Senior Urgent Care Practitioner

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Lincoln Louth, Spalding, Skegness, Grantham
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

We listen, we care, we act, we improve - that is the LCHS Way.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust provide a 24 hour home visiting service across the county of Lincolnshire.

As part of this role you will support the wider urgent care system by providing face to face assessments within the urgent treatment centres and telephone assessments via our award winning clinical assessment service.

You will be working as part of the countywide home visiting service, providing autonomous face to face care in patients homes or care homes with a focus on hospital avoidance.

You will be based at one of our visiting hubs that are located alongside the Urgent Treatment Centres where you will respond to visit requests across the county. There will be times when you will be required to work out of other bases, other than your allocated base, to ensure there is countywide cover across urgent care.

The role is a mix of solo working and working along side a Health Care Support Worker or staff members.

Main duties of the job

Visit patients in their own homes to see and them to avoid acute hospital admission

The role requires you to be able to work flexibly, work within a team but also to be able to make individual decisions.

Shifts are 12 hours and you will receive unsocial hours payments for working nights, weekends and bank holidays. Due to the nature of the role the vast majority of shifts will be either at weekend or nights.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

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You will work in a variety of clinical areas. working alongside our other community services you will provide care to patients in their own homes, work alongside GP's and other colleagues in Urgent Treatment Centres, and support colleagues from the Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) who provide a hear and treat/refer telephone triage service. CAS training is available and will be offered to appointees who feel this may be of benefit to them.

Person Specification



  • Registered Health Care Professional holding current registration with appropriate regulatory body. (2)
  • Evidence of working to PGDs with advanced knowledge (AHPs) (2)
  • Safeguarding-level 3 or willingness to undertake (2)
  • Minor Illness level 6 or relevant experience (2)


  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification (2)
  • Palliative care experience



  • Evidence of multi-agency & professional working (2)
  • Basic IT / keyboard skills (2)
  • Ability to travel cross county


  • Use of System One electronic records (2)

Previous experience


  • Evidence of recent and on-going personal development including obvious leadership development
  • 2 years post registration experience in relevant urgent or emergency care settings

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