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Clinical Assessment and Treatment Centre Senior Clinician

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Dorset HealthCare are looking for experienced nurses and paramedics to join our Urgent Care Service as a Clinical Assessment and Treatment Centre Senior Clinician based at our site in St. Leonards on a full or part time basis.

As a Clinical Assessment and Treatment Centre Senior Clinician, you will be part of a team of clinicians providing visible clinical support to our Health Advisors and wider clinical teams during hours of operation. Leading by example as an effective Clinician when on shift is essential within this role.

Calls will be directed to you when patients require clinical advice, by using a combination of your clinical experience and our Pathways Clinical Consultation System (PaCCS software, you'll ensure the patient receives the most suitable treatment tailored to their needs. Treatment can range from self-care and advice to referring patients to other services.

Then the role of Clinical Assessment and Treatment Centre Senior Clinician benefits from 24/7 rotas and enhanced shift allowance for evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Dorset Integrated Urgent Care Services (DIUCS) provides a streamlines urgent care pathway across the county, to help patients access the advice or treatment they need quickly and make better use of local NHS resources.

Main duties of the job

DIUCS brings together NHS 111, a clinical assessment and treatment service which includes, mobile clinical visiting services, urgent treatment centres, minor injuries units, and a single point of access for professionals, Integrating these elements, which are provided by a range of partners, presents the opportunity for more people to receive seamless urgent advice and/or care, and reduce the strain on primary care, our EDs and the 999 service.

The post holder is required to undertake high quality, holistic, patient centered clinical assessments of patients via the telephone ,which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

The post holder will be required to provide an excellent standard of clinical practice which includes safely managing the call back queues through the systems, providing clinical support and advice to our non clinical health Advisor team

To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients.

To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in a range of settings.

To provide supervision, mentorship, training and clinical support to students, trained practitioners and non clinical colleagues.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots ofways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

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.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend joining us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period, you will receive �500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!


If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generousrelocationpackage of up to �10,000. For further details onrelocationexpenses please

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training


  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role



  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
  • Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding diagnosis and intervention.


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role



  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
  • Experience of devising and delivering training



  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities, e.g. organise own time and that of junior staff and learners, planning off duty rotas and undertaking discharge planning involving co-ordination with other agencies.
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities, e.g. organise own time and that of junior staff and learners, planning off duty rotas and undertaking discharge planning involving co-ordination with other agencies.
  • Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonards Clinical Hub

Ringwood Road, St Leonards


BH24 2RR

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