Advanced Clinical Practitioner Level 2, Band 8a

Elderly Care

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£47,126 - £53,219 p.a. pro rata


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Community hospitals are all about providing excellent care closer to home and we are looking for a caring, talented Advanced Clinical Practitioner to support local older patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole.

Working at Alderney Hospital you’ll soon understand why small is beautiful as you provide high quality, personalised care in a supportive and friendly team atmosphere on a 48-bed physical rehabilitation ward.

You’ll work as part of a multi-professional team consisting of dedicated GPs, Therapists, nurses and ACP’s. The team is very well established and many of the professionals have progressed and developed over the years, bringing a wealth of knowledge and resource available on site.

Within the team, your role will be central to helping transform service delivery to better meet local health needs and to continually improve our older patient care.

As a strong clinical leader, you’ll have a desire to engage, motivate and innovate within this specialised and autonomous role. You’ll be confident in communicating and building partnerships with community services and influencing decision making at a senior level.

Being passionate and proactive in providing excellent care, you’ll also have the necessary advanced skills to be able to assess, diagnose and formulate clinical management plans for a caseload of patients with complex chronic illnesses or requiring end of life care.

You must have proven experience of working as an autonomous practitioner and you are expected to have, or be currently working towards, the Advanced Practitioner course at Masters Level.

In return we offer flexible working, with the role being advertised as Monday – Friday, but we are open to discussing work around your lifestyle or Masters training schedule. We also offer varied and learning development opportunities, wellbeing initiatives and staff support networks.

This is a full -time vacancy of 37.5 hours per week.

If you feel that you have the skills required and want a new fresh challenge working within a supportive and highly experienced team then we would love to hear from you. To arrange an informal chat about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact Jo Clarke.


If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Jo Clarke, Alderney Hospital Matron at / 07785720030.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C587.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-12

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