Nurse Practitioner - Rotational UTC/ SDEC

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly skilled for outstanding Nurse Practitioners/ Care Practitioners to join the Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) on a rotational basis at the Friarage Hospital.

Our excellent team of nurse practitioners/ care practitioners provide clinical assessment, treatment and management of acute medical problems and immediate care for a range of minor injuries and illnesses for the population of Northallerton and surrounding areas in North Yorkshire.

SDEC and UTC are friendly, autonomous and forward-thinking departments within the Friarage Hospital which is part of the Growing the Friarage and Community collaborative and the wider South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They deliver high quality care to a rural population of approximately ,141,000 people serving an area of 1,000 square miles.

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is an essential part of our organisation and an important point of delivery for the community. It is one of the smallest district general hospitals in the country and has 189 inpatient beds.

The services have links with all specialities including the Hospital at Home Team, Urgent Community Response Team, Mental Health, Paediatrics etc .

Main duties of the job

We provide CPD with a monthly teaching programme and we support the trainee Nurse Practitioners within the department to complete their training and portfolio. If you do not currently have all of the required qualifications for a Band 7 role please apply as a training post would be considered.

The Nurse Practitioner/ Care Practitioner will continuously evaluate their role supporting patients with complex and urgent care needs. They will work with the area professional leads and in partnership with local consultants, GP practices and the local PCN's to further develop services which are of value to the commissioners and meet the local needs of the population. We work collaboratively with primary care and acute care consultants to prioritise in avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital and inappropriate attendances to ED.

The post holder will work autonomously as part of the SDEC and UTC team to provide an assessment, diagnosis and undertake treatments/interventions and care for patients with differential diagnosis by following agreed pathways.

Whilst on rotation with the SDEC team the successful candidates will provide the hospital at night out of hours service, giving support to the junior medical team and the hospital site with advanced clinical skills.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Please note there are 2 job descriptions to view on the attached documents (one is for SDEC and the other is for UTC)

Person Specification



  • Experience in A& E/MIU/UTC

Knowledge & Skills


  • Clinically able to prioritise and delegate effectively whilst working within acute/stressful situations
  • Demonstrates an ability to motivate staff by providing a positive role model
  • Able to assume additional managerial responsibility and prioritise this accordingly
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered nurse/paramedic with the NMC/HCPC
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Recognised Teaching qualification
  • Physical Assessment Skills module at level 6/7 or above in Adult and Paediatrics
  • Highly developed clinical skills
  • Advanced levels of clinical knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital



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