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Emergency Practitioner

Job Reference: 841-19-140-BJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Urgent care - MiiUs Countywide Community Hospitals

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Emergency Practitioner x3

Band: 6

Salary: £28,050 - £36,644

Hours: Full and part-time hours avaialable (Flexible working patterns will be considered)

Location: Minor Injury and Illness Units - Countywide Cover

Fixed Term until 31st March 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and dynamic Registered Practitioner, to join our highly skilled team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners/ Emergency Care Practitioners in the delivery of high quality care to the countywide Minor Injuries and Illness units.

The successful applicant`s will be based in one of our 7 units county wide , Vale; Stroud; Cirencester; North Cotswolds; Tewkesbury; Forest of Dean and will be expected to be flexible to work across a buddy unit and when required travel across county.

Applicants must be a 1st Level Registered Nurse or AHP, have experience within an urgent care setting as a practitioner or experience within minor injury and illness or Emergency Department setting. Experience within primary care would be an advantage, along with understanding of multi -agency/ inter-professional working. Applicants must hold a Diploma/Degree/ MSC level qualification in the management of Minor Injury/Illness and have evidence of recent clinical practice and professional development.

As a member of the team you will be expected to demonstrate that you possess well developed effective clinical knowledge and skills as you will be required to examine and treat patients, of all ages that present to Minor Injury and illness units with a wide range of undifferentiated diagnoses.

Applications from those who also hold an Independent Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification will be encouraged.


The post holder will be required to work a full range of shifts to include weekends and bank holidays.

As a member of the Gloucestershire NHS, the unit offers a diverse range of training opportunities and is committed to personal as well as service development.

To arrange an informal visit or discuss further please ring MIiU Matrons - eith er Lee Iddles on 07580733875 orSarah Deo 07967965311

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult & Children’s Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Shortlisting Date: Wedneday 10th July 2019

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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