We are looking for a fully trained and practising autonomous practitioner who has been assessed as competent to assess, diagnose, treat and refer or discharge patients within a nurse and paramedic led unit to join our dynamic team. The Practitioner will ensure the delivery of high standards of safe and compassionate patient care within a range of minor injury and minor illness presentations, and to stabilise more serious case presentations for further management to other medical services.
It is essential that the successful candidate has a confident calm and empathetic approach and is able to communicate effectively as part of the team in a dynamic environment.
You will be responsible for your own professional practice, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and the smooth running of the Minor Injury Unit.
You will also act as a resource for staff, provide professional clinical leadership and provide health education and training to patients and carers as required.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to work as part of a skilled team to support the provision of an effective and safe clinical service.
You will assist in providing best practice for patients, and when appropriate, to involve relatives and carers in decision making. You are expected to provide autonomous highly specialised clinical advice, examination and treatment to patients, precise record keeping and documentation, and to initiate referrals to other specialists or provide follow-up care as required.
You will work closely with the Line Manager , MIU colleagues and other clinical colleagues to promote good working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
You will lead by example and act as a role model within the Trust, working collaboratively with colleagues, managers and matrons and ensure effective communication within the team.About us
Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.
A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.
At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.
Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
You will be required to work as part of a skilled team to support and provide safe, clinical and effective clinical care.
You will be expected to provide a holistic, patient-centred approach to planning care and undertake a range of clinical duties.
You are required to have excellent communication skills and ensure that a calm and efficient service is maintained.Person SpecificationQualificationEssential
- Autonomous Practitioner Qualification
- Minor Injuries Module
- Mentorship Qualification
- Minor Illness Module
- IR(ME)R certification
- A& E/MIU/Paramedic Experience
- Demonstrate clinical skills
Employer detailsEmployer name
- ECG interpretation
- Cannulation and Venepuncture
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Minor Injuries Unit, QVH NHS Trust
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