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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Liver

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within our Gastroenterology Team for a Hepatology Advanced Practitioner.

We are looking for a full time Advanced Clinical Practitioner working Monday to Friday with no unsociable hours. The Hepatology team at Salford encompasses the Liver team, Hepatobiliary Team and Alcohol Care team.

The post holder will take a lead role in the advanced clinical assessment and treatment of patients with liver disease or those at high risk of developing liver disease. They will determine clinical diagnosis and treatments indicated and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner. They will work closely with the Hepatology Consultant, Hepatobiliary and Alcohol Care Team.

They will manage hepatological elective work, including day case large volume paracentesis and Haemochromatsis. They will also provide outpatients general hepatology clinics and fixed site community clinics based around elastography technology (Fibroscan). The post holder will provide clinical expertise for developing and enhancing the service. This will be done in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team approach.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Clinical Practitioner you will:
  • Undertake a clinical caseload to an advanced professional standard using specialist knowledge from theoretical and practical experience.
  • Develop an extended scope of practice beyond their primary profession.
  • Independently Triage Referrals
  • Provide outpatient clinics both on Hospital site and one fixed base community.
  • The post holder will clinically manage a virtual cohort of patients with Haemochromatosis.
  • Offer clinical leadership and managerial support to the Hepatobiliary and Alcohol Care Teams.
  • Provide a day case elective large volume paracentesis service.
  • Undertake clinical audit and be involved in research opportunities.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We respect the value of difference. So, our aim is to employ people representative of the communities we serve. Regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, trans status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, all are welcome.

We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure they are supporting us achieving an inclusive and representative team.

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance.

This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Part 1 Adult / General Level 1 or 2) or AHP with current HCPC registration

Essential Qualifications


  • oMaster's Degree in advanced clinical practice.
  • oSignificant post registration experience of which experience are within specialty at a senior level


  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Post basic qualification in specialty



  • oEvidence of extensive expert professional/clinical knowledge within specialty supplemented by specialist clinical training and CPD
  • oSignificant post registration experience of which experience is within specialty at a senior level
  • oEvidence of extensive expert professional/clinical knowledge within specialty supplemented by specialist clinical training and CPD
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD


  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change
  • Can demonstrate assertiveness, tact and diplomacy appropriately



  • oEffective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information
  • oEvidence of effective people management and leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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