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Walk in Centre Nurse Practitioner Band 6

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rota
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced band 6 nurse practitioner nurse post in Merseycare walk in centres. There are current vacancies across Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton walk-in centres.

The Mersey Care Walk-in Centres assess and treat patients with minor illness and injuries.

They are open 8am to 8pm 7days per week.

You will work within the Walk-in Centre team as an autonomous practitioner and be accountable and responsible for the health care management of the patients attending the Walk-in Centre.

Dependent on experience successful candidates willbe offered the full Band 6 Nurse Practitioner position, alternatively a candidate who demonstrates potential for this role but requires additional training or experience may be offered a band 5-6 development post.

Main duties of the job

You will have the ability to assess, diagnose and treat or determine the most appropriate pathway for the patient.

You will do this by:

Providing high quality, evidence based care to all patients attending the Walk-in Centre.

Working autonomously and providing holistic assessment, interpretation of results, treatment, advice and health promotion resulting in discharge or referral of patients as appropriate.

Receiving patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions in an unpredictable environment and deliver care accordingly.

Demonstrating commitment to developing knowledge of a wide range of minor illness and minor ailments by achieving competencies in all areas of Walk-in Centre work to effectively assess, treat, discharge and refer appropriately to health and social care professionals.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- Assess, diagnose and treat minor illness and/or ailment or determine the most appropriate pathway for the patient.

- Responsibility for managing service provision in the absence of the senior nurse practitioner

- Commitment to the Personal Performance Planning process and Clinical Supervision.

- Working flexibly to support all Walk-in Centres to ensure capacity meets service demand.

- The post holder has an obligation to work across all Walk-in Centre services.

Please refer to full job description

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner with current NMC/AHP registration. RSCN for Smithdown Children's WIC
  • Mentorship qualification/Supervisor Qualification
  • Additional qualifications: Clinical Exam
  • Additional qualifications: Diagnostics


  • A degree or degree level post registration qualification
  • Non medical prescribing Supplementary/Independent

Knowledge / Experience


  • Experience of prioritising and using own initiative in clinical decision making
  • Experience of working in a relevant role e.g. Walk In Centre, Primary Care, A/E
  • Experience of communicating across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of taking charge of a shift/department
  • Professional experience in paediatric nursing


  • management of minor injuries
  • management of minor illness



  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching others
  • Demonstrate ability to identify training and development needs of self and others
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure and use own initiative
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Demonstrable basic IT literacy
  • Demonstrates flexibility to work across all Walk in Centres and all shift patterns supporting a positive approach to team working
  • Empathic and understanding nature
  • Committed to change management opportunities to ensure the service continually develops in line with local and national initiatives
  • Demonstrate commitment to Clinical Supervision
  • Evidence of ongoing personal/professional development
  • Evidence of CPD/ short courses in suturing, x-ray referral, wound management and venepuncture
  • In depth perception of the Nurse Practitioner role including clinical autonomy, accountability and responsibility in view of NMC guidelines
  • Understanding of current legislation in relation to Walk in Centres and the Clinical Governance agenda including risk management
  • Proven clinical competency in injury and illness assessment clinical
  • Examination, history taking, diagnosis and treatment
  • Evidence of participating in Nurse development agenda's

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Old Swan Urgent Treatment Centre

St oswald Street


L13 2GA

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