Newport Pagnell
The Bridge MK PCN
Advertising Salary
up to £27.80 per hour
Advanced Clinical Practice
Careers Site Advertising End Date
28 Jun 2024
About the Role

The Bridge PCN is looking to recruit an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) to join our multi-disciplinary team, to help us to transform and modernise pathways of care, enabling the safe and effective sharing of skills across traditional professional boundaries. The role of ACP for The Bridge PCN will be to support our nursing and care home patients. 

The role is part time, ideally working 16 hours per week, though there may be some flexibility in the structure of this over a rolling 4 week period. 

The post-holder will need to be an experienced practitioner, who acting within their professional boundaries, will provide care for the patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care. They will demonstrate safe clinical decision-making and expert care for patients. They will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to meet the needs of patient and providing leadership as required. In order to work at this level, requirements for advanced practice must be met, full details are in the job description. 

The successful candidate may come from a range of professional backgrounds. As an experienced healthcare professional, educated to master’s level, they will have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on an expanded role and scope of practice caring for patients.

The post-holder will:
  • demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist service providing advice, education and support to staff, patients, their families and carers.
  • be practising autonomously as an advanced clinical practitioner within the designated speciality area to provide patient-centred clinical care. This will encompass the skills of advanced clinical assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment within an agreed scope of practice throughout the directorate.
  • support new ways of working that emphasises a more efficient and patient-focused service, and will ensure the safe treatment, referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations in their area.
  • have responsibility for leading the on-going development of clinical practice and standards of care within the service, including the development of policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues.


About the Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility in attitude and behaviour. They will be keen to undertake new ways of working and delivering healthcare, committing to under-taking the professional development required to adapt to changing circumstances. 

Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Professional registration with relevant professional body: NMC, HCPC or GPhC
  • Post-graduate qualification in specific speciality, or equivalent experience
  • Post-registration experience at a senior level (Band 7 or above) in specialty area
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform in stressful and complex situations
  • Sound clinical reasoning & decision making
  • Flexibility
About Us
The Bridge PCN (Newport Pagnell Medical Centre, NPMC@Willen and NPMC@Kingfisher) aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism:
  • In the provision of high-quality care that is safe, effective and focused on patient experience;
  • In the planning and delivery of the clinical and other services it provides;
  • In the people it employs and the education, training and development they receive;
  • In the leadership and management of its organisations;
  • Through its commitment to innovation;
  • In the promotion and conduct of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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