Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Bucks Minor Injuries and Illness Unit - High Wycombe
About the Job Care UK is providing a 24 hour walk-in service for minor injuries and minor illnesses at Buckinghamshire Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU). Bucks MIIU is based at Wycombe Hospital and is for patients with minor injuries or illness’ that they can’t treat themselves or that are unsuitable for a GP appointment. To assist with the smooth running of the service, Care UK are seeking to appoint an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who has an independent prescribing qualification and has a background in A&E, Primary Care or Minor Injuries/Illness to work on Saturdays or Sundays. You will be responsible for seeing, treating and discharging all patients with minor injuries and illnesses autonomously. This will include reviewing of x-rays. You may also need to administer medication within your clinical scope. If you have the passion and desire to deliver a better urgent care service to the people that matter then look no further, as this could be the job for you! About Care UK Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours, prison health services 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 out of hours, 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. If you would like more information, please visit our website: http://careukhealthcare.com The Requirements In order for you to be considered for the job, as a minimum we are looking for you to: • Be a qualified RGN with valid NMC PIN number • Be a qualified independent non-medical prescriber • Have prior experience working in within a prescribing role • Have previous experience within A&E / Minor Injuries / Minor Illness or Primary Care • Have evidence of extended skills (e.g. suturing, plastering and x-ray interpretation) • Be computer literate, including all Microsoft Packages • Have a sound understand of legal/professional implications of independent practice It would be nice for you to have any one of the below, although these are not essential: • Post Registration certificate in: o First Contact Care o Chronic Disease Management o Mental Health Experience • Good knowledge of local primary care services including key players Application Process Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted within 72 working hours by Ben who sits 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 more information about the job or if you would like to view the Job Description, please contact Ben Averill, email@example.com / 07435 974918 Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.