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MIIU Senior Emergency Practitioner

Job Reference: 841-19-158-FB

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals - Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean
£37,570 - £43,772

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and (2gether) were planning to join together. 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.

Minor Injury and Illness Units - Senior Emergency Practitioner

Band: 7

Salary £37,570- £43,772

Hours: 37.5 (Part-time working and flexible working patterns will be considered so long as the Service can support the request)

Location: Forest of Dean (Lydney And Dilke)

Contract: Fixed term - 2 years

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

The successful applicant will be expected to work across both Lydney and Dilke MIiUs predominantly in a supernumerary capacity providing specialist professional clinical leadership and guidance, clinical advice and management.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge and effective leadership skills. The ability to work autonomously taking overall responsibility for care, quality and clinical activity with their focus on

• Patient safety

• The effectiveness of all health care interventions

• Patient experience

• The environment in which care is delivered

Mentorship of junior and developing Emergency practitioners

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

The post holder will need to have access to a car and be able to work across more than one unit.


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.

Short-listing Date:13th August2019

Interview date: TBC


To arrange an informal visit or discuss further please ring:


This post is subject to an EnhancesDBS checkwith barring forAdults and Children and successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


IiU Team Lead – Carl Ashford -07827 309 049



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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