Urgent Care Practitioner

County Durham and Darl
Shotley Bridge
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are actively recruiting to vacancies across the Trust. We would like to encourage applicants to apply via NHS Jobs and to inform candidates that interviews will be taking place remotely via video / Microsoft Teams.

We are extremely grateful to all new applicants and our current staff who have made enquiries and referrals to our bank and recruitment team. Thank you for supporting the NHS, your Trust and community during this challenging time.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Urgent Care Practitioner to join an established team working in Urgent Treatment Centres in County Durham and Darlington, with a nominal base at Shotley Bridge Urgent Treatment Centre, there are Band 6 & 7 positions depending on Qualifications & Experience. The Centre operates 24/7 and is Practitioner led Monday to Friday Midnight -1800, with GP cover for the remainder.

Experience in Primary or Urgent Care is essential. Candidates must have an accredited Physical Assessment Skills qualification or have a commitment to work towards enabling them to work autonomously, assessing, diagnosing, treating or referring onwards patients of all age ranges with a broad spectrum of minor illness and injury presentations. Paediatric Clinical Skills qualification or equivalent experience is required but support can be provided to achieve this for the successful applicant.

The candidate must also have an independent prescribing qualification or have made a commitment to undertake this.

The successful applicant will be working alongside GP's and an experienced team of Nurse and Paramedic Practitioners, as well as having responsibility for mentoring and developing junior Practitioners, HCA's and Nurse Associate Apprentices.

Advanced leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills are required as is a commitment to service development and excellence in practice.

Appropriate pay band according to relevant skills and qualifications.

If you are a confident, enthusiastic positive team orientated Registered Nurse or Paramedic seeking a new challenge and you fulfill the requirements above please apply or contact us directly for an informal discussion regarding the position.

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