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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
'Are you an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner looking for a new experience in an exciting progressive service? If so come and join us'

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse , AHP or Paramedic, who possess an MSc in Advanced Practice to Join our ACP team within Liverpool and South Sefton Integrated Community Reablement Assessment Service (ICRAS) . The role will be to support admission avoidance through delivery of our Urgent Community Response. The post holder is identified as a clinical expert and is required to have a high clinical profile ensuring the provision of effective and efficient care. Whilst ideally, the post-holder would have completed their Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) training, this could be facilitated to completion. The post holder will provide advanced clinical skills for patients and will be responsible for contributing to the ongoing development of clinical practice, research and standards of care within the service, including development of policies and guidelines and contribute to service development to ensure patients have a seamless pathway. The post holder will be expected to practice autonomously, formulate clinical decisions and treatment plans within local guidelines/policy to manage both acute and chronic illness.

We would welcome applications from practitioners with experience in acute medicine as well as the long-term health needs of our aging population.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will require excellent communication skills which should include communicating clearly, sensitively and effectively with patients, families and professionals. Be able to signpost patients to the most appropriate services and be enthusiastic to apply acquired knowledge and skills.

We are looking for someone with high energy levels, a positive 'can do' attitude that can work with colleagues to deliver safe, kind and effective care.

Applicants are encouraged and welcomed to apply for this post if they have relevant experience.

The successful post holder will be required to
  • Work autonomously, carrying out in-depth clinical assessment of patients with complex multiple healthcare needs.
  • Perform advanced skills in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge as appropriate.
  • Use specialised theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems and make appropriate decisions.
  • Work collaboratively, maintaining effective communication, with other professionals and agencies to ensure patient needs are met.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills and provide psychological support when delivering diagnosis.
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and report information, maintaining accurate patient records.
  • Participate in the development of services and assists the implementation of change
  • Provide education and development opportunities for others.
  • Develop own specialist clinical knowledge and participate in the development of others clinical knowledge

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within their recognise d remit. Working within the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) will exercise judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of patients within their care. The ACPs will provide teams with advanced clinical leadership, having undergone training to meet all academic and core clinical requirements (4 pillars of advanced practice) relevant to the role

Person Specification



  • Registration with relevant clinical body
  • Full Masters in advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent experience or qualification, such as relevant in-depth experience and post graduate/registration study/qualification
  • V300 Non-medical prescribing
  • Mentor/teaching qualification



  • Working autonomously in an advanced role
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Research
  • Audits


  • Community experience
  • Working within a multidisciplinary led environment



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Change management
  • Able to work across boundaries within primary and offering support to secondary care
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • IT literate


  • Experrience using IT systems eg EMIS , ICE , SIGMA , S.A.F.E.R

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Old Swan Health Centre

Crystal Close


L13 2GA

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