.e. Asthma Diploma
  • Spirometry ARTP
  • Family Planning course
  • Wound Care training (if including compression bandaging or 4 layer, this is an advantage)

How to Apply

It is quick and easy to apply. Simply submit your CV to Chase Medical, or send to beth.porter@chase-medical.com or call in for Beth on 0114 275 7421.

If successful, you will be invited to register with Chase Medical (free to join, easy process to register), so that you can access this opportunity, and many others!

Who are Chase Medical?

We are the leading Primary Care agency, currently working with nearly 40% of all GP surgeries across the UK, and other Primary Care centres too including WICs, UCCs, Access Hubs, Community teams, CCG staffing programmes etc. We are linked with a number of large NHS organisations.

We provide both locum and permanent work for Primary Care clinical staff including Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Independent Prescribers, Clinical Pharmacists, Physician Associates, GP's and HCA's.

We pride ourselves on an excellent reputation, which means a lot of centres and staff join us via word of mouth. We now run a referral scheme, whereby you earn up to £500 for a successful referral. If you know a Primary Care Clinician who might be interested, let us know!

Notable benefits of joining Chase Medical for locum work;

  • High rates of pay
  • Flexibility (no minimum number of hours required, you can take as little or as many shifts as you'd like, as and when you are available)
  • Independence (you control when you work, and you don't need to be involved in any internal politics)
  • CPD opportunities (locum work stands out your CV and evidences your competency)
  • Make professional connections in your area (be the first to know of training opportunities and vacancies, and grow your NHS network)
  • We do the leg work for you, in finding relevant local opportunities, and in setting up each placement.
  • Support - you have advice and support from expert consultants whenever you need it!

If you are interested in this opportunity with the GP surgery in Brighton, or want to hear more about all of the opportunities Chase Medical have available near you, get in touch - 0114 275 7421, beth.porter@chase-medical.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!


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