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Emergency Practitioner

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for Emergency Practioners, for St Mary's Hospital Paddington and Charing Cross Hospital Hammersmith. These are the senior clinicians trained to an advanced level to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) to deliver care to patients attending the UTC without reference to a doctor. The role consists of clinical, managerial, leadership and educational components as detailed in the attached JD.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Emergency Practioner is a senior clinician trained to an advanced level to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) to deliver care to patients attending the Emergency Department and the UTC without reference to a doctor. The role consists of clinical, managerial, leadership and educational components as detailed.
  • To assess, diagnose, treat and discharge or refer patients without reference to a doctor
  • To provide a service that is complementary to GP's
  • To encourage and participate in the development of protocols and pathways to improve patient care
  • To be an independent prescriber (experienced EP essential)
  • Manage a discrete nursing team to include annual appraisal, mandatory training, staffing rotas, recruitment and selection and the supervision of students
  • To support Matron /lead nurse as needed in delivering local and national audits
  • To actively participate in the departmental teaching programme
  • To act as a Link practitioner for a specialty and to disseminate new guidance and information from that speciality keeping colleagues updated
  • To monitor standards of care, taking action when appropriate to maintain and improve standards which includes Trusts Infection and Prevention Control policy
  • To assist in achieving Emergency Department quality indicators by ensuring timely review/transfer/discharge of patients
  • To have expert skills in plastering, suturing, streaming and to teach these skills to juniors

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse, Paramedic or physiotherapist
  • Recognised EP Qualification at minimum Degree Level or equivalent.
  • Minor Injuries and Minor Illnesses Course at Level 6/7
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (essential in experienced EP's)


  • Degree in Nursing
  • BSc Hons in Emergency Care / MSc / PgCert
  • Independent nurse prescribing or working towards independent prescribing at MSc Level



  • 3 years minimum in Emergency Department (with at least 2 years as band 6)
  • Experience in General Practice/ Walk-in Centre/ Urgent Care Centre
  • 3 years minimum as paramedic
  • 2 years minimum as an EP in Urgent Care or similar setting
  • Teaching research/Evidence based practice.


  • Critical Care
  • Acute ward experience
  • Experience as Sister/Charge in Emergency Department

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Ability to work with and use PGDs
  • Decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with service users and the immediate and wider team
  • organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management for self and others
  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines. Able to use own initiative.
  • Demonstrate the ability to compile complex written information
  • Understanding of Microsoft office including Excel and PowerPoint & Teams


  • Experience with diagnosis and management of minor illnesses (where appropriately trained), giving evidenced based advice and management, and where required appropriate prescribing (including using PGDs)
  • Experience with diagnosis and management of minor injuries including fractures, burns, lacerations, minor eye injuries, soft tissue injuries

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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