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Advanced Practice Development Fellowship Doctor

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity for an experienced ACP or Junior Doctor to shape and develop education within Advancing Practice within the Joined-Up Care Derbyshire System with a 12-month fixed term contract for up to 4 days per week for ACPs or 2 days per week for Junior Doctors.

Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) based feedback has an increasing evidence basis within medical education as being an effective tool to facilitate the development of core professional skills and attitudes around complex communication skills and challenging consultations for doctors in undergraduate and post-graduate training.

Enhanced and Advanced Level practice roles are increasing being utilised in settings and roles previously undertaken by doctors and practitioners in these roles have the same development needs for these complex communication skills as their medical colleagues. Following a successful feasibility pilot we are excited to be able to offer a fellowship to explore the impact of SRL based feedback upon the development of Advancing practice professionals.

Main duties of the job

Initial steps will be to explore the evidence basis behind SRL based feedback and the experience within the feasibility pilot which has been undertaken already. Then to engage with clinicians, service and professional leads to identify the specific and most pressing needs within Advancing practice for skills development.

Scenarios will then need to be created and SRL feedback given by trained facilitators with outcome measures and feedback measures captured to gauge the impact upon practitioners.

As the project progresses it will be important to develop resources and learning as appropriate to support the change required for the project and also to develop outcome measures for success.

Evaluation is the vital element to the fellowship to ensure that feedback from all stakeholders (providers, services, health professionals and of course service users) in order to determine the impact of the project and further developments and learning which may be required.

As this is a new innovation within advancing practice, support will be given to facilitate publication to ensure that learning is shared as widely as possible.

About us

Derbyshire Community Health Services is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Fellowship is open to applicants from both medical and non-medical applicants (please see details within person specification for details of levels of qualification in detail) 0.4WTE is offered for junior doctors with at least 12-months experience within the NHS and having completed Foundation Programme training (or equivalent). Up to 0.8 WTE is offered for applicants from Nursing or Allied Health Professional background at band 8a Agenda for Change banding - job share/part-time working applications welcomed and secondment from existing roles is possible (subject to line manager support and approval)

Project dates 1st August 2023- 31st July 2024.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will not be expected to provide direct patient care as part of this role. However, it is vital that their own clinical expertise is maintained in order to maintain capability, authority and credibility.

This role requires a substantial amount of autonomy and active participation in service and system development.

Key result areas include:
  • Exploring the development needs of both Enhanced and Advanced Level practitioners within the Derbyshire Integrated Care System and the current evidence base for SRL based feedback within medical education.
  • Creation of simulation scenarios with SRL based feedback on themes such as breaking bad news, managing uncertainty, duty of candour, utilising learning from feasibility pilot which has already been undertaken.
  • Responsibility for creation of learning resources to support the learning from the simulation exercises for learners as needed and appropriate.
  • Engage with key system stakeholders to ensure that active participation in the development of the project is achieved and input into development is received from a variety of professional backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Work collaboratively to identify and overcome difficulties with engagement in the process.
  • Actively seek feedback from participants to measure impact upon their learning and professional practice and adapt the offer as appropriate.
  • Critically appraise project outputs and impact to ensure that they align with both local provider, ICB and national priorities adapting the offer as necessary.
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources to ensure maximal performance within the role alongside personal wellbeing.
  • Actively collaborate with system partners, professional teams and patient representatives to ensure that the offer meets their needs

Actively network and participate in local, regional and national events as appropriate to ensure communication of good practice where appropriate.

Person Specification

Education & Training


  • Registered with GMC with license to practice for medical applicants
  • Junior Doctor - MBBS (or equivalent)


  • Teaching or mentorship qualification

Experience & Knowledge


  • At least 12 months post-qualification as a Junior Doctor
  • Experience of mentoring, supervising and teaching
  • Involvement in service improvement and implementation of best practice
  • Data analysis

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