Treatment Room Nurse

Coleridge Medical Centre


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Job summary

We are looking for a Treatment Room Nurse to join our large clinical team at Coleridge Medical Centre.

We are a sizeable, yet very supportive, practice and we are looking for a new member of the team to provide excellent patient care.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is a team player, who is flexible and can adapt to any situation and is willing to learn.

This post is for 16 hours per week working on a Tuesday and Thursday, OR on a Monday and Friday.

Main duties of the job

A treatment room nurse will be on the NMC register with competency in basic treatment room duties.

You will be working towards developing confidence to work alone undertaking and reporting autonomous decisions made in practice.

The role requires a developing knowledge of practice nursing and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support patients in a wide range of conditions and to take on when appropriate self-management of their conditions. The role will include basic nursing duties that are appropriate to general practice.

You will have a self-awareness and appetite for future development and growth and will be expected to contribute to quality assurance processes and service development.

About us

Coleridge Medical Centre - A Healthy Practice.


We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.


APPROACHABILITY - Communicative, adaptive and approachable

TEAMWORK - We all have our part to play in making ourselves and our communities healthier

COMMUNICATION - Honest and direct communication and feedback

RESPECT - We appreciate the contributions, views and interests of others, and treat all with dignity

Ottery St Mary is a market town on the eastern fringes of Exeter and is easily accessible from the A30. Our premises are fully accessible and purpose built with good staff facilities and off site car parking close by.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Treatment Room Nurse. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • Wound management, ear syringing, immunisation, administration of routine injections, assisting with minor surgery procedures, management of minor injuries, Doppler assessment, chaperoning and assisting health professionals
  • Screening services and assessments and to plan necessary treatments e.g. ECG, peak flow, hypertension etc.
  • Opportunistic screening such as BP, height, weight, BMI, urinalysis, smoking status, due and overdue blood tests and CVD assessments
  • Administering immunisations
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Ensuring that all emergency equipment is operational
  • Stock and stock rotation
  • You will participate in the legal, regulatory, administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team.
  • You will make accurate notes of all consultations and treatments and ensure they are recorded in the patients notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate.
  • You will ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.
  • You will ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports.
  • You will attend and participate in practice meetings as required.
  • You will assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols.
  • You will co-operate and participate as required in any research projects within the practice.
  • You will participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the induction of personnel working and visiting the practice.

This post is for 16 hours per week working on a Tuesday and Thursday, OR on a Monday and Friday.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a primary care environment.
  • Experience of working as a treatment room nurse or community nurse.
  • Experience of chronic disease management.
  • Experience of infection prevention and control measures.



  • Registered nurse


  • Post-graduate diploma or degree

Clinical Knowledge and Skills


  • Wound care / removal of sutures and staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understand when to refer to GPs
  • Understanding infection prevention and control measures
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • EMIS / SystmOne user skills
  • Effective time management (planning and organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required


  • Travel medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Women's health (cervical cytology, contraception, etc)
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issued within the wider health arena
  • Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
  • Experience with clinical risk management

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

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

Coleridge Medical Centre


Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Rochelle Van Cady


Date posted

20 August 2021

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Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

Coleridge Medical Centre

Sandfords Surgery




Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1EQ

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