Job Type






Practice Nurse Norwich

Hellesdon Medical Practice

Hellesdon Medical Practice Norwich United Kingdom

2 months ago




THE PRACTICE MANAGER (Administratively)

HOURS: To be agreed

SALARY: Negotiable dependent on qualifications/experience

Job Summary:

To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care for patients as well as providing nursing assistance to the doctors and other members of the primary healthcare team. The duties will include all tasks normally undertaken by an experienced RGN and in addition any roles agreed between the nurse and the doctors as appropriate, having regard to current training.

Job Responsibilities:

• Chronic Disease Management.
• Running well person clinics and health promotion programmes by providing a holistic assessment and lifestyle advice on diet, smoking, alcohol intake and exercise.
• Identify and manage as appropriate treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long term condition.
• Implement and evaluate individual... treatment plans for patients with a known long term condition.
• Offer advice about childhood and adult vaccinations and ensure vaccines are administered under patient group directions.
• Perform venepuncture according to local guidelines
• Offer a holistic approach to travel health by providing comprehensive advice to patients prior to travel including; vaccinations and medicines, safe sex, food hygiene, sun protection.
• Support and advise women requesting information relating to family planning needs.
• Support and manage health needs of women presenting for cervical cytology consultations.
• Assisting GPs with minor surgery.
• Provide a holistic approach to wound management and implement wound care in line with current evidence based guidelines including suture removal.
• Take ECGs.
• Assist with Warfarin clinic as needed.
• Able to document Consultations according to NMC guidelines.
• Ensures awareness of statutory and local clinical protection procedures, including systems of referral.
• Ability to recognise signs and symptoms of child abuse and be aware of the correct policy for reporting.
• Able to recognize and manage anaphylaxis according to current UK guidelines.
• Able to perform Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines.
• Ability to obtain and document informed consent (either verbal or written).
• Ensure infection control guidelines are maintained.
• Ability to monitor and manage maintenance of stock and equipment to include refrigeration, dressings, stock drugs and emergency equipment.
• Restocking and maintenance of clinical areas and consulting rooms as required.
• Management of the theatre and recovery suite for minor operations including maintenance of equipment and stock, ensuring appropriate items of service claims are made.
• Confidentially of information gained at work must be preserved at all times.
• Provide information and advice on prescribed or over the counter medication on medication regimens, side effects and interactions.

Special Requirements of the Post:
• An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
• Ability to use own judgment, resourcefulness and common sense.
• A commitment to maintain a high professional standard of nursing care and keep up to date with all aspects of nursing care relevant to the post.
• A commitment to ensure all Health and Safety requirements and Infection Control measures are met and to report any problems to the senior nurse or practice manager
• A commitment to the effective use of practice and NHS resources.
• An awareness of own limitations and experience.
• To work only in accordance with the NMC Code and within the Scope of Professional Practice.
• To attend and participate in all mandatory training including BLS and safeguarding for children and adults.
• To have a written professional development plan and to maintain an up to date portfolio which meets the requirements of registration with the NMC.
• Cooperate with annual appraisal meetings.
• Membership of the RCN.
• To be qualified nurse lead for the Warfarin clinic.

• Contribute to the assessment of service needs.
• Assist patients to identify their health needs.
• Contribute a nursing perspective to the practice development plan.
• Manage and organise individual patient consultations.
• Aware of identification and reporting procedures related to professional standards.
• To attend staff meetings.
• Ensure effective relationships and communications with the CCG and other agencies.
• Support the practice clinical governance agenda.
• Identify changes to clinical practice that are required to implement evidence-based guidelines.

• Identify personal development and training needs in conjunction with the manager.
• Participate in clinical supervision.
• Support others with their training and development needs.
• To participate in continuing education and maintain a contemporary level of professional knowledge and skills.

• Maintain good industrial relations.
• Take reasonable care of his/her own safety and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her act or omission.
• Co-operation with the practice to ensure all members of the team adheres to statutory regulations/policies and codes of practice and departments safety rules.
• Offer innovative ways of working and opportunities to facilitate learning.
• Facilitates a learning environment within the team.
• Maintains a caring environment through the support of colleagues.

• In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
• In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
• Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health & Safety:

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:
• Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
• Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
• Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
• Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards.
• Reporting potential risks identified.

Equality and Diversity:

Thepost-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:
• Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
• Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
• Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:
• Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
• Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.


The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:
• Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk.
• Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.
• Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance.
• Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs.
• Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.


The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:
• Communicate effectively with other team members.
• Communicate effectively with patients and carers.
• Recognize people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:
• Apply practice policies, standards and guidance.
• Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work.
• Participate in audit where appropriate.

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 25 per week

• Company pension
• On-site parking
• Sick pay

• Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 20/02/2023
Norwich UK

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