Salaried Urgent Care Practitioner in Sussex/Kent

  • Job Reference: 00000088-1
  • Date Posted: 14 February 2020
  • Recruiter: GP World
  • Location: Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Adam Hodge
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 020 7456 1262

Job Description

Salaried Urgent Care Practitioner in Sussex/Kent

GP World have a fantastic new opportunity for 3 Urgent Care Practitioner in Sussex/Kent              

Hours: This is negotiable

  • 8am – 6.30pm
  • 8am – 8pm
  •  8pm – 8am

Duration: - Long term.


Weekdays: £35 - £45 per hour depending on experience

Weekend: £45 - £55 per hour depending on experience.

Bank holiday:£60 - £70 per hour depending on experience.

Overnight: £65 per hour.

Job Summary

To provide high quality care at a higher level of competence and practice for patients who require clinical services provided by the Trust. This will include providing definitive care based upon reaching a formal diagnosis for many patients, ensuring safe care and aftercare.

Urgent Care Practitioners (UCPs) represent the Trust at the level of Specialist Practitioner and contribute to the changes to patient care and patient flow required by a modern provider of unscheduled healthcare.

UCPs will have a critical understanding of detailed theoretical and practical knowledge and have specialist knowledge and experience and/or have management and leadership responsibilities. They will have some responsibility for team performance and service development, and they will consistently undertake self–development. They will have a depth of knowledge and understanding which enables them to perform at a high level of practice, take a leadership role, use and develop evidence to inform their practice and deal with complex, unpredictable environments.

UCPs are responsible for the provision of care proportionate to the needs of the patient, based on their education, qualification and scope of practice. The purpose of the role is to provide care to patients in order to give the best outcome for their needs. This may include providing clinical assessment and resuscitation instructions to prevent deterioration and promote recovery, through to in some cases facilitating a natural and dignified death. For many patients, UCPs will complete their episode of care leading to the patient being formally discharged from the care of the Trust.




  • The post holder should have a good general education, with evidence of formal qualifications at GCSE/A level or above. Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  •  Regulated Health Care Professional (HCP) with existing registration – NMC or HCPC. Professional registration is the sole responsibility of the practitioner, and failure to remain on the register may lead to suspensionfrom duty
  • Higher Education Award relevant to area of specialist practice recognised as suitable for attracting specialist practice designation, including:

  1. Specialist Practice Diploma in Primary and Urgent care or equivalent.
  2.  Completion of all relevant placements.
  • Evidence of understanding regular update training and continuous Personal/Professional development in accordance and NMS/HCPC regulation and Trust requirements as amended from time to time
  • Have or be working towards master’s module in Advanced clinical assessment and Management
  • Full valid EU driving licence. No more than 3 penalty points at the time of applications.


  •  Supervision/Mentoring training or qualification
  •  Leadership/Management training or qualification
  • IHDC/EDEXCEL Emergency driving qualification
  •  C1 Driving category if ordinary driving test taken on or after 1st January 1997


  • Application form
  • Copied of qualification certificates



  • Minimum of two years’ post registration qualification as a paramedic or nurse (or equivalent relevant experience equating to 7,000 hours in front line acute or chronic care).
  • Administration of medication within Patient Group Directives (PGD).
  • Substantial consolidated experience of clinical practice in a range of setting including assessing minor illnesses/injuries face-to-face.
  • In depth knowledge of and consolidated clinical practice in a specialist clinical area.
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional/multi agency environment.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring others.
  • Understanding of patient care in primary care settings


  • Experience within telephone triage utilising a clinical decision support system
  • Paramedic or Pharmacist Administration of Medicines by exemption
  • Previous experience of supporting of managing change
  • Previous experience working remote consultation


  • Application form
  • Interview
  • References



  • Medically fit, the role requires applicants to work rotating shifts to provide 24/7 cover and possible operational incidents.
  • No current disciplinary or performance issues outstanding.
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Being assertive whilst appropriately empathetic Tact and diplomacy
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organised and priority conscious.
  •  Ability to work on their own initiative without direct supervision.
  • Willing to wear and maintain uniform.
  • Strong listening and communication skills with a caring and compassionate approach.
  • Strong team worker with a collaborative style.
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise existing workloads using a methodical and systematic approach to work.
  • Ability to communicate with people from different professional backgrounds and at all levels.
  • Ability to manage risks and defuse stressful situations and aggressive patients, including well-developed personal stress management techniques.
  • Ability to use reflective practice and participate in peer review.
  • Literate and numerate.
  • Good self-management, i.e. self-starter, good time management and able to deliver against set objectives.
  • Persuasive advocacy skills – able to develop detailed packages of care for patients presenting with a broad range of acute chronic conditions.
  • Commitment to maintaining patient confidentiality, empowerment and the right to self-determination

Personal Qualities


  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Reliable and Conscious of taking responsibility when required
  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Ability to empathise with and reassure patience and their family member/friends in crisis situations
  • Strong team worker with a collaborative style
  • Able to take and follow instructions
  • Committed to personal and professional development
  • Personal insight



  • The post holder must be able flexible in his/her approach to work and be prepared to work to shift system to understand the duties of the post. This will include working unsocial hours, night, weekend and public holidays as part of a rota, which can lead to a subsequent disturbance of sleep patterns. He/She must also be prepared to cover shifts and undertake duties at short notice in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Ability to travel between sited for work purposes when required
  • Must be eligible to work In the UK
  • Ability to deal with sensitively with distressing, emotional situations
  • The post if physically demanding and may involve driving for long period. There is also a requirement to undertake a large amount of lifting/carrying patience over the mixed terrain
  • Conscientious, reliable and resourceful
  • Professional attitude to employment
  • Self Starter

GP world has a very lucrative referral scheme. Please do contact us should you know of anyone who would be perfect for this role.