Our Consultant Nurse led Minor Injury Unit is looking for enthusiastic nurses who are experienced in triage or keen to develop in this role. This post would also suit those emergency nurses who would like the future opportunity to develop into an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP). Many of our experienced triage nurses follow this pathway.
Our team consists of a matron, consultant nurse, ENPS, trainee ENPs, triage nurses, health care support workers, receptionists; plus ancillary staff and radiology colleagues who are an extended part of our team. Our service caters for patients who attend with a range of minor injuries, patients who attend who do not meet the units scope of practice are redirected to major emergency departments, their General Practitioner or other primary care services.
The role requires: triage assessment and prioritising care, redirecting patients to more appropriate services and supporting critically ill or injured patients awaiting emergency transfers. The applicant will be expected to: provide medicines under patient group directions, apply and remove casts and splints, manage wounds including suturing, recording ECGs, cannulation, phlebotomy and performing point of care testing.
Applicants will have previous experience of working in a major emergency department or minor injury setting. Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly to ensure that the service is operational form 07:30-24:00 hours.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameLisa ThomsonJob titleEmergency Nurse PractitionerEmail [email protected] number01639 862161Additional contact information
Emergency Nurse Practitioner