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Enhanced Clinical Practitioner - Emergency Department

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced practitioners working in a co-located Urgent Care (UC).

We are seeking experienced autonomous health care practitioners in primary care, urgent care, minor injury/illness, paramedicine, physiotherapy, or emergency medicine to work in a progressive and exciting environment, managing a diverse patient group (adults and children) presenting with urgent illness and injury to the ED and UC.

Support and supervision will be given to help the successful candidate to develop a holistic knowledge and skill set for practitioners working within the urgent care environment. There will be opportunities to support and shape the service going forward as well as potential rotational opportunities across the ED.

If you want to be part of a pro-active team who are committed to providing the highest standard of emergency and urgent care and have the enthusiasm and motivation to make a difference then please contact Yvonne Staple (Urgent Care Lead - or James Rayner (Deputy Urgent Care Lead - for an informal visit or a discussion.

Main duties of the job

You will be undertaking autonomous assessment of a diverse range of patient presentations in all ages presenting to the Emergency Department and Urgent Care to determine clinical diagnosis, provide treatment and plan appropriate onward care. The predominant patient cohort will consist of minor injury and illness presentations.

You will be a part of the wider urgent care team of ECP's (nursing/physio/paramedic) supporting nursing and health care assistants and working alongside medical and general practitioner colleagues.

Main responsibilities
  • To work according to the NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines and carry continuing responsibility for patients whilst in the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (ECP) role.
  • To autonomously assess the investigation, care and health education needs for patients of all ages who attend with minor injury and minor
  • To make a working diagnosis, implement and evaluate care management for patients of all ages who attend with minor injury and minor
  • To provide clinical leadership through clinical expertise to the department
  • To provide clinical leadership on nursing issues relating to Trust and local
  • To promote and facilitate the implementation of the RUH Nursing strategy
  • Reviewing nursing practice and implementing appropriate changes based on research/best practice
  • Developing and implementing Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.
  • To communicate with all staff in an informed and effective

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information.

Person Specification



  • Registered with HCPC or NMC



  • Recognised and accredited module in physical examination and clinical reasoning of at least 3 months duration


  • Recognised and accredited module in paediatric physical examination and clinical reasoning
  • Non-medical prescribing



  • Experience in Urgent Care, Emergency Care or Urgent Primary Care


  • Extensive experience in Urgent Care, Emergency Care or Urgent Primary Care

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospitals Bath

Combe Park



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