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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2021.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-ASP627

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Services
£45,753 - £51,668 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are offering an inspiring opportunity to join our innovative team as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner for Frailty. Potential post-holders are invited from nurse or AHP backgrounds to work with patients in their own homes and in community hospital settings. You will work for Solent NHS Trust Adult Services Portsmouth Service Line if successful.

You will be part of a highly skilled, and genuinely supportive team of practitioners for frailty. The focus of your role will be predominantly clinical. You will employ advanced level clinical practice using physical assessment and diagnostic decision making to develop a management plan that you will enact with multidisciplinary colleagues.

Our aim is to ensure patients with frailty are supported to optimise their health and independence through a combination of expert clinical care and facilitated self-management.

You will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and management of a new care model that will uplift our current provision and reduce unnecessary hospital admission, as well as facilitate discharge.

This is a senior post and you will be required to demonstrate or develop capability across the four pillars of the advanced practice framework. To achieve this, you will be offered support by a Consultant Practitioner and senior managers. There is a competency framework in development, and you will receive specialist training to develop your skills. This will include internal and external training opportunities as required.

Solent NHS Trust manages community services within the City of Portsmouth, playing a pivotal role in integrated Health and Social Care delivery in intermediate care settings working alongside Primary Care and Acute system partners. Solent NHS Trust is rated as ‘good’ by CQC with a strong drive for excellence in patient care balanced with a real focus on the wellbeing of individual staff.

You will already have experience at senior level in working with people with frailty. Applications are welcome from people who already have the competency to work at advanced practitioner level with this group of patients. They are also welcomed from people with the dedication and passion to develop the skills to work at this level but who may not yet have all the capabilities described in the person specification.

Should you require any further information about this role, please contact Lynn Salmon (07990574150;

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

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