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Nurse/Clinical Practitioner

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Nurse/Clinical Practitioner to join our Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care team at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

We are proud to boast the new, purpose built assessment area which provides a streamlined service for all patients requiring surgical review. The unit offers access to surgical same day emergency care and aims to reduce the time a person may have to stay in hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a Nurse/Clinical Practitioner to join our exciting new Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (SAEC) based on the Wigan site. The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with a similar service, have extended accredited clinical skills and a proven track record. The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously, and be able to assess, diagnose and devise and implement a plan of clinical care for surgical patients who are referred to the unit.

The surgical workforce will provide support and review of all patients, and there will be a team of practitioners working alongside the successful candidate within the ambulatory unit. The unit is in operation 7 days per week and you will be required to work a range of shift patterns to ensure smooth running of the service.

There will be an educational framework that you will be expected to maintain, and there will be opportunities to access professional development pertinent to the role. You will be expected to support the unit lead in developing our surgical services to produce clinical pathways, to take part in audits and reviews to ensure that our service delivery is effective and appropriate, and ensure our patients receive the right care at the right time.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

Please note that senior positions (Band 8a and above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure clinical practice reflects all current NMC documents including: (a) Code of Professional Conduct (b) Standards for record keeping (c) Administration of Medicines
  • Organise the clinical management of individual Surgical patients who present via non- elective pathways into the Trust, utilising clinical knowledge and advanced skills to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and initiate changes where required. This will include monitoring and evaluating the responses to treatment through analysis and interpretation of clinical tests and investigations and the discharge of the patient.
  • Be the bleep holder and first point of contact for the GP and Emergency Floor for non-elective surgical patients referred to the Surgical assessment unit.
  • Respond to clinical situations, utilising clinical judgment and decision making to initiate appropriate interventions and treatment for patients.
  • Following successful completion of non-medical prescribing module, initiate drug therapy / medication within the parameters of agreed clinical guidelines and in accordance with present legislation supply and prescribing of medicines.
  • Monitoring and evaluate clinical outcomes of patient centred care involving the patient and their carers wherever possible.
  • Make and receive referrals to and from other health care professionals.
  • Communicate on an on-going basis with the Senior Registrar / Consultant responsible for the patient - updating him / her on changes / progress.
  • Apply appropriate clinical and technological skills in response to the changing needs of care and the dynamic state of healthcare services.
  • Facilitate the development of clinical practice through research and education of the multidisciplinary team, by integrating theory with practice.
  • Evaluate care through quality assurance initiative and assessment of clinical outcomes.
  • Be a clinical resource for other health care practitioners.
  • Participate in risk management and risk assessment working closely with other members of the clinical team.

Person Specification



  • RGN / AHP
  • Evidence of or working towards Nurse Practitioner Degree or Hold relevant practitioner certificate.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Management/Leadership qualification
  • Accredited teaching / assessing certificate.
  • Accredited clinical skills course.



  • Experience within surgery or a relevant acute care setting.
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/supervisin g in a clinical setting.
  • Evidence of change Management in clinical practice


  • Involvement in auditing standards of care on the unit.
  • Evidence of involvement in research.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven leadership/ organisational skills.
  • Sound clinical skills.
  • Ability to stream patients/Triage
  • Ability to assess, diagnose and treat a range of minor injury / illness
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision


  • Involvement in audit/ research.



  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Evidence of up to date Emergency nursing issues.



  • Flexible
  • Internal rotation across WWL sites
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Allbert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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