Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our dynamic team of Frailty ACP's working in ICRAS across the Sefton Place footprint, Community Services Division. This post is a permanent post for an existing caseload of patients. This post is suitable for registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

We expect to recruit a positive, forward thinking individual who is motivated, able to work under pressure and manage the needs of their patients. This post is for an experienced professional who is passionate about admission avoidance and long term conditions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within their recognised remit. Working within the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), will exercise independent judgment to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of patients within their care. The ACP's will provide the 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.

The ACP's reporting lines will be via the Sefton Place Community services Division leadership structure. They will work alongside and support the education and development of trainee APs and the wider MDT within the Frailty, Urgent and Intermediate Care and Community services. The ACP will have key working relationships with all members of the nursing, medical and multidisciplinary teams, trust management teams and wider partners.

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

To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2008) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Deliver and participate in the clinical care of patients referred into the Integrated care unit bed-based service.

Ensure Community and bed-based bases have consistent clinical support.

Prioritise workload and clinical interventions as appropriate.

Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive health assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.

To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose, and treat patients, resulting in the safe management and appropriate referral or discharge of patients.

Ensure patients are informed and consent is gained prior to treatment, investigation, and management as appropriate.

Take responsibility for the supervision/development of junior members of the multi professional team.

Is able to identify the need for appropriate diagnostic tests, interpret the results and act on any results requiring clinical intervention or management.

To identify and intervene proactively where circumstances contribute to an unsafe environment for patients, staff or relatives and escalate these to the health and safety team/safeguarding team.

To share knowledge and expertise, acting as an expert resource to others across primary and secondary care as appropriate.

Contribute to the development and improvement of systems and processes that facilitate patient flow, facilitating timely discharge and preventing hospital admission.

To improve the quality of the patient experience by identifying and meeting the individual clinical needs of patients including issues pertaining to child protection & vulnerable adults.

Must have completed the Independent Non-Medical Prescribing course and registration with the NMC or HCPC, undertake non-medical prescribing in accordance with the Trust non-medical prescribing policy and maintain evidence and competence of this qualification. Adhere to CPD requirements of the Trust in relation to maintainingevidence of on-going competence.

To maintain up to date patient records in accordance with Trust policy and professional bodies standards.

Ability to adapt specialist clinical knowledge and skills to different clinical settings and influence service delivery and patient care throughout the ICRAS Integrated Care teams.

To provide advice on patient care to the wider MDT taking into account all aspects of clinical Governance and act as a specialist resource within the working area.

Promote and adhere to the principles and practice of the Trusts clinical governance framework.

Contribute to the review and development of clinical patient pathways and the development of the service, ensuring our services are safe.

Adhere to trust infection and prevention control policies and procedures.

Maintain up to date qualifications in relation to Intermediate life support (ILS).

Adhere to IRMER regulations within the ACP role and the agreed Trust radiology policies for the ACP role.

Lead on the review and implementation of appropriate NICE guidance.

Will support ICRAS teams with clinical/therapy competencies.

Will be the key link for other teams within the service line.

Will be key link person for designated Neighbourhood to develop relationships with Integrated Care Teams (ICTs).

Will be key link person for educating staff around a specific area of expertise.

Lead on clinical audits.

Act as a link for secondary care to discuss potential patient admissions through collaborative working.

Person Specification

Person Specification


  • Registration with relevant clinical body
  • Full Masters in advanced Clinical Practice
  • 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 an Multi-disciplinary environment



  • Continues Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership Style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discrete
  • Change oriented



  • 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


  • EMIS
  • ICE
  • S.A.F.E.R

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


5 Curzon Road



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