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Urgent Care Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Nurse/paramedic urgent care practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Urgent Treatment Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
17/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Are you a nurse or paramedic interested in working in an Urgent Treatment Centre? 

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse practitioner/paramedic practitioner to work within the Urgent Treatment Centre.  

Based at Ilkeston Hospital, with flexible working across the Derbyshire UTCs.

Main duties of the job

The unit is nurse / paramedic practitioner led and is operational 7 days a week 08.00 to 20:00 hours.

As a registered, accountable clinical employee you will be expected to possess a relevant high level of clinical knowledge and skills.

This will enable you to assess, examine and treat patients safely and appropriately from the whole age spectrum that attend the  UTCs with a variety of minor injury and minor illness presentations.

You will need to effectively engage with patients, peer groups, and service users in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture.

This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, whereby you are happy to be accountable to others and to go the extra mile when required.

You must be flexible, enthusiastic, motivated and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Urgent Treatment Centres awarded 'OUTSTANDING' by CQC. Ilkeston UTC is Quality Always Gold accredited since 2019.  

The post is advertised as a band 6 but dependent on experience and skills, there may be a possibility to appoint to a band 5 who will then develop to a band 6 once local competencies and MSc module in minor injuries is successfully completed. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Willingness to develop and complete university MSc modules in minor injuries, minor ilness and paediatrics
Desirable criteria
  • Successful completeion of minor injuries/minor illness modules


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse or paramedic
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within an urgent care/emergency care/primary care settingg
  • Experience of working autonomously

Team work and flexiblity

Essential criteria
  • Willingness and ability to work flexibily.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers 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 all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Shackleton
Job title
Urgent Treatment Centre
Email address
Telephone number
07368 662709

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
07900 136267 (please note, my normal working days are Mon-Thu)