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Trainee Emergency Nurse / Paramedic Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Petersfield Urgent Treatment Centre

Are you an experienced staff nurse or paramedic looking to progress your career in the field of Urgent Care?

We are a practitioner led service, supported by remote GP's, and committed to delivering high quality urgent care to the local population of Petersfield and the surrounding areas. The UTC is open 08:00 -- 20:00 hours, 365 days a year, offering treatment for both minor injury and minor illness to adults and children over the age of one. Patients can pre-book appointments through NHS 111 as well as walk-in attendance.

Following the successful launch of the Urgent Treatment Centre here in Petersfield we are now pleased to be able to offer a trainee emergency nurse / paramedic practitioner post to the successful candidate.

The successful applicant must be a registered nurse or paramedic with at least two years emergency department experience, paramedic experience or equivalent. A place will be offered on an Emergency Practitioner training course following successful completion of the History Taking and Physical Assessment in Clinical Practice Course (which is a prerequisite for the WECC Course). Courses will be financially supported, but will require time and dedication on the part of the applicant. Between and during completion of courses the candidate will work in the urgent treatment centre learning and practicing the skills of triage, wound care, plastering and suturing.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the WECC Emergency Practitioner Course, whilst working in and being supported by the UTC in Petersfield. To learn the skills required in order to work as a fully autonomous practitioner.

To provide professional, high quality care to patients and their families throughout their time in the UTC by supporting the nurse / paramedic practitioners in the delivery of direct patient care.

To provide safe and effective initial assessment / advice to patients attending the department, in line with national and local guidelines and pathways.

To contribute to the development and evaluation of clinical practice within the UTC.

To contribute to the smooth running of the department.

Candidates must demonstrate a good understanding and implementation of Governance, both clinical and information. They must be fully compliant and competent with safeguarding policies and procedures.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Mentor or Practice Assessor training / certificate

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Petersfield Hospital

Swan Street, Petersfield



GU32 3LB

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