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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per Annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Are you a highly motivated, experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner, looking for a new challenge?

If so Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) are looking for someone who possess confidence, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to teamwork but most importantly have a genuine passion for patient care.

MHSOP have exciting plans to modernise our workforce to meet current and future challenges and provide a new career pathway for non-medical practitioners through the introduction of Advanced Clinical Practitioners into our community services.

This role will be based within the Gedling and Hucknall Community Mental Health Service, based at Highbury Hospital.

The service incorporates both Community mental Heath team and the Intensive Home Treatment Team, providing both urgent care and ongoing routine provision to older adults with both Serious Mental Illness and Dementia.

It is anticipated that this role will develop over time in response to changes in service delivery and therefore we need clinicians who are energetic, eager to develop and are forward thinking with the potential to adapt to change and meet new challenges. We will ensure we support you at every level to enable you to develop the role within MHSOP services.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post holder is an experienced Nurse/Allied Health Professional/Paramedic, qualified to ACP Masters level who will act as a clinical leader. They will:
  • Demonstrate safe , senior clinical decision-making by autonomously assessing patients presenting to the inpatient service including initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process and work collaboratively with the MDT to meet the needs of patients.
  • Be instrumental in guiding junior medical staff and nursing staff in relation to relevant protocols, procedures and clinical pathways.
  • Be fundamental in the development of this new role.
  • Initiate, manage and drive innovative change in practice for the benefit of patient care in line with Trust and local procedures.

The role will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work within a defined scope of practice and to agreed clinical standards applied within the service.

The role will be multi factorial including clinical assessment, formulation, non-medical prescribing (where appropriate) and developing holistic non-pharmacological treatments.

The ACP may provide mentorship to trainee ACP's within the directorate.

1st on call duties on a 3 month rota basis, will form part of this role.

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

  • Complete a full system and physical or psychological/psychiatric exam
  • Take a systemic and/or psychosocial patient history
  • Make diagnostic decisions based on consultation, history, presentation, pathology and imaging results if required.
  • Initiate, prescribe and monitor the impact and outcome of treatments and/or medication including efficacy, side effects, contraindications and risk
  • Devise an individual clinical management plan that includes all aspects of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Screen patients for early signs of disease and risk factors and relapse indicators
  • Carry out, if appropriate to role, invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with due regard to mental capacity and advance decisions
  • Refer to other health professionals as appropriate

Person Specification
Person Specification
  • Current Registration with NMC or HCPC
  • Clinical Based Degree
  • MSC Advanced Practice

  • Management/Leadership Experience
  • Recognised Teaching or Mentorship Qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Experience of working in Mental health and/or Dementia

  • Experience of working with older patients who have complex physical and mental health needs.

  • Experience of working as a senior clinician
  • Experience of involvement in policy and practice development
  • Computer literacy

  • Is motivated and able to motivate others and manage resistance to change
  • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information
  • Proven ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure Highly motivated and enthusiastic to learn/develop further

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