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Community Advanced Practitioner (AHP/Nursing)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Crisis Response - Manchester Local Care Organisation
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
23/01/2019 23:59

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.


Do you want your Advanced Practitioner skillset to ‘really’ make a difference? Then join our Manchester Crisis Response Service for a great career move!

We are looking for Band 8a Advanced Practitioners (AHP or Nursing) to lead and shape a supportive, dynamic team who will help rollout Crisis Response across Central Manchester. Building upon the national success of the North Manchester Crisis Response Service, Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) is now backing the expansion of Crisis Response across the whole of Manchester.

As an Advanced Practitioner, this is an exciting time to be part of our developing and progressive working environment which will deal with ‘crisis’ on a daily basis, and where your clinical skillset will contribute to local residents remaining in their own homes and preventing unnecessary A&E attendances.

Our Crisis Response Service will operate as a clinically led multi-disciplinary team comprising of Advanced Practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, support workers, pharmacists and social care staff. The Service will provide a 7 day, extended hours, urgent and timely response to referrals from the ambulance service, acute or primary care and other health or social care professionals. From this a rapid assessment and community intervention for up to 72 hours will support adults ‘in crisis’ with health or social care needs, at home.

MLCO has an ambitious vision for integrated health & social care services across Manchester, including the new Crisis Response Service. A number of Community Advanced Practitioner posts are now available in both the central and south areas of Manchester. Applications from qualified and soon to qualify Advanced Practitioners will be considered and permanent or secondment opportunities for internal candidates are available.

As well as bringing your clinical expertise, you will be a champion of integrated community care. You will be a strong team player, an excellent communicator, adaptable, committed, well organised and work well under pressure. You must be able to travel around various community locations delivering care.

You must be motivated, enthusiastic and have proven experience of working as an autonomous practitioner. Applicants must have, or be working towards the following essential qualifications:

  • MSc in Advanced / Clinical Practice
  • Relevant professional health degree
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Current registration with NMC, HPC
  • NMP V300 

If you are still reading this – then pick up the phone or email to find out more. Make that career move to Manchester Crisis Response today!


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Jason Holland

Clinical Lead for Advanced Practice

Tel: 0161 667 3292

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