Practice Nurse, Northgate Clinic, Drogheda

Practice Nurse

The role of the Practice Nurse is to provide clinical nursing, health promotion and screening in the GP Practice

You will need to have a passion for both Healthcare and the fast-paced culture of a growing company. You will need excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.


Practice Nurse – Northgate Surgery - Drogheda

  • Contract: Part-Time, Permanent  
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Working Pattern: Monday & Tuesday 9 – 5.30pm  
  • Commencement Date: August 23rd, 2021.  


Key Roles & Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:


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

Travel Medicine

  • Travel Vaccination administration
  • Travel Advice

Chronic Disease Management

  • Cholesterol testing & dietary advice
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Nursing management of chronic respiratory disease
  • Nursing management of diabetes

Female Health

  • Cervical Screening
  • Family Planning

Sexual Health

  • Opportunistic STI screening
  • Sexual Health advice

Skin / wound care

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

General Nursing Duties

  • Health promotion and education
  • Telephone triage and advice
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Administering prescribed long term medications/injections (e.g. cytamen, Depoprovera, Depixol, Myocrisin)
  • ECG recording
  • 24 hour abpm monitoring
  • Emergency treatment as required
  • Under 6’s periodic assessments
  • Results Management



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



Key Skills:

Patient Focus

  • The ability to remain calm, professional and polite in dealing with our patients and colleagues

Personal Integrity

  • Be professional in your approach to your work
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be trustworthy and respectful

Team Work

  • Build and maintain good relationships with all colleagues
  • Be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload
  • Aim to communicate well with people at all levels

Managing Change

  • Welcome and embrace change, with a positive attitude

Develop yourself and others

  • Be motivated to learn and develop
  • Support, encourage and motivate others
  • Coach, guide and give constructive feedback to others



Key Experience:

  • Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement for this role



For the full job description, queries, or should you wish to be considered please submit your CV or contact Siobhan Clarke Boyden ( on 01 299 3500 in confidence.


Centric Health is an equal opportunities employer.