Advanced Clinical Practitioner Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Job overview

We are looking for a highly motivated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic qualified or already in training ACP to join our Cardiac Surgery ACP team. Within our Cardiac Surgery department is a nationally recognised and well established ACP service. The team was formed 20 years ago & currently consists of 10 qualified and 4 trainee ACPs working predominantly within Cardiac Intensive Care and High Dependency.

The successful candidate would join the medical rota upon Morris Ward, working a weekday working pattern as standard, whilst becoming fully embedded within the specialty ACP team and the wider medical and multi-disciplinary team, joining the ACP team in shared ACP pillar and CDP activities.

Morris Ward is a 20-bedded unit, providing level 1 & 0 care of patients prior to and following elective, urgent and emergency cardiac surgery.

Common complications of cardiac surgery include; bleeding and major haemorrhage, respiratory failure, acute kidney injury, sepsis, low cardiac output states and arrhythmias. All require prompt investigation/treatment, which may include re-admission to Cardiac Intensive Care, and utilise an extensive ACP skill set which the successful candidate will possess or be supported in further developing.

Main duties of the job

If you are an ACP or an existing trainee in another clinical area with the relevant qualifications but are looking to change your area of practice, we will be able to offer a supervised practice/training role to enable you to develop your skills, competencies and a portfolio within a new specialty. If appointed, we will support you with a period of supervision and assessment tailored specifically to individual needs and requirements.

Additionally, your clinical development will be supported and include access to a well-developed post graduate education plan. As an ACP at NUH, your development would follow a Trust-wide five year ACP plan encompassing the four pillars of advanced practice. During this period it is expected that the individual will be actively involved in developing their specialty within local, regional and national forums and networks.

Alongside clinical practice within the specialty, the successful applicant will have weekly rostered time to undertake their own continued professional development alongside service development work. They will be given the opportunity to follow personal interests and pursuits whether that is in education, teaching, research or management.

Come and develop your passion for patient care in an established ACP team in a challenging but supported and caring environment.

Working for our organisation

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of busiest teaching hospitals in Europe and is nationally recognised as having an established Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) service. With more than 160 qualified and trainee ACPs across 16 specialties to date, we are now seeking committed, enthusiastic and compassionate individuals to join our team of ACPs with Cardiac Surgery at NUH to deliver the highest quality care to our patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You must have completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, which includes Non-Medical Prescribing, and be able to present a portfolio demonstrating evidence of their ACP clinical competence.

You will undergo a period of supervision and assessment to ensure they are embedded correctly into our workforce and to develop their skills/portfolio within Cardiac Surgery. You will have an allocated Cardiac Surgery Consultant supervisor that has dedicated time within their job plan.

As a Cardiac Surgery ACP on Morris Ward you will work closely alongside both Medical and Nursing teams, all working towards providing high quality research based care to patients pre and post cardiac surgery. You will provide continuity in the care and treatment for our patient group. The day to day role will include; ward rounds; assessing patients clinical needs ;implementing treatments accordingly; liaising with the CICU ACP team and Consultants ;supporting admissions and discharges. Please refer to jo description for more details

Person specification


Essential criteria

Currently enrolled & undertaking a fully HEE funded MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

Current registration with professional body (eg NMC, HCPC) with the ability to undertake non-medical prescribing

Desirable criteria

MSc in Advance Clinical Practice or equivalent MSc


Essential criteria

Minimum of 4 years post registration experience

Experience of working at band 6 level or above

evidence of teaching/supervision & assessment skills

Desirable criteria

mentor/assessor or teaching qualification

ALS provider/instructor

completed portfolio of supervised practice in advanced clinical practice

Cardiac Advanced Life Support provider

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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