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Junior Emergency Clinical Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Health Care Professional to work as a Junior Emergency Clinical Practitioner (Band 6) across the Emergency Departments of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

The Emergency Departments at STSFT have a well-established team of Lead ACPs, ACPs and ECPs and Junior ECPs (Spanning across Band 8b to Band 6) working across all areas of the ED. With this we are able to provide an excellent supervision and development program for staff.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients presenting with a wide range of clinical conditions which will include medical, surgical and trauma cases. You will be required to provide flexible cover over a 24 hour period. The post will be rotational between the main ED and UTC on both sites.

The individual should be intent on delivering a high quality service within the ED. Acute Care experience is essential however educational opportunities are available to develop skills and knowledge. There is an ongoing work based educational and clinical supervision program. Successful applicants will be expected to follow the RCEM curriculum and actively engage with completion of the portfolio.

Main duties of the job

What we can offer-

An induction program for new staff

Weekly protected in-house teaching program.

Funded access to the RCEM eportfolio

Clinical Education in practice

Support from a named ACP/Consultant

Opportunities to progress across 4 pillars of advanced practice.

Key requirements of applicants-

To be a registered HCP (NMC/HCPC),

Successful completion or working towards an undergraduate degree

Successful completion of or undertaking a university accredited clinical skills course

Experience of working in the acute sector.

Willingness to maintain an advanced practice portfolio.

We recommend arranging an informal visit to the department once invited to interview.

This post is subject to satisfactory CRB check at enhanced level

Contact details for job related candidate queries:

Amanda Hay - Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for full details

To coordinate the delivery and development of the specialist service through the useof effective evidence based practice in line with agreed national standards for patientsafety and monitoring.

To be accountable for the planning and delivery of safe, effective and compassionatepatient care in relation to dedicated pathways of care, working as an autonomouspractitioner.

To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governanceframework.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC/HCPC Code.

To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient careand resources.

Provide education and training to clinical staff across the Trust.

Provide specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff within theTrust on the management and care of patients within the specialist area.

To provide direct access for patients, either face to face or telephone consultation.

To represent the service nationwide.

To play a key role in ensuring that national and local standards/targets for specialistarea are met.

To manage/lead practitioner led clinics in relation to reviewing patients and play a keyrole in optimising complex treatment regimes, facilitating hospital discharge andpreventing avoidable hospital admissions.

To undertake research relevant to the needs of the specialist area.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

Person Specification



  • Experience of care delivery.
  • Experience of the specialist which would normally be gained through working as a Band 5.
  • Experience of leading a team/supervising junior staff.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Experience of coordinating care for a caseload of patients.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Able to travel access sites.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to clinical practices appropriate to the post.


  • Project management skills.



  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional.
  • Degree in nursing studies or other relevant clinical degree or evidence of currently working towards this (UK equivalent).
  • Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Clinical skills accreditation or evidence of currently working towards.


  • Leadership and Management course.
  • Qualification in specialty.
  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to complete.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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