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Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Urgent Care

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum/Pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great opportunity to Lead our team of Practitioners as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner for the East Area Urgent Care units at Lewes Urgent Treatment Centre, Uckfield & Crowborough Minor Injury Units.

If you're a dynamic and patient focused leader, with a passion for developing people and supporting the delivery of exemplary urgent care services at the heart of the community, we'd love to hear from you.

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to lead the team, so if you're ambitious, proactive, and experienced in the urgent care field & looking to take a lead role in a team that prides itself on providing excellent acute care, then we'd love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will develop, utilise, and maintain skills beyond the scope of normal Nurse/AHP Practice, such as advanced physical assessment, diagnostics, and prescribing. These will help you provide urgent care patients with what they need along with supporting the development of a large team of Band 7's in their own development.

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 urgent care patients. Insights from this helps you assist in the planning, co-ordinating and development of the service, including the evaluation of any newly implemented service plans.

You will 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

Please see attached the Job description and person specification for further information for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Registration


  • Professional qualification/degree appropriate for ACP role
  • Current Registration with NMC or HCPC
  • Evidence of recent CPD in relevant field


  • Teaching qualification (eg PGCert)
  • Coaching or Mentoring qualification

Other Requirements


  • Car Driver

Qualifications and Professional Registration


  • Completed / working towards MSc in Advanced Clinical practice or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of some study at level 7



  • Substantial post registration experience in relevant clinical fields
  • Leadership/Management experience at band 7 or above
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff at all levels across a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of involvement in clinical steering groups/taskforces at organisational level
  • Experience of leading, planning and completing audit/research


  • Experience of involvement in clinical or professional groups/networks at ICS or national level
  • Post graduate leadership qualification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Advanced clinical skills in urgent care
  • Delivery of evidenced based care for complex and deteriorating patient presentations
  • Advanced communication skills, including presentation skills, adapted to needs of audience
  • Leadership skills with ability to engage and deliver change through listening, negotiation and partnership working
  • Ability to develop and sustain partnership working with individuals and teams across the organisation and local healthcare system
  • Evidence of service development using quality improvement methodology
  • Ability to manage high pressure situations and prioritise workload to ensure balance between the clinical and other elements of an advanced clinical practitioner role


  • In-depth knowledge of recent NHSE standards in urgent care
  • Quality Improvement qualification/training

Other Requirements


  • Ability to work shift pattern over 7 days

Qualifications and Professional Registration


  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (HCPC V300) or Advanced Medicines Management module
  • Physical Assessment
  • Evidence of accredited study in minor injury
  • Evidence of accredited study in minor illness

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Lewes Intermediate Care Unit

Neville Road



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