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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Virtual wards

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Developmental progression post Opportunity from Band 7- 8a for appropriately qualified applicant. 37.5 hours per week available.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic confident individual who holds Advanced Clinical Practitioner skills or is working towards achieving aClinical Practitioner Masters to join our team. You will work within a dynamic team of clinicians to enhance the patient experience through the delivery of excellent patient focussed care within the Virtual Ward.

The post holder will be a highly competent, visible, and experienced autonomous practitioner who uses specialist knowledge and advanced skills to support the new way of working that emphasises a more efficient and patient focused service.

The post holder will initially be based in one of Cornwall's CATUs to enable face to face review of patients on the virtual ward. They will also take part in daily ward rounds and review and amending treatment plans as required

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be able to take a relevant history perform a holistic physical and mental health examination undertake clinical assessment to establish a management plan and evaluate the progress of that plan within the limitations of their scope of practice. This will be carried out under the non-direct supervision of a medical mentor.

They will demonstrate advanced clinical judgement and critical decision-making skills based upon evidence-based practice.

The post holder will use specialist knowledge and advanced skills to support the new way of working that emphasises a more efficient and patient focused service. This will ensure the safe referral or discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations in any area of the urgent treatment centre.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration as an RN or AHP with NMC or HCPC
  • Substantial experience at band 6 or 7 working with older people, assessing and managing individuals with long term conditions and frailty
  • Completion of/or currently undertaking the Degree level long term conditions module, or RCN accredited Nurse Practitioner diploma or the equivalent. Or evidence of undertaking advanced clinical examinations and making independent clinical decisions for complex and unpredictable presentations.
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent


  • Current Non-medical Prescriber or currently undertaking the module

Skills and Aptitude


  • Excellent range of complex clinical skills and clinically credible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels with stakeholders
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to frailty and long-term conditions
  • Ability to implement research into practice
  • Keyboard skills/ advance use of IT packages

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust





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