Emergency Practitioner

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join our friendly and supportive team of Practitioners as an Emergency (Nurse, Paramedic or Physiotherapy) Practitioner, within the Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) at our Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals. ( Please note, this is not a training role).

The Emergency departments now see in excess of 140,000 patients per annum including those in Urgent care, presenting with minor injuries and illnesses.

You will be joining well established and progressive team of enthusiastic Emergency Practitioners that provide 24 hours a day cover to the Urgent Treatment Centre, ensuring the safe, efficient and timely flow of patients through both departments. In addition to our strong nursing team we have an excellent GP, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Clinical Support worker teams that work closely with us in providing a patient centred service.

Main duties of the job

As a clinician within the Urgent Treatment Centres, the post holder will work and an independent, autonomous practitioner providing high quality, evidence based, timely and patient centred care.

You will be responsible for utilising expert diagnostic and clinical skills to provide autonomous, unscheduled medical care and management of a diverse range of patients with acute undifferentiated and undiagnosed illnesses and injuries.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

You will be expected to attend the Trusts Induction Programme for RNs,RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic:nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), It lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atenhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered General Nurse (1st level degree) or HCP Registered Paramedic/Physio with at least three years experience as an Emergency Practitioner
  • Completion of Minor injuries and illness course
  • Competent using PGD's
  • Physical Assessment Qualification


  • MSc in Advanced Practice
  • ALS/EPLS Qualification
  • Paediatric Qualification
  • Non- Medical Prescribing Qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • At least three years working in an Urgent Care setting as an Emergency Practitioner
  • Demonstrates current clinical knowledge within Urgent Care
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of local community and understanding of a muti cultural, racially diverse populaiton


  • Understanding of developing protocols and guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate effective teaching and development/assessment of staff and students
  • Evidence of being involved in implementing change within the work place



  • Possess a broad range of competencies in urgent and emergency care to include suturing and plastering
  • Able to autonomously assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions
  • Able to organise and deliver a high standard of evidence based clinical care
  • Able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and counselling skills
  • Able to liaise effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team and other agencies
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise work
  • Able to perform in stressful and complex situations
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Completion of IR(M)ER training and red dot study day course
  • Sound clinical reasoning and decision making


  • Evidence of Advanced Clinical Practice

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells


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