Practice Nurse

Job Details

Practice Nurse

We are looking to recruit a Practice Nurse to work at Howard House Surgery.

The role will include both telephone and F2F contact with patients carrying out general nursing duties including, but not limited to; cervical smears, immunisations, chronic disease management etc. The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing patients with diabetes, asthma and COPD however; a willingness to carry out further training is a must. The successful candidate will work in accordance with NMC code of conduct.

Candidates will be highly motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will need excellent computer skills to enable you to make appointments and enter information on clinical computer systems. Understanding of SystemOne is preferred but not essential.

Who are we?

Howard House Practice has approximately 8500 patients in Felixstowe. The practice is made up of GPs, Nurses, HCAs, Care Navigators, Administrators and prescription team. This is an additional role to work with our current team of Practice Nurses’.

The vacancy is for between 25-37.5 hours a week; however, this may be negotiable for the right candidate. Flexibility is crucial to accommodate training, holidays and occasional sickness.

shortlisting will be on 1st March with interviews w/c 4th March.

The interview panel will consist of a minimum of 2 people.

To discuss this role please contact the Practice Operations Manager

Main duties of the job

Provides care directly to patients without referral via another senior nurse or doctor.

To undertake general nursing duties within the nursing team, including:

o Immunisations/Baby Imms

o Cervical smears

o Contraception advice and pill checks

About us

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

Life insurance

Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension

Ill health benefits

20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

No deposit

No credit check

Fully comprehensive insurance

Servicing and tyres

Breakdown cover

Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Accredited

GP Remote Working

Eye Care Vouchers Health Service Discounts

Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms

High street discounts through our own online portal

Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis

Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Job description

Job Responsibilities

Job Summary

To provide nursing services to patients on the practice list, including assessment, advice within the professional competence of the post holder, screening and treatment. Extra training will be provided for new duties undertaken. The post holder will work in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct.

Key Responsibilities

Provides care directly to patients without referral via another senior nurse or doctor.

To undertake general nursing duties within the nursing team, including:

o Immunisations/Baby Imms

o Cervical smears

o Contraception advice and pill checks

o Spirometry

o Diabetes with Warwick diploma or similar

o Treatment room

o Chronic disease management particularly respiratory – preferable with a diploma in asthma/COPD.

o To work to practice protocols and guidelines.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Provide general and specific

Health assessment and screening to the practice population (within agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.

Advise patients on general health and minor ailments with referral to general practitioners as necessary

Provide nursing treatments to patients in participation with general practitioners or independently to agreed protocols.

Implement a systematic approach to care, to include efficient and accurate record keeping for the benefit and safety of patients/clients, continuity of care and professional security.

Assist with the development of work practices within agreed policies to provide the optimum standards of care.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration


  • Knowledge of SystmOne



  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to check and re-check work to ensure high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to work on repetitive and regular tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to escalate problems/issues as required


  • Experience of working within Primary Care or healthcare setting

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Suffolk Primary Care


Howard House Surgery

31 Orwell Road



IP11 7DD

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Attachment: Job-Description-Practice-Nurse.docx