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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Development Role

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Heath and Care Trust are looking to recruit a compassionate and dynamic Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our team of ACPs working across 5 Community Hospitals. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated clinician to help develop this ACP led service delivering medical care for patients from sub-acute care to general rehabilitation, and including specialist stroke services, palliative care and fractured neck of femur rehabilitation. This diverse clinical case mix requires dedicated practitioners with comprehensive assessment and medical management skills to deliver safe effective care. We are building a team for the future and recognise the benefits of ACPs leading patient assessment, management and interventional therapies, supported by a team of GPs. A Band 8a position will be offered to candidates who have completed an MSc in Advanced Practice and can demonstrate experience working at an advanced level within a relevant clinical environment. Please note this is a rotational post, starting base to be discussed at interview. For further information or for a recommended informal visit, please contact Chris Clarke, Lead ACP on 07877457623.

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  • Friday 17th to Monday 20th May

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Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must possess Advanced Health Assessment skill and Level 7 and be a non-medical prescriber as a minimum. You will work autonomously to admit and assess individual patient needs, determine a differential diagnosis, request investigations, and initiate appropriate holistic, research-based treatments, within a patient centred clinical management plan, include independent prescribing of medications. You will be expected to exercise advanced clinical expertise, and high levels of decision making in clinical care, whilst working closely with Medical, Nursing and Therapy teams to ensure patients receive appropriate holistic care, and co-ordinate a safe discharge with minimal avoidable delays. Additional responsibilities will include monitoring and leading on improvements to standards of care through, supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidence-based practice, facilitation of learning through teaching and supporting professional colleagues, and demonstrate enhanced professional leadership skills.

This is a full-time position, however a minimum of 34 hours worked over 4 days would be considered.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1/Allied Health Professional/Paramedic/ Pharmacist
  • Degree level qualification
  • Undertaking MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (where within scope of professional practice). Where not within scope of practice they must have completed an equivalent number of credits in another relevant masters level module from the ACP masters
  • Advanced Assessment Skills Module
  • Evidence of a portfolio of knowledge, skills and professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Mentorship or teaching qualification / workplace assessor
  • Qualification(s) in long term conditions
  • Leadership qualification



  • Demonstrable post graduate experience in a variety of areas including clinical area applying to
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of complex needs, initiating and reviewing treatment plans and discharging patients
  • Experience of working with people with long term illness and or frailty/ older people
  • Clinical experience of caring for people with cognitive impairment
  • Experience of working across professional boundaries
  • Experience of change/leading service development
  • Experience of clinical leadership

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritise workload
  • Evidence of leading and managing a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats with good computer skills
  • The ability to demonstrate high level teaching and problem-solving skills and to make decisions autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Worcester City Inpatient Unit

Timberdine Close



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