Emergency Care Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lewes
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum/Pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

This is a great opportunity to come and join our Professional team of Nurse & Paramedic Practitioners working across all 3 East Sussex Urgent Care Units including Crowborough & Uckfield Minor Injury Units & Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre. We deliver urgent care to more than 100 patients a day who have either injuries or minor illness.

We need Registered Nurses or Paramedics with a post registration Practitioner qualification & experience in Urgent Care & who are able to work autonomously, adapt to a fast paced, progressive service & provide excellent clinical care to their patients.

In return you will work in a supportive environment, have the opportunity to develop your Practice and deliver care to patients who truly appreciate the service they can access close to home & for a Trust committed to supporting staff & their well-being.

Main duties of the job

This role covers the Sussex Community Foundation Trust Urgent Care Units. The post holder will work within local, national & NICE guidelines to triage, assess, and treat patients attending the Units. NHSE is continuing to lead on the transformation of a variety of services into Urgent Treatment Centres although currently our Minor Injury Units remain. The post holder will provide assessments for patients presenting to the Units with either an injury or illness. This means that an existing qualification is required in either illness or injury and the agreement to study and achieve accreditation in both will need to be completed for this post.

This post involves both sound, autonomous clinical assessment & treatment skills & the knowledge of where to re-direct inappropriate attendances, ensuring patients are transferred safely according to their presenting condition. The Post holder will be integral to the team and contribute to the overall running of the Units which includes the management of other staff working within the Unit, support with education or training needs and daily supervision.

About us

As the largest provider of community healthcare services in Sussex, our Urgent care teams at Lewes UTC & Uckfield & Crowborough MIUs help people to manage sudden changes to their health.Each year we see more than 50,000 adult or child patients with injuries or illnesses which equates to around 50 per day, per Unit.Our vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community and achieving the highest level of service is our top priority.

We develop and nurture our staff and recognising that they are our greatest asset. We give them clear career pathways, support their wellbeing, recognise and value their diversity and provide them with the leadership, skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best care for our patients now and in the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To triage, assess, examine and treat the nature & extent of injury/ illness for each patient. To assess those that are acutely unwell & arrange any immediate treatment (within guidelines) & safe transfer to the most appropriate facility.

Use clinical tools such as X-ray. To know when to request and how to interpret, making independent judgement on the diagnosis and treatment of fractures and seeking further opinion when required.

To use & develop skills to include tissue adhesives, suturing, administration of injections including infiltration of local anaesthetic, manipulation of pulled elbows, digits, plastering.

Able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of Patient Group Directions available for a range of presenting conditions in the absence of a Non-Medical Prescriber qualification. Demonstrate sound knowledge of the administration of drugs for analgesia or treatment within the Units.

To supervise & mentor additional members of the team as required such as Nurse Practitioners, HCAs, student nurses & paramedic practitioners. This to include appraisals & sign off mentoring.

To demonstrate personal & professional development and undertake training where required within agreed timescales

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC or HCPC Registration
  • Post Registration Practitioner qualification
  • Registered accredited study in minor injury or illness
  • Advanced Physical assessment


Desirable

  • Educated to degree level
  • Irmer certificate
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Non Medical Prescriber


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial Post Registration experience in urgent care field
  • Recent autonomous clinical experience
  • Experience in using clinical software systems eg S1, PACS, Emiss.
  • Able to use Patient Group Directions


Desirable

  • Some experience in minor illness
  • Recent experience in primary care


Knowledge & skills

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate Excellent clinical skills
  • Adult & Children's safeguarding
  • Evidence of extended clinical skills relevant to level of practice such as suturing, plastering
  • X-ray requesting and interpretation
  • Able to recognise clinically when a patient requires referral in both the emergency and planned situation
  • Ability to empower patients by appropriate health teaching and advice


Desirable

  • Knowledge of local and national policies relevant to clinical area.
  • Experience with the development of protocols, guidelines and policies
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety within clinical practice and associated areas
  • Experience of clinical audit


Other

Essential

  • Must be a car driver
  • Must be able to work across a 7 day week


Desirable

  • Willingness to travel across all 3 units


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