A great opportunity is available to work within one of the busiest and most diverse Accident and Emergency Departments in the country. DHU Healthcare CIC (LLR) are looking for dynamic, experienced Nurse practitioners, Emergency Care Practitioners and Advanced Paramedics to work within the A&E front door assessment team. With over 600 A&E visits to the LRI per day and a large majority of these patients self-presenting, it is the responsibility of the DHU clinicians to rapidly assess, triage and direct patients to the most appropriate facility to meet their care needs. With the support of the Clinical Service Lead and Clinical Lead, clinicians will be responsible to referring patients to local GP services, Walk-in-centres, Local Pharmacies as well as to services within the hospital such as A&E Majors, specialist care and other DHU services such as Primary care. In addition to the initial front door streaming zone, DHU also provide Primary Care services at the LRI. Clinicians are responsible for the further detailed assessment and subsequent treatment of patients deemed to be suitable for Primary Care. DHU provides the gateway to A&E and clinical resolution to patients within Leicestershire. We need proactive, forward thinking clinicians to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time, in the right location.
Purpose of the Role
The post holder will be responsible for the autonomous clinical assessment, treatment and/or referral or giving advice as appropriate to first contact clients across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions within the services provided by DHU Health Care CIC through direct contact consultations and by telephone. Direct consultations will be undertaken in the patient’s normal place of residence or in clinic settings.
A commitment to a quality service, excellence in clinical practice and continuous professional development are integral to the role and the development of the service.
The post holder will participate in promoting and advancing DHU Health Care CIC.
Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability
To practice as a Nurse Practitioner / Emergency Care Practitioner without direct supervision but with support available by telephone.
To assess, plan, treat and refer patients appropriately and evaluate patient care.
To recognise the need for, initiate and where appropriate interpret relevant diagnostic investigations.
To recognise the need for and initiate where appropriate advice of relevant specialisms.
To exhibit excellent communication skills when dealing with clients. Non verbal and verbal skills required. To have the ability to make clear decisions with confidence and communicate these effectively.
To maintain appropriate clinical records, ensuring that documentation clearly demonstrates the NMC Guidelines for Records and Record keeping or Health and Care Professional Council for Emergency Care Practitioners.
To supply medication under patient group directives or function as an independent prescriber.
To work within the parameters of his/her skills and knowledge, to recognise the limitations of ones own practice and to work within the bounds of ones training and capability according to the NMC Code of The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates & Health and Care Professions Council
To maintain an awareness of developments in clinical practice.
To optimise evidence based practice within practice.
To work effectively as part of a multi professional team in collaboration with other members of the service.
The job holder will have;
First year level registered nurse minimum of 2 years post reg. Or Emergency Care Practitioner
NMC / HMPC Registered
Degree module in Injury and /or Illness
Experience of autonomous practice supported by appropriate degree/masters level study
Experience using advanced clinical examination & assessment skills within practice supported by the appropriate post registration qualification.
Experience of autonomous practice working and multi-professional team working
Can show evidence of using advanced physical examination and assessment skills in practice
Can demonstrate a broad and sound knowledge of complex and common conditions in primary care in both adults and children
Has experience in nurse led clinics or emergency care centres ,out of hours facilities or walk in centres
Experience of prescribing medicines under patient group directives
Experience in an Urgent Care setting either in A&E/WIC/UCC/First responder or similar.
Benefits include but not limited to;
Recruitment and retention payments
Continuation of NHS Service preserved
Support with the revalidation process
DHU believe our workforce should be as diverse as the range of services we offer, and the communities we serve. We are committed to valuing and encouraging diversity throughout our workforce, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. As part of our mission we are dedicated to eliminating discrimination
DHU Health Care CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Infection Prevention & Control
Infection Prevention & Control is pivotal in ensuring a safe & clean environment for both patients and staff. IP&C is everyone’s responsibility and strict adherence to the IP&C policy is expected of ALL employees of the organisation.