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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Frailty / Acute & Community role, Band 8a - 37.5 hours per week

Previous applicants need not apply

NMC & AHP professional registrants can apply.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Intermediate Tier Services, rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC, we are seeking an advanced clinical Practitioners to join the Extensive Care service, predominately to work within our Acute frailty service this is a blend of Community and Acute hospital work, within our new acute frailty unit.

Extensive Care is an Umbrella term as the service has a number of sub services within it.

These are, an intermediate bed base within the Stamford Unit, this is a 96 bedded Unit over 3 floors. This is a blended approach to care with Therapy GP and an ACP workforce. We are also very proud to have are new Urgent Crisis response team that work across our Neighbourhoods and support our Award-winning Digital Health Service, Virtual wards, along with having very strong ties to our intermediate urgent care team, this is a truly integrated team consisting of Nursing, Therapy and Adult social care. The Extensivist service is well established over 5 years, and sees patient in the community who have multiple hospital attendances, along with long term conditions and complex health needs. We are really excited to be developing our acute frailty service and Community frailty service

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) will work in partnership with the Extensive Care Service, Crisis Response Team, and Frailty Same Day Emergency Care (FSDEC), across Tameside and Glossop locality. In addition to maintaining a professional portfolio, the post holder will demonstratethe four pillars of advanced practice, enhanced levels of judgement, discretion and autonomous decision-making whilst working alongside the multi-professional framework for advanced practice in England. The post holder will offer clinical expertise, guidance, and management plans to complex frail patients in the community and secondary care setting. The post holder will supervise and drive improvements in treatment quality, motivating colleagues through change process and clinical audits,evidence-based practice, mentorship, development of protocols and pathways and professional clinical management and leadership.

The post holder will work within a Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) of Advanced/Enhanced Clinical Practitioners and support from specialist consultants and General Practitioners to ensure consistency in care plans, delivery of care and management to complex patients, diagnostic and treatment interventions within evidence-based practice. This role will advocate collaborative working with both primary and secondary care providers.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The priority outcomes for Integrated Teams are:

Promotion of self-management and self-care Reduction in delayed discharges The maintenance of independence Improved communication between professionals and carers A reduction in A& E attendances A reduction in emergency admissions A reduction in re-admissions A high level of patient and professional satisfaction

The Post Holder will:
  • Work as an Advanced Practitioner making independent clinical judgements/decisions based on patients clinical need
  • Act as lead for the development of advanced and specialist practice
  • Undertake independent comprehensive assessment and management of patients to incorporate physiological and pharmacological considerations, making multifaceted complex clinical decisions regarding patient management and clinical outcomes
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in clinical, diagnostic and examination skills
  • Management of patients / and carers within the community with complex care needs.
  • Providecounselling and advocacy for patients with acute and chronic conditions Undertake research and service development.
  • Establish close liaison and communication between all stakeholders across health and social care, community, primary care and third sector disciplines involved in the care of patients and their families and work in partnership with other practitioners.
  • Monitor and evaluate the role of the Advanced Practitioner in liaison with appropriate managers and general practitioners, and demonstrate and respond to changing needs
  • Develop and sustain close working relationships, partnerships and networks and draw upon multi agency/inter-professional resources where appropriate in order to improve health

  • Keep up to date with developments in the role of the Advanced Practitioner through personal professional development, in service training and education, professional conferences, courses and seminars as appropriate
  • Keep accurate records and compile reports as necessary
  • Maintain high professional standards of care and expertise
  • Be involved in the production of written protocols, clinical guidelines, standards and documentation systems for own use and use by other
  • Maintain and extend professional knowledge and skills to keep up to date with current trends andpractices
  • Be proactive in the accessing of inter-professional clinical supervision


THE POST HOLDER WILL BE EXPECTED TO: Demonstrate the four pillars of advanced clinical practice. Proactively support the development of the ACP role primarily focusing on older people living with frailty in the community, positively impacting on length of stay and the quality of patient care. Actively participate in professional leadership and education across the nursing/allied health professionals, medical and therapy teams. Act as a role model of standards of behaviour and professionalism, through commitment to the integration of policies and procedures within role and workplace. Engage in collaborative efforts with other essential professionals to support local and regional clinical networks and specialty-specific groups. Analyse relevant local, regional, and national policy, within area of expertise, advise on impact for service, leading the implementation of changes and evaluation of processes in partnership with the MDT. Maintain professional registration and practice through CPD. Maintain professional standards of conduct and behaviour consistent with Trust and associated Regulatory Body guidelines. Allocate, coordinate, monitor and assess own workload and that of individuals or the service, ensuring resources are deployed appropriately. Take a proactive role in shaping the development of current and future service pathways, whilst engaging with appropriate internal and external stakeholders. Showcase financial literacy by making sure resources are acquired and used appropriately to satisfy service/service user demands within a given budget. Participate in the implementation and delivery of the standards set within the Trust s Quality Strategy. Promote, champion, and actively participate in key Trust initiatives. Recognises and acts as an advocate for patients, carers, service, and organisation. Improve practice and health outcomes through the use of evidence-based and best practice standards and quality improvement processes/ models. Identify potential opportunities to support the Trusts workforce planning strategy by noting future service development opportunities and succession planning

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Therapist with current registration working at an Advanced Practitioner level
  • Independent non-medical prescriber
  • MSc in Advanced Practice or Equivalent
  • Basic Life Support
  • NMC Approved mentor preparation course or equivalent

Experience & Knowledge


  • Clinical expertise relevant to area of practice
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across a range of healthcare and other organisations
  • Post registration experience in a community setting.
  • Evidence of relevant experience working within a people centered health, social or customer care environment demonstrating an ability to work with a variety of individuals with varying needs and /or in varying environments.
  • Experience of working as part of a team and in isolation.
  • Working as part of / with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate IT literacy and competency with e-mail, word, intranet etc.
  • Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.


  • Evidence of successful completion of relevant recent training in e.g. equality and diversity, disability awareness, safeguarding, moving and handling, management of violence and aggression.



  • Desire to provide the best care possible
  • Ability to efficiently prioritise and allocate care
  • Evidence of excellent communication and listening skills
  • Able to participate in on job training in relation to a range of aspects of providing physical, emotional and social care for patients using a coaching approach.
  • Ability to work unsupervised on a day to day basis and to manage/ prioritise a delegated caseload independently
  • Ability to deal with emotionally difficult situations
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to problem solve within a defined set of likely problems and possible solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation skills and evidence of an ability to motivate others
  • Able to communicate effectively with the general public colleagues, clinicians and managers
  • To act as an effective member of the team, supporting other members where appropriate and contributing fully to the work of the whole department
  • Able to work under pressure and to demanding timescales, organising own workload to meet changing priorities
  • Able to work on own initiative and as an effective and responsible member of the team
  • Able to produce accurate, well presented documents to a high standard
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, with a methodical approach
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times


  • Undertaken a management programme

Attributes & Behaviours


  • Flexibility in a changing environment
  • Flexibility to meet the demands of the service
  • Understands and can demonstrate Trust core values
  • Self-motivating, enthusiastic and self-disciplined
  • Calm and resolute under pressure
  • Courteous and professional attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive can do approach, whatever the situation
  • Able to work flexibly around working hours, including occasional out of office core hours
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the course of performing duties, in a timely manner on a daily basis
  • Ability to travel to various locations within Tameside and Glossop

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Crickets Lane Clinic / Acute trust

Crickets lane



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