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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/02/2020.

Urgent Care Practitioner

Job Reference: 278-UCP-0220-SBW

Employer:
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Urgent Care Practitioner
Location:
Ashford, Coxheath, Crawley, Ashford, Kent / Crawley, Sussex
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year.


Urgent Care Practitioner:

Base:Emergency Operations Centres (Crawley, West Sussex/Coxheath, Kent), NHS 111 Contact Centre (Ashford, Kent), Remote Trust Sites (e.g. Make Ready Centres, regional).

Type of contract:Permanent

Hours:Full-time 37.5 hours per week/Part-time options

Salary:Band 7 £37,570 to £43,772 pa (NHS Agenda for Change) + Unsociable Hours

About the role:

Are you an experienced and clinically driven Paramedic or Nurse Practitioner looking for a new challenge?

An opportunity has arisen for Specialist Paramedic and Nurses to join our team and work within our new Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) based across the South East region. This is an exciting time to join South East Coast Ambulance Service, as we continue integrating access to urgent and emergency care through 111 and 999 contact centers.

As an Urgent Care Practitioner (UCP) you will provide enhanced clinical assessment and signposting, through telephone triage, to patients who have contact with the IUC service. You will also offer clinical advice, support and leadership to the IUC multi-disciplinary team; including call-handlers, Nurses, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Mental Health Practitioners and Midwives.

In addition to supporting the on-site Clinical Assessment Service, you will also be available to provide clinical support and advice to Healthcare Professionals within the community including; ambulance clinicians, community nursing teams, allied health professionals and care home staff.

To succeed in this role:

You will need to be a registered Healthcare Professional (specialist nurse or paramedic) with significant experience of clinical practice. You will have also operated in an autonomous capacity within a primary or urgent care setting such as an Urgent Treatment Centre, GP practice or Emergency Department. You will have sound assessment and decision-making skills, the ability to plan and prioritise clinical workloads and ability to negotiate appropriate treatment and referral strategies.

Good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure are also prerequisites for this role.

Please note, this is a 24/7 role and there is a requirement to work a variety of shifts including evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours is payable in addition to the salary quoted dependent upon working pattern.

Please note:

We also provide application forms in large print or other formats. Please contact recruitment@secamb.nhs.uk to request.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion, please contact: Shannon Bowie-Wooler, Resourcing Advisor

Email Address: shannon.bowie-wooler@secamb.nhs.uk

Mobile number: 07717 348144




The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format off line, please contact recruitment@secamb.nhs.uk stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

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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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


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