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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Stroke Services)

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) will provide highly specialised, professional advice, clinical expertise, and leadership within the Comprehensive Stroke Centre for Greater Manchester located at Salford Royal Hospital.

The expectation would be to develop and strengthen links across interprofessional boundaries to promote excellence in practice. This includes strategic service development aiming to implement and develop optimal care / service provision.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Centre, we provide hyper acute stroke care, intermediate stroke rehabilitation and a wealth of specialist clinic activity. The ACP will engage in ward-based working with rotation throughout the service including clinic activity

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate advanced skills and competencies to influence and inform the delivery of high-quality care to patients presenting along the Greater Manchester Stroke Pathway.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate a high level of complex decision making in relation to the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of patient care
  • Assess physiological and psychological functioning when there are complex and/or undifferentiated abnormalities, diseases and disorders and develop monitor and review related treatment plans
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and/or treatments when there are complex issues and /or serious illness
  • Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about complex issues and/or in difficult situations
  • Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others
  • Promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health, safety and security
  • Contribute to the improvement of services and engage in service redesign.
  • Contribute to improving quality of care and services
  • Support equality and value diversity
  • Engage in Project Management activities focusing on service development.

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.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website:

Job description

Job responsibilities

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:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

Person Specification



  • Full professional registration (HCPC, NMC)
  • MSC Advanced Practice / Applied Health (or equiv)
  • V300 Non-Medical Prescribing
  • oPortfolio of evidence demonstrating clinical, leadership, education, research



  • Enhanced clinical skills, ability to work independently
  • Can make operational judgements involving complex facts / situations.
  • Can demonstrate assertiveness, tact and diplomacy appropriately.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and negotiation skills.


  • oAble to work within a given resource and demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources.



  • oProject Management.
  • oQuality Improvement..
  • oEvidence of effective management and leadership skills.
  • oEvidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the MDT.
  • oHas experience of interdisciplinary working.
  • oEvidence of engagement I clinical audit.


  • oExtensive knowledge of stroke medicine. supplemented by specialist clinical knowledge and CPD
  • oEvidence f involvement in policy and practice change.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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