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Emergency Care Practitioner

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Advert – Emergency Care Practitioner, ED and Bridgwater General Practices
This is an exciting new role for an Emergency Care Practitioner (specialist practitioner) based in ED and General Practice. Are you keen to use your ECP skills? Would you like some variety in your role, working some weekends and some weekday day times? Do you like working autonomously, taking your own decisions? Then this role may be for you.

Employed by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, half of your time you will be based in the Emergency Department at Musgrove Hospital. You will work within 'minors' seeing patients who walk in to the ED. You will work as an independent practitioner, seeing, treating and discharging both adults and children. Patients will have both minor illness and minor injury. You will have full access to the diagnostics in ED and refer onwards to hospital and community resources.

The rest of your time you will work for one of two General Practices in Bridgwater. You will use your skills to see patients in their own home (or care environment), but also contribute to the management of urgent care in the practice and review those who have been discharged from Hospital. You will become part of the practice team, supporting colleagues and joining clinical review meetings.

In general, the ED work will be at weekends, the General Practice work during the week.

In both places you will teach and support students, and be supported by clinical leads. Working to PGDs, you will dispense medication. Contracts will be fixed term for 1 year, and will be between 10 – 20 hours each. We hope to offer contracts to at least three individuals.

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you think this role is for you, please contact Jenny Addicott, Lead Emergency Nurse Practitioner at ED, Musgrove Park Hospital. We would also recommend that you visit the practices in Bridgwater that you might want to work in. Participating practices are:
Redgate and Somerset Bridge Medical Centres – Kathy Bartley, Practice Manager, (Redgate Medical Centre), ( Email address removed )
Cranleigh Gardens Medical Centre, Richard Reed, Practice Manager, ( Email address removed )

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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.

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