Senior Practitioner

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

£32,306 - £39,027



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Are you looking for a new challenge in 2022?

Are you seeking a different work life balance with no shift work, in a beautiful part of the world?

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s Personal Health Commissioning service is growing and so has some new and exciting opportunities for nurses and health and social care professionals.

The Fast Track team are seeking an experienced registered nurse or allied health professional motivated by providing outstanding person-centred support.

We currently have a full time Senior Practitioner position within our Fast Track team that will involve working within the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care to determine eligibility for Fast Track funded care. As part of this role you will be responsible for the review of completed Fast Track applications, liaison with referring professionals, close partnership working with end of life services and participating in the commissioning of safe & sustainable packages of care. The service operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 9-5. Dorset CCG puts emphasis on work life balance and therefore flexible working requests will also be considered in line with the CCG policy.

The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with Health and Social Care practitioners, patients, families and carers, ensuring a high quality and timely service is delivered. The practitioner must demonstrate an openness and honesty, and have advanced communication skills and a capacity to hold compassionate conversation. The candidate should also have a knowledge of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care.

You will work with commissioning colleagues to ensure packages of care are safe and sustainable and support an individual’s assessed needs. A knowledge of Personal Health Budgets would be advantageous. You will have a sound understanding of safeguarding principles and the Mental Capacity Act.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to work collaboratively with health and social care partners across the Dorset system and have a flexible approach, be able to prioritise and work autonomously when needed.

The CHC team are a supportive team with a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise enhancing a robust peer development programme. Strong leadership encourages personal growth, learning and development and there are opportunities for learning and further study. We are committed to the ongoing learning and development of our team and provide opportunities in line with the CHC Competency Framework. In addition the CCG has a strong focus on the wellbeing of its staff and is able to offer regular 1-1’s, both formal and informal wellbeing activities and an employee assistance programme.

As the services continues to develop following a programme of transformation, it will continue a journey of continuous improvement to ensure we are at the forefront of providing high quality, efficient and sustainable services for our population whilst we ensure the service recovery from the Covid-19 crisis is efficient and smooth.

Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to travel and a full driving licence is essential. The successful candidate will also be the subject of an Enhanced DBS check. After a prolonged period of working remotely as a result of the pandemic, we are currently looking at implementing a hybrid working arrangement with a mixture of office based & home working for staff members.

For further information or to talk through this opportunity, please contact the Fast Track Team Lead:

Kelsey Pickin (

Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.



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Job Reference

Reference: 467-CCG-145.22

Closing Date: 2022-04-06

Interview Date: 20/04/2022

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