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Urgent Care Practitioner

Job Reference: J185-A-18-1244

Employer:
Priory Medical Group
Location:
York
Salary:
Dependent on strength of candidate

Urgent Care Practitioner

Priory Medical Group

Are you an experienced Urgent Care Practitioner? Are you passionate about patient care? Are you looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive team at one of the largest and most innovative GP Practices in the country?

If the answer is yes…we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Priory Medical Group.

Our Culture…Our People:

At Priory Medical Group, we are a forward thinking, innovative and driven organization and we recognise the quality of our work is through the quality of our people. We as a Practice and we as colleagues are committed to providing each other with an open, friendly and supportive environment where our staff are comfortable with sharing ideas and who can expect to be provided with all the tools and support they need to enjoy working and succeeding at Priory Medical Group.

 

What are the main duties of the role?

  • All our surgeries offer urgent care sessions for patients who feel they can’t wait for a routine appointment. You will work closely with other clinicians (GP’s / ANP’s) as part of an urgent care team at our surgery(s)
  • You will be responsible for providing face to face consultations for patients presenting, unscheduled, with a wide range of minor injuries, long term conditions and minor illness needs.
  • You will act as an autonomous clinician and take responsibility for the assessment, treatment and/or to appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • Be compliant with the NMC or HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and any associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
  • Take a comprehensive patient history, carry out physical examinations and use expert knowledge and clinical judgement to identify the potential diagnosis
  • Refer patients for investigations and/or the appropriate specialist where appropriate
  • Make a final diagnosis
  • Independently decide on and carry out treatment, including the prescribing of medicines
  • Use their extensive practice experience to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet patients’ health and social care needs, involving other members of the wider health care team as appropriate;
  • Ensure the provision of continuity of care including follow-up visits;
  • assess and evaluate, with patients, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed;
  • Work independently, although often as part of a local and wider health care team;
  • Provide leadership to the wider team and make sure that each patient’s treatment and care is based on best practice

At Priory Medical Group, all our employees should enjoy coming to work and enjoy feeling a part of the team! We will ensure you are provided with a clinical supervisor and a supportive network around you.

What we look for in your application:

  • Registered Nurse with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) or a qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council)

  • 2+ years proven record of acting as an paramedic practitioner / urgent care practitioner dealing with patients presenting with a wide range of medical issues

  • Background of working in a fast paced Primary Health Care or acute environments is essential

  • You will have a proven record of acting in roles where you have acted autonomously and responsibly for the assessment, treatment and/or appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • A recognised qualification in Minor injury and Minor Illness is essential.
  • Proven background of dealing with a diverse range of patients from all walks of life

  • Proven background of building positive rapport with a diverse range of internal colleagues and clients

  • Proven ability to work autonomously whilst also having an awareness when identifying the need to access the wider clinical team or external agencies appropriately and safely

  • First class organisational and time management skills in a fast paced environment is essential.

  • Hold a Full UK Driving License and access to a vehicle to travel between surgeries and other health care settings as appropriate

So are you in?

Working Hours: Up to 8 sessions a week – open to discussion

Rate of Pay: Competitive (depending on the strength of the candidate)

Location: Priory Medical Group has nine surgeries across York, all of which you

may be required to work from.

 




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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