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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Frailty / Acute & Community role, Band 8a - 37.5 hours per week

NMC & AHP professional registrants can apply.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Intermediate Tier Services, rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC, we are seeking an advanced clinical Practitioners to join the Extensive Care service, predominately to work within our Acute frailty service this is a blend of Community and Acute hospital work, within our new acute frailty unit.

Extensive Care is an Umbrella term as the service has a number of sub services within it.

These are, an intermediate bed base within the Stamford Unit, this is a 96 bedded Unit over 3 floors. This is a blended approach to care with Therapy GP and an ACP workforce. We are also very proud to have are new Urgent Crisis response team that work across our Neighbourhoods and support our Award-winning Digital Health Service, Virtual wards, along with having very strong ties to our intermediate urgent care team, this is a truly integrated team consisting of Nursing, Therapy and Adult social care. The Extensivist service is well established over 5 years, and sees patient in the community who have multiple hospital attendances, along with long term conditions and complex health needs. We are really excited to be developing our acute frailty service and Community frailty service
Interview date: Monday, 23 Oct 23

Main duties of the job

The service main focus is toreduce unnecessary hospital attendances, treating patient at home where clinically safe to do so, whilst providing exceptional standards of care

We have a strong team of ACPs within the service that are supported By a Team of band 7 Enhanced Nurses & Paramedics.

We are fortunate to have a team of Band 4 Assistant practitioners that are very experienced and support the team greatly.

We have Trainee ACPs that are at various stages of there education

We are supported greatly by our GP Consultant who works within our service and is leading on our Community frailty service, he works closely with Professor Martin Vernon, who is our frailty consultant and lead for the service.

Our is Hugely supported by our two Nurse Consultants that provide training and development within the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a visionary Advanced Clinical Practitioner, to lead systems towards inclusive compassionate care for all, delivering improved outcomes for Tameside and Glossop's diverse communities. Whilst developing and supporting new initiatives across the service & the wider Intermediate Tier services.

If you are looking to be part of an exceptional team, and keen for anew challenge we would love to hear from you.

We can offer you great peer support from a very friendly supportive team, Rotation through the different aspect of Extensive care, education & development.
In an environment where care and kindness are part of our daily life

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties of the job
  • Registered Nurse / paramedic / Therapist with a current registration
  • working at an Advanced Practitioner level
  • Independent non-medical prescriber
  • MSc in Advanced Practice or Equivalent
  • Car and driving licence essential
  • NMC Approved mentor preparation course or equivalent

The successful candidate will provide highly specialised care within the community and Care setting, to those patients with chronic and acute conditions using advanced clinical knowledge that is evidence based

The Advanced Practitioner will function as part of an integrated Care organisation and will demonstrate competence in advanced assessment, management and treatment.
  • Provide expert advice and to ensure the needs of the patient are met by leading, challenging and changing practice within the community.
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals in primary and secondary care to ensure a high quality easily accessible service.
  • Provide a community wide lead in the development of the role of the advanced practitioner and the service provided
  • To accept new and follow-up referrals
  • To pro-actively support and maintain patients within the community and care home setting
  • To facilitate discharge of patients back to their place of residence as appropriate
  • To undertake clinical audit and research

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Therapist with current registration working at an Advanced Practitioner level
  • Independent non-medical prescriber
  • MSc in Advanced Practice or Equivalent
  • Basic Life Support
  • NMC Approved mentor preparation course or equivalent

Experience & Knowledge


  • Clinical expertise relevant to area of practice
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across a range of healthcare and other organisations
  • Post registration experience in a community setting.
  • Evidence of relevant experience working within a people centered health, social or customer care environment demonstrating an ability to work with a variety of individuals with varying needs and /or in varying environments.
  • Experience of working as part of a team and in isolation.
  • Working as part of / with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate IT literacy and competency with e-mail, word, intranet etc.
  • Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.


  • Evidence of successful completion of relevant recent training in e.g. equality and diversity, disability awareness, safeguarding, moving and handling, management of violence and aggression.



  • Desire to provide the best care possible
  • Ability to efficiently prioritise and allocate care
  • Evidence of excellent communication and listening skills
  • Able to participate in on job training in relation to a range of aspects of providing physical, emotional and social care for patients using a coaching approach.
  • Ability to work unsupervised on a day to day basis and to manage/ prioritise a delegated caseload independently
  • Ability to deal with emotionally difficult situations
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to problem solve within a defined set of likely problems and possible solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation skills and evidence of an ability to motivate others
  • Able to communicate effectively with the general public colleagues, clinicians and managers
  • To act as an effective member of the team, supporting other members where appropriate and contributing fully to the work of the whole department
  • Able to work under pressure and to demanding timescales, organising own workload to meet changing priorities
  • Able to work on own initiative and as an effective and responsible member of the team
  • Able to produce accurate, well presented documents to a high standard
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, with a methodical approach
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times


  • Undertaken a management programme2

Attributes & Behaviours


  • Flexibility in a changing environment
  • Flexibility to meet the demands of the service
  • Understands and can demonstrate Trust core values
  • Self-motivating, enthusiastic and self-disciplined
  • Calm and resolute under pressure
  • Courteous and professional attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive can do approach, whatever the situation
  • Able to work flexibly around working hours, including occasional out of office core hours
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the course of performing duties, in a timely manner on a daily basis
  • Car driver / ability to travel

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Crickets Lane Clinic / Acute trust

Crickets lane



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