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Emergency Nurse Practitioner / Emergency Care Practitioner

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Emergency Nurse Practitioner will work autonomously within the Emergency Department ensuring that high standards of clinical care are met through the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of minor injury and illness.

The post holder will have evidence of having successfully completed or be working towards post-registration education in minor injury and illness management at degree or masters level. The post holder will have a portfolio of evidence that clearly demonstrates their competence to independently assess and manage adults and children with a wide range of minor injury and illness presentations.

The post holder will be responsible for providing direct and indirect supervision and mentorship for trainee ENPs/ECPs and junior colleagues.

The role will require the post holder to work flexibly in order to respond to variations in demand within the Emergency Department

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work autonomously assessing and managing patients presenting with minor injury/illness presentations to the Emergency Department

The post holder will actively support the development of ENPs/ECPs and trainees in training by providing clinical teaching and supervision

The post holder will support the development of all grades of clinical staff who are developing clinical skills in the management of minor illness and injury

The post holder - in conjunction with the Consultant ACP will identify areas where the scope of the service or practice could be expanded

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to clinical audit and service development within the minor service

Collaboratively work with colleagues to develop evidenced-based clinical pathways, protocols and guidelines with a view to continuously improving quality and managing clinical risk more effectively.

The post holder will use history-taking, assessment, examination and diagnostic skills within an agreed scope of practice. The post holder will ensure the safe referral or discharge of patients within a range of minor injury and minor illness presentations.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be clinically experienced. They will exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care in managing minor injury & illness presentations in both adults & children. They will have ideally completed minor injury, minor illness & non-medical prescribing courses. Those working towards completion of these additional courses will be provided training opportunities to complete these where necessary for successful applicants. Salary will be negotiable depending on experience & current qualifications. The post holder will ensure person-centred care and family carer collaboration. As appropriate, the promotion and maintenance of independence, health and wellbeing will be undertaken. The post holder will be allocated weekly CPD.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register/ Registered Paramedic
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of university accredited qualification in minor injury/illness care
  • Willingness to participate in CPD
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development


  • Non-medical prescribing



  • Knowledge of developments in the NHS
  • Detailed clinical knowledge of the assessment and management required for patients with minor injury and/or illness presentations
  • Understanding of current NHS initiatives and targets



  • Experience of managing patients independently with minor presentations
  • Experience of staff management and undertaking appraisals
  • Experience of people management and effective leadership
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit and effecting change
  • Experience of clinical and formal teaching and training staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Skilled in history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning
  • Ability to undertake clinical skills, teach them and supervise skill development in others
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Able to give effective oral presentations and deliver clinical teaching
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing demands
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Emergency Department, Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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