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Senior Emergency Nurse/Care Practitioner

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Seeking enthusiastic Emergency Nurse/Care Practitioners (ENPs/ECPs) to join our established Minor Injuries Team, if you like working in smaller Community based Hospitals where holistic, patient centred care is our focus then this may be the role for you. Please take the time to read the job advert and consider joining our close knit team of ENP/ECPs.

Contracted 34.5 hrs per week over three long days including weekend and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

The nurse led department seeing, treating and discharging approximately 11, 00 patients per year presenting with a wide variety of minor injuries. Unit is open 9am-9pm daily, Xray facilities 9-5pm Mon-Friday.

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development and a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

Working autonomously, within your sphere of competency, assessing patients, planning care, administering treatment and discharge/refer as appropriate to other healthcare professionals/external agencies.

Work within guidelines and policies of Hereford and Worcestershire Health & Care Trust, including requesting/interpreting x-rays, prioritising patient care. For further details please see job description below.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Show clinical leadership, quality improvement and monitor and deliver the highest standard of patient are within the countywide MIUs.
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on a day-to-day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Provide a holistic, autonomous and clinical nursing service by attending to all referrals and self-referrals to the Minor Injury Unit (MIU). Making an assessment of their physical, psychological and social needs, implementing all agreed management plan with patients including appropriate investigations, prescribing and referral, within PGDs or professional scope of a non-medical prescriber.
  • Be an experienced clinician and as an ENP be responsible for providing expert knowledge and skills to more junior members of the team.
  • Act as advocate and service representative, both locally and at county level, for the Minor Injury Unit and liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to co- ordinate all aspects of patient care in the best interests of the patient.
  • Support the effective triaging of patients attending MIU on a daily basis either in person or by telephone/virtual triage if required
  • To provide expert advice to ensure that clinical practice and patient care is delivered to the highest standards.
  • To work as an autonomous, independent practitioner accountable for assessing, diagnosing, advising, treating, and discharging patients providing high quality specialist care.
  • Demonstrate an analytical approach to clinical assessment of patients in the light of current research and resources.
  • Work as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner within the MIU guidelines as agreed by the Trust.
  • To provide clinical and operational cover as needed.
  • To ensure the fundamentals of care are delivered effectively within MIU and that competence in clinical practice is both developed and maintained ensuring high quality patient experience and service.
  • To contribute to and lead on specific projects as requested.
  • To act as a role model by being a highly visible, accessible, fair and effective leader whom staff, patients, families and carers can rely on.
  • To continually review the focus of activities to ensure alignment to core business, strategic aims and improved service delivery outcomes.
  • To deputise for the Team Lead in their absence

  • For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification



    • Significant experience working as an ENP/Care Practitioner within a minor injuries or A& E environment
    • Broad range of clinical experience including autonomous practitioner skills, specialist skills gained from working in an A& E environment, for example, suturing, infiltration, plaster application
    • Clinical audit/project work


    • Previous Acute/Community Hospital experience
    • Emergency Department/Urgent Care experience



    • RN/ECP/AHP OT, Physio, S& lt University based Emergency Nurse / Care Practitioner CourseLive Practice Assessor Qualification in Minor Illness Management Minor illness in children or willing to undertake within 18-months or appointment Manchester Triage face to face training or will to undertake within 2-months Non-medical x-ray referrer and up to date CALRAD/IRMER ILS/PILS Evidence of ongoing continual professional development I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


    • Independent / supplementary prescriber
    • Teaching and assessing qualification



    • High level of clinical knowledge and skill gained from working within a Minor Injury or A/E Unit or an appropriate setting where these skills may be obtained.
    • Understanding of personal contribution to the achievement of organisational objectives within the busines plan.
    • Clinical Governance
    • Good knowledge of community services & care pathways
    • Health improvement.


    • National and local health care strategies

    Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
    • Role modelling good behaviour
    • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
    • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
    • High level of clinical skills and knowledge
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Self-motivated and ability to motivate others
    • Time management and organisational skills
    • Teaching skills
    • IT skills
    • Innovative and creative approach to care
    • Clear analytical, decision- making
    • Analysis referring to senior clinicians/Medics if required
    • Ability to cope under pressure
    • Able to manage and priorities a wide variety of, often conflicting, demands


    • IT skills
    • Patient First
    • ESR
    • E Roster
    • Ulysses
    • PACS
    • Adastra
    • ICE

    Additional Criteria


    • Assertive
    • Team player
    • Enthusiastic and forward thinking
    • Reliable
    • Flexible attitude
    • Awareness and promotion of peoples equality, diversity and rights

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Malvern Community Hospital

    185 Worcester Road



    WR14 1EX

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