Emergency Care Practitioner
The post holder will be responsible for the autonomous clinical assessment, treatment and/or referral or giving advice as appropriate to first contact clients across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions within the services provided by the organisation through direct contact consultations and by telephone. Direct consultations will be undertaken in the patient’s normal place of residence, with occasional working in clinic settings.
A commitment to a quality service, excellence in clinical practice and continuous professional development are integral to the role and the development of the service.
The post holder will participate in promoting and advancing the organisation.
To practice as a Nurse Practitioner / Emergency Care Practitioner without direct supervision but with support available by telephone.
To assess, plan, treat and refer patients appropriately and evaluate patient care.
To recognise the need for, initiate and where appropriate interpret relevant diagnostic investigations.
To recognise the need for and initiate where appropriate advice of relevant specialisms.
To exhibit excellent communication skills when dealing with clients. Non verbal and verbal skills required. To have the ability to make clear decisions with confidence and communicate these effectively.
To maintain appropriate clinical records, ensuring that documentation clearly demonstrates the NMC Guidelines for Records and Record keeping or Health and Care Professional Council for Emergency Care Practitioners.
To supply medication under patient group directives or function as an independent prescriber.
To work within the parameters of his/her skills and knowledge, to recognise the limitations of ones own practice and to work within the bounds of ones training and capability according to the NMC Code of The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates & Health and Care Professions Council
To maintain an awareness of developments in clinical practice.
To optimise evidence based practice within practice.
To work effectively as part of a multi professional team in collaboration with other members of the service.
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