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Practice Nurse

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Job summary

Leylands Medical Practice is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Practice Nurse to join our busy team. This is an exciting time for the practice and offers the successful candidate a fantastic opportunity to join the team and use your skills to further develop this role.

Leylands is a friendly, high achieving, training practice based in the Heaton and Wrose areas of Bradford and provides care to over 18,500 patients.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced nurse, who acting within their professional boundaries, will provide high quality care for patients. The role includes delivering nursing care including smears, immunisation health reviews, wound care and minor illness.

The senior nurse will be responsible for coaching and mentoring other members of the team, which may include student nurses and nursing associates. They will also be responsible for ensuring clinical protocols and procedures are reviewed annually and carrying out relevant audits, such as infection control.

The individual will work within the NMC Code of Conduct to agreed practice standards and protocols.

About us

We are a large, established training practice with 3 surgeries in the Heaton and Wrose areas of Bradford.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide general and specific health screening to the practice population, in line with agreed protocols and reference to the General Practitioner, where necessary.

Make professionally autonomous decisions for which they are accountable and provide safe, evidence based patient care.

Be responsible for managing clinics and carrying out associated tasks including the following: Cytology, wound care, removal of sutures, travel vaccinations, ECGs, peak flow readings, venepuncture, management of long term conditions, ear irrigation, routine, travel and childhood immunisations, chaperoning patients who are being examined by another clinician, urine testing, dietary advice, anaphylaxis and CPR.

Make appropriate referrals to other members of the primary, community and secondary care teams.

Deliver specialist primary nurse led service, including chronic disease management (including for all areas of QOF, the requirements of the Universal offer and the standard PCN direct enhanced service).

Administer child and adult immunisations and vaccinations in accordance with national and local programmes. Be competent in anaphylaxis and resuscitation techniques. Ensuring safe storage, rotation and disposals of vaccines and drugs and that adequate stock levels are maintained

To act as or ensure there is a nurse scheduled to carry out on the day clinical activity to patients, requiring an urgent duty appointment or clinicians requiring nursing support.

Provide support and chaperoning to the doctors for minor surgery, specialist contraception and other procedures.

Promote health and well being, giving general education advice on diet, contraception, smoking chronic disease management, exercise etc

Contribute to the practice achieving its PMS contract obligations including quality, organisational and access targets. Working within the requirements of the CQC.

Where the post holder is an independent prescriber: to ensure safe, effective and appropriate medication as defined by current legislative framework.

Maintain accurate records according to NMC rules.

Ensure all data protection requirements are met when gathering, recording and storing patient data.

Liaise and maintain good working relationships with all members of the practice team.

Be flexible and provide clinical cover for sessions in extended hours and contribute towards meeting the extended access requirements.

Teaching & Mentoring Role

Promote a learning environment for patients, nurses and other health professionals.

Assist with the planning and implementation and teaching for practice staff.

To mentor Practice Nurses, pre-registration students and Healthcare Assistants

To undertake clinical audit and research in line with service development and evidence based practice.

Ensure that health updates, alerts, policies and relevant newsletters are accessed and acted on, where necessary.

Professional Role

Attend and contribute to relevant internal and external meetings as required including practice clinical meetings, nurse team meetings and clinical supervision meetings.

Promote evidence based practice through use of the latest research based guidelines.

Monitor the effectiveness or their own clinical practice through quality assurance strategies such as the use of peer audit and review.

Maintain professional registration.

Work within the latest NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Work collaboratively with colleagues both internally and externally.

Participate in audits and inspections as required.

As part of the nursing team ensure all appropriate practice policies are fully implemented.

Promotes effective communication, relationships and team working within the practice.

Provides clinical educational advice to support development of the team and range of services provided.

Partake in clinical supervision for own development purposes and in order to develop the nursing staff.

Demonstrate due regard for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Person Specification



  • Qualified to degree level - RGN level 1
  • Mentorship/training qualification


  • Cytology
  • Immunisations
  • Experience of teaching or mentoring
  • Experience of writing/updating policies and protocols
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

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

Leylands Medical Centre


81 Leylands Lane




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