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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/03/2021.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 845-LOC1942

Locala Community Partnerships CIC
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Job Title: Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Urgent Community Response and Unplanned Care

Salary: Band 8A (£45,753 - £51,668 per annum)

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week across 7 days, 8am – 8pm

Job Type: Permanent (Part time posts will be considered)

Location: Kirklees – Bases at Mill Hill Health Centre and Eddercliffe Health Centre


This position is open to Nurses and Allied Professionals

We are now looking to expand our team due to service development opportunities with an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner, with strong prescribing, advanced clinical skills and Outpatient Parental Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) knowledge.

As a key member of the Unplanned and Intermediate Care team you’ll be part of our continuing success in Kirklees, preventing unnecessary admission to hospital and helping keep patients at their place of home, including Care Homes.

About us:

We’re a not-for-profit social enterprise, so we are in the great position of having the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of our communities - and any financial surplus is re-invested straight back into supporting patient care.

The Unplanned Care and Urgent Community Response Team provide support for patients in their own homes or care homes to be maintained safely at home either via Urgent Community Response 0-2 hour assessment, Rapid Assessments by nurses and therapists for those patients in crisis. We facilitate hospital discharge and ensure the patient is supported in remaining at home safely as well as referring to other supporting services to reduce the risk of unnecessary readmission. We have an established Nurse led OPAT service supported by the acute trusts and our own Medicines Safety Team to deliver Intravenous antibiotics in a patients home and care homes

About you:

You will be an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the presenting patient, from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prescribing medication and evaluation of care.

This role provides direct delivery of total episodes of clinical care. You will work as an autonomously within an interdependent, multi-disciplinary healthcare team.


You will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for those residents in care homes and patients in their own homes. As part of your role you will support in an acute environment when required to facilitate discharge.

Proven critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process is paramount.

Supporting across the Unplanned and Intermediate Care services are essential in terms of clinical advice to colleagues around medicines management, OPAT delivery and clinical presentation.


In order to work at this level, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for advanced practice must be met.

Further information:

Intermediate Care covers both Acute and Community settings, seven days a week, from 8am until 8pm through a short-term intervention programme, working alongside other services, including the third sector, and social care.

We are committed to supporting Continuous Personal Development (CPD) through our robust appraisal system. This is supported delivered by in-service training, access to external courses and clinical supervision.

Locala supports employees to achieve a positive work- life balance and promotes mobile working with colleagues provided with the technology to make it happen.

For further information please contact:

Katy Littlewood Unplanned Care Lead on: 0303 330 9904

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

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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