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Trainee Emergency Practitioner ENP/ECP Adult Emergency Department

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Trainee Emergency Practitioner ENP/ECP Adult Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departmenthas fantastic opportunities for an experienced Emergency Nurse and/or paramedic, to undertake a structured, supervised trainee role which will include undertaking the APICA module at UWE to become a qualified autonomous practitioner within the Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department.

Due to the expansion of the team and an enlarged ED footprint, we have some fantastic opportunities for you to join our brilliant team of supportive, enthusiastic and friendly autonomous practitioners

If you are:
  • A nurse or paramedic with relevant experience working in urgent or emergency department settings
  • Experienced in managing a wide range of patients presenting with injury and illness
  • Keen to develop your scope of practice, depth of knowledge and clinical expertise including history taking, clinical examination, clinical reasoning and decision making skills
  • Looking to join an exceptional ED multidisciplinary team

Then this is the post you have been looking for!

Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Bristol, you will be working in the gateway to the glorious South West. Bristol is a city with great green credentials, excellent bus services and many cycle lanes which will allow you to experience 'the best city to live in the UK' as voted by The Sunday Times.

Main duties of the job

Our ENP/ECP team in this inner city ED comprises 23 autonomous practitioners delivering a high quality 24-hour service 7 days a week.

There is protected teaching each week, and a supportive culture in which to learn new skills. There are a variety of roles in the team which everyone rotates through; clinician, streaming, and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC).

The ED has strong links with the local university and the Emergency Practitioner course, and MSc in Advanced Practice.

The successful candidate will be offered a 12 month fixed term contract, during which, they will be expected to complete the APICA course, and then the departmental capabilities which underpin the role. During the 12 months the candidate will be supported by a mentor and will be working at AFC Band 6. Successful completion will result in progression to an AFC Band 7 position.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Innovative
  • Being a good team player
  • Personal insight and awareness
  • Pro-active
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Flexible
  • Dynamic
  • Being fair
  • Good communication
  • Demonstrates ability to take over responsibility and accountability
  • Assertiveness
  • Resilience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven track record in Urgent/Emergency care, leadership and change management
  • Experience in working as an RN/Paramedic in an Urgent care or Emergency Department setting
  • Clinical expertise including history taking and clinical examination skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support colleagues
  • Proven evidence of educational support to others
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload effectively


  • Competence in wound management assessment and closure

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Health Care Professional
  • NMC/HCPC/Registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development in the specialist area
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience


  • Working towards masters in Advanced Practice

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