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Advanced Practitioner (Nurse or Clinical)

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Practitioner (Nurse or Clinical), Care Homes Team - Band 8a - Merton

Are you looking for your next challenge? Would you like to be part of a dynamic service? Do you have a passion for innovation? Then look no further than Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among the top employers in London. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion, encompassing several London Boroughs and the outer counties.

We are developing our enhanced care home service provision and have an opportunity for an advanced nurse or clinical practitioner to work within our Care Homes Team which comprises a Consultant Practitioner, Advanced Practitioners, a Training lead as well as administrative support to develop the principles of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework within Merton care homes.

The post holder will have advanced clinical and leadership skills, and have a specialist interest in frailty, dementia, long-term condition management and working with people with multiple co-morbidities.

You will be expected to proactively identify people living in care homes who would benefit from comprehensive assessment and an enhanced community care plan. With the aim of reducing poly pharmacy, falls, infections, hospital conveyances, and improving the health and wellbeing of individuals living in care homes across the Merton borough.

Main duties of the job

The role will coordinate and deliver direct clinical care that is diverse, evidence based and innovative. Within this role you will develop the clinical and professional skills of care home staff and support primary,secondary and specialist care to prevent hospital admissions by facilitating integrated care of patients in their care home environment.

The role will involve some lone working, in reach to secondary care services and responsibility for ensuring high quality clinical provision, supervision, and development of staff within care homes. This service currently operates from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Please contact Janine Lane Consultant Practitioner, Care Homes and Frailty or via telephone 07774 940624

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken and to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within national guidelines and the Nursing and Midwifery Councils Code of Conduct or Allied Healthcare Professional body.
  • Provide clinical leadership and maintain credibility through practice and professional update.
  • Practice evidence-based care to ensure high quality care.
  • Act as an expert practitioner and resource for patients, families and staff.
  • Admit, discharge or transfer patients to and from the service as their needs require.
  • Undertake advanced clinical assessments of patients referred to the HARI service to enable prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment according to agreed policies, protocols and guidelines.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Relevant registered professional qualification (NMC/HCPC)
  • MSc Advanced Nursing or Clinical Practice
  • V300 prescriber


  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification



  • Significant experience in area of expertise (Frailty, Dementia and patients with other longterm conditions and co-morbidities)
  • Significant experience of teaching and assessing clinical practice
  • Experience in providing clinical expertise to patients with complex undifferentiated health problems, requesting and interpreting investigations as indicated and formulating a plan of care based on differential diagnoses.
  • Experience in managing clinical complexity within area of advanced clinical practice (Frailty, Dementia and patients with other longterm conditions and co-morbidities)
  • Experience of minor adaptations, home modifications and provision of equipment
  • Significant experience of teaching and assessing clinical practice
  • Established relevant experience of service transformation
  • Experience in recruitment, retention, and staff performance


  • Evidence of presentations at local / national level
  • Evidence of involvement with primary research and clinical audit
  • Previous publication
  • Experience of successful project management within a clinical area

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent communication skills: interpersonal, written and verbal
  • Ability to innovate and respond to change
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
  • Confidence to adapt to an evolving and changing service
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Proven leadership skills, with a vision to work with others
  • Change management skills
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Evidence of ability and knowledge on how to undertake research audit and feedback
  • Implementation of audit/research recommendations
  • Evidence of research/audits undertaken and outcomes
  • Experience and ability to manage conflict situations
  • In depth understanding of quality issues including clinical governance and risk management strategies
  • Evidence of good understanding of NHS plans



  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Ability to self-motivate and innovate.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a team member.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Flexibility to meet service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Merton Civic Centre



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