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Urgent Care Practitioner/Paramedic - Bank

Job Reference: J137-A-19-2107

Herts Urgent Care
Welwyn Garden City
Competitive Hourly Rate, plus enhancements

Exciting Opportunities for Urgent Care Practitioners - Hertfordshire

We are recruiting Urgent Care Practitioners –Paramedics/ECPs! Are you looking for varied and challenging work? If you are passionate about helping others and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Who are we?

HUCprovides accessible and high quality Integrated Urgent Healthcare services in the east. When patients are ill and need the right medical attention, they can phone NHS111 provided by HUC to access medical advice, assessment and treatment. We also provide a range of other healthcare services to support patients and GPs, including Extended Access services across West Essex, running GP practices and urgent care centres.

The Role:

You will clinically assess acutely unwell patients in a variety of settings to include; own homes, care or residential homes and HUC’s own out of hour’s bases. The administration of drugs under PGD’s will be necessary at times. Some visits may require minor injury assessment which may culminate in wound closure. As part of the Clinical Advisory Service (CAS) with GP colleagues, you will form part of a wider Clinical workforce team, receiving patients as they present with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems, offering advice or referral as appropriate.

Job Summary:

This is a bank contract, with shifts available to pre-book 3 months in advance and ad hoc, to suit your availability.

You will be part of a 24/7 multi disciplinary team, supporting the Acute In Hours Visiting and Integrated Urgent Care services, including pilot schemes.

This role offers a combination of base, visiting and triage shifts. Hours include weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Acute In Hours Visiting:

  • Monday to Fridays, 9.30 - 6.30pm starting from Stevenage
  • Monday to Fridays, 9.30 - 7.30pm starting from Welwyn Garden City

Integrated Urgent Care Visiting - starting from St Albans, Borehamwood or Welwyn Garden City:

  • Saturdays, 8am - 8pm, 3pm - 11pm,
  • Sundays, 8am - 8pm, 10am - 5pm,3pm - 10.30pm

Telephone Triage, based at our Contact Centre in Welwyn Garden City

  • Monday to Sundays 6.30pm - Midnight
  • Redeyes - 11pm - 8am, to include visiting as business requires

Face to Face Consultations, from our Out of Hours bases in Hertford, Watford & Stevenage:

  • Monday to Friday 7pm - 11pm
  • Saturday 8am - 1pm, 1pm - 6pm, 6pm - 10pm
  • Sundays 9am - 2pm, 2pm - 6pm, 6pm-10pm

Role Expectations:

We are looking for qualified clinicians to support HUC's delivery of outstanding patient care.

You must be a HCPC Registered and have:

  • Minor Illness and Minor Injury assessment experience
  • Ability to work to Patient Group Directions
  • Confident in making decisions autonomously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Adastra and SystmOne an advantage

We can offer you

  • Varied, interesting and challenging work
  • Senior Clinical support available at all times
  • Educational events
  • Performance feedback to support appraisals

Current Pay Rates:

Hourly rates of pay are dependent on times and days worked, varying from £22.00 – £38.60.

Benefits of joining us:

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Perkbox staff benefit scheme
  • Shift working
  • Eye test scheme
  • Being part of a supportive and innovative team with scope for progression

On-boarding Process:

If successful, you will be paid to complete a full day’s induction, which will include system training, followed by a number of buddy shifts in varied settings to prepare you for the role.


As HUC is an organisation commissioned by the NHS, all roles are listed on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (SI 1975/1023), which means they are eligible for a standard or enhanced check as appropriate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are fully committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of applying then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.


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