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Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£58,972 to £68,525 a year £58,972-£68,525
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ACP ( Advance Clinical Practitioner) Lead at Band 8b to be part of a multidisciplinary Urgent Community Response Services Directorate within the Primary Care, Community and Therapies Clinical Group. Leading on the development of our ACPs, tACP and other advanced practice, primarily within the UCR directorate but also across Primary Care and broader community services all of which are integral to our Trusts commitment to deliver excellent and responsive integrated care. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the group's delivery of the trusts' strategic ambition of delivering for our People, Patients and Population. We are the first in the Midlands to develop a true Care Navigation Centre, supporting the local population to access emergency care, urgent and non-urgent community services, untilsing both clinical and adminstrative members of our MDT. With your help we would continue to be the first in many other endeavours, whilst maintaining our ethos of no wrong door and right patient, right team, first time.

You will be working within a friendly and supportive team and be part of an expanding new and exciting Directorate, incorporating UCR, Virtual Wards and Single Point of Access & front door streaming.

Main duties of the job

The provision of highly specialised advice, consultancy and clinical assessments at expert level.

They will provide clinical leadership and support for the ACPs and tACPs across Primary Care, Community and Therapies group. The post holder will be responsible for service development, guidance, motivation, governance, and clinical standards as well as operational oversight of the ACPs across the directorates.

They will support and play a key role in the development and supervision of advanced practice at a local, Group, Trust and regional level, supporting the trust Director of ACP and the chief AHP (in the strategic and operational development and delivery of ACP services across the directorate and group).

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To implement and lead the standardisation of advanced roles within directorate in line with the Trusts ACP strategic plans.

    Supports the Trusts Director of ACP in the implementation of the long-term ACP strategic plan.

    Leads the clinical training and competency development of the trainee and qualified ACPs within the Group.

    Works in collaboration with the clinical directorate lead to ensure effective and efficient operational service provision, ensuring quality of care.

    Facilitates and contributes to the identification of training and development needs of the ACPs in the group and implements solutions accordingly.

    To provide direct line management for the ACPs and tACPs as appropriate.

    Motivates, inspires, and develops trainee/qualified ACPs in achieving excellence in their role in order to maximise potential, encouraging everyone to learn from each other and from external good practice.

    Performs clinical procedures appropriate to the history and physical examination of the patient in the community setting, including further invasive testing and treatments requiring highly developed skills and precision.

    Provide face-to-face supportive reviews of patients when requested by colleagues and provides expert clinical advice, guidance and intervention.

    Provides clinical supportive field advice to ACPs and students in the planning of care.

    Person Specification



    • MSc in Advanced Practice
    • Independent non-medical prescriber
    • Advance Life Support /ATLS
    • Registered professional
    • Non-medical Prescribing


    • Post graduate leadership qualification or equivalent. RCEM Accreditation

    Leadership Experience


    • Extensive clinical experience working in urgent care as an ACP in all four pillars
    • Proven ability to work autonomously, undertaking advanced assessment and differential diagnosis, delivering appropriate treatment plans.
    • Leadership/management experience
    • A track record of applying a collaborative approach to implementing changes.
    • Experience of teaching and supervising trainee ACPs


    • Evidence of successful leadership of service/quality improvement projects

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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