Advanced Clinical Practitioner


Job Description

Job Title and Grade: Advanced Clinical Practitioner Band 8A

Pay Rates: Days: £27.22ph Saturdays/Nights: £35.38ph Sunday/Bank Hols: £43.55ph

Trust: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Location: Worcester City Neighbourhood Team

Are you a registered Clinical Practitioner? Would you like a role with stability? Would you like the opportunity to work at various sites across the county? Do you want positively impact patient’s lives?

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Band 8A

The Role:

Key Skills/Responsibilities: (Included but not limited to):

  • Act as the first point of contact exercising clinical and professional autonomy. This involves critical judgement and expertise in providing clinical assessment and interpretation of clinical findings to ensure that the most appropriate care is delivered to patients referred with complex, urgent or chronic health care needs.
  • Prioritise health care needs and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex or urgent care situations and escalate as needed.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate individual plans of care with patients and their carers/relatives according to their current and changing health care needs and differential diagnosis to enable step up or step down to appropriate services when their condition requires.
  • Participate in MDT discussion and establish robust lines of communication with the patients GP to ensure contemporaneous feedback on treatment and interventions and facilitate high quality, safe, effective care.
  • Integrate both drug (where within scope of professional practice) and non-drug based treatment methods into a care management plan with the support of medical practitioners and provide a range of treatments using patient group directions or non medical prescribing, following clinical assessment and diagnosis.
  • Request diagnostic investigations and interpret within agreed protocols to ensure the most appropriate care/treatment is delivered.
  • Independently prescribe (if within scope of professional practice) and review medications for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient need and in accordance with evidence based practice and national and local policy and protocols.
  • Initiate and review respect documents as required with patients and where appropriate their carers/relatives.
  • Take every opportunity to promote the health, wellbeing and independence of the patients and initiate health education and self-care strategies as appropriate.
  • Work in partnership with patients, Doctors, other health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and the voluntary services sector in the planning and delivery of care and the safe transfers of care between organisations.
  • Practice within the NMC / HCPC / GPhC Code of Conduct and scope of professional practice.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills incorporating critical reflection.

In order to apply for a post, youmusthave a Minimum of 6 months UK (Private or NHS) Clinical Practitioner experience within the last 2 years and have a Valid NMC/HCPC Pin.

Benefits of working Bank

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Support when you need it 24/7 365 day Service Centre on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Helenna Butler, Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 01905 681781 or [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


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