Urgent Care Advanced Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Weston Super Mare
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be expanding our Advanced Practitioner (AP) workforce across (Medical Assessment Unit) MAU, Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEMs), Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU) and our Emergency Department (ED) to support the planned changes to Urgent Care at Weston General Hospital due to Healthy Weston 2

Healthy Weston 2 outlines our Vision to support development of a service where patients are seen and treated in the right place and time and are discharged home without unnecessary delays. A great amount of this work will take place at the front door within our Urgent Care.

Programme aims to see Weston General Hospital as a centre of excellence for frailty and elective surgery within the wider UHBW Trust

Applicants applying for the qualified posts must hold an MSc in Advanced Practice (or equivalent award). For the ED post you must also have evidence of achieving or working towards Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) credentialing. The post holders will be registered as an Independent Prescriber

Interested applicants for all posts must have significant experience at a senior level working within an urgent care setting and have experience to support the ability to see and treat patients autonomously within the desired environment. We require enthusiastic, forward thinking, well organised and motivated individuals with a positive attitude to join our multi-professional teams to work within Urgent Care at Weston General Hospital

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Practitioner (AP) will use specialist knowledge and skills to providehealthcare independently to patients. The AP is accountable for the total episode of care for patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed needs.

The post holder will act as a role model, delivering advanced practice and promoting clinical effectiveness in care.Theywill be requiredto work autonomously in delivering independent assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, clinical decision making and planning of care and treatment, diagnosis, prescribing, health promotion and safe discharge of patients.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities canbe found in the relevant person specification attached for each role.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Recent significant experience at band 7 or equivalent in an Acute Medicine/ Emergency clinical setting
  • Proven leadership and management experience in ED or urgent care
  • Proven evidence of educational support to others
  • Demonstrated ability to support colleagues
  • Experience or sound knowledge of change management as part of a leadership role
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload effectively
  • Clinical expert in emergency care
  • Familiar with current local and national issues

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Health Care Professional
  • NMC/HCPC/GCP/GPhC Registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development in the specialist area
  • Completed Advanced Practice Masters or equivalent mapped to apprenticeship
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience
  • IRMER education
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Credentialed AP

Skills and Abilities


  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Good Communication
  • Dynamic and Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Pro-active
  • Personal insight and awareness
  • Being a good team player
  • Innovative



  • Possess the skills and wide range of clinical knowledge to work as an autonomous practitioner to undertake independent, direct consultation and provision of care
  • Function autonomously to achieve the strategic developments working without direct supervision. Identify and critically appraise contemporary evidence, develop and promote best practice, ensuring strong clinical leadership
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of protocols, policies and integrated care pathways in line with current best evidence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road

Weston Super Mare

BS23 4TQ

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