Nurse Associate - Care Collaborative PCN

Alliance for Better Care Ltd.

The closing date is 10 July 2022

Job summary

This is an exciting new role, within a Primary Care setting, where you will be using your skills to support and complement our existing team of clinicians, providing and monitoring patient- centred care across the patient population.

You will be a Registered Nursing Associate, registered on the NMC as a Nurse Associate, who is motivated, proactive, committed and with excellent communication skills.

This contract is until 31st March 2024.

Main duties of the job

Will work equally across the PCN network practices as well as time dedicated to training and networking. Main practice base to be confirmed on appointment.

Mornings will be spent working across the PCN, ensuring phlebotomy requirements are fulfilled. Afternoons will be working across the Practices in varied clinics. You may be required to do home visits to housebound patients, care home residents and frail members of the population for chronic disease management monitoring and reviews. You will be part of the Anticipatory Care and Care Home Hub team with a focus on Chronic Disease Management, particularly Diabetes.

You will work independently under the leadership of our Registered Nurses, supporting with all aspects of nursing care and improving on the safety and quality of patient care at every opportunity.

About us

Alliance for Better Care is a not-for-profit organisation that is proud to support the sustainability and success of General Practice in East Surrey, Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. Our strategy is to support Primary Care Networks and individual practices through management expertise, at-scale clinical services and back-office functions, as we believe that General Practice is fundamental to improving the health and happiness of our communities.

ABC provide employment and management support to Care Collaborative Primary Care Network comprising the following practices:

  • Greystone House Surgery
  • The Wall House Surgery
  • Moat House Surgery

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide continuing care to patients across the practice population.
  • Treatment room duties in line with competency e.g. Suture/clip removal, Basic & complex wound care, ECG. Phlebotomy, Urinalysis.
  • Monitoring and support of the management of patients with long-term conditions / chronic diseases, using a holistic patient centred approach.
  • Partake in Practice and PCN MDTs, supporting the co-ordination and management of patients living in Care Home.
  • Support patients to improve and maintain their mental and physical health and wellbeing.
  • Warfarin monitoring using INR Star.
  • Assist in the provision of minor surgery, coil and implant fittings.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of Infection Control policy and audit.
  • Chaperone patients when required.
  • Assist in the training and development of trainee Nurse Associates and HCAs in line with RCGP competence.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with other members of the primary health care team.
  • Use knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions and solve problems.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of their competence.
  • Engage in reflective practice including management of self and reflection on own reactions, asking questions, and reflecting on answers given.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Be responsible for own actions.
  • Act professionally at all times.
  • Any other duties considered relevant to the post.


  • Identify personal development and training needs in conjunction with the Line Manager.
  • Participate in an annual Personal Development Review.
  • Keep all mandatory training up to date and maintain own portfolio of professional development.
  • Participate fully in practice audit and quality development programmes.
  • Participate in formal tutorials and informal training of student nurses and GP trainees in the practice.

Research Studies:

  • Participate as required in any research studies taken on by the practice.

Please see the full job description for further information.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Calm, compassionate and caring with evidenced experience of
  • delivering care to adults
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, carers, other service providers, GPs, and colleagues
  • Good organisational skills, able to work effectively under own
  • initial with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Good technical literacy to be able to record accurately the details of activity completed with patients via direct and/or remote access to the patients clinical record
  • Experience of working in primary or community care
  • Experience of safeguarding, learning disabilities and working with vulnerable adults


  • Experience of EMIS Web, ICE, Docman, AccuRx, QoF



  • Registered Nurse Associate on the NMC register
  • Nurse Associate Foundation Degree Qualification


  • Evidence of ongoing learning and continuous professional
  • development
  • Learning Disability Qualification
  • Diabetes or Chronic Disease Management Qualification

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

Alliance for Better Care Ltd.


Greystone House Practice

99 Station Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Chloe Burchell

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme



£25,968.88 to £29,830.08 a year depending on experience


Fixed term


22 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Greystone House Practice

99 Station Road



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