Lead Practice Nurse

Chillington Health Centre


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Job summary

For the right candidate this is an opportunity to work in an innovative role, to shape and make it your own. You will be fully supported to develop in this challenging role.

Time will be allocated for your management role.

Long term conditions management - you will be supported in your development with diploma or degree level courses.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care to the whole practice population. As the team leader for the general practice nursing team, the post holder is accountable for nursing service delivery. They will lead and manage all the nursing resources, working closely with the GPs and practice manager to deliver the practice priorities.

Clinically, the focus of the role is the delivery of evidence-based practice for patients with acute and chronic conditions and management and preventative nursing interventions to all patients. You will work collaboratively with the whole general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery and procedures and providing leadership and direction for the nursing team.

About us

We recognise we are a small practice, to prevent isolation you will have opportunities for peer support. We are part of a proactive PCN with an active nurse network, and you will be given time to attend meetings.

We are flexible on hours. £38890 pro rata annual salary, which reflects the responsibilities of being the lead nurse and the logistics of getting to the practice.

We are a small rural dispensing practice, in the beautiful South Hams, Devon.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To help develop the nursing services offered by the practice

  • To provide clinical leadership within the nursing team

  • To ensure the highest standards of care are provided for patients

  • To manage and develop a clinical acute and chronic case load, dealing with presenting patients needs in a primary care setting

  • Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patients needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols

  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care

  • To deliver a high standard of patient care using specialist practice nurse skills

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse (Currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council

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

Chillington Health Centre


Chillington Health Centre

Orchard Way




Employer's website

https://www.chillingtonsurgery.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Genevieve McBride



Date posted

16 February 2021

Pay scheme



£38,890 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Chillington Health Centre

Orchard Way




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