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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Liverpool Community Respiratory Team are commencing a Respiratory Virtual Ward and are looking for highly skilled, highly motivated individuals to support patients with multiple respiratory health needs, in the city of Liverpool.

The role will be:

1. To improve the experience and outcomes of care for patients by taking the lead in investigations and treatments prescribed.2. To provide a consistent and personalised service by ensuring that the patients receive the best care, in the best place from the best person or team.3. To provide social, emotional and psychological support for patients from referral and throughout their treatment.4. To deliver expert specialist evidence based care including: development, assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating programmes of evidence based care for a defined caseload.5. To make appropriate referral to consultants/other specialist/members of the multidisciplinary team in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings.6. To be aware of risk management issues both locally and nationally and develop strategies to address identified issues.

Main duties of the job

Using Tele medicine, the candidate will have clinical oversight and (in conjunction with Consultants) responsibility for patients who are being managed in their own homes. This will involve working with external agencies and technologies to provide an enhanced Hospital at Home and Early Supported Discharge service for patients with COPD, Pneumonia, Bronchiectasis, Covid, weening o2 needs and acute respiratory tract infections.

Other roles in the job plan that are being workshopped are supporting existing CRT services such as working in clinics, responding to acute clinical call outs from Primary care, providing support and education to the existing team, audits and working alongside other respiratory ACPs in secondary care to further skills and knowledge

This is a new project, so it will involve service development, innovation and support of all areas of the service.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical.1. To maintain personal accountability for professional and ethical actions and ensure compliance with the standards of professional conduct issued by the relevant regulatory body2. To maintain and develop a specialist service for patients within the caseload, ensuring that the treatment and follow up of this group of patients is delivered in a timely manner.3. To provide and maintain a diagnostic service for the Trust. Ensure clinician-led clinics provide for both diagnoses and reporting of subsequent results for identified patients.Jan 20224. To provide teaching as an in-house measure to all medical and clinical staff, not only within the Care Group but also from other services.5. To provide a clinician-led clinic service to patients.6. To plan and administer treatment to patients as appropriate and ensure handover of this treatment to community services as necessary..7. To provide expert care, advice and support for patients and their relatives/carers and ensure that advice and point of contact is available throughout the patients journey.8. To refer on to other agencies as appropriate.9. To operate as clinical specialist and expert practitioner in issues relating to the identified area of care. To direct and delegate care based on accurate assessment and evaluation.10. To take consent for investigative procedures, manipulate equipment and perform advanced clinical skills.11. The post holder will be expected to work clinical shifts in a ward environment if necessaryManagement and Quality.12. Act as a change agent for the development of the service.13. Assisting in the audit and data collection required for developing evidence based services.14. To provide verbal and written reports to appropriate managers and clinical leads.15. To monitor the effectiveness of the service by continuous audit.16. To ensure that equipment is maintained and serviced as required.17. To develop protocols, documentation, standards and guidelines to enable best practice for the care of patients. In the identified/specified area.18. To be involved in complaints handling according to the Trusts Complaints Procedure.19. To establish a clear focus, vision and direction for the service, within the Care Group.20. To ensure effective and efficient use of financial resources, contributing to increasing the efficiency and controlling cost within the departmental budget. Making recommendations regarding supplies and purchasing of equipment.Communication and Liaison21. To promote effective communication within the hospital and to the patient and/or their relatives.22. Act as a point of liaison between all hospital departments involved in the patients journey.23. Act as a source of specialist information for clinicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team.24. Liaise with other departments/ Trusts regarding services provided and current practises to develop best evidence based practice.25. To be skilled to impart distressing information with respect and empathy.26. To ensure that all patient records are maintained contemporaneously.* The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.* The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.Jan 2022Clinical Governance / QualityTo improve the experience and outcomes of care for patients by taking the lead in investigations and treatments prescribed.To provide a consistent and personalised service by ensuring that the patients receive the best care, in the best place from the best person or teamEducation and training development1. Maintain own professional knowledge base and skills, meet PREP requirements, and continually update knowledge.2. To provide education to members of the multi-disciplinary team, relating to the area of specialist knowledge.3. To promote and give presentations about the role of the specialist clinician.4. To act as an educator and assessor to promote and maintain skills and knowledge to relevant medical and clinical staff, including specialist registrars and senior house officers.5. To be actively involved in health promotion in line with Government targets.Equality and DiversityIt is the responsibility of every member of staff to understand our equality and diversity commitments and statutory obligations under current equality legislation (the Equality Act 2010) and to:Act in ways that support equality and diversity and recognises the importance of peoples rights in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and good practice.Valuing people as individuals and treating everyone with dignity and respect, consideration and without prejudice, respecting diversity and recognising peoples expressed beliefs, preferences and choices in working with others and delivering appropriate services. Recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality under Trust policy. Be consciously aware of own behaviour and encourage the same levels of behaviour in colleagues. Acknowledge others different perspectives and recognise the diverse needs and experiences of everyone they come into contact with. With the support of managers develop an equality and diversity objective through the personal development review process.Values and BehavioursWe are CaringWe are kind to each other and always show compassion to ourselves and others.We know we are doing this when:Jan 2022 We are always kind and compassionate to ourselves, our patients, families and colleagues We recognise and appreciate each other, taking pride in working here and our contribution to success We are professional and always seek to deliver the best standards of care.We are FairWe treat people equitably and value their differences.We know we are doing this when: We value everyone for their unique contribution and we embrace diversity We are confident in speaking up and we support all our colleagues to do the same We are open and honest.We Are InnovativeWe work as a team to continuously improve the way we deliver and transform health care.We know we are doing this when: We continuously improve the services we deliver and pioneer new ways of doing things We learn from mistakes, striving to ensure we get things right first time We create and share knowledge with each other, patients and our professional communities.

Person Specification



  • Clinical Professional Qualification. Degree level with appropriate registration
  • Masters Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Relevant post registration qualification/equivalent.
  • Prescriber
  • Evidence of participation in audit and research



  • Demonstrable relevant experience within the speciality
  • Evidence of effective management
  • Evidence of effective leadership skills
  • Evidence of staff development
  • Evidence of change management
  • Evidence of application of current clinical service issues and developments



  • Understanding and application of healthcare governance

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Community Respiratory Team, Aintree House, Aintree University Hospital

Longmoor Lane



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