Senior Urgent Care Practitioner (Clinical Assessment Service)

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

The Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) performs a pivotal role in admission avoidance. Due to increased number and complexity of calls we are excited to be expanding our award winning service.

We are looking for Senior Urgent Care Practitioners to work within the service. You will be based in Beech House in Lincoln at the heart of Integrated Urgent and Emergency Division. The service provides telephone and virtual clinical assessments to patients who have been assessed by 111 or other services in Lincolnshire. It also provides advice to our clinical teams within Lincolnshire Community Health Services.

Although the role is based in Beech house there is an expectation that you may need to provide the service from other locations as requested.

Main duties of the job

Telephone/Video consultations, offering advice and support to a wide variety of urgent care presentations over a 24 hour period.

You will be expected to provide leadership and clinical supervision to colleagues alongside other governance activities as detailed in the job description.

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

The post holder will clinically assess patients via the telephone or video with unscheduled primary care conditions and minor illness and injury.

you should be a registered health care professional and have experience in the delivery of health or social care, ideally in an urgent or emergency care setting.

The service is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and the post holder will be expected to work flexibly to cover a rota.

Person Specification



  • Registered Health Care Professional holding current registration with appropriate regulatory body.
  • Evidence of working to PGDs with advanced knowledge (AHPs)
  • Safeguarding-level 3 or willingness to undertake
  • Minor Injuries level 6/ or 7 or very relevant experience
  • Minor Illness level 6 or relevant experience


  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification

Previous Experience


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


  • Evidence of governance activities
  • evidence of previous leadership experience



  • Evidence of multi-agency & professional working
  • Basic IT / keyboard skills


  • Use of System One electronic records

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