Trainee Emergency Practitioner
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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This role is a training post for the Trainee Emergency Practitioner to work towards achieving an advanced level of practice and qualified to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC). Once qualified the post holder will deliver care to patients attending the Emergency Department and the UTC without reference to a doctor. The role encompasses all pillars of advanced practice which are clinical, leadership, research and educational components as detailed below. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the minor injury /minor illness module at level 7 run by Imperial College NHS Trust and Kings College London
Main duties of the job
The role of the EP is a senior clinician trained to an advanced level to work autonomously within the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) to deliver care to patients attending the Emergency Department and the UTC without reference to a doctor. The role consists of clinical, managerial, leadership and educational components as detailed;
- To assess, diagnose, treat and discharge or refer patients without reference to a doctor
- To provide a service that is complementary to GP's
- To encourage and participate in the development of protocols and pathways to improve patient care
- To be an independent prescriber (experienced EP essential)
- Manage a discrete nursing team to include annual appraisal, mandatory training, staffing rotas, recruitment and selection and the supervision of students
- To support Matron /lead nurse as needed in delivering local and national audits
- To actively participate in the departmental teaching programme
- To act as a Link practitioner for a specialty and to disseminate new guidance and information from that speciality keeping colleagues updated
- To monitor standards of care, taking action when appropriate to maintain and improve standards which includes Trusts Infection and Prevention Control policy
- To assist in achieving Emergency Department quality indicators by ensuring timely review/transfer/discharge of patients
- To have expert skills in plastering, suturing, streaming and to teach these skills to juniors
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.
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