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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a motivated and inspirational Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our UCR, and virtual ward team delivering care to prevent avoidable hospital admissions. The ACP will deliver practice working closely with an advancing practice team. Along with the Consultant Practitioner the foundation Consultant Practitioner you will take a lead with clinical responsibility for the patient caseload, and supporting trainee ACPs to develop the four pillars of practice. The ACP will take a lead role in clinical assessment of patients with highly complex acute and/or chronic disease presentations, making differential diagnosis and prescribing treatments as an independent prescriber if profession allows. We have 4 pathways

Rapid response within 2 hours focuses on preventing avoidable hospital admissions for patients with acute ill health conditions by providing advanced clinical assessments that place the person at the core, This includes implementation of treatment and appropriate monitoring whilst in crisis.

UCR van consists of a frailty specialist alongside a Paramedic or ACP and responds to referrals from 999 for patients at risk of hospital admission through loss of independence and/or falls.

Frailty Virtual Wards supports patients who would otherwise be in hospital to receive the acute care and treatment in their own home.

Working with the ED Frailty Team in, supporting same day turn around, UCR/VW continue the patient journey from ED to home to reduce re-admission.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making underpinned by a masters level award that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

They will manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers, which will include the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people's experience and improve outcomes. They will exercise autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity, uncertainty and varying levels of risk, holding accountability for decisions made.

They will work alongside, leading and clinically supervising the trainee ACPs to develop their four pillars of ACP expertise.

They will work collaboratively with the Consultant Practitioner or Trainee Consultant Practitioner to establish values based professional expert and evidence-based practice across pathways, services, organisations, and system working with individuals, families, carers, communities, and others.

Provide values-based leadership across the care pathway, services, and systems in complex and changing situations. Develop staff potential, add to, and transform the workforce, and help people to learn, develop and improve to promote excellence.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate professional qualification e.g. Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist
  • Professional UK registration e.g. NMC / HCPC
  • An Advanced Clinical Practice MSc accredited by the Centre for Advancing Practice
  • OR
  • Successful recognition with the Centre of Advancing Practice via the ePortfolio (Supported) Route to demonstrate educational equivalence that all the capabilities of advanced level practice at master's level (level 7) have been met.
  • Maintained a portfolio of ongoing evidence or work based learning.
  • Independent non-medical prescribing or pharmacology level 7 profession relevant qualification
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification or equivalent/ mentorship qualification.
  • Able to demonstrate a good command of the English Language both written and verbal
  • Computer Literate in both data entry and communicating via IT - emails and report

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Unit 2 Wessex Business Park

Wessex Way, Colden Common



SO21 1WP

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