Employer - Northern Doctors Urgent Care

Job title - Clinical Advisor (5 Full Time Equivalent posts)

Reference number - 0212/02

Sector - Private

Department - Nursing

Location - North East

Salary - £32,877 pro-rata to hours worked and dependent upon time of day the hours are worked

Hours - Full/Part-time | Full and part-time positions (minimum contract 16 hours per week)

Closing date - 12 Mar 2012 09:00

Job description

The post holder will be allocated to one of NDUC’s main sites (Northumberland House, Gosforth or Crutes House, Stockton on Tees) as a primary base, but may also be required to work from one of NEAS’s sites (Bernicia House, Newcastle upon Tyne; Scotswood House, Newcastle upon Tyne; Russell House, Hebburn)

Northern Doctors Urgent Care (NDUC) in partnership with North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has recently been awarded the contract for the delivery of the 111 service across the North East region.

Working directly to the Clinical Team Leader the role of Clinical Advisor is pivotal to the provision of an excellent service to people using the 111 service to address urgent care needs. The Clinical Advisor will be responsible for: the assessment of the health and clinical needs of the patient, utilising clinical judgement supported by NHS Pathways clinical assessment tool; the provision of advice and support to meet identified needs and where required the onward referral to other services; and working as a member of the 111 service team, working collaboratively with colleagues across the service to ensure an excellent level of service is provided to patients

Successful applicants will be a Registered Nurse (Level 1 sub part 1 of the NMC Register) or a Registered Paramedic (HPC) with experience of working in a primary care environment, A&E, MAU/ EAU or other first contact setting. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to demonstrate advance patient assessment skills, reflective and critical thinking, and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multidisciplinary team. Applicants will demonstrate high levels of personal and professional commitment to facilitate the delivery of a high quality patient focused service.

The 111 service operates 24/7, 365 days a year and as such post holders will need to be able to offer flexibility in their working hours to meet the needs of the service.

All applicants will need to successfully complete 14 days of training plus a period of direct and indirect supervision. Any offer of employment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks including Enhanced CRB.

In addition to a competitive salary, NDUC offers membership of Choices Pension Scheme and 30 days paid annual leave, plus an excellent training and development package.

Contact information

If you are as excited about working on the 111 Contract as we are, we would be delighted to receive an application form from you.  A copy of the job description/person specification and application form can be obtained from: http://www.vocare.org.uk/index.php/homepage/jobs

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