Job Advert: BHR Nurse Associate

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South and East Leeds GP Group

The closing date is 02 May 2024


£26,282 to £32,934 a year depending on experience



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Job summary

Do you have the skills, experience, and desire to support and influence the health of a community and its patients to tackle health inequalities? We are looking for a Nursing Associate to do this role as part of a Primary Care Network (PCN) multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will mainly focus on supporting patients with multi-morbidities such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hypertension. They will be responsible for ensuring the effective holistic provision of high-quality nursing care to people in a clinic and outreach environments who are registered with practices in Burmantofts, Harehills and Richmond Hill.

Main duties of the job

This exciting role with see the Nursing Associates role actively contribute to a patients health and wellbeing through the delivery of holistic care, a whole-person approach which considers, and equally values, physical, psychological, public health needs, social economic, spiritual, and other factors in the assessing, planning and delivery of care. Providing all relevant competencies (to be developed in line with the requirements of the service) have been achieved, they will have delegated responsibility for a pre-agreed caseload under the supervision of a nominated clinician within the PCN multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be integral to the team of clinical pharmacists, specialist Mental Health HCA, care coordinators: for mental health, care home patients and children, GPs, Nurses, Health and Wellbeing Coaches, Social Prescribers, and the wider local care partners such as Community services, hospitals, specialists for long term conditions along the patients pathway.

About us

Working in BHR PCN

How you will tackle health inequalities in BHR PCN, caring for patients with three or more long-term conditions and mental health (multimorbidity) is sadly very common and is a known priority for BHR PCN. We think this is a challenging but extremely rewarding opportunity for a nursing associate to join our committed and dedicated team who tackle these health inequalities daily. Our population have a higher prevalence of mixed mental and long-term conditions because of the nature of our more deprived communities, particularly at an earlier age. Along with our culturally diverse population, these multimorbidity patients are typically our hard-to-reach patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work within the Nursing Associate parameters of practice and deliver high quality, compassionate care to patients in their own homes/clinic environment.

To work with PCN colleagues to deliver care which will be focused on patients who have or are at risk of multimorbiditys by ensuring they are monitored and have access to receiving the physical, psychological, and social assessments.

To work under the direction/delegation of a nominated clinician, in accordance with an individual care plan, with a focus on promoting health and independence in a personalised care plan using the What matters to me approach.

To carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or other registered health professional.

To proactively monitor and prioritise patients appointments and visits within a delegated caseload, making autonomous decisions within agreed competencies about patient care and seeking support from colleagues as appropriate.

Work in an effective and organised manner demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills to effectively deliver person-centred care for an allocated group of individuals.

To contribute to the development of staff within the service through training and supervision.

Person Specification



  • – Experience of working in clinical teams under appropriate supervision including as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • – Experience how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate.
  • – Community experience.
  • – Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information.
  • – Knowledge and understanding of skin integrity (to appropriate level)



  • – Ability to undertake and understand physiological measurements and observations e.g. pulse oximetry, peak flow, urinalysis and general observations, phlebotomy.
  • – Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal communication) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • – Evidence of IT and keyboard skills, including use of PC, IPads and other associated IT equipment.
  • – Understand importance of infection prevention and control inc. PPE, ANTT, sharps.
  • – Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities.
  • – Evidence of time management skills and ability to organise and prioritise own delegated workload.
  • – Ability to deal with non- routine and unpredictable nature of workload and individual patient contact.
  • – Ability to develop effective and appropriate relationships with people, their families, carers, and colleagues.
  • – Car driver with a current UK licence and access to a car for business purposes.

Personal Qualities


  • – Motivated, enthusiastic, and able to motivate others.
  • – Professional at all times.
  • – To strive to improve the service you provide, suggesting changes to practice in line with best practice guidance.
  • – Approachable, Calm and objective.
  • – Good interpersonal skills and effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  • – Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with BHR PCN Values.
  • – Able to drive to several practices and community venues across Leeds.



  • – Nursing Associate Level 5 foundation degree qualification
  • – GCSE Grade A-C in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent

Professional registration


  • – Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register



  • – Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development.
  • – Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards for practice contained within The Code and revalidation.
  • – Knowledge of when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional for expert help and advice.
  • – Understanding of the importance of the promotion of health and well-being.
  • – Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development through further study.
  • – Understanding of the importance of the promotion of health and well-being.
  • – Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • – Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding to appropriate level.


  • – Demonstrates knowledge of clinical governance and clinical effectiveness.
  • – Knowledge and understanding of risk tools e.g. Medley, MUST, AMTS, FRAT.
  • – Demonstrates an understanding of current issues relating to the NHS.
  • – Knowledge of long-term conditions to appropriate level e.g. Diabetes, Heart failure, Respiratory.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

For questions about the job, contact:


Rebecca Aveyard

[email protected]


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