Advanced MIU Practitioner, Band 7

Minor Injuries

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 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.

We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for you to work in the vibrant and dynamic environment of the Weymouth Urgent Treatment Centre and Dorset HealthCare Minor Injury Units. As part of the Dorset Integrated Urgent Care Service (DIUCS) you will play a crucial role in delivering a co-ordinated and collaborative urgent care response to the patients of Dorset, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and minor ailments. We are looking for candidates that can deliver an excellent standard of patient care demonstrating advanced clinical practice and decision making skills.

Working for Dorset HealthCare you will be working for a team that puts excellence, compassion and expertise at the heart of our practice, both for the wellbeing of our staff and our patients. Having been rated as “Outstanding”, at our last CQC inspection, we continually strive to build on this by creating a workforce fit for the future that meets the changing demands of our patient groups.

The Weymouth Urgent Treatment Centre is central to the delivery of patient care in the local community and consistently receives positive patient feedback. The multi-disciplinary team, consisting of nurses, paramedics, skilled healthcare assistants and doctors are committed to delivering timely and efficient care as part of their partnership with DIUC’s, which includes the minor injury units. This role offers the opportunity to have a presence working across sites and services within DIUCS.

We are looking for a motivated, highly competent and caring individual who possesses the ability to practice as an autonomous practitioner, ideally with experience in an urgent or emergency care setting. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate an aptitude to practice at an advanced level, offering support and role modelling to colleagues whilst assisting in the development of the team and the service. We will make a commitment to you that your training and development needs will also be supported.

Currently we have a vacancy for full time hours (37.5) at Band 7 for an Advanced Practitioner with experience in minor injuries, ailments and booked urgent care appointments to work within our Minor Injury Units and Integrated Urgent Care Service.

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: Stef Thomas at / 01305 762562.

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-C583.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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