Vacancy: Practice Nurse Manager in Primary Care 




Are you looking to join a progressive, thriving GP Practice at the forefront of providing high quality patient-centric care in Oxford? 

We are now seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Practice Nurse Manager to join our well-established, friendly and supportive team. We are a teaching and training practice and aim for the highest standards of care for our community of patients. Equally important is our innovative approach to patient care, and our ethos of team working and personal/career development. 

With nearly 30,000 patients, Hedena Health is one of Oxford's largest providers of Primary Healthcare services. From 3 surgeries in the Headington area, we run team-based care, meaning that patients receive attention from a regular clinician ensuring continuity, familiarity and autonomy. Wellbeing is important to us and is promoted through initiatives such as an annual Away Day, fresh fruit deliveries, staff outings (we had a boat trip in the Summer and our Christmas party is legendary!), homemade cakes and a Hedena running club. 

The candidate will be a confident and motivated Nurse Manager with previous experience of General Practice Nursing. They will take the lead in developing and delivering specialist primary care services, such as long-term disease management (diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease and hypertension).
They will be capable of managing, mentoring and inspiring people. Candidates should have good IT, organisational, communication and clinical skills as well as a sound understanding of QOF, Enhanced Services and CQC/NICE guidelines.


Job Summary

Working in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care to the whole practice population and the development of the nursing services provided at the Practice. 
They will provide leadership and direction to the nursing team and develop the clinical practice of the practice nurse team in the provision of assessment, treatment, screening, health education services, and advice to patients. They will lead and manage the nursing resources, working closely with the management team and Directors to deliver the overall practice priorities whilst providing a high standard of nursing care to patients. The candidate will have skills in developing and maintaining practice policies and protocols for all nursing activity. To be the infection control lead in the practice and ensure all staff are aware of current procedures.

Clinically, the focus is on delivery of evidence-based practice for patients with long-term chronic conditions, and management and preventative nursing interventions to all patients. 

You would be joining a settled experienced team with a wide range of skills, and a great reputation! Informal enquiries and visits are very welcome.