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Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity now exists for an Emergency Nurse Practitioner position within the Emergency Department. Applications are invited from registered nurses or paramedics who hold a minor injuries and illness qualification, and who are confident in the autonomous management of patients who have sustained a minor injury or illness .

This role is full time role 37.5 hours per week, frequently working a 14:00 - 02:00 shift.

Main duties of the job

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has recently redesigned its pathway for minor injuries in Cornwall. During the day shift the applicant will be responsible for the safe and effective redirection of minor injuries and illnesses off site to other minor injury units or simple see and treat if required. They will support the department by performing triage, and support in the minors/urgent treatment area of the department. The department will accept and care for patients presenting with minor injuries outside daytime working hours.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • NMC / HCPC Registration
  • Educated to degree level
  • Management of minor illness and minor injuries in Urgent and Emergency Care modules.


  • University qualification in speciality
  • Teaching/ Assessment/ Mentoring qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or commitment to undertake.



  • Relevant nursing/practitioner experience within Acute & Emergency Medicine
  • ALS/PLS/ILS qualified


  • Recent experience in acute setting
  • Audit or research experience



  • Basic IT skills
  • Skills in cannulation and venepuncture and drug administration


  • Previous use of PAS, Oceano, Maxim's

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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