Emergency Nurse Practitioner/Care Practitioner-Minor Injuries Unit

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

If you are a practicing or newly qualified Emergency Care/Nurse Practitioner and want another challenge or feel it is time you progressed your career, we would love you to come and join our Team within our Trust.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced or newly qualified ENP/ECP to join our Minor Injuries Unit at the Evesham Community Hospital part of Worcestershire Health & Care Trust.

The ability to use your initiative, work proactively, demonstrate excellent clinical skills and communication skills, be part of the team but at the same time prioritising your own workload and responding flexibly to changing demands are essential requirements of the role.

The role will provide you with variety and no two days are the same. You will have autonomy to balance and achieve the demands of the role so will need to demonstrate your ability to be responsive and flexible to be able meet the requirements of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Be expected to be autonomous practitioner, responsible for accessing, treating, discharging patients attending with minor injuries.

Be a highly qualified clinician and as an ENP/ECP be responsible for providing expert knowledge and skills to more junior members of the team with a willingness to professionally develop their role within the everchanging scope of emergency care.

Deputise for Countywide MIU Lead in times of absence, ensuring a consistent workforce within all Units, providing equitable care to all patients.

Provide a holistic, autonomous, clinical nursing service by attending to all referrals/self-referrals to the Minor Injury Unit. Assessing their physical, psychological and social needs, implementing all agreed management plan with patients including appropriate investigations, prescribing and referral, within PGDs.

Be innovative, continually striving for improvement.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to travel between various sites



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill gained from working within a Minor Injury/ Urgent Care or A&E unit or an appropriate setting where these skills may be obtained.
  • Clinical Governance.
  • Good knowledge of Safeguarding

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • High level of clinical skills and knowledge
  • Understanding of teamwork
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office packages/ITskills.


  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Computer skills including Patient first, Ulysses, ESR, E Roster & NHSP



  • RGN/ECP/AHP (Occupational Therapist,Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist)
  • Degree/Diploma and working towards a first level degree
  • University based Emergency Nurse Practitioner Course
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


  • Independent / supplementary prescriber
  • Teaching and assessing qualification



  • Experience of working as an Emergency Nurse/Care Practitioner within a minor injuries or A&E environment
  • Broad range of clinical experience including autonomous practitioner skills, clinical assessment skills, specialist skills gained from working in an A&E environment, for example: suturing, infiltration, plaster application
  • Clinical audit / project work


  • Previous Acute / Community Hospital experience
  • Accident and Emergency experience
  • Minor Illness & Non Medical Prescribers qualification

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