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Advanced/Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (Urgent Care)

  • Location: Chippenham
  • Hours: Other

Advanced/Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (Urgent Care)

We have an exciting opportunity for an independent, autonomous Prescribing Clinician to support our Urgent Care service within the out of hours (OOH) period both during the week and on weekends.

As an Independent, autonomous Prescribing Clinician you will work as part of Medvivo’s multidisciplinary team to deliver safe and timely care to those accessing our Integrated Urgent Care Service, providing a variety of shift opportunities to include:

  • Face to face shifts based at one of our Primary Care Centres Chippenham, Salisbury, Keynsham and Swindon.
  • Mobile shifts undertaking home visits to patients who are unable to travel to a primary care centre, supported with a fully equipped medical car.
  • Triage shifts based at Head Office in Chippenham.

Our Urgent Care Clinicians also have opportunities to support to our Care Coordination Service, assisting ambulance crews both within the Bristol, Swindon and Wiltshire and Devon localities from our Head Office in Chippenham. Our service works to coordinate health and care services to patients and where clinically appropriate, utilise alternative pathways to emergency admission.

About the role

Our Clinical Practitioners provide care through the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge or referral of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed injury/illness, or acute exacerbation of existing conditions. You will assist in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of patient care across the ‘whole system’ of health and social care, working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders.

The key elements of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Working as an autonomous practitioner providing clinical assessment, diagnosis (where possible), and treatment (where appropriate) for adult and paediatric patients invited to attend Medvivo’s Primary Care Centres or during remote consultations.
  • Accurately triaging & prioritising all patients, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event / illness including past medical and drug history.
  • Undertaking home visits to patients who are unable to travel to a primary care centre, supported with a fully equipped medical car and a driver.
  • Referring patients to alternative care settings, where appropriate.
  • Supporting our Care Coordination Service from our head office in Fox Talbot House, Chippenham.
  • Supporting with triage of calls that have come via the NHS111 pathway during the core daytime surgery opening hours.

Please note that the support of a senior clinician is always available remotely during your shift.


About you

You will be a registered nurse, paramedic, or other allied health professional, with a non-medical prescribing qualification in the context of a broad scope of practice.

Skills and experience

  • Ability to work autonomously both in-hours and out of hours.
  • Achieved or working towards an MSc in Advanced Practice.
  • Evidence of an equivalent accumulation of relevant experience and knowledge.
  • Training and experience of physical assessment and clinical reasoning (including paediatrics).
  • Ability to demonstrate a wide knowledge base and competency in clinical practice.
  • Understanding of the emergency care pathways.
  • Knowledge of primary health care issues affecting a diverse local population.

What we offer

  • Flexibility and a varied portfolio of work, incorporating all areas of urgent care.
  • Generous clinical shift enhancements for all public holidays.
  • Comprehensive induction programme and ongoing professional development.
  • Continuous professional development with opportunities to maintain and enhance clinical skills.
  • Access to bespoke training days with support from external healthcare specialists.
  • Access to a discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement.
  • Simply Health cash plan.
  • Pay rate of up to £51.45 per hour (depending on shift time).

Apply

To obtain a full job description or to arrange an informal conversation about this role, please contact recruitment@medvivo.com

Please note that you may be asked to provide evidence of your Covid vaccination status during your application.

About us

Medvivo Group has been providing a range of health and urgent care services since 2004. Commissioned by the NHS, Medvivo’s core business involves the provision of Integrated Urgent Care services, incorporating NHS111 and out of hours care, in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Committed to achieving excellence in the delivery of person-centred care, Medvivo invests in people, resources and technology to continuously improve the quality of its services and organisational culture. This is testified by two consecutive outstanding ratings by the Care Quality Commission, certified by the TSA’s Quality Standards Framework, the industry and advisory body for technology enabled care (TEC) in the UK.

Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity

In line with Medvivo’s commitment to Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds. We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and aim to establish an inclusive working environment. As such, we welcome diverse applications from candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Medvivo is a certified Disability Confident Employer and is committed to affording equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities or special needs. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made at any part of your application process, please let us know by contacting us on recruitment@medvivo.com.