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Rapid Response Co-ordinator (Band 6)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to huge success and expansion in the role of coordination community urgent care referrals, the Rapid Response Coordination Centre is seeking an additional team member to help grow this role and service.

The Coordination centre is responsible for the triaging of referrals to community urgent care services, Rapid Response and Urgent Crisis Response teams and coordinating them to see ensure patients are seen against service time frames. Following a current expansion, we are looking for TWO band 6 clinical team members to work during peak referral times (predominantly Mon-Fri with weekend working required). Note the Coordination centre operates between 08:00-21:00 seven days a week.

Main duties of the job

  • Triage calls to coordination centre
  • Provide expert clinical advise to referrers and colleagues
  • Assist to attend patient visits including UCR as required
  • Communication efficiently all information

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of responsibilities and for more information about the job, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • band 6 registered HCP


  • previous triage experience
  • leadership courses
  • qualification in supervision
  • PACA course
  • independant prescriber
  • experience of managing teams
  • previous band 6 experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


bridgwater community hospital



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