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Band 7 Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40.10 to £50.20 an hour Will vary on day, night and weekend.
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Hours
Part Time
The role of the EP is a senior clinician trained to an advanced level to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) to deliver care to patients attending the Emergency Department and the UTC without reference to a doctor.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose, treat and discharge or refer patients without reference to a doctor

To provide a service that is complementary to GPs

To encourage and participate in the development of protocols and pathways to improve patient care

To be an independent prescriber (experienced EP essential)

Manage a discrete nursing team to include annual appraisal, mandatory training, staffing rotas, recruitment and selection and the supervision of students

To support Matron /lead nurse as needed in delivering local and national audits

To actively participate in the departmental teaching programme

To act as a Link practitioner for a specialty and to disseminate new guidance and information from that speciality keeping colleagues updated

To monitor standards of care, acting when appropriate to maintain and improve standards which includes Trusts Infection and Prevention Control policy

About us

Join Imperial CollegeHealthcare and become part of a community of 12,000 staff working with a wide range of partners to offer better heath, for life.

Formed in 2007,we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the country providingacute and specialist care to over a million patients each year in central and north London and beyond.

With aglobal reputation for ground-breaking research and innovation as well as excellence in education,weoffer huge expertiseacrossa wide range of clinical specialities.

Alongside our five hospitals Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlottes & Chelsea, St Marys and the Western Eye we have a growing number of community and digital services, reflecting our commitment to developing more integrated care with our partners.We also provide private healthcare at all our hospitals (in dedicated facilities).

Together with Imperial College London andtwo otherNHS trusts, we form one of six academic health science centres in the UK focused on translating research into better patient care. We also host one of 20 National Institute for Health Research biomedical research centresin partnership with Imperial College London.

Our mission is to be a key partner in our local health system and to drive health and healthcare innovation, delivering outstanding care, education and research with local, national and worldwide impact.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role description gives an overview of the EP role in the Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Imperial College NHS Trust. The practitioner is expected to work collaboratively with the whole of the multidisciplinary team to be able to fulfil the role as outlined below.

Clinical Responsibilities

Act as a clinical expert within your sphere of work

To assess, diagnose, treat and discharge or refer patients without reference to a doctor and where appropriate prescribe medication

Ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, individualised patient care.

Assist and advise staff, both registered and unregistered in the delivery of patient care.

Maintain and update own clinical expertise and contribute as role model to ensure the delivery of nursing care is at highest possible level to meet patient care.

Contribute to and endorse a philosophy of care for the EP. working in the Emergency Department and the UTC

Help develop and expand the service provided by EPs to be in-line with evidenced based practice (e.g., NICE guidelines).

Work collaboratively with the shift leader to ensure the smooth running of the Emergency Department.

To be aware of the Emergency Departments quality indicators and be resourceful in supporting the team to meet these targets

To maintain and progress own knowledge and skills to practice effectively and safely

To teach pre and post registration junior nursing staff working with you

To be aware of current nursing trends and developments in nursing.

Work with Lead EP and Consultant Nurses in organising research activity for the service and ensure compliance with good clinical research practice.

Apply research to develop evidence-based strategies to enhance quality, safety, productivity and value for money.

Act on the findings from the evaluation and audit of own and others clinical practice, selecting and applying valid and reliable methodologies.

Critically appraise and synthesise the outcome of relevant research, evaluation and audit, using the results to underpin own and others practice.

A job description does not constitute a term and condition of employment. It is provided only as a guide to assist the employee in the performance of their job. The Trust is a fast-moving organisation and therefore changes in employees duties may be necessary from time to time.

The job description is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of tasks and may be varied from time to time after consultation/discussion with the postholder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse, Paramedic or physiotherapist
  • Recognised EP Qualification at minimum Degree Level or equivalent.
  • Minor Injuries and Minor Illnesses Course at Level 6/7
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (Desirable in experienced EPs)


Desirable

  • Degree in Nursing
  • BSc Hons in Emergency Care / MSc / PgCert
  • Independent nurse prescribing or working towards independent prescribing at MSc Level


Experience

Essential

  • 3 years minimum in Emergency Department (with at least 2 years as band 6)
  • Experience in General Practice/ Walk-in Centre/ Urgent Care Centre
  • 3 years minimum as paramedic
  • 2 years minimum as an EP in Urgent Care or similar setting
  • Teaching research/Evidence based practice.


Desirable

  • Critical Care
  • Acute ward experience
  • Experience as Sister/Charge in Emergency Department


Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Charing Cross Hospital

Fulham Palace Road

London

W6 8RF

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C9290-24-0199

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