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Emergency Clinical Practitioner

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are presenting an exciting opportunity to become part of our team as an Emergency Clinical Practitioner at the East Area Urgent Care units, including Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre and the Minor Injury Units in Uckfield and Crowborough.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the direct provision of care to patients at the Urgent Treatment Centre & Minor Injuries Units.

Responsibilities encompass evaluating, requesting, and interpreting diagnostic radiographs, providing diagnoses, treatment, patient discharge, or referrals to other specialists. Dedication to upholding superior care standards is paramount. Leadership involves participating in and conducting nursing and clinical audits within the Unit, compiling and arranging essential data. Implementing local standards, policies, and procedures is crucial to ensure patient-focused, personalized, and evidence-based care for all individuals. Compliance with the professional code of conduct is mandatory. Advocacy for evidence-based, innovative care practices and aiding others in adopting modifications to improve care delivery is also a key aspect of the role.

Please see attached Job Description and person specification for full details.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2023 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

If youre dynamic and patient focused, with a passion for developing and supporting the delivery of exemplary urgent care services at the heart of the community, wed love to hear from you.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or professional registration


  • Has current live PIN on NMC or HCPC register
  • Minor Injury module
  • Minor Illness module
  • Post Registration qualification or training to masters level or equivalent and experience
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate for the role


  • Non-Medical Prescribing



  • Minimum 2 years experience in an autonomous practice role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable skills in leadership
  • Experience of leading within a multiprofessional team / collaborative working
  • Ability to work autonomously and make own decisions using clinical reasoning and diagnosis


  • Evidence of active participation in audit and clinically relevant research
  • Evidence of active participation in audit and clinically relevant research

Other requirements


  • Ability to work in flexible way and respond positively to change
  • Ability to travel between sites, car owner/driver, with access to a vehicle for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre

Nevill Road



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