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Main area
Intermediate Care
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Salford Care Organisation
£48,526 - £54,619 pro rata
Salary period
04/12/2022 23:59

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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Advanced Practitioner - Community Intermediate Care Bedded Unit

Band 8a

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

Salford has a newly built 60 bedded Unit opened just over a year ago. It supports Salford residents who are in need of rehabilitation and reablement following crisis at home or hospital admission.  You will work with our multidisciplinary team of consultant geriatricians, nurses, therapists, social workers and pharmacy team to deliver comprehensive geriatric assessment and rehabilitation to Salford residents. The post holder will take a lead role in the advanced clinical assessment and treatment of a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients, who may have highly complex and/or chronic presentation.   They will determine clinical diagnosis and treatments indicated, and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.   The post holder will provide clinical expertise for developing and enhancing the service.  This will be done in collaboration with healthcare colleagues.  They will ensure that evidence based practice is inherent in all aspects of care and treatment and ensure this knowledge is disseminated throughout the clinical area, Trust and externally as appropriate. They will:

  • Undertake a significant clinical caseload to an advanced professional standard using specialist knowledge from theoretical and practical ex
  • Develop an extended scope of practice beyond their primary
  • Be responsible for the day to day medical management of patients within the intermediate care units, supported by weekly rounds by consultant geriatricial

Main duties of the job

Community Intermediate Care are seeking to recruit an

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Band 8A

Essential Requirements:  MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and V300 non-medical Prescribing Qualification

You will work within our multidisciplinary team of consultant geriatricians, nurses, therapists, social workers and pharmacy. You will take a lead role in the advanced clinical assessment and treatment of a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients, who may have highly complex and/or chronic presentation using the comprehensive geriatric assessment. 

Applications from experienced or new qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioners will be considered

Working for our organisation

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country.  A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main tasks and duties 

  • Develop and maintain communication with people about complex issues and/or in difficult sit
  • Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others
  • Promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health, safety and security
  • Contribute to the improvement of services
  • Contribute to improving quality of care and services
  • Support equality and value diversity
  • Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing and prevent adverse effects on health and
  • Assess complex health and wellbeing needs and develop, monitor and review care plans to meet those
  • Assess physiological and  psychological functioning when  there  are  complex and/or  undifferentiated  abnormalities,  diseases  and  disorders  and  develop monitor and review related treatment
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and/or treatments when there are complex issues and/or serious
  • Gather, analyse and report a wide range of data and
  • Demonstrate a  high  level  of  complex  decision  making  in  relation  to  the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of patients

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse or AHP
  • MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • V300 Non Medical Prescriber
  • Complex Communication Skills
  • Service Development / Change Management Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate clinical / speciality qualification
  • Complex Communication Training
  • Leadership Qualification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of programmes of care, protocols and clinical audit

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Sarah WIlliams
Job title
Assistant Director of Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
0161 206 2525
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