Surgical Older Persons Advanced Clinical Practitioner


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

University Hospitals Dorset takes pride in providing exceptional care for our older patients with our dynamic frailty services across our Bournemouth and Poole Hospital sites.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) or someone currently enrolled on the ACP pathway to join our Consultant Physician and Trainee ACP Occupational Therapist in our Surgical Frailty Perioperative Service.

We are looking for a dynamic professional, passionate in the services for older people, with a desire to engage, motivate and innovate within this specialised and autonomous role working within our Surgical Frailty Multidisciplinary Team. The successful candidate will have advanced clinical and leadership skills to be able to assess, diagnose and formulate a clinical management plan for surgical patients with complex, chronic illnesses requiring surgery or surgical management.

Applicants should have a broad experience repertoire working across surgical, medical and older persons’ services at a senior level. You must be motivated and enthusiastic and have proven experience working as an autonomous practitioner. Ideally, you will have undertaken or be in the final phases of working towards an MSc qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice and to be a non-medical prescriber.

If you have the required essential skills and want a new fresh challenge working within a supportive team, then we would love to hear from you.

The service is currently predominantly Monday-Friday however this may be extended to cover a 7 day service in the future.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital (you will be expected to work at all the hospital sites as the service requires)

Interview Date: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Scott Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 4660

Additional contact information

Dr Peter Robinson on

Telephone number 0300 019 4660

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-RG-10112-B

Closing Date: 2022-04-12

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