The primary focus of the role is to work as an autonomous practitioner providing high quality and timely patient centred care. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and discharge of a diverse of patients with minor injuries/minor illnesses, without reference to a doctor and within their level of competence and agreed protocol.
Act as a emergency care practitioner, demonstrating advanced clinical competence and a knowledge base beyond those associated with conventional nursing roles
Triage patients presenting as walk-ins to the appropriate services
Undertake consultations with patients as an autonomous practitioner and using own clinical judgement to diagnose, treat, refer and/or discharge patients
Make direct referrals to primary, secondary and social services within locally agreed pathways, guidance and protocols
Provide clinical advice to Reception staff where required
Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care, delivered in a timely manner
Supply and administer medicines as indicated to address patient need, where necessary working to Patient Group Directions
Ensure complete and accurate documentation of each and every patient contact
Work as an autonomous practitioner and as part of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams in order to ensure patients’ needs are met
Qualifications and skills:
5 years post registration experience of which 2 years will have been spent in primary care, A&E unscheduled care or related field.
Experience fo working to protocols, guidelines and Patient Group Directives