Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Derwent Practice


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Job summary

Derwent Practice on behalf of NORTH RIDING COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK (PCN) are excited to offer an opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our expanding clinical team. This is a patient facing role providing both face to face and telephone consultations, as well as task-based duties. The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the care of the residents within the aligned care and nursing homes, developing systems and undertaking duties to ensure timely and efficient care review, and to minimise the unplanned admission of patients to acute care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to be a team player but be able to work under their own initiative. You will be working with our 4 GP practices daily, so must be self-motivated and able to prioritise your own workload. PCNs are critical to the changing NHS and are the focal point of all locally developed planning and service delivery for their GP registered population.

About us

North Riding Community Health Network was founded in 2019 and has four member practices, we are located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Our member practices are, Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice, Ampleforth and Hovingham Surgeries, Derwent Practice and Sherburn and Rillington Medical Practice. We provide care to a patient population of 39,000, each member practice has a CQC rating of good in all areas and 3 out of the 4 practices are rural dispensing practices. Our aim is to deliver high quality services for our patients, facilitated by working collaboratively, to better respond to the needs of our local population. We are building a multi-disciplinary clinical team to support practices and offer new services to our patients. If you are interested in joining our team we would love to hear from you. For further information please contact Alice Leckenby, Assistant Practice Manager on 01653 602181 or email

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder as part of a Multidisciplinary (MDT team), will be an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner who, acting within their professional boundaries, will be co-ordinating care of the residents within the aligned care and nursing homes, developing systems and undertaking duties to ensure timely and efficient care review, and to minimise the unplanned admission of patients to acute care. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will utilise a range of advanced skills and expert knowledge for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. Clinical care will include participation in weekly regular home round ‘check ins’, new patient clerking, initial history taking, face to face assessment, examination, diagnosis, treatment, management, referral, and evaluation of care. The role will involve working closely with Lead Clinicians, care staff and pharmacists on the development and updating of personalised care and support plans and repeat medication. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will be skilled in recognition and management of emergencies and minor illness that commonly present in care and nursing home residents. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will be familiar with End of Life planning and management. The post holder will work with the PCN Care Co-ordinator, PCN pharmacists, other PCN staff and PCN member Practices on all key activity. This will include supporting care home and nursing home resident access to services and providing clinical support and advice to care home staff on patient management. The role will cover both the unplanned and planned holistic health care needs of care and nursing home residents. The role will involve working as part of an MDT creating PCP's and ensuring health and social care planning is, dynamic, appropriate, patient centred and proactive. This role will include supporting the implementation of digital initiatives into primary care and improving resident care by prioritising the implementation of the "Enhanced Health in Care Homes" Framework. Please see the job description and person specification for further details

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration this could be HCPC or NMC
  • Educated to degree level
  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • Independent/supplementary nurse prescribing qualification


  • At least 2 years Primary Care nursing experience within the last 5 years
  • Community Specialist Practice (General Practice Nursing) qualification or equivalent
  • Clinical supervision training and experience
  • Additional qualifications in subjects such as Diabetes, Insulin Initiation, COPD, Asthma etc.

Skills and Abilities


  • IT skills, including accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Recording and collection of data and to support clinical care and to inform decision making
  • Prioritise own workload and meet required timescales
  • Identify need for service development and implementation of action plans to address
  • Convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients/clients/clients relatives/carers and staff
  • Effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Full clean UK drivers licence



  • Knowledge and evidence of:
  • Skills in management of patients with long-term conditions.
  • Chronic disease management, immunisation and vaccination, minor injury.
  • Change management and ability to support patients to change lifestyle through awareness of health promotion strategies
  • Infection control awareness and ability to maintain working standards
  • Understanding of human needs physical, emotion social
  • Ability to recognise and manage risk
  • Working with confidential information and an understanding of service user confidentiality
  • The needs of vulnerable adults, safeguarding and the associated legislative framework
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Developing relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Ability deliver successful outcomes within determined timeframes
  • Continuous CPD and identifying opportunities for self-development


  • Specialist knowledge of end of life care planning
  • Knowledge and experience of using clinical software SystmOne

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Derwent Practice


Norton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9RF

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Alice Leckenby


Date posted

10 January 2022

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Norton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9RF

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