Would you like to join our team of nursing staff?
Are you passionate about making a difference to someones life?
If the answer if yes, apply today for our nurse practioner role and join our team.
About the role
Nurses are an important part of delivering care in general practice. General practice nurses work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team, which might include doctors, pharmacists and dietitians. In larger practices, you might be one of several practice nurses sharing duties and responsibilities. In others, you might be working on your own, taking on many roles. Duties and responsibilites include:
- obtaining blood samples
- electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- minor and complex wound management including leg ulcers
- travel health advice and vaccinations
- child immunisations and advice
- family planning & women’s health including cervical smears
- men’s health screening
- sexual health services
- smoking cessation
- screening and helping patients to manage long term conditions
General practice nurses may also have direct supervision of healthcare assistants at the practice.
Skills & requirements
You must be a qualified and registered adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse to work in general practice. You’ll also either need to undertake further training and education or be willing to after being appointed.
You’ll need to be highly organised, flexible and able to prioritise effectively will be vital. You’ll also be highly observant, able to assess patients and take responsibility for determining the best course of action. As with all nursing roles, communication skills, problem solving and good judgement are crucial.
We pride ourselves on delivering gold standard care to our population and recently received an outstanding report in long term condition care from CQC. We will support you when transitioning into your new post with us at Carmel, with training provided if required. We hope you can add your experience and enthusiasm for patient care to our team and look forward to hearing from you.
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