Job Details

28.5 hour per week

We are looking for a professional, conscientious and highly effective Practice Nurse to join our friendly team in Botesdale. We are a rural GMS 9900 patient surgery with 4 Partners, 4 Salaried GPs and a fantastic clinical and practice team with an on-site Dispensary. We are located in a modern, recently extended surgery with community nurses located on site as well as an X-ray suite and glorious surrounding countryside.

To assist medical personnel in the care of practice patients, to include treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education.

Duties and Responsibilities of Post

  • Provide assessment, screening treatment, services and health education advice.
  • Assist with the organisation and co-ordination of the provision of nursing services for the practice.
  • Provide nursing treatment to patients in participation with general practitioners, using agreed protocols, including the taking of cervical smears and care of leg ulcers.
  • Provide general and specific health screening to the practice patients (within the agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.
  • Be competent in administration of childhood immunisation and travel vaccination.
  • Be competent and confident in managing people with long-term health conditions.
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis.
  • Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate).
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug-and nondrug-based treatment methods into a management plan.
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with, and adherence to, prescribed treatments.
  • Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication, medication regimes, side-effects and interactions.
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care.
  • Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children.
  • Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.
  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC.
  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality.
  • Deliver care according to NSF, NICE guidelines and evidence-based care.
  • Maintain and control injectable and oral drug stocks in the treatment room and doctors surgeries.
  • Advise manager regarding health and safety aspects.  Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures
  • Undertake the collection of pathological specimens, including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears, etc.
  • Oversee the duties undertaken by the HCA and assist with training and mentoring as and when required.
  • Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time-management strategies are embedded within the culture of the team.
  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded adequately on the computer.
  • Assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy.

Professional Development

  • Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development.
  • Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments (eg courses and conferences)
  • Assess own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate


  • Staff must behave in a professional and discreet manner at all times.
  • Patient and professional confidentiality is of prime importance. Any breach of confidentiality can result in immediate suspension/dismissal
  • Staff must demonstrate due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


  • Registered Prescriber

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Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024