Are you interested in delivering high quality, innovative care in an urgent treatment setting and have minor injury and / or illness skills? If so, this role could be for you and we would encourage you to apply.

On the 1st October 2019, we opened an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Clacton Hospital, expanding the existing Minor Injuries Unit.


We are looking for Advanced Nurse Practitioners / Advanced Paramedic Practitioners (Band 7) – Band 6 Development posts. The service is part of a network of emerging UTCs within North East Essex, with a UTC also being based at Colchester General Hospital, and a Minor Injuries Unit at Harwich Hospital.


The Clacton UTC offers:

  • 12 hours per day service triaging patients to the right service, at the right time in the right place and offering treatment for both minor illness and injuries.

  • Satellite Minor Injuries Service at Harwich Hospital

  • Nurse managed care with GP clinical leadership
  • Undertake relevant diagnostics
  • Pre-bookable appointments through NHS 111 as well as walk in-appointments
  • Provision of direct pathways into acute services
  • Support to the Colchester AMSDEC for same day acute medical urgent care


Why you should apply

  • Be part of an exciting initiative to improve services for patients.

  • Support for clinical staff, ensuring that you have the time to do the work you trained for, treating our patients.

  • You will be supported with relevant training and education


You will be a qualified and experienced practitioner with skills in either (or both):

  • Minor injury – incl. X-ray interpretation, suturing, and management of complex wounds and injury skills.

  • Minor illness – including common minor illness

  • Competent in autonomous assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment

  • Autonomous practice qualification.
  • Prescribing qualification or working towards


For the Band 6 development post you should possess experience in a relevant area of urgent care or primary care and will be supported to achieve Band 7 competencies


For further details or informal visit contact Lucy Booth, 07789 868588.


This post is classified as Regulated Activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). You must therefore disclose on your application form all convictions, cautions, youth cautions and youth conditional cautions, which are not protected. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of cautions and convictions and what you must therefore disclose on your application form can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. If you are offered the post we will need to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for you. You will also be expected to join the DBS update service and renew this annually, the cost of which will be reimbursed to you. You are advised to read the attached leaflet regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please be advised that with effect from 1.7.2021 this service will TUPE transfer to East Suffolk & Norfolk Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This change does not affect our ability to recruit and should you be employed at the end of June 2021 you will transfer to the new provider on the same terms and conditions.


Working for ACE puts you right at the heart of all North Essex has to offer. If you are looking to re-locate to the area then we may be able to help with your moving costs. Further information can be found in the Relocation policy.

Within Tendring you have 60kms of beautiful coastline including Blue Flag beaches, the gentile charm of Frinton and the more bustling Clacton – one of the driest places to live in the UK! Within a stone’s throw of Tendring is Colchester – Britain’s oldest recorded town and now one of its fastest growing with a range of recreational facilities to match. The jewel in the crown of its historic past is its Norman castle, built on Roman foundations. A wealth of new homes is complemented by an equally broad selection of character homes in the plethora of picture-postcards villages that surround the town. The likes of Sible Hedingham, Finchingfield and Dedham (the latter being the heart of Constable Country made famous by the artist John Constable) are much sought-after locations. In addition North Essex boasts several nationally acclaimed schools, including Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School for Girls. London Stansted Airport is less than an hour’s drive away while all the attractions of London itself are within easy reach.