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Clinical Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting new post will support the leadership, drive and development of the new Nurse Led Acute Frailty Response (AFR) Service to ensure appropriate assessment and intervention is carried out to enable patients care to be transferred safely back to community teams and away from acute services. The post holder will also provide frailty support across all other Primary Care and Community settings.

They will lead, support and manage the nurse practitioner teamswithin community frailty services, including the AFR team, and demonstrate clear principles of teaching and learning, as well as supporting others through expert teaching, supervision and assessment.

The post holder will be an experienced advanced level practitioner with IP, autonomous expert skills in assessment, examination and providing a diagnosis and management plan for patients across all settings working with stakeholders from all settings

The post holder will be expected to deliver care at an expert level of clinical practice within a variety of settings in the field of frailty and elderly care within the Primary Care & Community Services (PCCS) Division.

Main duties of the job

Priorities of the post holder will be on the provision of safe, effective and efficient care. The post holder is expected to work as a highly skilled senior practitioner with expert knowledge, delivering evidence-based practice to a designated population, supporting relevant policies and strategies such as the redesigning services for older and/or frail people as part of the Health Board's response to the Six Goals for Urgent and Emergency Care.

As an advanced, autonomous practitioner the post holder will provide patient-centred care, encompassing expert skills in assessment,examination, identifying differential diagnosis for the treatment of patients utilising our services.

The post holder will exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgements to satisfy the expectations anddemands of the role. The post holder will be guided by local and national policies and identify ways to interpret and advise relevantstakeholders accordingly.In accordance with the Advanced Clinical Practice framework (National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, 2010) the postholder will align duties and responsibilities to the 4 pillars of advanced practice, carrying out research in practice and methodology.

The post holder will also be required to contribute to the Primary Care and Community Services Tier 1 on call rota.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ratio of allocated time will be up to 80% clinical practice with the remaining time appropriately planned to ensure all of the required pillars of Advanced Nurse practice are met.

Conduct advanced physical assessments, examinations and investigations to identify highly complex and unstable health needs, andaid diagnoses and develop a comprehensive and appropriate plan of care. Recognise symptoms that would suggest differentialdiagnosis.

Use advanced clinical assessment skills to autonomously manage patients to ensure that optimal physical and psychological careneeds are met.

Use autonomous decision-making including judgements involving complex facts or situations requiring analysis, interpretation andcomparison of a range of options in relation to the care and management needs of the patients on a day-to-day basis within the clinicalenvironment.

Will support the redesigning services for older and/or frail people programme and subsequent workstreams and projects, and have overallresponsibility for supervising and leading the nurse practitioner team.

To balance conflicting demands on time and choosing between strategic work priorities.

Manage and prioritise the diverse and challenging workload within a multidisciplinary organisation.

There will be a requirement to deal with conflict and confrontational professionals reluctant to acknowledge and embrace the national strategy and standards required for the provision of safe and effective care to patients.

Maintain an awareness of developments, specialist expertise knowledge within a rapidly moving agenda to enable the provision of highly specialised expert advice based on interpretation of robust reliable evidence.

Respond to demands for advice, reports and briefs with short time frames.

Key working relationships will include: Frailty Consultant Nurse/ Senior Nurse Head and Deputy Head of Service Consultants/medical team/Specialist teams across ABUHB Multidisciplinary Team, Community Admissions Avoidance Therapies Team (CAATT), Home First, Red Cross. Patients families and Carers Advanced nurse practitioners/nurse practitioners in ABUHB Nursing staff, Operational flow teams include SPA. Ward Managers National Advanced Practice Forums and networks.

Person Specification



  • Live registration with the NMC as a registered nurse. Degree (BSc) in nursing or health related subject.
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Practice
  • Non-medical independent prescriber.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Advance practice portfolio to evidence level of knowledge and skills across 4 pillars of Leadership and Management, Education, Research, Advanced Clinical Practice.


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification and or PGCE.
  • Management and leadership qualification or equivalent skills and experience.
  • Completion of All Wales Portfolio (to be completed within two years of appointment)



  • Advanced knowledge and skills to manage patients across variable settings.
  • Experience of reviewing and initiating research and developing R and D programmes.
  • Ability to critically review concerns (incidents, complaints etc.) to draw reasoned conclusions, write a clear report and consider implications to the service and users.
  • Proven ability to work in complex situations across relevant care settings
  • Proven ability to act as change agent and manage change effectively.
  • Actively engages with the current nursing agenda relevant to role and service
  • High level of knowledge of NMC code of conduct and professional standards/guidance
  • Proven ability to manage time and prioritise work schedule


  • Risk assessment training.
  • Investigating officer training
  • Experience of leading research securing funding from outside bodies/organisation to support research and development activities.

Skills and Attributes


  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to deliver formal and informal education at local and national level.
  • Ability to engage effectively across health, social care and 3rd sector
  • Proven ability of acting with care, compassion, promoting dignity and respect.
  • Act as a role model demonstrating highest standard of professionalism.
  • Excellent IT skills.


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Proven commitment to patient centred care.
  • Commitment and courage to challenge processes that could compromise service development.
  • Proven ability to motivate and encourage innovation within the service to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
  • Ability to travel throughout the UK, Wales and all five boroughs of the ABUHB.
  • Flexible approach to work to meet service need Positive attitude and resilience.
  • To actively promote and raise awareness of the Advanced Practitioner role.
  • Satisfactory DBS clearance will be required for this role.

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Llanarth House, Newbridge


NP11 5GH

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