Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Huddersfield & Calderdale

Local Care Direct
22nd August 2020
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA & Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, HX3 0PW
Job Type
Job Reference
Clinical Out of Hours
Job Location
Calderdale & Kirklees
£24.79 per hour + 30% after 6pm Monday to Friday & all day Saturday, Sunday
Working pattern
various part time & full time vacancies


Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Huddersfield & Calderdale

Local Care Direct

The closing date is 30 September 2020

Job overview

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within a supportive team?

Local Care Direct delivers a range of primary and urgent healthcare services across West Yorkshire. We have various part time & full time vacancies for Advanced Clinical Practitioners at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital working out of hours seeing acute primary care presentations. If you are interested in working in our friendly, flexible organisation then please apply now.

Salary: £24.79 per hour + 30% after 6pm Monday to Friday & all day Saturday, Sunday

Location: Local Care Direct, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA & Local Care Direct, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, HX3 0PW

If you are interested in this vacancy we would love to hear from you! Apply now via NHS Jobs or if you require any further information please contact us.

Main duties of the job

Working in collaboration with CHFT to provider primary care support to the Emergency Department streaming in both Huddersfield and Calderdale seeing only acute presentations of all age ranges.

Acting as a referral agent in to specialities and working alongside the Local Care Direct GP when supervision is required.

If you are looking for something different to in hours primary care work load this is an exciting opportunity to build your ACP portfolio within the out of hours/urgent care setting.

Also telephone and video consultations will be used as well as face to face to manage and treat streamed patients.

About us

Nothing matters to us more than people - The way we treat our patients and the people who work for us; the way we do things and our commitment to keep our promises are what we value most.

We do what we say we will do and we do it well - Local Care Direct is a Social Enterprise organisation providing a wide range of healthcare services in Yorkshire. We are a community owned organisation, independent from the NHS and committed to putting patients first.

A few Benefits of working for Local Care Direct are:

NHS Pensions Scheme

Individual clinical supervision

ACP clinical forum

CPD monthly training sessions

Clinical guardian audit feedback

Opportunity to build a clinical portfolio in face to face, ED Streaming, Walk in Centre, Urgent Treatment centre, home visiting and telephone/video consultation

Opportunity to work more flexibly

Regular salary reviews

Free Flu Jab

Staff Awards

Dedicated friendly clinical team leaders

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practitioner (Urgent Care/Primary care)

Job Title: Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practitioner

Shifts Available Advanced Clinical Practitioner Shifts at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary:

Tuesday Weekly 18.15-22.14

Wednesday Weekly 18.15-22.14

Thursday Weekly 18.15-22.14

Friday Weekly 18.15-22.14

Saturday Weekly 09.45-16.14

Saturday Weekly 16.15-22.15

Shifts Available Advanced Clinical Practitioner Shifts at Calderdale Royal Hospital:

Monday Weekly 18.30-21.59

Wednesday Weekly 18.30-21.59

Thursday Weekly 18.30-21.59

Friday Weekly 18.30-21.59

Saturday Weekly 16.00-21.59

Sunday weeks 1,2&4 10.00-15.59

Sunday weeks 1,2&4 16.00-21.59

Accountable to: Clinical Governance Lead

Responsible to: Senior Nurse/Clinical Manager/OOH Manager/Duty Shift Manager


The Advanced Practitioner will:

  • Practice, without direct supervision, as an independent primary/urgent care nurse/healthcare practitioner within various clinical environments, participating in care of all age ranges and presenting conditions.
  • Undertake assessment, diagnosis, treatment/referral and discharge of patients with primary/urgent care needs within their clinical competence.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Independently prioritise, assess, treat, and safely discharge/refer patients attending with undifferentiated and undiagnosed primary/urgent health care problems.
  • Act as a referral agent and care co-ordinator by establishing multi-agency collaboration across the primary/secondary interface to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Work within the parameters of current prescribing legislation or approved Patient Group Directives.
  • Provide professional and clinical advice within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records
  • Discuss patients continuing care with GP as required
  • Take responsibility for continuity of care for registered patients

Research and Quality

  • Demonstrate evidence based care, working within agreed guidelines and protocols.
  • Take an active role in research studies within the policy framework of the organisation.
  • Participate in audit, data collection and activity monitoring to improve performance and inform future service developments.


  • Actively promote integrated working in collaboration with other health care professionals both within and outside the LCD organisation.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, review and evaluation of clinical protocols.
  • Ensure effective communication, participating in meetings and liaising with other professionals, services and agencies as required.

Professional and Educational

  • Develop own skills and competencies through education, training and development activities related to the current and future demands of the role, seeking opportunities to enhance skills in order to maintain current Registration and achieve Revalidation standards.
  • Work within codes of conduct and practice set out by relevant professional body.
  • Understand and observe professional and national guidelines on confidentiality.
  • Comply with the corporate governance structure in keeping with the principles and standards set by the organisation.
  • Ensure clinical supervision needs are met.
  • Participate in teaching and mentoring other health professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team, including GP Registrars from Deanery.

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Healthcare workers have a duty of care to patients and are expected to comply fully with the companies Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) policies and attend/complete yearly IP&C training, for personal and patient safety and for prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). Knowledge, skills and behaviour in the workplace should reflect this.


  • Individuals have a duty of care to children and vulnerable adults that they come into contact with whilst at work to safeguard and promote their welfare and to work to prevent, recognise, respond, appropriately refer and record potential neglect or abuse, adhering to the companys Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and PREVENT policies and procedures.

The main duties and responsibilities shown above are not exhaustive but should merely be regarded as a guide. The jobholder will be expected to conduct any reasonable activities according to the business needs at that time. These will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The job holder will be expected to participate in this process and the company would aim to reach agreement to changes.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a range of clinical expertise.
  • Experience of working in primary/urgent care.
  • Evidence of competence in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of adults and paediatrics presenting with undifferentiated diagnosis.


  • Experience of working independently in a healthcare role.
  • Experience of mentorship, leadership and research in clinical practice.



  • Evidence of continuing professional development and application to practice within the last 12 months.


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post.

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Effective communication skills: verbal, written and non-verbal.
  • Able to work independently and accountably.
  • Knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of health agenda (local and national).
  • Innovative approach to practice.
  • Keyboard/PC skills.
  • Awareness of the impact of evidence-based practice within nursing.


  • Able to develop self and others.
  • Aware of impact of change on self and service.
  • Experience of change management.
  • Evidence of previous contribution to service change or improvement.
  • Evidence of development of others in previous roles.
  • System1 trained.



  • Registered 1 st General nurse or BSc in Paramedic Science/IHCD Paramedic qualification.
  • Advanced Nurse/ Practitioner MSc/Post Grad Diploma. With evidence of clinical competencies sign off.
  • Level 7 Module Advanced clinical assessment and management (30 credits).
  • Level 7 Module Consultation skills.


  • Minimum 3 years post registration.
  • Prescribing.
  • Recognising the sick child.
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Recognised mentorship qualification.

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