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Nurse Practitioner / Emergency Care Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Urgent Care Centre
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Urgent Care Centre, Whipps Cross Hospital
Waltham Forest
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum (Plus HCAS)
24/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

A vacancy has arisen at the North East London community services

Urgent Care Centre, Whipps Cross Hospital
As an established UCC we are committed to the expansion and provision of outstanding clinical services provided within the Urgent Care Centre setting.
We have Nurse Practitioners and Emergency care practitioners within our team.
You will play a key role in the provision of autonomous clinical practice to a varied case load of patients. You will need to demonstrate expertise and competencies to complement our existing team.
We provide treatment to patients of all ages presenting with a wide range of minor illness and injuries. The service also has access to community services, acute specialisms and 24 hour GP led service.

This is an exciting initiative to further your professional development in a climate of dynamic change.

• Advanced Nurse Practitioner with evidence of relevant post registration qualifications
• Ability to support and manage all patients including assessment diagnosing, treatment and discharge
• A&E / Primary Care background

The main responsibilities of the post:

•To provide autonomous practise to all patients presenting with minor injury & illness with proven clinical competencies
• Has the ability and skills to manage case load maintaining an accurate overview of workload and the establishment of clinical priority of patients when acting as shift leader.
• Ability to demonstrate recent clinical management
• Staff management skills

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Sabrina Ponton

Acting Operational Lead