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General Practice Nurse - Leighton Road Surgery

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Leighton Buzzard
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
The post holder is responsible for the delivery of general practice nursing services care to the practice population. Supported by experienced practice nurses within the Practice, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring of long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures and providing nurse leadership as required. They will be requested to do one late night.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced nurse with key practice nursing skills and competencies and should also have experience in managing patients with a long-term condition. Supported by senior nurses within the practice, you will deliver care within the boundaries of your role, focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring of long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities. Experience of working in primary care essential.

Forward thinking, dynamic and enthusiastic candidates with a passion for high standards of professional care are essential, as is the ability to rise to new challenges. In return you will be given support and encouragement to develop your role and contribute to the development and implementation of nursing services.

Car owner/driver is essential.

About us

We are looking to recruit a new practice nurse to join our friendly nursing team within a busy GP surgery in Leighton Buzzard. You will be expected to carry out tasks such as wound care, ECGs, blood pressure monitoring, cervical cytology, long term condition reviews and vaccinations as well as providing health promotion to our patients.

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programmes to promote health and well-being and prevent adverse effects on health and well-being
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for patients with a known long-term condition
  • Assess and care for patients presenting with uncomplicated wounds
  • Undergo relevant training to support and advise women requesting information relating to family planning needs
  • Undergo relevant training to support and manage the health needs of women presenting for cervical cytology consultations
  • Under the direction of experienced practice, nurses implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
  • Advice, support and where appropriate, administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • RGN with current NMC registration Evidence of Continued Professional Registration
  • Recognised qualifications in diabetes or chronic heart disease or respiratory medicine
  • A diploma in General Practice Nursing
  • Previous Experience in Primary Care
  • Qualifications/Certificates in Cytology, Travel vaccinations, Immunisations



  • General nursing experience
  • Working within Primary Care setting
  • Nursing management of chronic disease conditions in general practice, i.e. Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Heart Disease

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Change-management skills and ability to support patients to change lifestyle (Computer skills
  • Ability to apply clinical theory to practice
  • Evidence of Continued Practice Development
  • Awareness of current nursing issues and developments in General Practice Nursing
  • Aware of accountability of own role and other roles in a nurse led service
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Identification of un-met health needs and programmes of health promotion and prevention of ill health


  • Innovation and change management skills
  • Experience of using SystmOne or other clinical data bases
  • Awareness of local and national health policy
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health economy
  • Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy

Personal Characteristics


  • Positive and professional attitude towards work and colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Articulate
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to accommodate service needs
  • Open to change

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Road Surgery

Grovebury Road

Leighton Buzzard


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