Lead Nurse – Oakhill Surgery

We are excited to offer two fantastic opportunities to join our friendly and welcoming team at Oakhill Surgery. We are a unique, small rural practice in Somerset and we would love to offer you the chance to apply to join us. As well as our other application for a new Practice Nurse (see separate advert) we are recruiting for a Lead Practice Nurse to replace our previous longstanding nurse who has retired.

With the support of the practice management team and GP partners, as Lead Practice Nurse, you will have the chance to shape the future of the nursing service for our rural community.

We value a positive work-life balance that enables professionals to sustainably offer excellent care in the long-term for our community. To that end, we strive to offer flexible working patterns for staff wherever possible and are happy to consider a variety of ways the right applicant(s) could fulfil this role, including through compressed hours or a job share.

As the new Lead Practice Nurse you will manage the excellent nursing care team including a practice nurse, a HCA and a GPA phlebotomist. Continuing to ensure the effective delivery of compassionate, friendly and personalised care that has always been at the heart of nursing at Oakhill Surgery.

You will be responsible for several clinical areas such as infection prevention and control, chronic disease management and various aspects of proactive health promotion, as well as supporting the practice management team in the reviewing and delivery of clinical policy and procedure.

As part of your chronic disease role you will work as a senior member of the practice multidisciplinary team responsible for the implementation and delivery of care for patients with long-term conditions using up to date and evidence-based practice, including care for elderly and housebound patients.

Due to the nature of this work the successful candidate will have chronic-disease qualifications, such as in Diabetes, Asthma or COPD, sufficient to compliment the rest of the multidisciplinary team. We will happily consider those who are keen to expand their knowledge and qualifications in this area.

Examples of some of the additional nursing duties provided by the team would also include immunisations for adults and children, wound care, cervical screening.

We would especially welcome those with experience in female health care and family planning.

Oakhill Surgery is a small village practice of approximately 3000 patients just outside Shepton Mallet, in beautiful Somerset countryside near Frome and Bath. We have consistently excellent patient feedback and strongly value inclusive, evidence-guided and personalised care.

We are a friendly and welcoming team, who will offer you support and the opportunity to further develop your career in ways that are most appropriate to you. We know change can be a little daunting so we would love to welcome you for a visit if you would like to find out a little more about us.

To arrange a visit, please contact the surgery and ask for Francesca Palmer, Practice Manager on 01749 840233.

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