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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

Our integrated teams of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals deliver care to people who present with significant mental health care needs in various settings including clinic based, community inpatient, hospices to care in the patient's own home, including care homes, enabling them to be independent, self-caring and live their optimum lives, reducing hospital admissions.

Services range fromcommunity nursing, including specialist practitioners, to public health and health promotion such as school nursing and health visiting, with many specialist community services designed to support care pathways such as Physiotherapy, OT, Speech and Language, Dietetics and Podiatry.

Supporting the efficient running of these services are administrative and managerial roles. All roles, at all levels, are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients - together we all make a difference

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join the Local Mental Health Team Nottingham City Central, at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where you will be supported to undertake an MSc with an accredited ACP course over three years. This post is a training post but offers substantive employment with the Trust. Upon successful completion of the course, this will transfer to an ACP post within the same team.

We are looking for dynamic, caring and compassionate clinicians either from a Nursing or Allied Health Professional background who have the drive and desire to progress to Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Who has recent experience within either Primary Care, Emergency Care or Community setting to join our team.

LMHT Central provides secondary mental health care within the Nottingham City area. You will be working in a busy community team, providing care with Medics, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals for a diverse and challenging client group.

We would be looking for the successful candidate to develop specialist knowledge and skills to provide healthcare autonomously to patients in their speciality through an established ACP training pathway. The Trainee will work to develop and demonstrate competence in expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and build competences for expanded scope of advanced clinical practice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the autonomous assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients of adults via telephone triage, face to face and home visiting consultations within the LMHT Central area.You will be expected to run clinics, assess, formulate and diagnose patients needs, provide clinical consultations and interventions, work with the Multi Disciplinary Team to deliver holistic care and lead others in providing care.

You would have a commitment to education and personal development within the role and would be expected to show clinical leadership to develop and strengthen LMHT Central as part of the current transformation agenda.

To be successful in this role there is also aresearch, evaluation and audit element; the right candidate would show an interest in developing this within LMHT Central and community mental health to drive forward improvements in care.

The post holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, be a good communicator, work well within a team, demonstrate a caring, compassionate, and professional approach to patients and colleagues. Experience in supporting other staff members and team leadership is paramount and be confident in their ability to work autonomously in a variety of settings. Ideally you will have experience of dealing with mental health conditions that are managed in a secondary care setting.

To apply, you must hold a degree level qualification or equivalent, be a registered practitioner with the NMC or HCPC and have had at least 5 years experience. You must be currently working at a Band 6 or above.

Please see website addresses to available courses. These will be negotiated individually with successful candidates.

We would love to hear from you if you can:

Demonstrate your passion and clinical ability to assess patients who present with significant physical health care needs.

Analyse and develop treatment plans, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework, providing compassionate, realistic and timely support to a diverse patient group and their families.

Support our patients within a community setting that enables them to live their optimum life, being self-caring and independent with their health needs to avoid and reduce hospital admissions.

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be adaptable, reliable, resourceful and approachable, evidencing high levels of personal and clinical credibility, being able to instantly establish effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

The successful candidate must be willing to undertake an MSc.

Person Specification
  • Professional registration, e.g. NMC / HCPC
  • Education to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Non-Medical Prescriber

  • Working towards MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Mentor/Assessor and/or teaching qualification

  • Experience and expertise in of assessing and managing complex patients/ caseloads
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Substantial experience of clinical work in relevant setting
  • Evidence of continued professional development Worked as or are working as a band 6 or above
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of MDT teams

  • Experience of service improvement initiatives
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change
  • Clinical work in an autonomous role
  • Experience of leading service development
  • Experience in using research evaluation / audit tools and demonstrating need.
  • Experience of clinically supervising others

  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Team builder and team member
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this.
  • Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse health conditions and ensure effective interventions are actioned in a timely manner.
  • Deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures and guidelines.

  • Highly specialist skill in working with people
  • Experience of supporting other staff and students including training
  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative.
  • Experience of leading service development

  • Expertise in knowledge of working area
  • Ability to work within a multi-professional team, often presenting and receiving complex information
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance

  • Applied leadership knowledge

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