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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic patient centered care.Ability to promote patient centered care and establish good relationships with patients and carers.To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.To be able to take charge of the department in the absence of a Band 7 Nurse.To provide senior support to the hospital site at night and when required.To work as an autonomous Minor Injury Nurse Practitioner.To be able to assess and facilitate the treatment of more seriously ill and injured patients.To act as a lead nurse in an emergency situation.To be able to manage the patient flow within the department with consideration to target delivery.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity now exists for an Emergency Nurse Practitioner position within the Urgent Treatment Centre. Applications are invited from Registered Nurses with proven A& E/Urgent Care experience and willing to undertake an enhanced role to assess and deliver treatment to patients presenting with minor injuries and minor illness and to facilitate the treatment of more seriously injured and ill patients within an Urgent Care Centre environment.

Successful applicants must have experience in minor injury management having obtained relevant MIU qualifications as they will be required to work autonomously and in conjunction with agreed clinical guidelines. The candidate must be confident and competent in extended skills to include x ray interpretation and suturing and be able to initiate immediate life support situations. Advanced life support training will be undertaken as part of the role.

This post demands a commitment to self-development and team working and there is also a significant managerial component to this role. This includes providing senior support to the hospital site at night and taking charge of the department in the absence of a band 7 nurse. Previous management experience will be an advantage although relevant training and support will be given to the right candidate.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites by staff in trust uniform and/or wearing a trust identification badge in any location, in vehicles owned or leased by the Trust or in the homes (including gardens) of any patients visited at home.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To demonstrate a professional approach to work, and act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Trust policies.Maintains standards of conduct and dress to sustain the public confidence in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Trust policies.To have knowledge of and adhere to ward and Trust policy and professional standards. To ensure that team members do likewise.

Please see Job Description for more information.

Person Specification

Registered Nurse


  • Registered Nurse
  • Possession of degree


  • Managing a department
  • Mentorship qualification

Emergency Nurse Practitioner


  • Minor Injury and illness Qualified
  • ALS/PLS/ILS qualified


  • Non medical prescriber
  • Recent experience in an UTC setting

IT competent


  • Able to use IT systems


  • Previous use of PAS, Oceano, Maxims

Extended skills


  • Skills in cannulation and venepuncture and drug administration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


West Cornwall Hospital

St Clare St


TR18 2PF

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