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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-0355A

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Admissions Unit
£42,414 to £49,969 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Medical Admissions Unit/Combined Assessment Team

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Band: 7 or 8a dependent on experience
Salary: Band 7 - £33,222 - £43,041 / Band 8a - £42,414 to £49,969 per annum

Essential Requirements: NMC or HCPC Registration

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced healthcare professional committed to delivering high quality care, to join our dynamic Acute Medical Team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). The role includes working with the on-call medical team in the acute Medical Admissions Unit (AMU) ward and the Combined Assessment Team (CAT) ambulatory care clinic. The service requires an individual who has a flexible approach to workload, is not restricted by specialty boundaries and can complement the multi-disciplinary team who provide a full range of skills and competencies to meet patients’ immediate needs and ongoing management.

The nationally respected ACP programme at Harrogate is continuing to evolve and develop, enabling the successful candidate to be a part of this forward thinking vision and help drive advanced practice forward within the Trust.

To be a successful candidate at Band 8a you must have completed MSc in Advanced Practice including an independent non-medical prescribing qualification and hold clinical competencies in acute care.

Applications from candidates in their final year of MSc in Advanced Practice including an independent non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards this will be considered for this post to commence on Band 7. Following achievement of academic work in MSc completion and achievement of required clinical competencies and professional portfolio will progress to substantive band 8a ACP position.

The successful candidate will receive on-going clinical supervision and continuing professional development, in order to maintain and expand their professional portfolio.

Experience working autonomously as an ACP in an acute care setting (acute medicine/ urgent/emergency care) is essential. Drive, ambition and passion are fundamental attributes required for this post.

For further information please contact Sarah Henry ACP on 01423 554583, or Stephanie Davis, Matron 01423 885959 bleep 5605,

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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