Lead Nurse - Beckenham Beacon UTC
Greenbrook Healthcare; Together, we deliver the future of Urgent Care.
Greenbrook Healthcare is the leading provider of Urgent Treatment Centres. We're seeking an experienced ENP to join our team at the service as the Lead Emergency Nurse Practitioner at our service at Beckenham Beacon.
The role of the UTC Lead Nurse is to undertake a senior clinical position as a highly specialised and autonomous practitioner. The post holder will undertake assessment and treatment of patients in the UTC who may present with complex and/or chronic illnesses and/or injury; to determine a clinical diagnosis, treatment and appropriate discharge as indicated as well as maintaining patient records.
The post holder will manage the nursing team (all nursing, Emergency Care Practitioners, HCAs where in post) within the UTC and play a full role in the overall UTC management team.
The post holder will be a strong visible clinical leader, enhancing the nurses’ skills and knowledge and work in partnership within a multi-disciplinary team. To contribute to meeting the identified Key Performance Indicators within the time frames identified. The UTC Lead Nurse will assist the Service Manager, UTC Lead GP and the UTC management team in the planning, developing and delivery of the UTC service and will initiate and implement change effectively in response to clinical or organisational demands.
Should you wish to informally discuss the role before making an application or to ask any questions please contact our Director of Nursing, Matt Parkes on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Recruitment Team on 0208 607 1915
A competitive salary (band 8a equivalent) is offered in addition to a generous benefits package to include NHS Pension.
- First level Registration Nurse
- ENB A33 (ENP) or equivalent equivalent/mentorship course
- ENP - Minor Injuries and Minor Illnesses Course at Level 6/7
- 2 years at Deputy/CN in an Emergency department
- Management experience as Sister/Charge in Emergency Department Experience in General Practice/ Walk-in Centre/ Urgent Treatment Centre
- Teaching research/Evidence based practice.
- Up to date knowledge of DOH and NICE guidelines.
- Diagnosis and management of minor injuries including fractures, burns, lacerations, minor eye injuries, soft tissue injuries
- Diagnosis and management of minor illnesses (where appropriately trained), giving evidenced based advice and management, and where required appropriate prescribing (including using PGDs)
- Ability to work with and use PGDs
- Decision making skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with service users and the immediate and wider team organisational skills
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.
Closing Date for Applications is Monday 15th October 2018.