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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified ACP to join the Hereford City Community Mental health Neighbourhood Team based at Widemarsh Street. We are a forward thinking service delivery model that welcomes innovative thinkers and values its employees and people with lived experiences who are accessing our service.

This is an exciting opportunity. The ACP will contribute to the support and development of their community practitioners, using the four pillars to influence and underpin service delivery and design. As an experienced and enthusiastic clinician you will lead practice development. You will be supported within the team by both the clinical and leadership structure. You will be shaping our services and ensuring that ultimately our patients and service users get expert care focused on recovery and independence from a non-medical prescribing provision, whilst working as an autonomous advanced practitioner who will complement the service provision.

Full time post 37.5 hours per week, over 5 days.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a source of clinical expertise, knowledge and skills in advanced clinical practice that is accessible, flexible and provides a high quality service to enhance patient care.

Take a lead role in the advanced clinical assessment of patients who have highly complex and or chronic disease presentations, including screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness, making a differential diagnosis and prescribing treatments as an independent non-medical prescriber.

Working with a range of agencies internally and externally, signposting to appropriate sources of support providing short to long-term interventions to support recovery. Provide guidance and support to the carers of patients accessing the services and our partners.

To be able to travel throughout the county as required. To supervise junior staff and students. The ability to be flexible and organised is essential.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work with a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making
  • Act as a source of clinical expertise, knowledge and skills in advanced clinical practice that is accessible, flexible and provides a high quality service to enhance patient care.
  • Take a lead role in the advanced clinical assessment of patients who have highly complex and or chronic disease presentations, including screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness, making a differential diagnosis and prescribing treatments as an independent non-medical prescriber.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication systems to ensure staff receive and contribute information regarding Trust and professional issues and developments.
  • To work with internal and external agencies
  • To attend and chair meetings required by the service
  • To work according to Trust values, policies and procedures
  • Participate in developing clinical policies, guidelines, service plans and pathways for self and others based on evidence based practice.
  • Assist in the education, training, supervision and support of colleagues, junior staff and students.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience in a relevant area
  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a role undertaking assessments of complex needs
  • Experience of working with people with long-term illness and / or older people
  • Clinical experience of caring for people with cognitive impairment
  • Experience of working across professional boundaries
  • Experience of change/leading service development
  • Experience of clinical leadership


Knowledge

Essential

  • Extended and advanced clinical skills and knowledge base
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in relevant clinical area
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and guidance relating to clinical area
  • Understand the framework for working at an advanced level
  • Knowledge of theory behind change management


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Level 1 / Allied Health Professional / Paramedic / Pharmacist
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) / ability to work within PGDs, within scope of professional practice.
  • Advanced Assessment Skills Module
  • Evidence of a portfolio of knowledge, skills and professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Desirable

  • Mentorship or teaching qualification / work place assessor
  • Qualification(s) in long term conditions
  • Leadership qualification


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Will be required to complete breakaway / de-escalation training
  • To participate in regular locality duty system if required
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

178 Widemarsh Street

Hereford

HR4 9HN

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C9798-5792

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