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Integrated Urgent Care and Primary Care Services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Other
Varied hours, zero hours, permanent
Job ref
Advanced Practitioner LUTC
Employer
DHU Health Care CIC
Employer type
Public (Non NHS)
Town
Leicester,
Salary
Potential to earn up to £66,881.97
Closing
24/10/2021 23:59

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DHU Health Care CIC logo

Advanced Practitioner (Nurse/Paramedic/Pharmacist)

DHU Health Care is a ‘not-for-profit’ community interest Company. For 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, we are committed to providing a diverse range of health services to over 5 million patients across six counties.

Loughborough Urgent Treatment Centre

DHU Health Care is an ever-growing, innovative organisation, providing high level clinical care for a variety of communities within an expanding geographical area. DHU Health Care delivers and develops first class services specialising in Urgent Treatment Centres and Integrated Primary and Community Care services.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a highly regarded forward thinking organisation that values every member of the team and invests heavily in staff and service development and progression. DHU actively supports the progression of the Urgent Care team with the potential to receive funded further education in areas such as Non-Medical Prescribing.  DHU can help you build and enhance your Urgent Care skills and arm you for the demands of modern healthcare.

Benefits of working for DHU:

  • Educational funding and support with study leave provided.
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • NHS Pension
  • NHS continuous service honoured for annual leave & sickness
  • Generous Holiday entitlement
  • Indemnity cover included
  • Access to Westfield Health
  • Potential to build a portfolio career through the various clinical services DHU has.

 

 

Advanced Practitioner – Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

 

An exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to work in a varied and fast paced environment. UTC working is like no other place! Unscheduled care means no two days are the same. Working in a UTC offers you the opportunity to work as a fully autonomous clinician, responsible for the assessment, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of presentations. As an advanced practitioner you will be a leading example of clinical excellence, supporting colleagues in the department, and providing advanced level clinical assessment and care. With a range of diagnostics available to aid your clinical examination, the UTC environment is an ideal place to consolidate previous experience of Emergency Department, Walk in centres, GP Practices or OOH environments.

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will be responsible for the autonomous clinical assessment and subsequent treatment and/or referral of patients across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions within the Urgent Treatment Centres provided by DHU Health Care.  There may be a requirement to work in other areas across the Urgent Care services in times of peak demand.

 

 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • To practice autonomously without direct supervision.
  • To utilise advanced clinical skills to assess, diagnose, treat and/or refer patients.
  • Request relevant diagnostic investigations to aid decision making, and be able to interpret and act upon results (blood tests, ECG’s, X-Ray imaging).
  • Act as a Non-Medical Prescriber in line with Company Policy and Regulatory Body guidance, ensuring prescribing activity is based upon evidence based best practice.
  • Prepare accurate and concise reports and clinical records.
  • Identify and take appropriate actions to address risks to the patient, this will include identification of emergency care needs, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults at risk where referral to other agencies in line with local policies may be required.
  • Use critical thinking and effective communication skills to holistically assess patients’ needs and determine relevant culture, social, economic factors in a respectful and non-judgemental manner

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

·        Registered Adult Nurse registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), Paramedic registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

·        Teaching qualification

·        Evidence of delivering teaching activities to staff groups

·        Registered as an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber.

·        Consolidated Independent Prescribing experience.

 

·        A minimum of 2 modules at Level 7. 1 X module must have included assessment and clinical examination skills, such as Advanced Patient Assessment and Management, or Minor Illness/ Minor Injuries.

·        Completion of ACP MSc (or currently enrolled on pathway)

·        Substantial Autonomous practice working and multi-professional team.

 

·        Can show evidence of using autonomous physical examination and assessment skills in practice.

 

·        Qualified and experienced in the management of minor illness and X-ray interpretation OR desire to complete training.

 

·        Can demonstrate a broad and sound knowledge of complex and common conditions in urgent care in both adults and children.

 

·        Has experience working in Urgent or Emergency care.

·        Previous UTC experience

 

For further information please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification. Alternatively please contact: careers@dhuhealthcare.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

careers@DHUhealthcare.nhs.uk

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

careers@DHUhealthcare.nhs.uk