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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Alton Community Hospital is a 40 bedded community hospital providing high-quality rehabilitation and care for local patients. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our team.

The primary focus of the role is to work as an advanced, autonomous practitioner providing patient-centered clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Working with patients and their families to provide a home first approach to care. Alongside rehabilitation the hospital also provides personalised palliative and end of life care to local patients.

As an advanced practitioner you will assess and treat people with a range of conditions and implement a person-centered plan (including rehabilitation) to enable that person to recover, and re-engage with the important aspects of their life.

The role allows you to implement a breadth of interventions, while having the support of a consultant practitioner and the multi-disciplinary staff on the wards. This rewarding role allows you the time and scope to explore what's important for each person and work with them to improve their health and well-being.

The team is looking to expand to cover a 7-day service. Part time/flexible working requests considered.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a trainee, working under supervision, to develop a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This will become underpinned by a master's level award, completed during the training programme, that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

They will manage, under supervision, clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers, which will include the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people's experience and improve outcomes.

They will work towards exercising autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity, uncertainty and varying levels of risk, holding accountability for decisions made.

They will work alongside, leading and clinically supervising the registered and unregistered staff members within the team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate professional qualification (nursing or allied health professional) that allows registration with the NMC or HCPC.
  • Professional UK registration e.g. NMC / HCPC
  • Meet the criteria for entry on to an accredited ACP Masters programme,
  • OR
  • Registered on and currently completing an accredited ACP programme,
  • OR in the process of evidencing equivalence of Advanced Level practice capabilities via the portfolio route.
  • Able to demonstrate a good command of the English Language both written and verbal
  • Computer Literate in both data entry and communicating via IT - emails and report

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