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Community Advanced Clinical Practitioner (AHP / Nursing)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an innovative service that aligns admission avoidance and early facilitated discharges from hospital?

If so, we would love you to join our Central Manchester Community Response team.

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner who will work within a community based MDT, sharing a passion for supporting patient care and enthusiasm for making a difference. The ACP will work on a rotational basis between our Hospital at Home and Urgent Care Crisis Response Team.

The Hospital at Home service enables patients to receive safe, effective treatment at home for up to 14 days. This provides patients, who are not yet medically fit, with support, choice, and inclusion at every stage of their care, including hospital discharge.

They will provide medical assessments at home alongside our GPs, with overall care under a hospital consultant.

Our MDT collaborative Crisis Response Team delivers an Admission Avoidance aspect of the service. We receive referrals from community services, NWAS, 111, GPs and ED deflections from rapid response.

A confident communicator with strong organisational skills, you will thrive in an MDT environment and will be instrumental in supporting and developing this new service, to ensure a high-quality service for our patients.

You will be involved in team projects and trust initiatives and will receive regular supervision, in-service training, and support, to pursue post graduate education.

Main duties of the job

A confident communicator with strong organisational skills, you will thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment and be instrumental in supporting and developing this new service.

You will also have the opportunity to work across hospital and community whilst developing key links and networks with acute and community colleagues. This will enable you to use your specialist clinical skills across all four pillars of advanced clinical practice to determine the most appropriate pathways for your patients and will include access to virtual patient monitoring for patients that would benefit from additional clinical oversight.

You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team across acute, community and voluntary partners to ensure discharges are safe and effective and to prevent re-admission.

Using your experience and knowledge, you will support other team members to ensure we deliver a high-quality service for our patients, providing education and support as needed.

We pride ourselves on promoting quality improvement initiatives, service development and professional and personal development and as a member of our team you will receive regular supervision, in-service training, and support to pursue post graduate education.

You will be involved in both team projects and wider trust initiatives giving you the opportunity to form close professional relationships with a wide variety of multi-disciplinary team members.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC, HPC and or other statutory body
  • Relevant professional health degree



  • Substantial post registration experience. Leadership. experience at Band 7 or above
  • Proven experience of working as an independent practitioner
  • In-depth knowledge of recent NHS or Equivalent health care legislation, relevant to community
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff across the multi-disciplinary team.



  • Able to demonstrate care which reflects evidence based practice.
  • Can demonstrate experience of acute disease management and crisis care
  • Leadership skills with ability to engage and deliver change through negotiation and partnership working
  • Ability to manage complexity and develop and sustain partnership working with both individuals and across organisations
  • Ability to manage complexity and develop and sustain partnership working with both individuals and across organisations
  • Able to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role

personal qualities


  • Flexible to meet the needs of 7 day, extended hours community service
  • Access to a car for business use on a daily basis
  • Ability to manage and diffuse stressful situations

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Gorton Hub, 27 Garratt Way


M18 8HE

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