Intermediate Care Assistant Practitioner, Band 4

Intermediate Care

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£22,549 - £24,882 p.a.


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 like to 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, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local 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. You’ll 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.

Are you an existing Band 3 assistant, looking for a new opportunity and the chance to develop your skills? If so, then we are looking for you!

Bournemouth Intermediate Care is based in the community and works to prevent avoidable hospital admissions, enable earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support people in the community, often with complex needs. Bournemouth Intermediate Care is in the process of building an integrated relationship with the Christchurch Integrated Rehabilitation Team and therefore this post holder is likely to have the opportunity to work across both teams and bases.

Professional support and access to the Trust’s clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team. The other benefits involve working in a beautiful area of Dorset as part of a large friendly team, who are co-located with numerous other community teams including the Community Neuro Service, Community Mental Health Team, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and more.

You will have the opportunity to work jointly with a range of experienced staff, seeing patients with a range of presentations, e.g. neurological, medical, orthopaedic, surgical, acute conditions and falls, and supported in your work by a robust structure of supervision, and in-service training. You will bring experience of working directly with patients in a health care setting, and an enthusiasm for supporting patients to progress in their recovery, whilst understanding that their own engagement in recovery and progression is essential to the process. Under the supervision of a registered professional you will be responsible for your own caseload, providing flexible, client centred interventions to help people achieve their goals. You will be involved in delivering individual treatment plans for all of the disciplines to the patient in their own home. You will be supported to achieve a level of competency in assessing and reviewing patients to establish if they have rehabilitation potential and/or possible on going care needs.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and flexible, who enjoys working as part of a dynamic and pro-active team.

We are committed to providing excellent standards of care to our patients and we know that to enable us to do this, the continuous professional development of staff in a supportive environment has to be a top priority for us, and it is!

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment, we can provide an opportunity for you to develop your clinical skills and experience in a supportive team, with regular supervision and appraisals. You’ll become an integral part of the team providing high quality care and rehabilitation to patients, learning from colleagues including nurses, physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week but part time my be considered.

The service covers 08:00 to 20:00, 365 days a year on a rota system, this includes regular weekend working. We are committed to enabling a good work-life balance so some flexibility and requests may be considered providing the needs of the service can be met.

Role may involve working across two locality teams, who are merging. So candidate may be expected to work from either BICS or CICRT office located in Kings Park Hospital or Christchurch office. Post holder must be able to work early or late shifts, as well as regular weekends and bank holidays.

You will need to be able to work under pressure, hold a valid UK Driving Licence and have access to a car for work.

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.

If this job is what you are looking for then please apply!

For further details / informal visits contact: Suzy Sparrowe, Acting Team Lead at / 01202 705533 / 07554438630.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C582.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-04

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