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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-motivated individual to enable us to expand our well-established team of General Practitioners GPs & Advanced Clinical Practitioners ACPs working across the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre Primary Care stream & GP Out of Hours service.

Rotherham UECC operates in an innovative and exciting way, using GPs and ACPs to provide primary care consultations. This role will involve clinicians providing high quality clinical assessment, intervention, and treatment plans for undifferentiated patients, including children presenting to the primary care stream of the UECC and or the GP out of hours service. You will work as an autonomous practitioner making appropriate referrals or discharging patients whilst utilising critical thinking and a sound evidence base. You will be expected to work across services delivering a wide range of consultation skills, including the provision of a primary care streaming, face to face consultations, telephone triage/consultations and home visiting within the local area. You will be expected to offer support for our trainee ACP workforce and junior colleagues.

The successful applicant will hold a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent with experience of out of hours, urgent & primary care.

You will be required to work unsociable hours on a rotational basis to meet the demands of the service.

Posts are full or part-time.

Applicants must be registered with either the NMC or HCPC.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will work over the Primary Care and GP Out of Hours work streams as demand requires.

This work will include:

Face to face assessments and management of patients self-presenting to the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre.

Telephone advice for patients directed via the 111 NHS pathways

Out of hours home visits

Seeing patients in booked appointments in our clinics

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job description and person specification for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nurse or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Professional.
  • Possess a Level 7 (Masters) degree in a relevant subject.
  • Independent prescribing qualification.


  • Teaching Qualification

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of Multi-disciplary team working
  • Competent and confident to approach in practice
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Prioritise and manage own work load

Professional Registration/PIN


  • Please enter your NMC/HCPC PIN



  • Awareness/knowledge of clinical research
  • Current up-to-date understanding of
  • Urgent & primary Care
  • Understands own regulatory requirements in accordance with NMC Code / HCPC Standards of proficiency
  • Understand the range of activity and services provided in both primary and community care settings
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an autonomous practitioner.
  • Understand equality, inclusion and diversion issues and how these impact on the provision of appropriate health and care services.
  • Evidence of portfolio of practice
  • Study of therapeutics/diagnostics
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive health assessment and make appropriate management plan
  • In depth knowledge of pathophysiology of disease and its management
  • Understanding of Integrated Care
  • Partnerships, Primary Care Networks and changes in Urgent Care provisions.


  • Knowledge of pathways relating to primary care conditions
  • Understanding of community services and how to refer to them
  • Knowledge of community guidelines for management of primary care conditions

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work independently, managing and leading others, using own initiative
  • Be a highly organised, self-directed learner with the ability to study under own initiative in order to remain current in all aspects of clinical practice
  • Ability to take responsibility for learning
  • Ability to provide learning and
  • development to other professionals within own and other clinical areas
  • Ability to participate in governance and clinical audit processes maintaining a patient focus with attention to accuracy
  • Ability to appraise others and assist them in maintaining professional competence, including for ACPs evidencing the four pillars of professional practice

Directorate Specific


  • Flexibilty around working patterns, 24 hours 7 days a week rota
  • Understanding of triage process
  • Understanding of the streaming processes


  • Ability to use system one in Urgent Care/GP OOH module
  • Ability to use Meditech Emergency care module

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