Clinical Practitioner

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Full time 37.5 hours per week.

The future of Health Care is changing and the Admission Avoidance Team is crucial to delivering the vision, therefore we are expanding our service to enable us to deliver innovations such as the Virtual Ward and Hospital at Home model of care. The team needs to recruit 2 x band 7 clinical practitioners on a fixed term contract or secondment until 31/03/24. These new posts will need to engage closely with acute staff as well as community colleagues and social care staff to coordinate and provide high quality care in the community.

We are seeking to appoint dynamic, confident, innovative and flexible Nurses or AHP's with excellent communication and organisational skills. The candidates will need to have level 7 clinical skills module.

The applicant must be a driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes subject to the provisions of the Equality Act

Main duties of the job

The Integrated Care Partnership is working to deliver efficient and effective patient-centred, integrated services across the health economy to reduce hospital admissions and support the people of Bolton to remain well at home.

In the role you will provide clinical leadership for the assessors and support workers within the Admission Avoidance Team. The post holder will work closely with the Advanced Clinical Practitioners providing triage for all referrals including NWAS and 111, supporting the 30 day discharge pathway and on-boarding and discharging for the oximetry pathway. The role requires enhanced clinical skills to support the team with complex referrals with the aim of preventing hospital admission.

About us

You are encouraged to maintain your Covid vaccination status unless medically exempt and will be supported to access information and guidance, to inform decisions that supports vaccine confidence, protects yourself and patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage the coordination of the team each day and supporting the manager in expansion of the admissions avoidance service.
  • To provide clinical leadership and support for the assessors and support workers.
  • To support delegated activity from the Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
  • The post holder will take a lead in the screening and allocation of all referrals into the admission avoidance team.
  • To work as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for assessment and management of a clinical caseload of patients with complex needs.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients with complex presentations, using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis and to determine a diagnosis and to determine a personalised management plan.
  • To establish individualised management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence based treatment skills and options to formulate highly specialised interventions and programmes of care, which may include working with staff across organisational boundaries. Assume the responsibility of a key worker role as appropriate. Document and evidence patient outcomes.
  • To promote health and reduce inequalities for all patients accessing the admission avoidance team, so that they may be able to maximise their potential in terms of health, education and social well-being.
  • Contribute to clinical leadership and supervision facilitating a culture of learning and reflective practice within the team.
  • To lead/contribute to training and development programmes as appropriate to the knowledge and skills of the individual, delivering to other professionals and service users within the ICSD.
  • To participate in the PDR review process ensuring business priority objectives are met and a personal development plan is maintained and evaluated. To cascade the PDR process to departmental staff as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for own continuing professional development and maintaining own professional registration and meet HPC/NMC Registration requirements maintain a professional portfolio and demonstrating evidence of reflective practice.
  • To undertake mandatory training as in line with policy and attend updates and study days as appropriate to the post.
  • To adhere to all Trust Policies and Procedures, and contribute to their development as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy or Nursing
  • Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy or Nursing Current professional registration with HPC or NMC
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise
  • Evidence of Clinical skills module


  • NMP V300



  • Understanding of the Health & Social Care Integration agenda.
  • Knowledge of admission avoidance services
  • Knowledge of Acute medical conditions and common presenting complaints to community admission avoidance teams



  • Previous experience at band 6
  • Experience of managing staff and service development
  • Triage, Assessment and Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
  • Supervision and/or mentoring of staff/students.



  • Sound knowledge of psycho-social problems and ability to gain patient confidence and co-operation.
  • Experience of stakeholder negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Problem solving/Decision making in relation to clinical practice.
  • Able to work independently as lead specialist, demonstrating good leadership skills.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data/complex evidence and apply to practice.
  • Good competent IT knowledge including ability to use range of Microsoft office products to fulfil role (e.g. Word and Excel).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Admission Avoidance Team, Castle Hill Resource Centre

Castleton Street



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