Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

If you are looking for an exciting challenge with lots of variety, you are looking in the right place!

We currently have an opportunity for a dynamic, highly motivated, innovative and forward-thinking Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) to join our newly developed Acute Home Visiting Service.

The post will offer the opportunity to also cover the Community Support Beds to further increase the variety of the role.

You will be required to work autonomously with the flexibility to manage a wide range of patient groups.

The ACP is an integral and significant member of the multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).

You will be part of the DCHS team delivering care in Swadlincote whilst also working closely with Swadlincote Primary Care Network.

This is an exciting time to join our workforce based in South Derbyshire. DCHS are supporting the Swadlincote PCN to deliver Team Up!

Team Up is a Derbyshire wide service teaming up community services from the Healthcare, Social care, Charitable and Voluntary sectors to provide a comprehensive package of care for housebound patients.

As an ACP, you will work directly with and support the GPs and be a major contributor to the success of this new service.

Alongside this, is the opportunity to work in a lead clinical role within Oaklands Village in the centre of Swadlincote, a modern, purpose-built facility, offering Pathway 2a Community Support Beds.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide clinical input to the residents at Oaklands Village, Swadlincote, including managing the MDT.

It will also support the newly formed Home Visiting Service (HVS), working with the GP's to triage referrals, undertake home visits and provide appropriate care for housebound patients.

The role requires a high degree of autonomy and the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The candidate will be a confident and adaptable clinician who can work at an advanced clinical level using independent prescribing & clinical guidance documents.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of relevant policies and protocols whilst delivering service improvement for the service.

This role will involve travelling to housebound patients across the South Derbyshire area as and when required.

There will be a requirement to work evenings and weekends.

A Band 8a position will be offered to candidates who have already completed an MSc in Advanced Practice (or equivalent) and who can demonstrate contemporary experience working at an advanced level within a relevant clinical environment.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
  • Provides expert care and advice to a complex and dynamic caseload of patients presenting with a diverse range of medical conditions.
  • Undertakes first line comprehensive clinical assessment of patients, including those with complex presentations, employing an extended scope of practice including advanced consultation and physical assessment skills.
  • Requests, reviews and interprets diagnostic investigations within the context of other available information utilising a systematic process of clinical reasoning to formulate a differential diagnosis.
  • Develops and records a treatment plan consistent with the outcome of assessment and the most likely diagnosis.
  • Reviews and initiates medicines through independent prescribing or Patient Group Directions
  • Involves patients, families and carers in the identification of patient-centred concerns and priorities about health and well-being and negotiates approaches available to prevent deterioration or promote comfort and well-being.
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion when communicating sensitive information and advice to patients, carers and relatives.
  • Refers to other practitioners and agencies when necessary.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and modifies the management plan accordingly.
  • Maintains a visible clinical profile, having both advisory and clinical input into the medical management of patients presenting to the service.
  • Advises health and social care teams with regard to medical management plans taking into account all aspects of clinical governance to improve the outcomes of patient care.
  • Adopts an integrated care approach to meeting an individual patients needs across services through collaboration with care teams who refer patients to the service and those who provide on-going care after discharge.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Professional registration with NMC or HCPC
  • Evidence of post-registration study at undergraduate level (Level 6)


  • Teaching qualification
  • Independent prescribing course
  • MSc or post graduate diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Consultation and Advanced Assessment module, eg CDM or APACS at level 7

Experience and Knowledge


  • Relevant senior, clinical experience
  • Experience working with older people


  • Experience in end-of-life care
  • Experience in community or primary care
  • Service improvement experience
  • Mentor, clinical supervisor or appraiser

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to manage a caseload
  • Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner

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