Trainee Emergency Care Practitioner

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Emergency Care Practitioner within the Emergency Department will use specialist knowledge and skills to independently provide healthcare to a select group of patients with minor illnesses or injuries. The Emergency Care Practitioner is accountable for the total episode of care of the patient including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral and discharge.

The Emergency Care Practitioner will undertake the role in accordance with the Emergency Care Practitioner Scope of Practice and is supported by other members of the multidisciplinary team. The Emergency Care Practitioner will be responsible for prescribing and dispensing medication, under the Trust Patient Group Directives.

The Emergency Care Practitioner will be supported by a senior Emergency Care Practitioner or doctor in the department when making decisions they are not fully confident with.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 19th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

1. The post holder will be working as a trainee ECP within a busy Minor Injury and Illness Unit and Urgent Treatment Centre under a scope of practice; seeing, treating and independently discharging patients as required.

2. The post holder will work with Senior ECP colleagues to deliver a high quality, effective and sustainable service.

3. The post holder will undertake a training post and is supported to complete a Minor Injury and Minor Illness University course with a ECP portfolio to work towards to becoming a qualified ECP.

4. The post holder will work in good partnership with multi-disciplinary team. Teaching and education program for the ECP is provided annually. This post will be rotational across two sites.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

2. Using advanced history taking skills, obtains a patient history in a systematic manner including pertinent physical, social, emotional, psychological or environmental factors.

3. Using advanced physical assessment skills, undertakes physical examination as appropriate, using techniques of observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion, including the safe use of diagnostic equipment as appropriate.

4. Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory and radiology investigations in order to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings on history and physical examination and relates these findings to possible diagnosis.

5. Makes clinical decisions using analytical and judgmental skills to reach a diagnosis and effectively communicates the information regarding these decisions, care pathways and policy to the patients/carers and multi professional team.

6. Develops and implements a plan of healthcare management which will include any necessary treatment and appropriate referral for further evaluation or follow up care to any member of the multidisciplinary team. Takes clinical responsibility for the diagnosis, management and discharge/referral/transfer of the patient and offers health promotion strategies where appropriate.

7. Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data. Responsible for documenting all clinical notes both computerised and paper based.

8. Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with colleagues and other members of the multidisciplinary and multi professional teams to develop and promote the unique contribution to patient care provided by ECPs.

9. Remains up to date with clinical and professional developments and own learning, recognising limitations within own professional knowledge and practice.

10. Participate in an ongoing programme of audit to monitor and evaluate the service and support the implementation of change as appropriate.

11. Supports the development, education and mentorship of junior staff and students working in the area. Participates in completing PDRs for junior staff in the department.

12. Manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring varying levels of physical effort according to patients dependency/clinical need.

13. Support patients, carers and others during difficult and potentially highly distressing and emotional situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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