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Primary care networks and the ethos of multidisciplinary, collaborative working have led to a rich variety of career options in primary care today. This page includes information about careers and apprenticeships in East Kent and job descriptions you can adapt for your general practice.

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Download template job descriptions

We have prepared job descriptions which you can use as a template, to advertise roles in your practice.

To provide standard administrative support to the teams working collaboratively to achieve shared goals.


To offer a full range of medical services to the practice population with defined clinical sessions


To provide leadership and management skills to enable the Practice to meet its agreed aims and objectives within a profitable, efficient, safe and effective working environment.

Practice manager

Responsible for the day to day supervision and management of reception. Ensuring all functions are carried out in accordance with agreed policies and protocols. Reporting to the practice manager as necessary.


Other roles in primary care


Advanced level practitioners (ACPs) are from a range of professional backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, paramedics, occupational therapy 

Advanced practicioner

Community pharmacist are all about helping patients and the public, assessing their conditions and making decisions about which medicines they should take. 

Community pharmacist

Healthcare assistants make sure the patient experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be the stepping stone into many other NHS roles. 


Nursing associate is a new role within the nursing team. Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients and the public.  


Advanced practitioners are an integral part of the 21st century NHS workforce as new models of care are transforming the way patients are treated.


Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.


Physiotherapists help people recover from illness or injury using exercise and other techniques. 


Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing.

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Link workers

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