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Advanced Care Practitioner in Stroke

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Care Practitioner to join our Stroke team. We are looking for a highly motivated, knowledgeable and educated candidate to join our team. The successful candidate will work autonomously making high level decisions around the care and treatment of patients within our Stroke service. The inpatient Stroke unit consists of 48 beds - based at the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Role is an integral part of the Stroke Team. Involves working with the Stroke Physicians - including working in TIA Clinic. Providing cover for outpatient for clinics. Carrying out ward rounds and leading patient and family meetings, and Community care follow up clinics.
Advanced level practice encompasses aspects of education, research and management but is firmly grounded in direct care provision or clinical work with patients' families and populations.

About us

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust- pride themselves on been an inclusive employer- and welcomes all staff to work for the trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

assess individuals, families and carers, holistically using a range of methods, some of which may not be usually exercised by nurses such as physical assessment and history taking, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests or advanced health needs assessments Communicate effectively with patients carers and the multidisciplinary team. Use their expert knowledge and clinical judgement to decide whether to refer patients for investigations and make diagnoses. Decide on and carry out treatment, which may include the prescribing of medicines, or referring patients to an appropriate specialist. Ensure the provision of continuity of care. Assess and evaluate, with patients and /or carers, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed. Work autonomously within a wider health care team and as a lone practitioner. Work across professional, organisational and system boundaries and proactively develop and sustain new partnerships and networks to influence and improve health, outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Masters in Advanced Practice or equivalent
  • Independent Non- Medical Prescriber


  • Teaching/Assessment, Mentoring qualification



  • Currently working as an autonomous practitioner in advanced practice.
  • Working knowledge and clinical management of patients specific to role



  • Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff

Special Knowledge/Expertise


  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise of Advanced Practice.
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and professional regulation guidelines related to professional practice
  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Commitment to maintain own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of competencies (profile)

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualitites


  • Demonstrate a clear vision of the role and service
  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change.
  • Demonstrate skilled written and verbal communication, presentation and decision making skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.



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