Practice Nurse






Position Title:







Practice Nurse


Lucan, Primacare



Permanent; 27.5 hrs/week (Mon – Fri, 13.30 – 18.00)





Direct Report:


Practice Manager



Purpose of Position:



To provide clinical nursing, health promotion and screening at Ballyowen Lane Medical Clinic, Lucan.




Key Roles & Responsibilities:



  • Infant, childhood and travel vaccinations
  • Flu and Pneumococcal vaccinations
  • Hepatitis B, Tetanus boosters and Rubella boosters


Chronic Disease Management

  • Cholesterol testing & dietary advice
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Stress management
  • Nursing management of Asthma
  • Lung function testing
  • Nursing management of diabetes


Skin / wound care

  • Treatment of venous leg ulcers and other skin injuries
  • Assessment and treatment of skin lacerations
  • Nursing management of skin conditions – excema, psoriasis


General Nursing Duties

  • Health promotion and education
  • Telephone triage and advice
  • General Phlebotomy
  • Ear Syringing
  • Administering prescribed long term medications/injections (e.g. cytamen, Depoprovera, Depixol, Myocrisin)


Female Health

  • Smear Tests
  • STI screen
  • Contraceptive advice



Indirect Nursing Duties

  • Liaise with other health professionals in the community and hospitals
  • Audit of patient care and practice services
  • Maintenance and sterilisation of surgical instruments
  • Maintenance of emergency equipment
  • Education of practice staff
  • Help to draft clinical policies and procedures


  • All Centric Health staff have a responsibility to work with the company risk management strategy and its requirements
  • All Centric Health staff, but particularly those with direct patient contact, have a responsibility for the prevention of infection



Other Duties:


As deemed appropriate by Practice Manager/Regional Manager/Quality and Development Nurse Manager



Responsibilities for Continuous Self Development:





Organisational Relationships:





The job holder is responsible for maintaining their own continuous self development in agreement with the Regional Manager.  The Regional Manager will work with HR to identify resources available to increase professional development.  The job holder will attend mandatory training required for the role.   



Direct Report Practice Manager

Internal Communication – Direct liaison with all members of staff in Ballyowen Lane Medical

External Communication - Liaison with patients, suppliers


Performance Review:


Supervision provided through regular meetings. 

Position Requirements:

·       Must be a Registered General Nurse with An Bord Altranais

·       Excellent interpersonal, communication and telephone skills

·       Computer literate

·       Commitment to courteous, sincere and sensitive patient service

·       Commitment to quality and excellent patient care in the practice

·       Excellent organisational skills

·       Flexibility


To apply or simply to find out more, email a copy of your CV to or call us on 01-2993500.