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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2021.

Emergency Care Practitioner

Job Reference: 155-EUC-NM-0921-48

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
A&E Nurse Practitioners
Across Sunderland and South Tyneside
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

One Team One Trust

There are many reasons to work at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT). From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. STSFT is committed to respect, fairness and civility. We promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture and working environment.

We aim to be an ‘employer of choice’ and we invest in our people. Looking after our workforce’s health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,300 people. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000.

We provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. This includes areas such as Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary. This gives a total of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art critical care facilities.

We offer our staff outstanding benefits. This includes an onsite at Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support, interpreting and translation provider and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

Emergency Care Practitioner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Health Care Professional to work as an Emergency Care Practitioner (Band 7) across the Emergency Departments (ED) of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland ED and South Tyneside ED’s have recently merged, resulting in significant new developments and opportunities across the advanced practice roles within the ED.

You will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with a wide range of clinical conditions which will include both medical and trauma cases. You will be required to provide flexible cover over a 24 hour period. The post will be rotational between the ED and UTC on both sites.

The individual should be intent on delivering a high quality service within the ED. Emergency Care experience is essential however educational opportunities are available to develop skills and knowledge. There is an ongoing work based educational and clinical supervision programme. Successful applicants will be expected to follow the RCEM curriculum and engage with completion of the portfolio.

Key requirements:

The candidate will be expected to be a registered HCP (NMC/HCPC), have completed an undergraduate degree and will have successfully completed a university accredited clinical skills course.

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skill, and be able to demonstrate an ability to work within the multi-disciplinary ED team. The trust is the first hospital in the country to be awarded Global Digital Exemplar status and as such the candidate should be familiar with the use of IT and electronic record keeping systems.

The candidate will be required to work flexibly in all areas of the department across 24 hours.

The candidate will have previous experience of working as a practitioner in the acute sector.

Non-Medical prescribing is required

If individuals do not fulfil the requirement for the post, ie., do not already have non-medical prescribing , they should commence on Annex 21 and undertake a period of supported competency based training.

  • In accordance with Annex 21 of AfC, pay should be determined as a percentage of the pay.
  • Where periods of training last for up to 12 months 75 per cent of pay Band 7 is payable (£34,379). On completion of the Training they commence at the bottom of Band 7.
  • Those who are already in a Band 7 role would go down to the AfC Annex 21 rate of pay (£34,379) but on completion of the training would be assimilated back to the point they were on when they started the training.

This post is subject to satisfactory CRB check at enhanced level


Contact details for job related candidate queries:

Amanda Hay

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

01915656256 ex 42084



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Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

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