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Urgent Primary Care
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available - full time or part time)
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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Employer type
Ysbyty Gwynedd/Ysbyty Alltwen (Tremadog)
£41,659 - £47,673 per annum pro rata
Salary period
16/08/2022 23:59

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Urgent Care Practitioner

Band 7

Job overview

Are you a highly motivated and organised individual? Are you looking for a new challenge? Then we have an exciting opportunity for a qualified nurse preferably already working at an advanced level who already has independent prescribing and clinical examination skills.

The post holder should be an experienced nurse who holds an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Award at Masters level or working towards Masters level degree.

Main duties of the job

This post offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for staff members working at an advanced level of practice to join a committed team providing urgent care to patients living in North West Wales. The Urgent Care Practitioner will be expected to provide a high level of clinical expertise, knowledge and skills in the treatment of patients accessing the GP Out of Hours setting. This will include taking the lead role in the clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients who may present with acute/urgent needs at time when their GP Surgeries are closed. The practitioner will be expected to work closely with the multifaceted team as well as autonomously at times. The autonomous practitioner role is part of an Out of Hours team caring for the population of North Wales during evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac 



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Succesful completion of MSc module in Physical Assessment
  • Successful Completion of non-medical prescribing module or working towards at MSc level
  • significant post regisration experience
  • Registered Nurse or Paramedic
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Teaching and assessment qualification
  • Management and Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of on going professional CPD

Skills and Competence

Essential criteria
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ability to use various forms of media and IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Competent at utilsing Adastra System
  • Clinical skills such as urinary catheter insertion and management, bowel care management
  • Care and management of patients with end of care needs
  • Comprehensive physical assessment of all body systems across the lifespace
  • Paediatric experience


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • significant post registration experience
  • Expereince of delivering patient care in an urgent care, primary care or community setting
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • extensive experience at working at an autonomous level
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Significant clinical practice and experience working in an autonomous / extended role
  • Experience of managing others
  • Experiecne with aspects of clinical governance

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Stewart
Job title
Matron - GP OOH service
Email address
Telephone number
03000 859036
Additional information