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Clinical Practitioner Urgent Care Services

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Edgware
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced Nurse/Clinical practitioner or Emergency Nurse Practitioner passionate about working in Walk in centres?

Do you want to work in a high performing, and stimulating environment?

If you've answered'yes', then we would like to hear from you. This is your opportunity to further develop your clinical and leadership skills in a diverse and visible setting.

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is the largest community healthcare organisation in London. As a specialist in the provision of urgent care across London we have been assessed as 'good' by the CQC.

Edgware walk in centre is a standalone service that delivers high quality unscheduled care. We provide an educationally focused environment in which to grow and develop staff skills and knowledge, through work-based education, training and mentorship. As a highly valued member of our team, the quality of care we provide starts with you.

Main duties of the job

Are you an experienced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner passionate about working in Walk in centres??

Do you want to work in a forward thinking, diverse and rewarding environment?

Opportunities have arisen for Practitioners across our Barnet Walk in Services. The main base will be:
  • Edgware Walk in centre, Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 0AD
  • With some expectation of occasional cross cover with our other Barnet Walk in centre at Finchley Memorial Hospital, N12 0JE

This is an exciting time to join our Nurse/ Clinical Practitioner Led Walk in service that delivers high quality unscheduled care. The post requires the applicant to be competent in autonomously treating adults and children with injury and illness conditions and emergencies. Level 7 injury and illness courses are essential with competence in advanced physical assessment.

As a highly valued member of our team, the quality of care we provide starts with you. There is opportunity for flexible working, with a variety of shift patterns across the week and opportunity to work across services. We pride ourselves on our ACP/ENP's being up to date with the latest evidenced-based practices as well as being supportive of our staff in their professional development.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Edgware Walk in Centre delivers high quality evidence-based care to patients attending with injuries and undifferentiated health problems. The post holder will be expected to work autonomously as a Nurse/ Clinical Practitioner delivering care to our patients.
  • Utilising expert diagnostic skills and clinical reasoning to provide autonomous, unscheduled care for patients presenting with acute undifferentiated conditions (most commonly minor injuries and ailments although some patients attending may present with complex health needs and / or acute on chronic conditions).
  • The post holder will deliver care in collaboration with Emergency services, other health care professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • To work in association with colleagues, including doctors and trainee ACPs, in defining standards of care and practice aimed at maintaining, developing or improving quality.
  • To work in collaboration with our other CLCH walk in centres, including occasional cross cover to other sites.
  • To work with the senior staff in the operational management and the organisational development of the service.
  • Act as the Shift Leader on a rotational basis assuming responsibility for day-to-day management of the service.
  • Take designated responsibility for discrete areas of operational management/clinical practice.
  • Communicate highly complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff.
  • Deliver care within a culturally sensitive framework.
  • Implement, carry out disseminate and evaluate service audits.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities


Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration or Registered Health Professional (physio, paramedic) with HCPC.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing professional education and training at Masters level in an Advanced Clinical Practitioner program or willingness to work towards an MSc in Advanced Practice.
  • Independent Prescriber (or on pathway to complete)
  • Qualification in prehospital care or community care
  • Qualification in teaching or practice-based learning.
  • University accredited Minor injuries Module
  • Paediatric Nurse Practitioner qualification
  • University accredited paediatric advanced assessment module


Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of utilising expert diagnostic and clinical skills to provide autonomous, unscheduled medical care and management of patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.
  • Proven experience in assessing, managing and treating minor injuries and minor illnesses
  • Experience of effectively working in collaboration, negotiating and liaising across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience in monitoring clinical standards.
  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage own workload with minimal supervision.
  • Experience caring for patients of all age ranges.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in either emergency/ unscheduled care or a primary care environment


Desirable

  • Experience of team / service/ staff management
  • Experience of implementing evidence-based care and developing others to do so
  • Experience of conducting research projects and audit
  • Experience of change management and implementing change in practice.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of comprehensive range of clinical skills and expertise relevant to the role
  • Competent in physical examination of patients of all ages.
  • Able to work autonomously, planning and prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely o Able to deal with conflict and manage appropriately o Able to manage difficult situations and address poor practice
  • Ability to assess a situation and act appropriately o Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to identify own and other's learning and development needs and actively seek ways to meeting those needs
  • Basic IT skills including use of Microsoft Office package and email
  • Specialist knowledge in clinical reasoning, history taking, physical examination, diagnostic skills and prescribing/treatment.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of body systems.
  • Clinical knowledge across a range of long-term conditions.
  • Knowledge of current NHS organizational structures and policy initiatives. o Knowledge of recent developments in unscheduled care. o Knowledge of monitoring service outcome measures.
  • Knowledge of adult and children's safeguarding procedures. o Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct. o Knowledge of Personal Development Planning.
  • Knowledge of current health care policy and legislation and relevance to the delivery of healthcare services
  • Detailed knowledge of Primary Health Care and collaborative working with other care providers, e.g. social care and voluntary services
  • Knowledge of the audit process and able to implement in practice o Knowledge of evidence based practice and able to implement in practice
  • Knowledge of clinical governance processes, assessing and managing risk
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision o Knowledge of how to implement equal opportunities in practice


Desirable

  • Able to lead and motivate a team and implement change
  • Ability to make formal presentations to a wide range of people
  • Knowledge of resource management.


Other

Essential

  • Able to carry out the duties of the post
  • Health cleared by occupational health for the role specified Able to work flexible shifts
  • Able to work from more than one work base.


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Edgware Community Hospital

Edgware

HA8 0AD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-NORTH-6409542

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