Primary Care Nursing Jobs & Recruitment in the UK
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Primary care within the healthcare world is what patients with minor illnesses and injuries receive as a first level of medical assistance. Nurses who work within a primary care setting, such as a GP clinic, are known as ‘Primary Care Nurses’. They are expected to be skilled in a wide range of basic medical practices and have a good knowledge of multiple minor illnesses.
Primary care nursing jobs can vary between specialities, which include:
- Practice nurses
- Advanced nurse practitioners
- Emergency nurse practitioners
- Emergency care practitioners
What is a Primary Care Nurse?
Unlike a hospital nurse, the life of a primary care nurse is a lot more structured, revolving around organisation and scheduled ‘office’ hours. As nurse practitioners and practice nurses so rarely deal with emergencies, primary care nurse jobs are typically thought of as the less-stressful path. However, don’t let this fool you – they need a strong level of organisation skill plus the ability to communicate well with every patient. As many nurses in a primary care role will see their patients more regularly than general nurses, they can build up great relationships with them, helping to build patients’ trust.
The work of a primary care nurse is hugely varied, ranging from diagnosing minor illnesses and treating small injuries, to taking samples of bodily fluids or giving vaccinations. They are often in charge of carrying out initial examinations on patients before they see a doctor like recording their height and weight for example.
How to Become a Primary Care Nurse
As with any position within the healthcare industry, it takes years of hard work and full-time study to take on a career in primary care nursing. The first step is to gain a Bachelor’s degree (also known as a BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing), which takes four years of full-time study to earn. Following on, you’ll need to complete an MSN degree (Master of Science in Nursing), taking an additional two years of full-time study. The next level of education for a primary care nurse would be to complete another two to four years of study to gain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) or DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice).
Working with Your World Healthcare
You’ve got a passion for nursing, the determination to provide patients with your top care skills and a whole heap of studying under your belt. So now what? How do you find the best work in the primary care nursing jobs market? That’s where Your World come into the equation! With a whole heap of experience ourselves, we’ll find the very best emergency nurse practitioner jobs, advanced nurse practitioner jobs and practice nurse jobs, then pair them with top quality nurses looking for work, whether it be locum or permanent.
We supply primary care nurses to both NHS and private sector roles nationwide. Contact one of our excellent recruitment consultants today for more information on our primary care nursing jobs and how we can shape your career!
Primary Care Nursing Ashford contract £30 - £40 / hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 7 ANP to work within Primary Care Nursing, based in Ashford on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-0RRL | Posted: 08th Dec, 2017 | Closing Date: 22nd Jan, 2018
Primary Care Nursing Brighton contract £30 - £40 / hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 7 ANP to work within Primary Care Nursing, based in Brighton on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-vW5K | Posted: 08th Dec, 2017 | Closing Date: 22nd Jan, 2018
Primary Care Nursing North London contract £30 / hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 6 Practice Nurse to work within Primary Care Nursing, based in North London on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-aWYz | Posted: 08th Dec, 2017 | Closing Date: 22nd Jan, 2018
Primary Care Nursing Crawley contract £30 - £40 / hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 7 ANP to work within Primary Care Nursing, based in Crawley on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-qg4b | Posted: 08th Dec, 2017 | Closing Date: 22nd Jan, 2018
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