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Clinical Nurse - Advance Care Planning in Care Home Team

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
The Community Advance Care Planning in Care Home Team provides support to the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Care Homes through an inspiring and supportive multi-disciplinary team approach. This is achieved by the delivery of a rolling and evolving programme of initiatives and patient case management.

The Team develops proactive Care Plans with a particular focus on frailty, including ReSPECT, Advance Care Plan (ACP) and Anticipatory Care Plan (ANCP).

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a part-time Band 6 Senior Nurse who can support the team to further develop and deliver the service within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

We are looking for a highly motivated and inspiring nurse with significant experience across a broad range of clinical areas, with excellent communication and demonstrable leadership potential.

You will need to be committed to delivering high standards of care, being a role model to others and be experienced in supporting change management and service development.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist nursing interventions, pro-active case management and care planning for the Advance Care Planning in Care Homes Team who will be delivering clinical care planning for residents of Care Homes (Residential and Nursing homes) in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

To enhance the delivery of education to staff working within the Care Home setting, in order to support them working towards a proactive model of care for residents within their care setting.

The post holder will facilitate the avoidance of inappropriate hospital admissions by formulating and case managing Advance Care Plans (ACP) and Anticipatory care plans (ANCP) alongside the MDT. The teamwork with a vision to enhance existing procedures, in line with current national guidance to drive improvements in quality of care.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further informatoion on the role, please see the attached document entitled job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Adult Nurse Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Diploma/Degree Specialist Practice District Nursing or alternative post registration qualifications in a relevant discipline or portfolio of significant relevant experience.
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100 or V150) or willing to work towards this within 18 months of appointment.
  • Recognised physical assessment qualification or willingness to work towards this within 12 months of appointment.
  • Evidence of personal and professional development.



  • Wide range of nursing experience within a community setting.
  • Experience of working in an admission avoidance setting.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Advanced communication, negotiation, decision making and organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex & distressing information to patients & their carers in a sensitive & supportive way at a level they can understand.
  • Ability to manage complex caseload of high risk patients.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Able to utilise research and audit to maintain and promote best practice.
  • Ability to effect and manage change.
  • IT skills and willingness to advance.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin- Advance Care Planning team

Halesfield 6



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