We are looking to recruit Advanced Clinical Practitioners at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) within our Neurosciences service.

You will need to have a high level of experience in acute clinical practice at band 5 Level/equivalent and have sound clinical knowledge whilst also demonstrating managerial and leadership abilities. Trainee practitioners will be expected to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Clinical Practitioner) under the support and guidance of our medical colleagues.

Our team of committed practitioners act as advisors for all members of the multidisciplinary team; offering support to both nurses and junior doctors. In light of this our ever expanding team are looking to provide additional support and expertise which will benefit both the patient in terms of continuity and quality of care.

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

As a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner you are expected to work in conjunction with the 4 pillars of Advanced Practice (HEE Framework Oct 2017)

  • Expert clinical practice
  • Leadership and management, in order to improve and transform services.
  • Research – application of existing research and contributing to new research within chosen speciality.
  • Education and Development of self and others.
You will work as an trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner under the supervision of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP).

You will practice clinically within agreed care protocols; these will be monitored by the Designated Medical Lead / Practitioner

This role involves undertaking competency based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.

The post holder will work across professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required to develop and support patient-centred seamless care, with particular responsibility for participating.

We’re extremely proud of our achievements and the ongoing contribution we’re making to the neurosciences care group. The Advanced Clinical Practitioners role is continually evolving in line with advancements in practice and research, which in turn means ongoing developmental opportunities for the successful applicant.

If you are dedicated, compassionate and strive for a rewarding role that can offer plenty of training and development, we would like to hear from you.

Interviews will be held 9th December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

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