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Urgent Community Response - Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
It's an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service as we continue to build on our successful model. UCR services work with patients in their homes across West Sussex communities to avoid hospital admissions and support those being discharged home.

Our multidisciplinary teams work flexibly to provide a 7-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm. They deliver:
  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
  • Acute reablement for up to 10 days, supporting people to achieve functional goals and work towards independence with activities of daily living.

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Nurse or Allied Health Professional) to join us, so if you're a dynamic, patient focused individual looking to take a lead role in a team that provides cutting-edge, excellent acute community care, we'd love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The focus of this role is to use your advanced clinical skills to assess patients, investigating and diagnosing their healthcare needs, ensuring they receive care and treatment that is compassionate and responsive to individual needs.

You will develop, utilise, and maintain skills beyond the scope of normal practice, such as advanced physical assessment, diagnostics, and prescribing. These will help you plan and direct the management of patients within the multi-disciplinary team and wider health, social care, education, vocational and voluntary sector services as appropriate to role.

You will lead on the strategic development of Trust-wide services in your specialist area, working with other strategic and clinical leads. Alongside this, you will lead and actively participate in education programmes designed to support other clinical staff in skills relating to the speciality.

An element of the role involves providing peer support to clinical staff working with patients from the direct caseload or those involved in the management of patients demonstrating conditions relating to the speciality. You will also be responsible for insuring that relevant legal and regulatory frameworks are acknowledged through local governance procedures. This involves being a competent research evidence consumer & to contribute to the establishment of protocols and guidelines for the development of the service. In line with this, you will also undertake and support research in the speciality.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Clinical Services Manager: Emma Reeve

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Professional Registration


  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent at MSc level in clinical practice at level 7.
  • Hold a registered Health Care Professional qualification/degree appropriate for ACP role
  • Current Registration with NMC
  • Evidence of recent CPD in relevant field
  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (HCPC V300) or Advanced Medicines Management module
  • Advanced Physical Assessment course Level 7
  • Coaching or Mentoring qualification


  • Teaching qualification (eg PGCert)
  • Coaching or Mentoring qualification
  • Post graduate leadership qualification



  • Substantial post registration experience in relevant clinical field
  • Experienced in Leadership/Management at band 7 or above
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring staff at all levels across a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of working within clinical steering groups/taskforces at organisational level
  • Experience of working within clinical or professional groups/networks at ICS or national level
  • Experience of leading and delivering quality improvement

Skills and Knowledge


  • Up to date advanced clinical skills in a clinical speciality relevant to role

Other Requirements


  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust



Elm Grove



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