Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Community Stroke/Neuro Rehab

Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We're looking for a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Community Stroke/Neuro Rehab.

This new, exciting post will suit an applicant with a nursing background who is highly experienced in their area of speciality. You will be working towards providing advanced and specialist level comprehensive assessments for patients in the community with highly complex stroke and neurological presentations, case management, treatment and education. Inclusive of, but not limited to, specialist skills within the areas of continence, tissue viability, non-medical prescribing, request and interpret investigations inclusive of blood tests, ECG and ZIO patch as relevant to the needs of the specialist caseload.

You will develop skills to support dysphagia screening and assessment and prevention strategies. This will predominantly be delivered within the setting of their service line in the community, though the scope of practice may extend into primary care, inpatient and clinic settings to support with complex cases and patient pathways.

The post sits within Solent's Neuro Early Supported Discharge Team; a multi-professional team consisting of Physios, OTs, Speech & Language Therapists, Neuropsychologists, and Rehab Assistants who provide intensive specialist neuro rehabilitation to patients within a community setting, usually a patients home, including residential settings, on discharge from hospital or for admission avoidance. We also provides six-month stroke review service to the West Hampshire area.

Main duties of the job

Trainee ACPs are required to attend university teaching days, practise clinical skills in their workplace and complete work-place based assessments of competencies and capabilities related to emerging HEE frameworks. They will also meet their supervisor, manager and University regularly to plan their individual educational needs and monitor their progress across all four pillars of practice.

You are expected to work 60% clinical, 20% University time and 20% work-based learning time with this role as per attached trainee ACP job description and personal specification.

If shortlisted, you will be expected to submit a personal statement in support of your application. This should be an academic, referenced and reflective statement of 1000 words detailing:

1.Why are you planning to undertake the Advanced Clinical Practice MSc program?

2.How will training to work at an advanced level benefit the local patient population?

3.How will training to work at an advanced level change your individual practice?

At the interview stage you will be expected to deliver a pre-prepared presentation for 10min.

This traineeship is to develop staff to work at an advanced level of practice as recognised in the form of an HEE Advanced Clinical Practice digital staff badge. Staff will then be expected to have a further interview/professional conversation to demonstrate their clinical capabilities using their portfolio to be eligible to transition onto the ACP job description.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Professional (HCPC)
  • Educated to Level 6 Degree level in relevant speciality
  • Evidence of Level 7- MSc level study or working towards it or equivalent experience


  • Recognized leadership course



  • Significant post registration speciality experience -- to the level band 6 as minimum in relevant clinical speciality
  • Enhanced clinical skills relevant to area of clinical practice
  • Experienced in managing own caseload of patients as an independent practitioner
  • Experience of teaching and supervising undergraduate students and registered staff
  • Experience of teaching and presenting
  • Experience of analysis and reporting of data
  • Experience of implementing evidence-based practice
  • Experience of working in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams


  • Experience in undertaking audit, quality improvement and service evaluation
  • Experience of research and implementation of evidence based practice in relevant clinical speciality

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