Full-Time Practice Nurse

About The Role We are looking to welcome an experienced, qualified General Practice Nurse into our practice to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate treatment programmes for our patients.   The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Undertaking health assessments, administering medication and treatments and performing diagnostic tests;
  • Providing and evaluating a range of health interventions to ensure that patients’ health and social care needs are met;
  • Health and well-being promotion plus individual person centered plans for patients with/at risk of a long term condition;
  • Managing and treating long-term conditions in line with national and local policies and practice needs;
  • Reviewing medication for therapeutic effectiveness, in accordance with evidence based practice and national/practice protocols, and work with patients to support adherence to prescribed treatments.
  • Prioritising health problems, intervening appropriately, to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care;
  • Supporting and managing health needs of women presenting for family planning and cervical cytology consultations;
  • Implementing and participating in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children including patients travelling abroad;
  • Meeting the needs of patients presenting for opportunistic wound care;
  • Hypertension review and management;
  • Running Asthma, COPD, Diabetes clinics and reviews;
  • New patient and health checks.
  • Ability to act as Infection Prevention Control Lead.
About The Candidate If you are an experienced Practice Nurse looking for an exciting new change in career then we would love to hear from you.   You will have the following skills and qualifications:  
  • Ideally, a relevant nursing degree and at least 2 years post qualification experience in a General Practice setting;
  • Current NMC registration with an active PIN;
  • Fundamentals of Practice Nursing course (General Practice Nurse Foundation Programme) or equivalent experience or qualifications;
  • Competence to undertake Asthma, COPD and Diabetic clinics / reviews and hold relevant certificates;
  • Evidence of clinical skills and experience in treatment room consultation, phlebotomy, ECG recording, screening, management of long-term conditions, cervical cytology sampling, vaccinations and immunisations, assisting with minor surgery, dressing and wound care and recording spirometry;
  • Ability to act as Infection Prevention Control Lead.
  • Compassionate, empathetic approach and demonstrable kindness in all aspects of your work as well as valuing the dignity of our patients, relatives, carers and colleagues.
  • Knowledge and application of supporting long-term conditions.
  • Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and NHS.
About the Surgery We are an established training and teaching practice (in partnership with Barts Medical School and Anglia Ruskin), serving a patient population of 10,750.   We operate SystmOne clinical system and have a history of  excellent QOF achievement and a recent CQC rating of Good across all domains.

Supporting your work life balance and professional development is important to us, so we will be happy to discuss any requirements for flexible working and offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Peer support
  • CPD Support with training and development
  • 30 Days Holiday (pro rata) + Bank Holidays
  • NHS Pension
  • Study leave
  • Reduced rate off-site parking
  • Maternity and sick pay
  • Childcare vouchers

This role is also being advertised on the Essex Primary Care Careers website – please complete only one application.

This role is also being advertised on the Essex Primary Care Careers website – please complete only one application.

We have the right to close the advert earlier if we reach the maximum number of applications.


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