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Junior Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Due to the recent expansion and development of the UTC's service here in Petersfield we are looking to recruit another nurse or paramedic to join and compliment our Junior Practitioner team.

We are a practitioner led service, supported by remote GP's, offering treatment for both minor injury and minor illness. The UTC is open 08:00 -- 20:00 hours, 365 days a year.

The Junior Practitioner role is aimed at those Practitioners who have recently qualified or experienced nurses / paramedics who want to work towards becoming trained Practitioners. The role will predominantly be that of 'see and treat'. Following training and working within individual scope of practice and guidelines, the successful candidate will see, assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients attending with the more minor injuries and illnesses. Practical skill in wound care, wound closure and plastering would be an advantage.

The successful applicant must be a registered nurse or paramedic with at least two years emergency department experience, paramedic experience, primary care experience or unscheduled care experience. They must have completed a course in History Taking and Physical Assessment in Clinical Practice (or equivalent).

Candidates must demonstrate a good understanding and implementation of Governance, both clinical and information. They must be fully compliant and competent with safeguarding policies and procedures.

We are happy to consider either full time or part time applicants for the position.

Main duties of the job

*To provide professional, high quality care to patients and their families throughout their time in the UTC by supporting the nurse / paramedic practitioners in the delivery of direct patient care.

*To provide safe and effective assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge for patients attending the department, in line with national and local guidelines and pathways.

*To contribute to the development and evaluation of clinical practice within the UTC.

*To contribute to the smooth running of the department.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Mentor or Practice Assessor training / certificate
  • History Taking and Physical Assessment in Clinical Practice Course or equivalent

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