Urgent Care Practitioner Clinical Educator

Local Care Direct
16th November 2020
Wharfedale General Hospital, Leeds, LS21 2LY & St Georges UTC, Leeds, LS10 4UZ
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£24.79 per hour + 30% for OOHs
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week


Urgent Care Practitioner Clinical Educator

The closing date is 30 November 2020

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within a supportive team?

Local Care Direct delivers a range of primary and urgent healthcare services across West Yorkshire. We have a full time position for a UCP Clinical Educator working across our Urgent Treatment Centres in Leeds. If you are interested in working in our friendly, flexible organisation then please apply now.

Salary: £24.79 per hour + 30% after 6pm Monday to Friday & all day Saturday, Sunday


Local Care Direct, Wharfedale General Hospital, Newell Carr Road, Otley, Leeds, LS21 2LY

Local Care Direct, St Georges UTC, St Georges Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4UZ

This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

If you are interested in this vacancy we would love to hear from you! Apply now via NHS Jobs or if you require any further information please contact us.

Main duties of the job

The Urgent Care Practitioner (UCP) Clinical Educator will be an experienced non-medical practitioner responsible for the education and training of clinicians in the assessment and management of minor injury and minor illness.

About us

Nothing matters to us more than people - The way we treat our patients and the people who work for us; the way we do things and our commitment to keep our promises are what we value most.

We do what we say we will do and we do it well - Local Care Direct is a Social Enterprise organisation providing a wide range of healthcare services in Yorkshire. We are a community owned organisation, independent from the NHS and committed to putting patients first.

A few Benefits of working for Local Care Direct are:

NHS Pensions Scheme

Individual clinical supervision

ACP clinical forum

CPD monthly training sessions

Clinical guardian audit feedback

Opportunity to build a clinical portfolio in face to face, ED Streaming, Walk in Centre, Urgent Treatment centre, home visiting and telephone/video consultation

Opportunity to work more flexibly

Regular salary reviews

Free Flu Jab

Staff Awards

Dedicated friendly clinical team leaders

Job description

Urgent Care Practitioner Clinical Educator

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week with variable Hours over 7 days

Base locations: St Georges Urgent Treatment Centre & Wharfedale General Hospital

Accountable to: Director of Clinical Governance and Quality

Responsible to: Clinical Manager


The Urgent Care Practitioner (UCP) Clinical Educator will be an experienced non-medical practitioner responsible for the education and training of clinicians in the assessment and management of minor injury and minor illness.

Key Educational Responsibilities

  • Support, guide and monitor the progress of clinicians employed by, or rotating through, Local Care Direct
  • Liaise with academic institutions to ensure that the learning objectives of individual practitioners are identified and that clinical supervision needs are met
  • Ensure that competence is regularly assessed and relevant documentation completed on a regular basis
  • Responsible for signing off Clinical Competency Frameworks
  • Ensure practitioner are adequately prepared to pass the X-ray interpretation course and other external modules such as independent prescribing
  • Demonstrate and teach evidence based care ensuring that self and others are working within agreed guidelines and protocols

Key Clinical Responsibilities

  • To assess, diagnose, treat and refer or signpost patients who attend with undifferentiated or undiagnosed minor illness or minor injury
  • Liaise and network closely with other colleagues within primary and secondary care and other agencies, referring patients as necessary
  • Ensure evidence based care is delivered at a high standard to patients providing expert clinical advice when appropriate
  • Identify own professional development needs through the Personal Development Review Process
  • To participate in the audit process, evaluating the service, implementing action plans and change of practice as necessary
  • Be actively involved in the development of new policies and procedures
  • Prescribe medications as appropriate following national and local guidance
  • Competent in X-Ray requisition and interpretation
  • Be computer literate and have experience of using SystmOne
  • Establish patient capacity and obtain informed consent prior to care delivery. Where a patient lacks capacity, act in the patients best interests seeking appropriate advice and support where necessary
  • Be fully compliant with the companies Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) policies and attend/complete yearly IP&C training
  • Safeguard children and vulnerable adults promoting their welfare and to work to prevent, recognise, respond, appropriately refer and record potential neglect or abuse, adhering to the companys Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and PREVENT policies and procedures

Effective Communication

  • To communicate at all expected levels to ensure an effective service is provided
  • To ensure that the service user is involved with any discussions about their care management and that this is documented
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous healthcare records appropriate to the consultation

Managing People / Self

  • Ensure that professional practice is evidence based and current
  • Ensure that Continual Professional Development is maintained and facilitates the ability to provide care to a high standard in a way that is both safe and cost effective
  • Ensure that mandatory training is up to date and participate in training as appropriate
  • Provide and effective and efficient service including utilising time management, organisational, co-ordination and management skills
  • To support the clinical lead undertaking specific areas of work as requested
  • Participate in an annual Professional Development Review (PDR)

Demonstrate Team Working Skills

  • Participate in audit to improve service delivery and design
  • Actively promote the service and signpost to other services as appropriate
  • Share achievements and challenge tradition

Managing Information

  • Adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Caldicott recommendations
  • Continually evaluate and audit the quality and effectiveness of the practice of self and others
  • Critically evaluate and interpret evidence based research findings from diverse sources, making informed decisions about their implications for changing and / or developing services and clinical practice

Clinical Governance

  • Promote and maintain high standards relating to health, safety and welfare to self and others
  • Ensure that comments or complaints are dealt with in accordance with Local Care Direct Policies and Guidelines
  • Work within the policies and guidelines approved by Local Care Direct
  • Report incidents as outlined in the Incident Reporting Policy

Financial Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of budget management and have the ability to be creative in the utilisation of resources
  • Support the clinical lead and organisation with cost improvement programmes
  • Understand good resource management for effective day to day running of the UTC

Service Improvement

  • Contribute to the service planning of the UTC
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection process
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships within and outside the urgent care setting utilising the opportunity to promote the work of Local Care Direct
  • Establish links within both primary and secondary care to ensure a corporate and strategic achievement of goals

The main duties and responsibilities shown above are not exhaustive but should merely be regarded as a guide. The jobholder will be expected to conduct any reasonable activities according to the business needs at that time. These will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The job holder will be expected to participate in this process and the company would aim to reach agreement to changes

Person Specification

Personal Circumstances


  • Flexibility in working hours.
  • Flexibility in location of work.



  • NMC Registered General Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse practitioner
  • Minor Illness Practitioner
  • SLIP


  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Prescribing qualification



  • 3 years experience of working as an autonomous Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Evidence of a range of clinical expertise
  • Recent experience of providing clinical supervision of other clinicians
  • Knowledge of PGDs, PGD training and ongoing monitoring of competence
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Competent in X -ray interpretation of upper and lower limb in adults and children

Special Knowledge/ Skills


  • Effective communication skills: verbal, written and non-verbal
  • Able to work independently and accountably
  • Knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of health agenda (local and national)
  • Innovative approach to practice
  • Keyboard/PC skills
  • Awareness of the impact of evidence-based practice within nursing
  • Evidence of development of others in previous roles


  • Experience of change management
  • Evidence of previous contribution to service change or improvement



  • Evidence of continuing professional development and application to practice within the last 12 months

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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