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Enhanced Clinical Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a.
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) to join the Jurassic Coast Integrated Community Team/Hub based at Bridport Community Hospital. This challenging role offers the post holder the opportunity to provide high quality patient centred care to frail, older people in West Dorset.

The successful applicant will work together with primary care, secondary care, community services and social services to provide enhanced, pro-active and reactive care as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team.

We are especially keen to recruit a practitioner with a varied professional background who has the ability to provide advanced clinical assessments and personalised care plans for older patients with complex health and social care needs.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants must have a broad experience in community and/or urgent care at a senior level. They will be motivated, enthusiastic and have proven experience of working as an autonomous practitioner

Ideally applicants will have the following qualifications:
  • Current registration with NMC/HCPC
  • Relevant professional health degree
  • Evidence of recent CPD, demonstrating alignment to Health Education England multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice.
  • NMP
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice or specialist practice

This is a part-time post of up to 22.5 hours per week. The service will cover 8:30 to 18:30 Monday to Friday and will develop and be expanded over time including weekends in the future.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by minimum PG dip (120 credits) plus MA/MSc or working towards in a relevant subject or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (if professionally appropriate)

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience at Registered Practitioner Band 6 level
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of programmes of care, protocols and audit.
  • Trained in PMVA techniques or willing to be trained.



  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of delivering education and training in practice.

Information technology


  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Bridport Hospital

Hospital Lane



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