Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Child)

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Do you want to work for one of the UK's largest Trusts, situated in the heart of the \Garden of England, just a stone's throw from London and with easy, fast access to France and beyond?

As a team we are working hard to ensure we put children and their families at the heart of everything we do. We are on an exciting improvement journey and can offer you a rewarding and supported role with our care group

Main duties of the job

The CAU's are housed within the acute children's wards, supported by a Band 5 nurse. They are busy areas for children who have been referred either from Primary Care or children requiring a short period of assessment and treatment referred directly from the Emergency Department(ED). Support is given to the Emergency pathway to enhance the experience for children, young people and their families.

We are looking for professionals who have completed their ANP (child) training to Masters level and have previous experience of working in an Acute Paediatric area, with evidence of ongoing professional development. You must be highly motivated and possess excellent clinical skills. You will be experienced in working under pressure and have the ability to work independently.

We will provide you with a Trust and Local induction program, leadership and management development, coaching and mentoring opportunities. You will be supported by a dedicated Paediatric practice development nurse.

About us

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.

The We Care System utilises a multi-layered approach to improvement allowing staff to develop and produce a variety of ideas to combat the issues and problems that have been identified. The system allows for the deployment of:
  • Strategic Initiatives which are long term projects and focus led and driven by our executive
  • Trust Priority Improvement Projects which are short term projects allocated to a range of project teams made up from our staff groups focusing on impacting our True North metrics and breakthrough objectives
  • Ward Based OMS which delivers daily management and continuous improvement on the frontline

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification

Registered ANP (child)


  • Evidence of completion of MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (child)


  • .Evidence of completion of PgDip Advanced Clinical Practice (child)



  • A minimum of two years acute/critical care experience in child health at band 7 or above
  • Experience of working in an ED department or paediatric assessment unit.


  • Evidence of Management and leadership experience
  • Evidence of completion of competencies in ACP role



  • Evidence of highly developed communication, influencing and negotiating skills


  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice skills i.e. ABGs, ECG, cannulation and CXR interpretation
  • Evidence of ability to produce reports and formulate policies

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