About the Job
Care UK currently delivers an Out of Hours (OOH) Service across the Suffolk region. The OOH service is an appointment based service that is accessed via the national NHS 111 service. Patients are assessed via the 111 team and if it’s clinically appropriate, they will get referred on to our OOH service. This will lead to either a face-to-face appointment in one of our primary care centres, or a home visit by one of our clinicians.
We have a job opening for an Urgent Care Practitioner (UCP) to join our OOH team on a flexible basis. As this job is an OOH role, we need flexibility for evenings and weekends.
We have a few primary care centres based within the region for ease of access by patients and staff. Our locations are as follows:
• Bury PCC, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
• Ipswich PCC, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich
Within this job, you will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with minor illness on a face-to-face or telephone basis. You will usually be based at one of our Primary Care Centres, however if it’s necessary you may need to conduct home visits too.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to patients that develop an urgent care need or deteriorate during the OOH period and are therefore unable to access their own GP Surgery. If you are looking to add extra skills to your current portfolio or if you are just seeking additional hours 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
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 (NMC/HCPC) Number.
• Have a post registration qualification to show that autonomous clinical practice relevant to Urgent Care. (e.g. Advanced Clinical Practice / UCP / ECP / ENP degree)
• Be able to administer medication within Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
• Have proven post registration experience of working in either; A&E, Primary Care or Minor Injuries/Illness Units
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
Salary & Benefits
This is a flexi job which means we can be flexible to fit around your lifestyle. You can decide if you want one shift or four shifts every week! Dependent on experience and shifts worked, the salary for this job is from £25 - £28 per hour.
We also offer regional/national opportunities, cycle to work scheme and online discounts.
In order to support you in this job, we can offer you CPD, Revalidation, free online and face to face training, and other regional/national opportunities
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.
If you would like to talk to one of our friendly recruiters for further information or a full, comprehensive job description, please contact Ben Averill, firstname.lastname@example.org / 07435 974918
Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.