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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£50,952 to £57,349 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Our Community Directorate is moving through a journey of transformation. These changes have given the Directorate an opportunity to refresh its clinical pathways and innovate in new areas of clinical practice. As part of these changes, CAMHS has moved to a strengthened position, inclusive of a portfolio of revised evidence based clinical pathways, underpinned by the iTHRIVE framework. Our next phase maps out the enhancement of our MDT skills and the embedding of our improved processes. Strong clinical leadership skills will be fundamental to these ongoing improvements.

The ANP will form part of the Senior Clinical Leadership Team of the Community Directorate and will be part of, and provide support to, an established leadership team.

The post holder will work across the CAMHS multi-professional teams, they will practice autonomously, whilst being accountable and self-directed in line with the NMC code of professional conduct.

The post holder will have advanced communication skills in presenting with differential and un-differential diagnosis, decision-making and problem-solving skills for children and young people who experience mental health and emotional needs. Through a strong evidence base you will work to improve clinical outcomes for children and young people accessing our services. The post holder will examine, assess, diagnose and treat patients within the scope of their professional practice.

Main duties of the job

If you have the passion, drive and commitment to delivering outstanding clinical practice, leading change and empowering our MDT's to be 'OUTSTANDING' then we need to hear from you!

You willjoin a multi-professional team (MDT), working collaboratively, to provide initial assessment and ongoing care for children and young people with complex mental health and emotional needs. This will include the responsibility for the daily management of patients on an established caseload, in collaboration with the MDT.

The provision of nurse led clinics to support effective and responsive pathways for children and young people, across a range of clinical presentations.

The post holder will:
  • Work towards health promotion and prevention and comprehensively assess patients for risk factors and early signs of illness
  • Provide clinical leadership and service support to the Community directorate.
  • Draw on a diverse range of knowledge in their decision-making to determine evidence-based therapeutic interventions, which will include prescribing medication where legally allowed and actively monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
  • Plan and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegating and referring as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resource use, and provide direct support to patients and clients

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess and prioritise patients undergoing treatment
  • Undertake advanced practitioner-level holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients care needs
  • Undertake advanced clinical practitioner-level physical assessment examination of patients requiring complex medical disease-management and resolution or containment of disease complications
  • Undertake initial assessment to determine differential diagnoses, utilising advanced critical-thinking and decision-making skills, deciding when necessary to refer to senior medical colleagues
  • On a daily basis, act autonomously to provide expert clinical/technical care, which contributes to the diagnosis, specialist care and treatment plans for these highly complex patients

Person Specification



  • First level nurse registration
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice inclusive of Independent Prescribing registration (V300



  • Substantial experience at senior nurse level
  • Clear and demonstrable evidence of advanced, autonomous practice in the clinical management of patients



  • An understanding of the relationship between primary and secondary care
  • Competencies in clinical examination and diagnostic test modules

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


North Stoke CAMHS

Stoke on Trent


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