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Senior Practitioner

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit band 6, Senior Practitioner to work as part of the Urgent Treatment Centre team, who will be responsible for providing high quality health care and information to the public. An opportunity exists for an experienced and highly motivated practitioner with relevant Adult or Paeds experience who is committed to making a valuable contribution to the further development of these successful and pioneering services.

The services offer treatment for minor injuries and minor ailments 365 days per year, and are open from 8am 9:00 pm.

If you have post qualification experience in A&E, Walk-in Centre or Urgent Care with recent experience in the treatment of minor ailments and injuries we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as part of Urgent Treatment centre team, seeing patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health problems; liaising with others to maintain and enhance a culture which promotes effective multidisciplinary team working within the organisation and across the wider health economy.
  • To provide care and advice to clients utilizing evidence based practice to promote effective treatment and health promotion.
  • Assess, plan and implement treatment plans using evidence based nursing care
  • Acts as an autonomous practitioner within agreed protocols guided by organisational policies and within scope of professional practice.
  • Works under indirect supervision in the provision of care to clients, accessing the knowledge and skills of the team leader as required.
  • Act as a mentor to pre and post registration nurses, allied health professional and unqualified students.
  • The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and be able to work across a range of shift patterns.
  • Participates in the education, development and line management of other staff members
  • Is an effective team player within the interdependent unit, operating flexibly across both units as required and recognising the benefits of the integrated approach

About us

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Maintain a high standard of patient care in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct and within Scope of Practice.
  • Maintains own clinical and professional expertise by participating in clinical supervision, professional development planning and within NMC Code of conduct and Scope of professional practice.
  • Act as a resource for other members of the Urgent Treatment centre team
  • Promote the clinical effectiveness of the nurse-led service using a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Contribute to the development of the Urgent care centre service.
  • Promote a culture which utilizes latest evidence and best practice.
  • Works autonomously under indirect supervision liaising with team leaders and co-ordinators as required.
  • Work in a flexible way to support and maintain good team working practices.
  • Utilizes analytical and judgemental skills in the assessment of patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health problems.
  • Demonstrate commitment to multidisciplinary team working across the local health economy.
  • As a member of the Urgent Treatment centre team contributes ideas for service development to the management team.
  • Contribute to the development implementation and monitoring of policies, procedures and clinical guidelines as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of an effective, nurse-led service utilizing a holistic, health needs approach.
  • Provide specialist clinical knowledge and advice to clinical colleagues, patients, carers/relatives.
  • Supervise new and junior staff i.e. health care assistants.
  • Participate and promote the development of nursing professional practice within the framework of the Modernisation agenda.
  • Adopt a positive approach to change.
  • Act a role model for junior and unqualified staff.
  • Act as a mentor to pre and post registration students, allied health professionals and unqualified students.
  • Participate in and promote the development of a multidisciplinary approach to health care provision.
  • Exercise a high degree of clinical autonomy and professional judgement, treating independently or where necessary referral to other health care providers under the indirect supervision, and following discussion with the team leader.
  • Receive patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health care problems appropriate to level of competence and scope of practice.
  • Possess skills in the management of a range of minor illness and injuries and chronic disease management.
  • Undertake a range of advanced clinical procedures, under supervision, until deemed competent.
  • Provide health promotion and education, screen patients for risk factors and early evidence of illness.
  • Supply and administer drugs, treatments and appliances under PGD as appropriate.
  • Initiate clinical tests and examinations as appropriate following discussion with team leader.
  • Offer a complementary service to that of other health care providers within the local health economy.
  • Act as an advocate for the patient at all times.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the legal and ethical issues with regard to nurse-led services and professional accountability and responsibility.

To safely and effectively prescribe medication to patients, as an independent prescriber.To apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice.To understand the legislation relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing.To understand the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering of medicines.

To safely and effectively prescribe medications to patients as a community practitioner prescriber. To apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice.To understand the legislation relevant to the practice of nurse prescribing.To understand the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering of medicines.

  • Demonstrate a positive commitment to the training and assessment of all learners in the clinical area, and facilitate opportunities for other health care personnel.
  • Awareness of the continuing development of nurse-led and other innovative models of health care provision.
  • Contribute to and disseminate best practice through evidence, clinical benchmarking and guidelines.
  • Maintain own clinical and professional expertise by participation in clinical supervision, personal development planning and within the scope of professional practice and NMC Code of conduct.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring opportunities for junior Urgent treatment Centre staff and students as appropriate.
  • Educate other members of staff utilizing formal and informal methods as appropriate.

  • Participate in clinical audit as required.
  • Promote a research culture and actively encourage the utilization of evidence, research and audit to develop practice.
  • Utilize evidence to provide effective and appropriate care to clients.
  • Maintain adequate and comprehensive documentation in accordance with NMC and local requirements of standards for record keeping.
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships across the local health and social care community, service users and voluntary sectors.
  • Promote the development of clear systems of communication and referral both within the Urgent Treatment Centre and with other health care providers.
  • Maintain confidentiality as per local, national and NMC guidance.
  • Adapt personal communication skills to overcome barriers to communication and understanding.
  • Utilize I.T communication systems.
  • Demonstrate profession skill in facilitating effective and clear communication in dealings with sensitive or volatile situations i.e. child protection issues.
  • Utilize a variety of systems to communicate clinical information in accordance with the data protection act (fax, telephone, letter and email).
  • Utilize personal skills to facilitate effective and clear communication with clients to ensure collaborative health care and concordance with recommended advice and treatment.

Person Specification



  • Registered first level Adult/Paeds nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of teaching of students.


  • Degree or able to demonstrate evidence of study at level 6
  • Nurse prescriber
  • Clinical Examination module or equivalent at level 6 or 7



  • Relevant and current experience in A&E - primary care or WIC - UCC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Research and audit experience
  • Basic IT literacy
  • Training and development of staff


  • Chronic disease management
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Experience of working in a nurse-led service
  • Family planning
  • Health promotion
  • Mental health
  • Childrens nursing
  • Suturing/wound management skills
  • Cannulation/venepuncture skills
  • Ear and eye care skills
  • ISM qualification
  • LEO course
  • Research and audit experience
  • Wound care experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Decision making skills
  • Motivational and organisation skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Negotiation skills


  • Awareness of legal and ethical issues
  • Risk management skills

Additional Criteria

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