UCR Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist/Nurse, Band 6

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
St Leonards
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Dorset Integrated Urgent Care service are further developing its Urgent Community Response team

We are excited to announce a range of new vacancies as our Urgent Community Response (UCR) service develops and adapts to best meet the needs of our local population and become an exciting place to work with improved career development and training opportunities

You will be a key member of our UCR service working in a holistic multidisciplinary team including, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Specialist Paramedics and Assistant Practitioners. The service provides a 2-hour response to patients who are experiencing a health crisis with the aim to support them in their own homes (including care homes) rather than being admitted to hospital.

About the job
  • Provide a 2-hour rapid response for patients who are entering a health crisis across all of Dorset
  • Provide advanced levels of assessment to investigate, diagnose and treat patients in their own environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Supporting clinical triage of patients on the 111 CAS and co-ordinating visits to UCR car
  • Completing urgent joint visits providing therapy expertise to the assessment, intervention, and the provision of equipment and onwards referrals to community teams
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the MDT
  • Work flexibly in response to service need across multiple sites and areas.
  • Directly working with 111/999 and local community teams and Primary Care Networks.
  • Opportunity to rotate between services

The Urgent Community Response Service is a 7-day service and operates from 08.00 – 20.00hrs with a base at IUC main site at St Leonards. You would be expected to be able to cover all aspects of the shift pattern.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards. You will receive ongoing clinical support, education, and supervision.

A high level of skill and autonomous decision making is required when assessing, caring and managing the risk for unwell patients in their homes and supporting families and carers. You will work closely with multi- disciplinary colleagues and provide clinical support and guidance for staff.

The post holder will be required to liaise with their team colleagues in the other localities covered by the service to ensure cross cover can be provided according to demands on the service.

The team works to prevent avoidable hospital admissions, and refers onto local cluster hubs for on-going intervention to support the patient remaining in their own home.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amy Hassan, UCR Service Lead, Email: amy.hassan@nhs.net Telephone: 07884311119

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