Enhanced Practitioner (Community)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Central Cornwall - to be confirmed
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a tenacious and motivated clinician seeking a new challenge within a transformative community system? We are seeking to recruit a practitioner to undertake a new and exciting enhanced clinical role which will be instrumental in supporting the development and delivery of an urgent care response in the Central Cornwall area.

This role provides the successful clinician with a rare opportunity to help implement and develop our existing health and care services in Cornwall. We aspire to implement a 7 day a week service with other partners so you will be expected to work towards this developing rota.

Working alongside partner organisations your knowledge and skills will support the development of collaborative ways of working with existing health and care providers to enhance the timely delivery of high quality and responsive service to our population in Cornwall.

Main duties of the job

These roles will appeal to flexible and responsive individuals who are confident to adapt and work with autonomy and ambiguity. We are also keen to explore blended roles that may be able to support long term conditions case management in partnership with urgent community response.

As an organisation we are committed to supporting professional development, skills growth and clinical careers pathways.

The advanced clinical level of this role will require you to be able to undertake enhanced level comprehensive assessment including history taking, physical examination of the patient and a robust systems review. You should be able to assess and manage frailty and complex chronic disease, identify deterioration and implement immediate strategies to reduce the risk of acute admission. Furthermore, you will need to be able to recognise the early symptoms of disease exacerbation, acute illness and injuries, based on an understanding of chronic diseases, the disease process, current evidence and practice standards.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration as an RN or AHP with NMC or HCPC.
  • Completion of/or currently undertaking the Degree level long term conditions module, or RCN accredited Nurse Practitioner diploma or the equivalent. Or evidence of undertaking advanced clinical examinations and making independent clinical decisions for complex and unpredictable presentations.
  • Educated to degree level in a health related field.
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent.


  • Current Non-medical Prescriber or currently undertaking the module.



  • Substantial experience working with older people, assessing and managing individuals with long term conditions and frailty.
  • Experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of developing new policies and guidelines.


  • Experience of leadership and leading change or project implementation.

Skills and Apptitude


  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly, managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels with stakeholders.
  • Experience undertaking clinical examinations and consulting, assessing, and treating patients who are referred with undifferentiated, unpredictable, varied and complex needs.

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.

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

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Central Integrated Care Area

Central Cornwall - to be confirmed

PL31 2QN

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