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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic Advanced Clinical Practitioner to become part of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Team working within the Surgical Neurosciences directorate of Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (MCCN) based on the Neurosurgical Wards.

Ideally educated to Masters level, you will be expected to practice autonomously at an advanced level in the delivery of high quality, safe and supportive care to Neurosurgical patients. Youwill provide clinical assessment and support for a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients requiring neurosurgical management, whilst developing an advanced knowledge of surgical neurosciences.

We would also welcome applications from individuals who are due to complete their Advanced Clinical Practitioner training within the next 6 months. In this case, the role would commence as band 7 and progress to band 8a once training has been completed.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have a role in the clinical assessment of patients, working autonomously to assess the clinical situation, assessing symptoms determining a working diagnosis and appropriate management plan.

The successful applicant will be well supported by an existing team of ACPs and will be allocated a clinical supervisor. They will also work alongside medical colleagues and the wider multi-disciplinary team. Evidence based care will be integral to their clinical practice, ensuring that best practice is disseminated.

MCCN is one of the busiest neuroscience units in the UK with outstanding clinical care given to patients across a range of conditions. It includes the specialities of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Stroke, Spinal surgery and Neuropsychology.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as a Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC Pin within the next 2-3 months. Please note an NMC PRN Pin is not a full NMC Pin and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • oMSc Advanced Clinical practice.
  • oNon-Medical Prescribing
  • oCurrent Professional Registration with NMC, HCPC. o


  • Advanced Life Support



  • oDemonstrates highly developed specialist knowledge and expertise across a wide range of medical conditions that is underpinned by a foundation of theory and continued acquired knowledge and skills through CPD.
  • oEvidence of professional/clinical knowledge supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD Effective communicator able to communicate highly complex and sensitive information.
  • oDemonstrates experience in managing patient pathways
  • oEvidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • oDemonstrates effective communication/negotiation skills.


  • oEvidence of leadership development and change management
  • oEvidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit
  • oComputer literacy
  • oExperience within an acute Neurosurgical environment.



  • oVenepuncture and cannulation
  • oECG interpretation
  • oX-ray interpretation
  • oArterial Blood gas sampling and interpretation


  • oLumbar puncture.
  • oManagement of EVDs and Lumbar Drains.
  • oSuturing skills
  • oMale catheterisation.
  • oTracheostomy management

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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