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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for people who share our values Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Teamwork

We are non-judgmentalWe are caringWe have integrityWe put the patient firstWe are committed to team workWe are proud to work for the NHS

Do you share these values ? If so , read on ............

We expect you entered the healthcare profession as you wanted to have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and lifestyles of a group of people who have often neglected their own mental health and well-being. Healthcare at HMP North Sea Camp gives you the opportunity to make this difference to a group of people who traditionally have physical and social morbidity but have also faced multiple barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team at HMP North Sea Camp. You will play a pivotal and important role in the development and direction of the service as the team strive to deliver first class care to the client group. It is an opportunity to try new smarter ways of working to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Main duties of the job

Advanced Clinical Practitioners working within Offender Health will have the clinical opportunities to manage patients with complex co-morbid needs alongside other health professionals. ACPs within Offender Health will form part of a peer network for clinical supervision, training opportunities, Directorate service improvement Initiatives and contribute to the quality care received by our patients. The introduction of ACPs within this specific field of work opens opportunities for a different service delivery for patients who require advanced assessment, clinical reasoning and decision making. Having the opportunity to work alongside skills other professionals in an integrated team (RMNs, Substance Misuse Practitioners, Psychologists, Wellbeing Practitioners) is an exciting opportunity to improve the holistic and collaborative interventions delivered to a complex patient group.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The ACP will demonstrates in depth knowledge and capabilities in all aspects of health and social care encompassing advanced clinical assessment, critical thinking and clinical management skills that are evidence based and deliver high quality patient centred care. The ACP will demonstrate complex decision-making skills and competences for expanded scope of advanced clinical practice for service users and clinical teams according to needs.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered or HCPC Registered
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Degree at 2.2 Level 2 maths and English (GCSE grade A*-C or O levels grade 1-6)


  • Post registration qualification or training relevant to specialty
  • Working towards MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Mentor/ Assessor and/or teaching qualification
  • Non-Medical prescribing (if service need requires)



  • Experience of first contact/triage processes within primary care/community care or prison settings
  • Significant experience of working in Primary healthcare/community setting at an advanced clinical level
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Autonomous decision making
  • Minimum of 4 years post-registration


  • Experience of developing services
  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system
  • Experience of clinically supervising others
  • Experience in using research evaluation / audit tools and demonstrating need.
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change



  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Broad range of clinical skills - acute and long term condition management
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop positive working relationships
  • Report writing skills
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and Risk
  • Computer literate



  • Knowledge of developments relating to primary care
  • Knowledge of national health and social care agenda
  • Ability to work within a multi-professional team, often presenting and receiving complex information


  • Knowledge of performance measures ie: HJIP'S or QOF



  • A full UK driving licence and a vehicle for business use

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP North Sea Camp

Croppers Lane, Freiston


PE22 0QX

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