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Advanced Practitioner - Croydon

Band 7

Main area
Integrated Urgent Care
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Various
Job ref
308-LAS111-0061
Site
Southern House, Croydon
Town
Croydon
Salary
£42,313 - £48,515 inc HCAS
Closing
04/11/2019 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

 

We employ over 6,000 staff, including volunteers, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.

 

In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

 

By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Advanced Practitioner

Integrated Urgent Care Centre – Croydon, South East London

Band 7 - £42,313 – £48,515 (inc. HCAS)                                                               

Plus unsocial hours, as appropriate, in line with Section 2.


An opportunity has arisen for Advanced Practitioners to join our team and work within our new Integrated Urgent Care service based in South East London. This is an exciting time to join the Trust, as we begin integrating both urgent and emergency care provision incorporating the 111 and 999 services.

As an Advanced Practitioner, you will provide enhanced clinical assessment and diagnosis via telephone triage, to patients who have contacted the IUC service.  You will also give clinical advice and support to the IUC multi-disciplinary team, including Call Handlers, Health Advisors, Nurses and Paramedics.

In addition to supporting the on-site Clinical Assessment Service, you will provide clinical support and advice to healthcare professionals within the community including ambulance clinicians, community nursing teams, allied health professionals and care home staff.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a registered healthcare professional with significant experience of clinical practice.  You will have also operated in an autonomous capacity in a primary or urgent care setting such as an Urgent Treatment Centre or Emergency Department.  You will have sound assessment and decision making skills; the ability to plan and prioritise clinical work and to negotiate appropriate treatment and referral strategies.

Good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure are also prerequisites for this role.

Please note, this is a 24/7 role and there is a requirement to work a variety of shifts including evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.  As stated, unsocial hours is payable in addition to the salary quoted dependent upon working pattern.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 4 November 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information & to arrange informal visits please contact
Agatha Nortley-Meshe at [email protected]  
020 7783 2794