Practice Nurse, Heaton Norris Medical Practice, Stockport

Heaton Norris Medical Practice requires a motivated and experienced practice nurse to join our new Practice Nursing Team following the merger of 2 practices Dr Marshall & Partners and South Reddish Medical Centre on 1 April 2022. This post offers an exciting opportunity to progress if wanted. Experience in General Practice duties including childhood immunisation, Cervical Cytology and Chronic Disease Management.

The following are the core responsibilities of the of the practice nurse. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks. This will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels.

  • Act as the Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead working to the IPC Policy providing audits, training support and evidence of compliance to the practice manager
  • To produce the IPC annual statement in conjunction with the practice manager
  • Develop, implement, and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
  • Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients that promote
  • health and well being
  • Identify, manage, and support patients at risk of developing long term conditions, prevent adverse effects to patients’ health
  • Provide routine nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  • Diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditionsReview patients’ medications to enhance compliance
  • Prescribe medication for patients in accordance with PGDs and own scope of practice
  • Provide guidance/support to patients in the use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications regarding side effects and dosagesCo-ordinate the provision of travel medicine services
  • Oversee the provision of chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patient to secondary/specialist care as required
  • Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation
  • Ensure read codes are used effectively by all members of the nursing team
  • Ensure the appropriate maintenance and use of chronic disease registers
  • Develop, implement, embed, and participate in well woman / well man clinics
  • Chaperone patients where necessary
  • Assist FPs with minor surgery when required
  • Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  • Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies
  • Recognise, assess, and refer patients presenting with mental health needs
  • Implement vaccination programmes for adults and children
  • Liaise with external services/agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc)
  • Delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
  • Support the clinic team with all safeguarding matters in accordance with local and national policies
  • Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the practice nurse may be requested to:

  • Develop and review audit protocols and process for the practice, effectively utilising the audit cycle
  • Develop, revie and implement nursing protocols in conjunction with the GP partners
  • Support all members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary, conducting appraisals and training needs analysis as required
  • Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice
  • Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate
  • Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e., root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Support the planning and implementation of changes within the nursing team, enhancing the provision of services to patients
  • Support the practice team with the reviewing and implementation of practice policies and protocols, ensuring conformance to extant legislation

For more information regarding this opportunity and to apply for this post please contact Margaret Wallis, Practice Manager,

Closing date: 07/07/2022Job reference: MWA/1Job type: PermanentStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: StockportEmployer: Heaton Norris Medical PracticeSalary: dependent on experience