Bank Emergency Care Practitioner - Worcestershire OOH

Care UK Primary
£28.9 per hour
29 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About the Job

Do you have the passion to make a difference to patients who have an urgent care need and are unable to attend their GP? Are you looking to add extra skills to your portfolio? If so, look no further, as we could have the job for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) to join the Worcestershire out of hours (OOH) service on a bank basis.

The Worcestershire OOH service provides advice, information and treatment for NHS patients who become unwell during the out-of-hours period when their own GP surgery is closed.

TThe OOH’s operates out of 5 existing primary care centres throughout Worcestershire and provides both urgent and unscheduled care.

• Worcester PCC, Sorrell Suite
• Kidderminster General Hospital
• The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
• Evesham Community Hospital, Evesham
• Malvern Community Hospital, Malvern

The skill mix within these services is ECP, ANP and GP’s incorporating urgent care, telephone triage, face to face appointments and home visits.

We are specifically looking for ECPs who can work in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch.

As part of this job, you'll see, treat (within your scope of PGD’s) and discharge patients of all ages that present minor illnesses or minor injuries, either over the phone or face-to-face in the base or when you're doing a home visit.

About Care UK

Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, prison health services, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK.

Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating OOH's, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.

We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times.

For more information, please visit our website:

The Requirements

In order for you to be considered for the job, as a minimum we are looking for you to:
• Be a qualified General Nurse or Paramedic with valid PIN Number.
• Have a further qualification in Urgent Care or equivalent.
• Have post registration experience of working in either; A&E, Primary Care or Minor Injuries/Illness Units
• Have evidence of administering medications using PGD’s

It would be nice for you to have any one of the below, although these are not essential:
• Have a knowledge of local primary care services
• Have a full complete understanding of the medico-legal aspects of the role
• Have basic IT skills

Application Process

Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted within 72 working hours by Ben or Lisa who sit within our recruitment team by phone or email.

If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

If you would like to talk to one of our friendly recruiters for further information or for a full, comprehensive job description, please contact Ben Averill, / or Lisa Dyson, /

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We have bank jobs available. As we are an OOH provider, we are looking for you to be flexible during evening and weekends.

We can offer you:
• A salary between £28.94 - £33.76 dependent on experience
• Regional/national opportunities
• Free online and face-to-face training
• Childcare vouchers and online discounts