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Dermatology Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Dermatology Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Department: Cancer Services

Band 8a

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The Cancer Services team has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dynamic Dermatology cancer Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our growing team of ACPs.Working alongside the nursing and medical team you will be responsible for the assessment, management and referral / discharge of patients who present with Dermatology cancers. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated practitioner, who is able to deliver high quality care, provide education and strong leadership to members of the multidisciplinary team. You will receive support and have access to reflective supervision, individual learning plans, on-going education and access to a rapidly expanding team of ACPs. We run a regular teaching programme and there is access to quality improvement training and participation in projects for service development.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will need to demonstrate extensive dermatology experience and have successfully completed a recognised ACP training programme. A robust clinical portfolio is a key requirement, and this should demonstrate that the applicant has achieved core competencies.
  • Provide the core ACP role which is to assess, diagnose and treat patients with undifferentiated clinical presentations with appropriate supervision.
  • Work within the medical rota once deemed competent and completed appropriate competencies and participate in departmental teaching programme.
  • Integrate with the multi-professional team within and outside of the dermatology department and demonstrate effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Participate in and/or lead clinical research which will guide practice developments.
  • Ensure that Clinical Governance standards are fully met with annual involvement in QI/ Audit projects.
  • Develop as a clinical leader and act as a positive role model.
  • Promote and support trainee, new and experienced ACPs as well as others developing or working in advanced and specialist roles to maximise their potential.
  • Contribute to the development of local guidelines and standards.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Performs comprehensive clinical assessment.
  • Requests, performs, interprets, and follow up on diagnostics tests to support clinical decision making.
  • Makes decisions with confidence, competence and drawing on clinical expertise.
  • Organises complex care planning and follow ups, including discharge planning and referrals to other services/organisations.
  • Communicates with and takes the views of the patients/relatives and carers on board to ensure that informed consent is obtained prior to investigations and or treatment.
  • Acts as a proactive clinical leader, demonstrating effective leadership skills.
  • Promotes best practice for the patients, using standards, clinical guidelines, and research/audit findings.
  • Develops and leads service improvement, utilising the transformation and quality improvement agenda.
  • Undertakes statutory and mandatory training as required by the Trust.
  • Participates in the theoretical and clinical education and training of others.
  • To develop and maintain a positive learning environment for the team by providing support, ensuring developmental requirements are addressed
  • Ensures that own skills and competence are regularly and actively updated in the light of research, audit, and knowledge.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner with current registration with a professional regulatory body.
  • Master's degree in advanced clinical practice
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • A clinical leadership/management qualification/experience

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Clinical History Taking and Physical Examination training/experience.
  • Evidence of autonomous practice with high level of decision making.
  • Highly developed communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Specialist knowledge in the service



  • Experience in investigating serious untoward incident with follow up actions
  • Experience in providing expert clinical care and advice
  • Evidence of producing and presenting clinical papers/posters
  • Evidence of critical thinking with regards to effective patient management.


  • Experience in clinical governance (risk management and complaints management)
  • Evidence of research skills
  • Evidence of producing and presenting clinical papers/posters



  • Ability to seek and provide peer reviews and support
  • Ability to participate on an on-call rota
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to provide advice to other staff/teams
  • Up-to-date knowledge of adult and child safeguarding
  • Up-to-date knowledge of infection prevention and control issues
  • Able to support personal resilience by seeking feedback and advice
  • Able to engage patients and families in decision making
  • Able to translate national guidance and guidelines into practice


  • Budgetary management experience
  • Previous experience as an ACP.
  • Updated national initiatives on ACP

Personal Development


  • Ability to be flexible, to have flair and initiative and be able to work in a team
  • Professional image
  • Have an ongoing personal development plan
  • Ability to organize, priorities and coordinate work



  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and people at all levels
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Good listener
  • Team player
  • Ability to manage stressful situations, raise clinical issues and work independently to ensure the patients' needs are being met
  • Ability to manage and motivate self and others.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

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