Treatment Room Nurse

TREATMENT ROOM NURSE ROLE

The Treatment Room Nurse role is a useful introductory role for Registered Nurses interested in working in General Practice and Primary Care.  The Treatment Room Nurse works as a member of the General Practice Team and receives patient referrals from the Team and other Health Care Professionals aligned to the Practice. They undertake clinical consultations and deliver care adhering to Patient Specific Directions and Patient Group Directions. The Treatment Room Nurse also delivers anticipatory and preventative care in line with regional public health priorities. Listen to the Treatment Room Nurse describing her role in General Practice by clicking on her name.
The specific core competencies relevant for Treatment Room Nurses are presented under the four Domains below. Gillian Heenan, Treatment Room Nurse
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CORE COMPETENCY DOMAINS:


  • CLINICAL PRACTICE

    The Treatment Room Nurse uses effective clinical and communication skills in the assessment and management of patients in General Practice settings, ensuring care is planned in partnership with patients, their families/carers and relevant Health Care Professionals. All information will be clearly, accurately and contemporaneously recorded, as required by local policies. S/He will also deliver anticipatory and preventative care in line with regional public health priorities.

  • EDUCATION AND LEARNING

    The Treatment Room Nurse is able to recognise personal development needs and also facilitate learning for patients, carers, other staff and students. S/he participates in relevant education and learning opportunities and is supported to improve knowledge, skills and behaviours and maintain requirements for NMC revalidation.

  • RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

    The Treatment Room Nurse has an enquiring approach to practice and updates her/his knowledge to ensure best quality care is provided within any constraints of the service.

  • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

    The Treatment Room Nurse is a vital member of the primary care team and works with other Health Care Professionals and agencies to facilitate the delivery of quality, patient-centred care and services.