Nurse (Urgent Care Practitioner)
NEMS Community Benefit Services Ltd
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Here at NEMS we have an exciting opportunity for an Urgent Care Practitioner to join the team!
Suitable candidates for this role are UCP qualified with demonstrable experience in autonomously seeing, treating and discharging patients with undifferentiated minor illness.
If you are not UCP qualified, please look out for advertisements for our trainee UCP programme.
Main duties of the job
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the main duties of the role.
We welcome applications from everyone. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, we encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Officer, Charlotte Willow, who can help.
NEMS CBS is a high quality, high performing; not-for-profit organisation which delivers integrated urgent care and urgent primary care services to over 1 million patients. Responsive, adaptable and continually evolving, we have a reputation for delivering locally-tailored, safe, effective and cost-efficient services with high levels of patient satisfaction.
We are committed to investing in our people and have an established programme of learning and development, successfully developing our own Urgent Care Practitioners and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
NEMS currently operates 3 main services: (1) Integrated Urgent Care across Nottinghamshire serving a patient population of over 1 million, including home visiting, remote consultation and clinical assessment services; (2) Urgent Primary care provision located within the A&E Department at QMC, (3) A 24-hour walk-in urgent primary care service adjacent to Kings Mill Hospital A&E, Mansfield.
NEMS CBS is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
- 25 days of holiday entitlement + bank holidays (pro rata)
- Additional 5 days Annual Leave upon completion of 5 years continued service with NEMS
- NHS Pension
- Access ongoing continuous professional development
- Regular clinical supervision
- Flexible working options
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health First Aiders
- Opportunity to participate in service development and improvement
- Free tea & coffee
- Eye Care Vouchers
- Works within their respective Code of Professional Conduct.
- Be committed to working flexibly within a dynamic environment, responding positively to the changing needs of the service.
- Promote and facilitate evidence-based practice
- Maintain professional knowledge and practice compliance with their respective professional body
- Demonstrate continual professional development (CPD) through organised or self-directed study/learning and participation in clinical supervision, audit and appraisal.
- Always practice within own scope of competence, recognising limitations of clinical practice.
- Assess and prioritise patients clinical needs in accordance with NEMS policies and guidelines.
- Without supervisions undertakes consultations with patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, practising autonomous skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and clinical decision-making, to establish a diagnosis and management plan.
- Makes professionally autonomous decisions for which she/he is accountable.
- Encourage patients to carry out self-care where appropriate, supported by direction to other sources of health and social care information.
- Supplies and administers PGD medications in a safe effective manner in accordance with the appropriate policy and guidance including the current antimicrobial guidance.
- Dispense medicines prescribed by other Primary Care Practitioners and doctors in accordance with NEMS policies.
- Liaise directly with NEMS GPs and Senior Primary Care Practitioners regarding medicines outside of the individuals normal sphere of competence and medicine-related uncertainties.
- Provide advice and support to Primary Care Nurses and other clinical staff.
- Liaise and communicate clinical information verbally and via technical links with NEMS and health economy partners to ensure continuity of care for the caller.
- Maintain accurate, contemporaneous recordkeeping of all interventions with patients, fully utilising computer software systems in place and/or other mediums.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times in accordance with legislative and policy requirements.
- Act as the patients advocate.
- Participate and assist in service evaluation, clinical audit and research as required.
- Participate in the investigation of complaints, incidents and accidents.
- Undertake safe clinical practice within health and safety guidelines. Work within and be aware of the organisations clinical policies and guidelines.
- Maintain own awareness of current health policy relevant to practice.
- Be aware of the impact your decisions may have upon the patient and their General Practitioner.
- Liaise with other professionals to facilitate direct referrals to other health care providers within the policies of the organisation.
- Participate in the mentorship of visiting health professionals and students on recognised training programmes.
- Recognise and act upon opportunities through consultation to promote public health.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).