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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Band 6 Practice Nurse (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-21-33446

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) LS
RMA Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4PQ
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum *Pay award pending

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Here at Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) we are an inclusive and dedicated organisation working to provide excellent care to our entitled personnel.

Are you a motivated individual who strives to deliver excellent healthcare?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a large organisation working as part of a professional encouraging team?

Do you want to be part of a great organisation which has great additional benefits? Look no further!

DPHC London and South (LS) region are looking for a dynamic, organised and efficient Band 6 Practice Nurse who will be working within our Primary Health Care team at Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst.

As the successful candidate, you will work unsupervised as part of a multidisciplinary primary healthcare team, leading the delivery of primary healthcare nursing including elements of occupational health.

For further information regarding the nature of this vacancy, please see the attached Fixed Term Appointment document.

As the successful candidate your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing safe, evidence-based, cost-effective and individualised patient care.
  • Undertaking preventative health programmes and manage the care of patients with chronic illnesses.
  • Undertaking technical nursing treatments and procedures for patients complex/specialist healthcare needs.
  • Undertaking health and well-being clinics using health promotion, health education, screening and therapeutic communication skills.
  • Undertaking men and women’s health screening and education along with provision of family planning services and sexual health.
  • Coordinating the development of plans to meet the health needs of patients including diagnostic tests; treatment plans, health promotion and prevention.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for additional job duties and responsibilities.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Competencies:

  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Core - NHSC5 - Quality
  • NHS Core – NHSC6 – Equality and Diversity
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB5 – Provision of Care
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK1 – Information Processing

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:


  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory.
  • A Registered Nurse with professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma, supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses.


  • Post registration experience of working within Primary Healthcare / Experienced and competent in history taking and physical assessment and the triage and treatment of minor injury/illness. Immunisation, venepuncture, ear care, audiology, travel medicine, wound care, cervical screening
  • Experience of leading and promoting health and well-being clinics and providing care to patients with chronic illnesses
  • Experience of having provided mentorship and/or coaching other staff
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and the practical application of new skills to the workplace
  • Evidence of teaching background
  • Experience in Occupational Health and Military occupational health and musculoskeletal medicine

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for the vacancy.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.

If found successful for this position, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Failure to provide evidence of your immunity may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

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