Senior Practitioner (Unmet Health Needs)

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

£32,306 - £39,027



This advert may be closed at any time prior to the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received and therefore you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an automatic notification from NHS Jobs to confirm that your application has been successfully received by us. All further communication from us regarding your application will be sent via your NHS Jobs account; therefore you should ensure that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account and your emails following your application. We will contact all candidates to confirm the outcome of their application.

Are you an experienced registered nurse (Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability), or registered Social Worker who is motivated by providing outstanding person-centred support and would like to work in a passionate and inspiring environment?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’, then we would like to hear from you. This is your opportunity to develop your assessment and leadership skills in a diverse setting.

Personal Health Commissioning (PHC) has undergone a full-service re-structure and is continuing on a journey of ongoing improvement to ensure we are at the forefront of providing high quality, efficient and sustainable services for our population.

We currently have an opportunity for an individual in a small, dedicated team undertaking detailed assessment and review of specific packages of care. The successful applicant will be able to critically review individual packages of care to establish any health needs that cannot be met by universal health services and which may form the basis for joint funding of care with the relevant local authority.

The role will require an understanding of the Care Act 2014 and NHS specialist funding streams as well as a knowledge of universal health services currently commissioned in Dorset. The successful individual will need to undertake high quality assessments with regard to funding requests for complex cases. The role will also involve the ongoing review arranged by, and alongside social care professionals who have main responsibility over for the package of care, to ensure that the commissioned care continues to best meet the needs of the individual.

The successful candidate must be able to work flexibly and autonomously and 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 strong assessment and communication skills and a knowledge of the National Frameworks for Continuing Healthcare and the Care Act 2014.

Experience of line management is desirable but not essential. Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to travel and a full driving licence is essential.

Dorset CCG is a welcoming NHS employer, and we offer a wide range of employee benefits. We have a vacancy for a motivated and experienced individual to work as a Senior Practitioner across both the Dorchester and Poole sites.

This is a great opportunity to join the NHS Dorset CCG as part of the Personal Health Commissioning team as it continues its service transformation and development.

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-158.22

Closing Date: 2022-04-06

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