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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a.
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner looking to work in a dynamic, positive multi-professional team? If you are then we would like to hear from you.

Dorset Healthcare are expanding the Community Intermediate Care Teams who deliver D2A, Admission avoidance, Virtual Ward and Urgent Community Response. We are looking for a range of professionals to join our existing Intermediate Care Teams.

We are looking to recruit 2 full time ACPs to work within the Community Intermediate Care Teams. The expansion within the Community Intermediate Care Teams will involve roles within the West and the East of the county.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to discuss these posts in more detail please contact Simon Chambers-Bellis 07825385805.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Clinical Practitioner within the Community Intermediate Care Teams you will conduct acute assessments to plan and manage acute episodes of care. You will undertake independent, comprehensive assessments which will involve complex clinical decision making to plan, implement and evaluate the care delivery according to changing healthcare needs and varying degrees of clinical risk.

You will be responsible for providing expert clinical advice, leadership and support ensuring the needs of the service are met by exercising and demonstrating high levels of clinical judgement, critical analysis, and advanced decision-making skills.

You will lead as a driver for change, to monitor and improve standards within the service through supervision, evidence-based practice, clinical audit, research, and education.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification



  • Registered health practitioner with membership of relevant professional body
  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent route to Advanced Clinical Practice with evidence of meeting the nationally agreed capabilities (ie. PG Dip 120 credits in advanced clinical practice and successful completion of approved support portfolio route to advanced clinical practice)
  • Clear and demonstrable evidence of advanced, autonomous practice in the management of patients / service users
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessor's training/recognition of teaching abilities.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development through an advanced clinical practice portfolio demonstrating advanced level practice across the four pillars of clinical practice, education, leadership and research
  • Relevant role specific qualifications or training (i.e leadership courses, specific clinical skills, psychological therapies etc)
  • Registered non-medical prescriber (where professionally appropriate)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Trust's strategies relevant to role
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation, guidelines and best practice in relevant to area of clinical practice and application of these to practice
  • Effective leadership skills relevant to role (i.e demonstrated ability to provide clinical professional leadership and mentorship)
  • Evidence of knowledge and application of national work and standards in relation to advanced clinical practice and the relevant specialty



  • Demonstrable experience of working in a provider organisation and within a relevant specialty as Registered Practitioner Band 7 level.
  • Demonstrates highly developed expertise and knowledge underpinned by theory acquired through CPD in relation to clinical assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Evidence of effective leadership and risk management skills
  • Evidence of relevant leadership in meeting clinical governance objectives
  • Able to demonstrate wide knowledge of health policy and its application in practice and evidence of developing involvement in influencing local and national standards
  • Able to demonstrate advanced skills for assessing and interpreting complex client conditions, comparing a range of options and taking appropriate action
  • Experience of co-ordinating complex activities / programmes of care with other professionals and agencies.
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of programmes of care, protocols and audit
  • Experience of interdisciplinary working
  • Able to demonstrate innovation and effective use of resources
  • Able to actively research for the potential to improve quality and customer care, seeking new ideas and methods to improve health care
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and leading practice change
  • Demonstration of publications, presentations and research at national and international events, within the healthcare arena
  • Evidence of research involvement.
  • Able to demonstrate highly developed physical skills where accuracy is important such as in the manipulation of fine tools and materials for patient interventions. See also Environmental section.
  • Trained in PMVA techniques or willing to be trained (as per role requirements)



  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team and able to demonstrate changes of practice through these
  • Evidence of designing, delivering and evaluating education and training in practice
  • Able to undertake clinical supervision and systematic peer caseload review of colleagues on an individual or group basis and support aspiring and trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners through supervisory roles



  • Ability to promote the best use of available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment.



  • Able to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Confident in the use of computer systems, spread sheets, databases, data collection and coordination, word processing and report writing.
  • Experience of effective use of electronic patient / service user record systems



  • Evidence of demonstrating the Trust's values and behaviours.
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation, and where there may be barriers, with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Able to analyse and assess situations and to interpret potentially conflicting situations and determine appropriate action, where there is a range of options and judgement is required.
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities requiring the formulation and adjustment of plans .e.g. organising own time, co-ordination with other agencies and plans for sudden, unforeseen circumstances.
  • Able to work independently and autonomously as role demands
  • Evidence of skills in diplomacy, negotiation and influencing.
  • Inquisitive and eager to learn, asks questions and responds positively to change in practice/procedure. Seeks ways to improve self and others.
  • Ability to evaluate care leading to improvement in quality standards and service improvement
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities



  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



4-6 Nuffield Rd,


BH17 0RB

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