Emergency Practitioner - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for 9 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

We seek an experienced & self-directed Emergency Practitioner with a passion and commitment to the care they deliver & who hold patient experience and care at the heart of their practice and share our organisational values. You will need to be motivated and enthusiastic in your role & looking for an opportunity to join our highly skilled team of autonomous Emergency Practitioners who deliver evidence -based clinical care in our Practitioner Led Unit.

Cirencester Hospital has a dedicated minor injury & illness unit (MIiU) open 7 days a week & the post holder will be required to work a full range of shifts.

We are open 0800-2000hrs , pre-covid the unit was open from 08:00-23:00hrs. This is under constant review and will be adjusted throughout our covid-recovery process.

Essential requirements for this role,
  • Relevant Professional Registration & clinical experience in MIiU / ED
  • Emergency Practitioner qualification

As a member of the Gloucestershire NHS, the unit offers a diverse range of training opportunities and is committed to personal as well as service development. We also offer the opportunity of training with a preceptor to support the transition induction period and ongoing professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide advanced, skilled, effective and evidenced based health care.
  • To ensure patients are seen in priority order, utilising Manchester triage assessment
  • To utilise advanced, specialist skills to undertake a thorough history, subjective and objective physical examination clinical decision making and safe treatment plan.
  • To utilise advanced skills in x-ray request and interpretation to safely manage patients presenting with fractures.
  • To utilise advanced clinical assessment and reasoning skills and knowledge to provide a safe service for all age groups including children and babies.
  • When appropriate to safely discharge patients, taking into account both physical and social factors.
  • To take the opportunity in every patient encounter to offer advice in health promotion and disease prevention and to advise and empower patients to self-care where possible.
  • To undertake non-medical prescribing where qualified, or to utilise extensive PGD's when appropriate.
  • To work in partnership with the wider urgent care team, acute trust, SWAST, OOH, social services, local GP's, ICT
  • To have an innovative approach to practice in response to changing service needs and priorities. Acting as a change agent and facilitating the change process.
  • To have knowledge of, and be able to effectively refer to local services and resources to promote care.
  • To provide and receive sensitive complex information related to patients and relatives. To maintain confidentiality.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application

Person Specification



  • Relevant post Registration Qualification i.e. Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Care practitioner or equivalent.
  • Minor injury Minor illness in children or willing to undertake within 18 months of appointment( unless Trust prohibits)
  • Non-medical X ray referrer and up to date calrad/irmer

length and nature of eperience


  • Experience in using Patient Group Directions
  • Recent clinical experience



  • Evidence of extended clinical skills relevant to level of practice and recent clinical processes



  • Good Communication skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cirencester Hospital

Tetbury Road



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