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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Adult Mental Health Inpatients

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
5 May 2024
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and passionate qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner who would like to develop their skills further and make a real difference to the inpatient experience.

Mortimer ward is a 21 bedded acute Mental Health Ward situated in The Stonebow Unit, Hereford and is part of the provision of acute inpatient services across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is a vital service for supporting those with acute mental health difficulties of varying complexities. Patients requiring admission may also have complex physical co morbidities and applicants should have an interest in both mental and physical health care delivery. Patients admitted can both be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act and require a holistic care approach to work towards their Recovery.

The ward has a multi-disciplinary team approach including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, activity support workers, Psychiatric Consultants and junior doctors. You will also work alongside colleagues in the Crisis Team and Adult Social Care. We also support student nurses as part of our team.

The Stonebow Unit is currently undergoing extensive redesign which will enhance the patient experience, ward safety and therapeutic environment.

This role will maintain a strong clinical focus on the ward to support the maintenance of quality and leadership for the patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities will predominantly cover Mortimer Ward the Adult admission ward with some support for the Older adult wards, Jenny Lind (Functional Older Adult) and Cantilupe (Organic).

Reviews of all new admissions

Reviews of risk assessments

Review of mental state

Confidence in managing acute situations both with clinical decision making and Non-Medical Prescribing

Leading clinical discussions / professionals meetings / MDT meetings

Supporting medical colleagues with prescribing, clinical reviews and formulation of treatment plans

Supporting nursing colleagues in complex risk decisions such as observation levels, taking own discharge

Provide clinical supervision to Band 6 colleagues on a needs basis.

Being accessible for staff support / debrief and supervision

Being a role model for colleagues and team members

Supporting management in clinical decision making

Taking a lead with Clozapine prescribing and initiation

Being responsible for ensuring that ECT treatment referral and treatment paperwork / review runs seamlessly.

Supporting new medical colleagues with rotation into acute psychiatry. Providing support and education regularly.

Please be advised NHS Jobs Service will not be available
  • 6pm on Friday 19 April to 9am on Monday 22 April 2024
  • 6pm on Friday 26 April to 9am on Monday 29 April 2024

Do not attempt to use the service at these times and consider this for your application submission.

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

As a service, Mortimer Ward provides inpatient facilities for working age adults with acute mental health problems and we are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to work within our acute service who are committed to providing high quality care and treatment to our patients. Working in an acute environment can be challenging, but with the right team, positive attitude and resilience we are rising to the challenge and reaping the reward of being able to support people during their most difficult times.

With you in our team, we will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patients experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities.

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

Person Specification



  • 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


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



  • 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


  • Management of staff of varying professions

Additional Criteria


  • Be a strong leader by demonstrating a consistency and honesty in your approach to a variety of situations and people



  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of the NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of national and Trust policies and procedures and how to access them
  • Evidence of recent clinical update or training relevant to the post
  • Knowledge of national trends in mental health care
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • To be in receipt of regular clinical supervision

Skills & Abilities


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide a consistent positive role model to others
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to deal with a range of people in difficult and complex situations
  • Able to pass on information in a timely and coherent manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritise problems and use clinical judgment to deal with them
  • Skilled in dealing with psychiatric emergencies
  • Ability to work as effective team leader
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to others
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to demonstrate sound clinical skills

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Mortimer Ward

Stonebow Unit, Stonebow Road



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