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Nurse vacancy job description:

GP Practice Nurse with a Speciality in Diabetes / Advanced nurse practitioner / Nurse associate

Job Purpose

We are looking for a qualified and experienced nurse or nurse associate to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality nursing care to patients with diabetes, as well as working with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive and coordinated care plans. We are keen for a motivated individual with a wide range of skills to join our team. The ideal candidate will be able to manage diabetes care and prescribe. An advanced nurse practitioner would be a very welcome addition to our thriving and evolving team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide basic and complex nursing care to patients with diabetes, including:

    • Assessment and management of blood glucose levels

    • Provision of insulin injections

    • Education and support for patients on diabetes self-management plans

  • Provide basic and higher levels of nursing care as needed for patients.


  • To provide care for minor injuries, dressings, including pressure bandaging and higher level wound assessment, care and dopplers, liaising directly, where appropriate with community and secondary care counter-parts, escalating to a GP as necessary and also provide supervision for less qualified nursing colleagues in the practice.


  • To do cervical cytology sampling, immunisations as outlined by national programmes and local guidelines, working closely with the nursing, clinical and admin team to create systems to identify patients who are in need of such services and promoting the service hard to reach patients.

  • To provide assessment and triage of unscheduled care presentations as part of the first contact team and ongoing management by tailored appointments to help on the day urgent care.

  • To support the annual flu campaign and other mass population vaccination programmes


  • To conduct family planning consultations and assist the GP’s in providing LARC services. Experience in HRT would be a valued asset.


  • Work with other members of the healthcare team to provide a comprehensive and coordinated care plan for patients with diabetes, including:

    • GPs

    • Diabetes specialists

    • Dieticians

    • Podiatrists

  • Participate in the development and implementation of diabetes care pathways and protocols

  • Provide education and support to patients and their families about diabetes

  • Promote diabetes awareness and prevention in the local community

Qualifications and Experience

  • Registered Nurse with a specialism in diabetes

  • Nurse associate with recognised degree

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a diabetes clinic or setting

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to use computer systems

  • Ability to carry out audits, systematic reviews, and inspections, documenting them appropriately and presenting findings to the practice.

  • RGN Qualification

  • Accredited training in some CDM areas and willingness to become qualified in others

  • Training in cervical smears

  • Up to date in childhood immunisations and influencing parents in their importance

  • Family planning training

  • Higher level wound management

  • Qualified to undertake all usual primary care tests & investigations including phlebotomy, spirometry, ECG, ABPM, urinalysis etc.

  • If not holding the qualification, willingness to train as a nurse prescriber, the ideal candidate will have skills, qualifications and experience.

  • If not holding a training qualification interested in undertaking one in the future.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package, depending on skill level and experience

  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment

  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement

Our equal opportunities policy aims to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Downton GP Surgery is a large, modern practice with a population list of 7,000 patients. We are located in the town of Downton, Wiltshire, and are easily accessible by car and public transport.

We are a friendly and supportive team, and we are always looking for new members to join us. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to

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