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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - GEMS WRH

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Practitioner - GEMS

This is an exciting opportunity for qualified or trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners with non-medical prescribing and advanced adult health assessment qualifications to join our GEMS (Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service). Our GEMS has an enthusiastic and motivated multi-disciplinary team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers who work alongside Consultant Geriatricians to deliver Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment at the busy front door of the acute hospital and in-reaching to our inpatient areas to embed a frailty sensitive ethos.

We would welcome applications from individuals currently/soon to be engaged with the e-portfolio supported route for Advanced practice, in addition to those in the second year of their ACP.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Working as part of Worcestershires ICOPE (Integrated Care of Older People) pathway, in an emergent integrated care system we are developing proactive models of care to meet the health needs of older people with frailty and complex health needs. We use the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale to identify frailty and with Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) the team aim to facilitate same day discharge and avoid unnecessary hospital admission.

If you share our passion to deliver outstanding care for older people in Worcestershire and are keen to become part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team using advanced clinical and holistic assessment, diagnostic and prescribing skills for older people with complex health needs, we would love you to join our team and help us put patients first.

Applications would be considered from applicants in the final year of their MSc at a Band 7 level.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide care for older patients who have acute physical illness combined with other problems including co-morbidities and needs, functional abilities and rehabilitation (Geriatric Giants/Frailty Syndromes).

Work towards health promotion and prevention and comprehensively assess patients for risk factors, early signs of illness or deterioration in condition.

Draw on an advanced clinical knowledge and skill set to diagnose and plan treatment and care, which will include ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, advanced health assessment and cognitive assessment.

Prescribe or deprescribe medication where legally allowed and actively monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Plan and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegating and referring as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resource use, and provide direct support to patients and clients.

Work in partnership with patients, families and carers to support them to manage and live their lives.

In addition they will help to develop a programme of practice development for staff in the Frailty Pathway who will also be caring for these patients. Their practice should be developed to an advanced level whereby the Advanced Clinical Practitioner can directly or indirectly influence all aspects of care and management of patients within their speciality, and across a population.

Person Specification



  • Experience working in specialist clinical services to Acute Medicine/
  • Frailty/Geriatrics Speciality.
  • Experience in clerking and undertaking independent examination of patients diagnosing and treatment planning.
  • Experience of successfully supervising and contributing to the training of own professional team and proven experience of training nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals.
  • Experience of autonomous practice.
  • Experience in providing an on-call services.


  • Published in professional journal or presented at conference/equivalent.
  • Experience/Involvement in quality improvement initiative.



  • BSc (Hons) Degree in
  • Nursing/Pharmacy/Physiotherapy/Parame
  • dic Science
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.
  • Registration with the relevant professional body Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council Health &
  • Care Professions Council.
  • Postgraduate clinical specialist knowledge acquired through diploma level training i.e. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • V300 independent prescribing.


  • Credentialed by the RCN.
  • Member of the RPS Faculty.
  • Member of the UKCPA.
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Member of the College of Paramedics.
  • Leadership & Management Qualification.
  • Quality Improvement qualification.
  • Teaching Qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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