Practice Nurse

Organization: Primary Care Sheffield Ltd

Posted: 20 March, 2020

Sheffield,United kingdom

Job description

Practice Nurse MULBERRY ASYLUM SEEKER HEALTH SERVICE 15 hours per week £33,000 rising to £36,700 pro rata Due to the retirement of a longstanding colleague, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Nurse to join this unique service providing high quality and bespoke care for asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking. You will provide pre-booked general primary care nursing services for our practice population of approximately 1800 patients. The clinical team comprises 3 part time GPs, 2 nurse practitioners, a practice nurse and HCA. Our appointments are extended to reflect the usage of interpretation services and also the sensitivity of the cases we are seeing. Patients at the service may be asylum seekers, refugees with leave to remain and in the process of re-settlement in the UK, or victims of human trafficking. In addition to the sequelae of physical and psychological trauma, you will at times also be treating people who have been without adequate recent medical care. Mutual debriefing and case discussion is actively encouraged with both GP and nursing colleagues. The work is always interesting and often challenging, however it is also hugely rewarding. The team is very mutually supportive, with excellent and experienced administrative and secretarial support on site. We also benefit from strong links with the Health Inclusion team who provide valuable support for our children, and our health visitor provision extends up to the age of 18 for our patients. The practice provides all the usual primary care services with chronic disease management and drop-in clinics running in addition to the pre-booked GP and nurse appointments. You will develop new skills in working with people from all over the world, increasing your knowledge of infectious diseases and working with people suffering with mental health conditions such as PTSD. The practice benefits from an on-site TB clinic for latent TB patients picked up at our comprehensive new patient screening clinics. It will be useful to be familiar with using interpreters both face-to face and by telephone for consultations. It is critical for this post that any nurse applying is open-minded and has a high level of empathy. The most important attributes for the successful candidate will be enthusiasm for work with this group, and excellent communication skills. It is a fantastic practice to work in and will provide enrichment to any nurse wanting to have a slightly different primary care experience. You are strongly encouraged to contact the team and visit the service. An opportunity such as this does not come up often. Please contact Dr Rachel Kemp or Nicola Pryor for an informal discussion and/or practice visit prior to application. Closing Date: 13th April 2020 To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.