Practice Nurse

Dr Ingram & Partners


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Job summary

We are a hard working team striving to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We have full time hours but we are flexible and happy to recruit several nurses to cover on a part time basis.

We work closely together to deliver different aspects of patient care and we are looking for a nurse or nurses to fit into our team.

Ideally applicants will already have relevant skills and experience however for the right individual we will provide the training required.

Main duties of the job

You will play a key role in supporting our GP's and ACP by providing essential care and monitoring through regular reviews and recalls.

You will need to have current NMC registration and the following skills as a minimum:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Wound care
  • BP monitoring

The following skills and experience would be an advantage:

  • Cytology
  • Chronic wound care management
  • Immunisations and vaccinations (both children and adults)
  • Chronic disease management (Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension etc.)
  • Knowledge of SystmOne

About us

We are a caring, helpful, semi-rural practice in the centre of Ripon with 7450 patients from a wide range of socio-economic groups. You will be joining a friendly team of 6 GPs, an Advanced Care Practitioner, 2 nurses, a HCA and supportive Reception and Admin teams. We are also one of the four practices that make up the Ripon & Masham Primary Care Network and you may be required to work across the network at times.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Practice Nurse

REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Senior Practice Nurse

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:


  • Managing patients on the Chronic Disease registers e.g. Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Heart Disease and Kidney Disease.
  • Offer advice about childhood and adult vaccinations and ensure vaccines are administered under patient group directions.
  • Provide patients with lifestyle advice on diet, smoking, alcohol intake, exercise, and facilitating change.
  • Assessing problems presented opportunistically by patients including dealing with minor injuries.
  • Able to document Consultations according to NMC guidelines via Systmone.
  • Ensure awareness of statutory and local clinical protection procedures, including systems of referral. Ability to recognise signs and symptoms of child abuse.
  • Perform a holistic assessment of patients attending for ear irrigation.
  • Perform a holistic assessment of patients attending for cervical cytology smear tests.
  • Perform venepuncture according to local guidelines
  • Monitor patients on Amber Drugs.
  • Carry out Medication reviews, which will include patients on H.R.T or using Contraception.
  • Spirometry.
  • Provide Doppler Assessments.
  • Chaperone GPs at patients request.
  • Provide a holistic approach to wound management and implement wound care in line with current evidence based guidelines.
  • Suture removal.
  • Take ECGs
  • Able to recognize and manage anaphylaxis according to current UK guidelines.
  • Able to perform Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines.
  • Assist in the provision of minor surgery.
  • 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
  • Confidentially of information gained at work must be preserved at all times.


  • 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 PHCT and other agencies.
  • Support the practice clinical governance agenda.
  • Identify changes to clinical practice that are required to implement evidence-based guidelines.
  • Computer skills inputting data etc


  • Identify personal development and training needs in conjunction with the manager.
  • 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:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples 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 teams 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 peoples 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.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and ability


  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly and/or additional hours to cover planned absences when necessary.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Keyboard/basic computer skills.
  • Flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients and the surgery.
  • Willingness to undertake training to gain knowledge and skills for own professional development.
  • Punctual, honest, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Awareness of current professional issues.



  • GCSE grade A to C in English and Maths
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Phlebotomy
  • Wound care


  • Chronic wound care
  • Diploma in Diabetes
  • Diploma in Respiratory Disease
  • Certificate in Cervical Screening
  • Adult & Child immunisations



  • Previous experience as a nurse (minimum of 5 years post-registration required).
  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients


  • Previous experience of Practice Nurse duties (minimum of 5 years post-registration and prepared to complete training required).
  • Previous experience in running nurse-led clinics e.g. asthma, diabetes, and adult and childhood immunisations.

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

Dr Ingram & Partners


7 & 8 Park Street


North Yorkshire


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For questions about the job, contact:

Jill Hillam


Date posted

24 June 2021

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

7 & 8 Park Street


North Yorkshire


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