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Urgent Care Practitioner - Same Day Urgent Care

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Cardigan
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Urgent Care Practitioner to join the Ceredigion's 'Same Day Urgent Care service' (SDUC) team. The current advanced practitioner-led service provides alternatives to attending the main hospital sites for urgent care needs as well as accepting urgent primary care, providing a Minor Injury service and assessing, diagnosing and treating patients within their own homes via our community urgent care outreach service which also supports current community services within Ceredigion County.

This post will require an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic practitioner. Experience of practice in the community and urgent care arena is essential.

The post holder will be expected to undertake advanced assessments and have the experience and training to develop care plans with the community/primary and acute MDT.

The role includes night rotation, where direct referrals will be accepted from the out of hours GP's, or acute/community services, therefore skills and experience of IV drug administration, venepuncture, catheterisation, verification of expected death and setting up or managing syringe drivers is desirable although full training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

During the day rotations you will work within the SDUC team in CICC and as part of the outreach team covering the county, utilising triage skills, prescribing X-rays, and providing medications under PGDs or prescribed. The successful candidate will have relevant training and a scope of practice to work within, which will allow them to assess and treat patients with a variety of presenting complaints of both illness and injury under the supervision of senior urgent enhanced practitioners and advanced practitioners.

The service is constantly developing, in line with changes in local and national healthcare provision and as such we are looking for a forward- thinking, competent, and caring practitioner with the skills and experience needed for triaging and assessing patients, and carrying out treatments, working closely with the ACP's and the community MDT.

The successful candidate will be committed to service improvements with an acceptance of change, and desire to work in a positive environment that embraces the challenges urgent care faces as the service moves forward.The role will be to cover a 24hr service, 7 days a week.

As part of the outreach team lone working will apply at times and the ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 24/5/24

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered practitioner (e.g NMC/HPC)
  • Postgraduate diploma level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of relevant in-house training or modules completed in Minor illness/Injury which covers patient assessment and clinical assessments at Level 6 or working towards
  • ILS/PLS Trauma course or evidence of in-house trauma training
  • Able to critically analyse research findings and apply to practice
  • Mainitain own personal and organisational development
  • Administers agreed drugs in accordance with locally agreed patient group directions (PGD's)
  • Completed Verification of Death and DNRCPR Training
  • Competent at phlebotomy / Cannualtion / IV drug admisintration
  • Triage trained


Desirable

  • Non-Medical prescribing
  • Evidence of urgent care professional development
  • Leadership course
  • Awareness of clinical governance
  • Awareness of topical issues in health and social care


Experience

Essential

  • Urgent Care / Primary Care /Acute Care or relevant community experience
  • Evidence of managing clinical workload
  • Evidence of working as autonomous practitioner


Desirable

  • Development of expertise within all urgent care areas.
  • Previous A+E / Urgent care / Acute experienc


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Cardigan Integrated Care Centre

Cardigan

SA46 0DY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR161-0524

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