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Senior Practitioner (UTC)

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us as a Senior Practitioner (Allied Health Professional or Nurse) within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) which is collocated next to the Emergency Department.

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical expertise to allow patients to be seen, treated, discharged or signposted to alternative service provision. In addition, the post holder will be required to work closely with the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of a high standard of individualised patient care and improving patient experience. You will demonstrate continuing professional development, reflecting individual needs, the needs of the team and organisation.

In our new purpose-built facility, we have additional assessment rooms, a plaster room and eye clinic room to ensure that patients receive the best timely treatment that we can provide. The expansion will support the local population and will ensure that we have the necessary space to provide treatments.

Main duties of the job

  • Work autonomously to assess and appropriately treat patients using nationally recognised tools, for example NEWS / sepsis screening and local guidelines / patient group directions.
  • Providing leadership and management to junior members of the team, including supervision, absence management, performance management and recruitment.
  • Provide leadership to the team of clinicians on duty ensuring patient needs are prioritised appropriately
  • Actively participate in clinical audit, working within the trust's audit guidelines to undertake both national and local audit
  • Actively identify, report and act upon any clinical risks
  • Contribute to departmental policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Identify educational needs of self and others and proactively meet these needs and provide educational opportunities where possible
  • To work alongside senior management to develop innovative ways of working to benefit the whole health community
  • Make clinical decisions and guide others to do so using evidence based knowledge
  • Offer health advice and promotion to patients and their families including education on self-management

  • About us

    Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

    ServiceWe will put our patients first

    TeamworkWe will work together

    Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

    RespectWe will act with integrity

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    1. Your duties and responsibilities will be undertaken on a shift and rotation basis covering 24 hours 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

    2. To provide assessment, treatment management and discharge of adults and children attending the Urgent Care Centre.

    3. To supervise and provide management ( on a shift basis ) of band 2 Nursing assistants and band 5 triage nurses.

    4. Referral of patients to senior clinicians or interdependent departments ( SAU / ED / paediatrics / GP practices ) promoting professional working relationships.

    Please see attached job description.

    This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances, in discussion with the post holder. This role profile is intended to provide a broad outline of the main responsibilities only. The post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role with initial and on-going discussions with the designated manager.

    Person Specification



    • Current registration with NMC / HCPC as appropriate
    • Teaching qualification
    • Level 3 or 4 advanced clinical examination course ( eg, AAAC or equivalent ) or desire to work towards it
    • Up to date mandatory clinical skills / competencies


    • Advanced clinical competencies eg, venepuncture / cannulation, male catheterisation
    • MIMIC
    • IRMER
    • PACR
    • PADRAP
    • FLAP



    • Experience of working in both primary and secondary care
    • Experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating and discharging as an autonomous practitioner
    • Understanding and experience of following clinical pathways
    • Clinical treatment of managing both children and adults
    • Previous experience of working in fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities


    • Experience of mentoring students



    • Up to date understanding of current safeguarding of both children and adults, including mental capacity awareness
    • Understanding role of other health care professionals both internal and external to the Urgent Treatment Centre
    • Ability to recognise need for onward referral to other services
    • Communication skills that can be amended to any given situation, both with patients, relatives and colleagues
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure and maintaining leadership within the department
    • Appropriate escalation of issues to senior clinician / manager oAwareness of own limitations and ability to recognise when to escalate a situation

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Great Western Hospital

    Marlborough Road


    SN3 6BB

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