Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire Sites
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner to join our growing team. You will work predominantly within the Critical Care Unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital, which is staffed during the day with three Consultant Intensivists and currently at least 6 trainees/JCF/ACCPs. As an ACCP you will form part of the non-consultant medical team.

This role is demanding, requiring significant experience, enthusiasm and drive to ensure the care we provide to our critically ill patients is evidence based, safe and effective. Providing leadership, supervision and education to nursing and junior medical staff will be a significant component of the role.

Educational opportunities will include a bespoke individualised learning portfolio that will be adapted in order to meet your specific learning requirements, ensuring development of competencies required for the role. Development of transfer skills, advanced airway management and FUSIC/ FICE competencies will be actively supported. The role requires supporting and delivering trust educational courses such as AIM's and supporting the education of critical care staff and those in the wider hospital. Clinical supervision will be supported by an allocated Critical Care Consultant and Nurse Consultant.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be part of the team providing daily care to patients on the 32 bed Critical Care Unit and reviewing critically ill patients on the wards and in ED. The on-call is part of the ITU rota with resident senior trainee supervision and a consultant on call as well. There are 2 Consultants during the day at weekends. Appropriate compensatory rest periods are built into the rota in line with agenda for change conditions. Once qualified you will be expected to cover shifts over a 24/7 period.

About us

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned to them. The successful applicant will join a flexible, supportive team who work well together. We also have a high commitment to teaching and training, receiving excellent feedback from our trainees.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants must have experience within an acute setting and have worked at a senior level for at least 3 years.

Candidates must be willing to undertake their Advanced Practice Pathway and non-medical prescribers module at MSc level. They should be prepared to work to support a 24-hour Critical Care ACCP rota, working across all East Lancashire Teaching Hospital sites.

The successful candidate will exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care of patients, which may include highly complex medical/surgical presentations.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information.

Person Specification

Professional Body Registration


  • Professional registration with NMC/HCPC Professional Body

Training & Qualifications


  • First level registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional currently working at a senior level in critical/acute care
  • Specialist qualification or equivalent experience
  • Degree level study
  • Advanced Clinical Skills
  • NMC Approved mentor preparation course/ or equivalent.
  • ALS/Alert provider


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Experience in clinical supervision
  • ALS Instructor
  • Transfer Training



  • 5 years post-registration experience (or equivalent)
  • 3 years (or equivalent) at senior level
  • Critical Care experience
  • Evidence of effective leadership
  • Evidence of managing teams
  • Detailed knowledge of current best practice in relevant clinical area
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development


  • Post-registration experience in a relevant clinical setting.
  • Experience in various acute areas.
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality
  • Implementation and sustainability of quality improvement projects



  • Possess energy, drive and resilience with a keen desire to develop the role further.
  • Able to implement change and think creatively.
  • Has a clear vision of the future development of nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate flexibility within the role.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Have an understanding of team dynamics and an ability to influence the building of effective working relationships between staff
  • Flexibility to move between all work environments and rotate around clinical areas.
  • Ability to support, encourage and motivate others


  • Leadership skills/worked at a senior level within a clinical area.
  • Able to demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Innovative thinking

Skills / Abilities


  • Working knowledge of the current professional NHS issues contributing to Service Development
  • Competent in organising own work load.
  • Ability to work autonomously, plan, organise, prioritise and delegate appropriate interventions to support staff
  • Commitment to training and development.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Effective written and oral communication/listening skills.
  • Ability to understand and analyse professional and ethical issues and apply them to service development.
  • Computer literacy


  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional/ aggressive patients/carers.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Financial awareness
  • Undertaken a management programme
  • Experience of developing courses and competencies



  • Willingness to undertake and get involved with audit processes
  • Understanding of principles of quality improvement


  • Demonstrates ability and knowledge on how to undertake audit and feedback to clinicians
  • Evidence of quality improvement projects

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Road

Across East Lancashire Sites


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