Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Acute Medicine

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

Are you a newly qualified ACP? Looking for your next challenge within Acute Medicine? As an Advanced Clinical Practitioner you will be working independently as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner within the Division of Acute Medicine and Same Day Emergency Care.

You will be expected to provide advice, guidance and support to the team within the Acute medical division. (Medical and Nursing)

You will be expected to deliver clinical duties but will be provided regular CPD and development opportunities

You will be able to work autonomously across the medical take. Contributing to the medical plan and facilitating discharge / sign posting as appropriate.

This will have a Same Day Emergency Care focus but you will be expected to provide cover to their commensurate level within the Acute Medicine catchment (ward based, Emergency Department)

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the rapid assessment, diagnostics, and treatment of individuals within the Acute Medicine service using an advanced level of professional accountability, autonomy, and judgement, underpinned by Masters level theory and experience. This includes highly complex decision-making across a broad range of differentiated and undifferentiated individual presentations and complex situations, synthesising information from multiple sources to make appropriate, evidence-based judgements and/or diagnoses,

To plan and manage complete episodes of care. This will be working in collaboration with senior medical colleagues and others when required. Delegating and referring as appropriate, to ensure timely, effective management to optimise health outcomes, in line with the evidence base and nationally recognised best practice.

To play a key operational role and maintain a pro-active approach to managing, updating and leading clinical pathways.

To promote and implement service and policy development and redesign, impacting beyond own area and other disciplines, informed by current best practice and evidence-base, in accordance with values-based care.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the job role, please review the attached job description. Please contact the CSM for informal visits/discussions regarding the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Acute medical competence
  • ALS
  • Non - medical prescribing
  • Up to date professional registration
  • Professional registration i.e NMC, HCPC
  • At least 3 qualified in professional registration i.e. qualified for 3 years as RN or AHP



  • Understanding of urgent, emergent and acute care
  • High level communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the advanced practice landscape
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under own initiative
  • Knowledge of available education and courses for clinicians in general practice
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

Physical Skills


  • Core clinical competences should include (but not fully exclusive) - ABG, Venepuncture / blood sampling, IRMER and x- ray interpretation, ECG


  • Advance skills that are desirable - Chest drain, LP, Ascitic drains, Pleural Taps / drain, wound care, DC cardioversion,



  • Working within Acute Medicine or Same Day Emergency care
  • Demonstrable evidence of clinical decision making within the Acute directorate
  • Contributes to the MDT

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