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Trainee advanced clinical practitioner

Northampton General Hospital
£35,392 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our dynamic and progressive healthcare team as a trainee Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner and take your career forward as a developing practitioner. As an integral member of our clinical team, you will play a crucial role in evolving our NGHT Frailty service and contribute to our exceptional care in the Emergency Department.

As a trainee AN/CP you will have the opportunity to develop under an experienced medical team identifying Frail patients, undertaking patients' clinical history, performing clinical assessments (understanding the physiology impact of ageing) develop plans of care and co-ordinate safe effective discharges. Working alongside allied services.

Main duties of the job

The Frailty team work in partnership with the Emergency Department triaging patients' ready for assessment and referral to the Frailty Unit or preparation for discharge.

The team undertake full holistic assessments providing an all inclusive comprehensive Frailty service. The trainee will be fully supported by the Frailty Team when undertaking advanced levels of clinical practice, knowledge and skills.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will have a level of extensive experience in the care of the older person. Acting within their professional boundaries and scope of practice they will be responsible for a level of assessing presenting patients, history taking, clinical assessment, assisting diagnosis, medication review and evaluation of care. The post holder will have access to Consultant Geriatric and ANP Support.

The post holder will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making care, critical thinking and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the patient.

The post holder will support the delivery of policy and procedures, providing service co-ordination and leadership where required

Person Specification

Education & Training


  • Registered Nurse or Allied Healthcare Professional (NMC/HCPC)
  • Substantial post registration experience including Acute Medicine
  • Working towards or willingness to complete a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent portfolio of experience
  • Leadership qualification or equivalent level of education or experience
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent level of education, training or experience


  • Experience working in A& E and or SDEC
  • Completion of a Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Module

Knowledge and Skills


  • Proficient registered healthcare professional, with experience in Care of the Older Person with Frailty needs and Acute Medicine
  • Evidence of clinical experience and/or knowledge of Comprehensive/Geriatric Assessments.
  • Evidence of experience in working within a Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Knowledge of National frameworks related to Frailty and Care of the Older Adult.
  • Evidence of experience within all four pillars of Advanced Practice
  • Working within professional limitations to maintain quality of care and safe practice, identifying any clinical deterioration, and escalating appropriately in an acute area.
  • Proven record of leading and effectively managing change


  • Previous experience working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse/AHP Practitioner
  • Proficient in the development of protocols/guidelines
  • Proficient in the development of protocols/guidelines



  • Effective communicator able to deliver complex and highly sensitive information to patients and relatives.
  • Promote, deliver evidence based care for patients presenting with acute, chronic and complex needs.
  • Ability to work effectively, efficiently, and safely within clinical boundaries, in clinical areas, delivering a high standard of care.
  • To be an advocate for patients' physical healthcare needs.
  • Experience of Elderly Trauma and Falls assessment.
  • Evidence of effective people management and leadership skillls.
  • A thorough understanding of the social care system and complex discharge needs regarding Frail Elderly Patients.
  • Excellent IT skills and use of patient information systems.

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Passionate and committed to bring our dedicated to excellence values to life, improving the way we work with each other, particularly focusing on empowerment, equality diversity and inclusion of our staff, patients and service users.
  • Demonstrate empathy and clinical understanding of the needs of Frail patients with complex needs.
  • Be caring, compassionate, and committed experienced nurse.
  • Motivated and able to motivate others
  • Independently manage own caseload, meeting deadlines and prioritising appropriately
  • Able to recognise limitations of role and work safely within own scope of practice
  • Independently manage own caseload, meeting deadlines and prioritising appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton General Hospital

Billing Road



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