Practice Nurse, Ladybarn Group Practice

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Practice Nurse to join the team at Ladybarn Group Practice in Manchester.

Ladybarn Group Practice, 54 Briarfield Road, Ladybarn, Manchester, M20 4SS (view map). Find out more about the practice at

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Philippa Beck

Desired attributes

  • Recent experience in the role of a Practice Nurse
  • NHS primary care experience essential.
  • NMC registered (RGN)
  • Excellent communication skills and patient manner
  • Ability to work independently and manage patient’s needs and expectations
  • Experienced in general practice nursing

Duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Immunisations for babies, children and adults
  • Travel advice
  • Cervical smears/swabs
  • Venepuncture
  • COPD / Asthma reviews
  • MMR vaccines
  • Flu and pneumo vaccines
  • Depo injections
  • Coil checks/pill checks
  • Diabetes
  • Spirometry/reversibility
  • Infection control
  • Run EMIS searches for Manchester Standards and Qof

Clerical tasks include:

  • Input of general data and clinical information onto electronic patients records
  • Stock taking and ordering supplies of clinical/medical equipment
  • Referral of patients to other medical or administrative personnel and voluntary agencies when appropriate
  • Preparation of equipment for testing and servicing
  • Source and maintain relevant information leaflets and literature for patient displays

Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Support the GPs and nurses in the management and execution of clinical practice
  • Manage own workload effectively within the practice clinic times
  • Mentor HCA’s
  • Attend and contribute to monthly Practice meetings
  • Take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others and use equipment correctly in accordance with statutory legislation and practice policies at all times
  • Work within the Primary Care Practice infection control principals and guidelines
  • Conduct risk assessments in situations where personal, colleague or patient safety may be compromised
  • Follow the practice procedures and policies for dealing with complaints, disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Ensure that all those persons met within the course of the job are given equality of treatment and are not discriminated against

Research, education and training responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the evaluation of current practice and service provision by participating in the collection of data, clinical audit and user satisfaction surveys
  • Participate in regular staff appraisals and performance reviews
  • Undertake appropriate training or development courses as identified through the use of a Personal Development Plan
  • Attend mandatory training as required
  • Assist in the induction of new staff members

Communication and key working relationships include:

  • Liaise and work collaboratively with the GP’s, nurses, practice staff and outside agencies as deemed appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with patients reporting relevant information or concerns to senior staff promptly
  • Explain clinical procedures to patients clearly in order to obtain informed consent
  • Document written and electronic information accurately, professionally and timely
  • Ensure confidentiality in all matters relating to patients, staff and information obtained in the course of employment in line with statutory legislation
  • Recognise the limitations of own scope of knowledge and practice and be aware of when to refer to senior members of staff  
Closing date: 10/09/2021Job reference: PN/LadybarnJob type: PermanentStaff group: Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredJob location: ManchesterEmployer: Ladybarn Group PracticeSalary: Negotiable dependant on experience and qualificationsSalary range: £30,000 - £40,000AfC pay band: Band 6