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DIUCS Urgent Care Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Be part of something amazing! Join us as a Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service Urgent Care Practitioner and use your enhanced clinical skills to help support people with urgent healthcare needs. The role benefits from the opportunity to rotate between some of the IUCS services, utilising your telephone /video consultation assessment skills and face to face assessment skills on mobile visits.

You will have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference by working for an organisation dedicated to delivering safe, responsive and patient focused service to people requiring healthcare advice and assistance.

Delivered through an innovative and collaborative approach with primary care and Dorset's NHS Foundation Trusts, the service brings together NHS 111, a new Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service, a single point of access for professionals, urgent care treatment centres and minor injuries units. We are leading the way and establishing new and joined up ways of working right across the Dorset System and we need more clinicians to help us achieve our vision.

This is a permanent position supporting a 24/7 service. The post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service including 7 day working, weekends, bank holidays, overnight. Part / Full time positions available.

Main duties of the job

The post is for an Urgent Care Practitioner who will have the enhanced clinical skills required to help support people with an urgent healthcare need which will involve an assessment and short-term interventions.

You will be responsible for providing face to face consultations, in addition to telephone/video consultation assessments for patients presenting with unscheduled primary care conditions and minor injuries and illness needs.

To undertake independent assessment and management of service users to incorporate pharmacological considerations, where appropriate making complex clinical decisions regarding service user management and clinical outcomes.

To provide enhanced clinical advice, leadership and support ensuring the needs of the service are met by exercising and demonstrating high levels of clinical judgement, critical analysis and enhanced decision making skills.

To manage change, to monitor and improve standards through supervision, evidence based practice, clinical audit, research and education. To promote and demonstrate best practice by integrating evidence into practice.

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 information or to discuss how this role may suit you please contact Katie Bowman

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 of ways 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.

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 contactdhc.wideningparticipation@nhs.netto access the support.

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by minimum PG dip (120 credits) at level 7 or working towards in a relevant subject, or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up-to-date portfolio
  • Non-Medical Prescriber or willing to work towards
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to area of clinical practice



  • Recent experience of face to face clinical practice, demonstrating excellent clinical reasoning, judgement and decision making
  • Evidence of risk management skills and experience.
  • Evidence of involvement in meeting relevant clinical governance objectives.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of health policy and its application in practice.
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing specialist advice
  • Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding diagnosis and intervention.
  • Experience in telephone/remote triage (or willingness to attend relevant courses)
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of programmes of care, protocols, and audit.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working.
  • Able to demonstrate innovation and effective use of resources.
  • Able to demonstrate specialist expertise and knowledge underpinned by theory acquired through CPD in relation to clinical assessment, treatment and evaluation.


  • Experience in telephone/remote triage (or willingness to attend relevant courses)
  • Able to demonstrate publication, presentations, and personal research at local and regional events.
  • Experience at Registered Practitioner Band 7 level



  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of delivering education and training in practice.
  • Able to act as a clinical supervisor and/or facilitate peer groups.



  • Able to effectively manage available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


241 Ringwood Road

St Leonards


BH24 2RR

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