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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Permanent: will involve working long days/ long hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southport District General Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
02/12/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

Are you a highly motivated dynamic individual looking for a rewarding position within surgery? Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about the Advanced Clinical Nurse Practitioner role?

We are looking to recruit a fully qualified experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner to continue to drive change within our Surgical Assessment Unit at both Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals.

Ideally you will have substantial experience within your speciality. You will be responsible for providing a high standard of care using advanced autonomous clinical skills, providing appropriate education and advice for informed decision-making regarding treatment and patient centred packages of care. The successful post holder will play a leading role in further embedding the Advanced Practitioner role not only the Surgical Assessment Unit but on our Ormskirk surgical site as well.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to cover a 5 day week 12 hour service with the possibility of the service expanding as required.

The role will primarily be at Southport Hospital within the Surgical Assessment Unit and with some in reach in covering the Ormskirk Hospital when required.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with medical, nursing and allied health professionals undertaking advanced roles and responsibilities traditionally under the remit of junior doctors.

The post holder will act within their professional boundaries and will be expected to be a Non-Medical Prescribing and will see patients independently, making autonomous decisions in the clinical and diagnostic assessment of surgical ambulatory care patients within planned care.

Previous experience in advanced clinical practice is essential.

Please see job description for additional information regarding duties and responsibilities

Working for our organisation

We have an established, dynamic, experienced team within Planned Care who are friendly, forward thinking and fully committed to developing knowledge and skills, who work in a purpose-built unit attached to one of our surgical wards.

Our practitioners have an excellent working relationship with our Consultant Surgical leads, all grades of medical staff and members of the wider multi-disciplinary team. A commitment to a quality services in clinical practice, putting patients first, patient safety and continuous professional development within the four pillars of advanced practice are integral to the role.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Advertising Date: 4th November, 2020

Closing Date: 2nd December, 2020

Shortlisting Date: 3rd December, 2020

Proposed Interview Date: w/c 16th December, 2020

Person specification

Professional Registration

Essential criteria
  • NMC/ HCPC Registration
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Registered NMP Qualification

Qualifications/ Skills

Essential criteria
  • ALS
  • Leadership & Management Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship Qualification

Surgical Experience

Essential criteria
  • 2 years experience as ACP/ ANP
  • Surgical Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Basic Surgical Skills course or equivalent
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mandy Taylor
Job title
Surgical Practitioner
Email address
Telephone number
01704 704944
Additional information

Mandy Taylor   01704704489 or 01704 704944

Gemma Causer 01704704489