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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

  • Working autonomously as an Advanced Practitioner within the Pain Team and provide a high level of expertise to ensure patient-centred clinical care.
  • Exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making whilst undertaking the skills of assessment, examination to provide a diagnosis and formulate timely treatment plans within an agreed scope of practice
  • Evaluate investigations and revise treatment plans according to patient need and assess impact and outcome.
  • Assist in the safe referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations in any areas of working i.e. chronic pain service
  • Provide expert professional advice to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Monitor and lead improvements to standards of care through; supervision of practice, clinical audit, implementation of evidence-based practice, teaching and support of colleagues and the provision of professional leadership.
  • Lead the implementation of new evidence-based practice and contribute to the development of the evidence through research, audit and collaboration with clinical or academic staff.
  • Contribute to clinical governance by leading quality improvement, audit and research projects as part of the multidisciplinary service-wide performance and quality agenda.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

This role will proactively support the pain service primarily focusing on chronic low back and lower limb radicular pain. This would be the first point of contact for referrals from primary or secondary care, providing a triage and assessment service, arranging appropriate investigations, providing diagnoses where possible and, following an MDT discussion, arranging or providing definitive treatment including injections when indicated.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Kath Davies, Clinical Lead, on 01392 405015. 

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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