Working for us

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Band 8a

Main area
Registered Nurse , Registered AHP
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (7 day a week working)
Job ref
Liverpool Innovtion Park
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
24/01/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Are you an Advanced Clinical Practitioner from a nursing or AHP background who is looking for an exciting opportunity?

We are currently recruiting an ACP to work within the Integrated Community Reablement Service (ICRAS Team).  We are looking for an enthusiastic dynamic person who wishes to further develop their  Clinical and leadership skills by working as part of the community team who are passionate about delivering patient care closer to home with an ethos of admission avoidance and early supported discharge.  You will be working within an established ANP/ACP team who clinically  support patients within the Service. You will be  fully supported as you settle into your role.

You must have evidence that you have completed a full Masters qualification in Advanced Practice.

What we do

The vision for the Integrated Community Re-enablement and Assessment Service (ICRAS) is that a multidisciplinary team work together to manage the care of people both in the community, requiring support of an urgent nature and who are risk of imminent hospital admission as well as those transitioning from an acute environment who require additional support. The service consists of a multidisciplinary approach including General Medical Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nursing staff, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Podiatrist, Dietician, Assistant Practitioners and Health Care Assistants.  

The ICRAS service operates for 24 hours a day over 7 days, services across Liverpool and South Sefton may vary in operating/shift hours for example therapists core hours/shifts and weekend rota.

Within the ICRAS pathway we have inpatient Intermediate Care beds (Ward 35 University Hospital Aintree and Hub Rehabilitation Units across the City of Liverpool), Community services across Liverpool and Sefton with a multidisciplinary team approach to facilitate discharges and prevent hospital admissions.

Exciting new initiatives within ICRAS such as HARL(The Hospital Avoidance Response for Liverpool) and ERISS (Electronic Referral Information Sharing system) have been recently launched, a co-ordinated approach with NWAS to assess, support and signpost patients to enable them to remain at home preventing hospital admissions.

ICRAS provides high quality, culturally sensitive, nursing and therapy treatment/interventions for people in their permanent or temporary place of residence (Hub rehab units). Promoting a co-ordinated approach to admission avoidance that facilitates a seamless service leading to improved health and social care outcomes.

Therefore reducing the incidence of re-admission through education seeking early intervention providing an evidence based approach to clinical practice to improved patient care.

ICRAS aims to prevent inappropriate and/or avoidable hospital admissions by providing short term, intensive, multidisciplinary and holistic assessment treatment of care, ensuring collaborative working with existing social care providers and other agencies, NWAS, working with GPs, clinicians and Liverpool City Council via Home First +.

ICRAS philosophy reflects the vision and values of Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Shortlisting is planned for: 25th January 2021

Interviews are planned for: 4th February 2021


Armed Forces CovenantStep into healthVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)CTP The Ministry of Defence partnering with Right Management

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Kathy Baxter
Job title
Operational Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Pam Martin - pam.martin@merseycare.nhs.uk

Marie Williams - marie.williams@merseycare.nhs.uk