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NEMS Patient Care Centre

Platform One Practice

Station Street




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NEMS Head Office

Fanum House

484 Derby Road




(0115) 846 2395

(Please note that this is an office only with no facilities or staff to deal with medical problems over the phone or in person)

Nurses and Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs)

Is NEMS for you?

NEMS employs experienced Registered Nurses and Primary Care Practitioners including Emergency Care Practitioners and Health Visitors. Our nurses typically have experience in a range of autonomous practice settings, such as practice nursing, community nursing, A&E or Walk-in Centre, or other ‘First Contact' Practitioner roles. Non-medical prescribers are also of interest to us. Many of our patients are children (approximately 40%) so Health Visiting and paediatric nursing skills are also desirable.

New starters will need to be trained in the use of our patient record computer system and clinical decision support software for telephone triage and for 'face to face' consultations. We profile individual staff skills against our requirements, assess individual training needs and develop customised training programmes.

We offer a range of opportunities from a minimum of eight hours* a week as a second job, to full-time roles. Nurses and primary care practitioners are required predominantly in the 'out of hours' period.

*We need a minimum hours requirement to allow staff to build up experience. Experienced staff may be able to reduce their hours to a minimum of four per week if necessary.

However, we do have some work available during the normal working week. We currently provide a primary care practitioner service in the Emergency Department at the Queen’s Medical Centre – daily between 10:00 and midnight. This role is well suited to experienced nurses, PCPs, ECPs and non-medical prescribers.

We also provide a daytime service to local GPs – the Clinical Navigator. This service offers alternatives to hospital attendance of admission for adults with urgent medical or surgical problems.

Working in NEMS GP OOH Service

As the GP OOH service, we are here to deal with urgent need when the doctor's surgery is closed - that is, problems that cannot safely wait until the patient's surgery is next open.

In order to determine the need for care, nurses at NEMS provide telephone triage to patients. Full training will be given in the use of the Plain TAS (Telephone Assessment Software), which supports the clinical decision-making process. So, telephone triage is a key skill at NEMS.

We also require clinicians that can provide telephone assessment without using decision support software, in association with patients referred to us by NHS 111 – the new urgent healthcare telephone assessment service which will have England-wide coverage by the end of 2013.

Face-to-Face Care at NEMS

Some patients will be given an appointment to attend NEMS to see either a nurse or a doctor. Nurses and Emergency Care Practitioners can complete many consultations with the use of PGD's (Patient Group Directives) or as non-medical prescribers. Full training in the use of PGD's will be provided.

NEMS Community Benefit Services Limited

Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965

Register No. 29847R

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