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Trainee Emergency Practitioner

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is a training post for the Trainee Emergency Practitioner to work towards achieving an advanced level of practice and qualified to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). Once qualified the post holder will deliver care to patients attending the Emergency Department and the UTC without reference to a doctor. The role encompasses all pillars of advanced practice which are clinical, leadership, research and educational components as detailed below. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the minor injury /minor illness module at level 7 run by Imperial College NHS Trust and Kings College London.

The course start date is 13th May

Main duties of the job

The role of the EP 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

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.


  • Degree in Nursing
  • BSc Hons in Emergency Care / MSc / PgCert
  • Minor Injuries and Minor Illnesses Course at Level 6/7



  • 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


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

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Ability to work with and use PGDs
  • Decision making skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership skills.
  • Able to manage difficult situations effectively.
  • Understanding of Microsoft office including Excel and PowerPoint & Teams
  • Evidence of applying current research to practice.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines. Able to use own initiative.


  • 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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