Bank Out of Hours Senior Clinician (ACP/ANP) – Upton, Merseyside

Bank Out of Hours Senior Clinician (ACP/ANP)

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 50952.000 to 57349.000 GBP per year

Jobtype: Part-time, Temporary

Upton, Merseyside


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and care services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative multi disciplinary professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

WCHC offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Job overview

To act as an autonomous practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals to assess, diagnose and treat the conditions of patients attending within primary care initiating direct referrals as appropriate. Provide expert professional advice to patients, carers and colleagues and ensure the maintenance of clinical excellence. To develop new and innovative concepts, models, methods and practices to deliver new and improved care services to meet the needs of service users.


Main duties of the job

Perform safe triage of patients when necessary via telephone or face to face.

Assess, diagnose and treat patients attending primary health care services with a range of acute non acute and chronic medical conditions.

Prescribe medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.

Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimes, side-affects and interactions.



Working for our organisation

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.

Directly admits patients to secondary care hospital in acute medical need.

Refer patients to other medical specialties for assessment if deemed appropriate.

Refer patients as appropriate to other members of the multidisciplinary team, secondary care and to other statutory and voluntary organisations including referral for x-ray.

Undertake and interprets a range of diagnostic tests and routine clinical procedures eg cytology, venepuncture, blood pressure monitoring etc.

Makes critical judgements of the highest order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job eg first contact with patients presenting acute


Please be aware that the advert may close early, once sufficient applications have been received.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • RGN qualification
  • Masters in advanced practice (or working towards)
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Experience of working in Urgent Care
  • Experience of working in Paediatrics

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 3 years post MSc Nurse Practitioner Studies within clinical field.
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner experienced in GP Out of Hours setting.
  • Demonstrate the application of evidence based practice
  • Able to demonstrate a depth and breadth of current issues and policies within the NHS and have the ability to translate into practice
  • Experience in leadership role and management change
  • Autonomous practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience of Clinical Governance and risk assessment
  • Experience in end of life care

Skills & Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate highly complex, highly sensitive and/or contentious information, including where there are barriers to understanding
  • Advanced clinical reasoning
  • Demonstrate high level of self-awareness ie strengths and weaknesses, personal qualities and skills
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of people at all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviour in a variety of settings ie strategically and corporately
  • Competent prescriber
  • Evidence of innovation in practice
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Continuous personal professional development
  • It skills ability to use Adastra, EMIS, or System One
  • Treatment of long term conditions
  • Excellent self-motivation

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to plan and organise own time and workload and cope with last minute changes
  • Organise others work patterns to meet changing demands in practice
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness
  • Courage
  • Reliability

Training & Education

Essential criteria
  • Provide education and training to other staff and students
  • Work with educational institutions in developing and delivering educational programmes
  • Conduct research in specialist area
  • Willingness to undergo education/training for service need
  • Willingness to work towards professional and performance objectives (appraisal)

Important Information

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record system.

For further information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section 'Additional documentation'.

We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and are keen to support reasonable adjustments to support our new and existing staff.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Further Information:

Closing Dates:  Candidates are advised to apply early. The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information:  Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/ education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations:  The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications:  Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 

Flexible Working: Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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