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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (tACP) to join our established team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in ED at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. This exciting opportunity facilitates training and education alongside a clinical role allowing you to work within the four pillars of advanced practice:- leadership, education, research and clinical practice. It involves working as part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to ensuring patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed medical conditions are at the forefront of service provision and receive prompt timely intervention. The successful candidate will work across the Emergency Department to ensure patients benefit from early assessment, investigation and the development and implementation of a structured clinical management plan.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will ideally be clinically experienced in the Emergency Department. They will exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. They will ensure person-centred care and family carer collaboration. As appropriate, the promotion and maintenance of independence, health and wellbeing will be undertaken.

The post will require you to develop your skills and knowledge to work as an autonomous practitioner to appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

During training, the tACP will be supported to attend and complete MSc study, 20% of which will be off the job training. On qualification, the post holder will deliver an 80% clinical component to their role. 20% will be related to clinical professional development underpinned by the advanced practice framework with an expectation to undertake & complete the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) e-portfolio to become credentialed. Clinical professional development Supervised Clinical support, appraisal, clinical audit, teaching, self-development and research allocation will be individualised & time allocation will be directed by an agreed job plan & in alignment with departmental Advanced Practice framework & progression pathway agreed with the Consultant ACP & EM Clinical director.

The post-holder will ideally be clinically experienced. They will exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. They will ensure person-centred care and family carer collaboration. As appropriate, the promotion and maintenance of independence, health and wellbeing will be undertaken.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & qualifications


  • Professional Registration
  • Higher Education qualification in specialty field


  • Non- Medical prescribing course
  • Advanced Life Support qualification
  • Teaching or relevant experience qualification



  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Evidence of research and audit
  • Evidence of implementing change
  • Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisations



  • Post registration experience at a senior level (band 6 or above) in a speciality area
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of environments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience of using multidisciplinary approach to patient care



  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate with MDT
  • Able to problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, actions and interventions
  • Clinical assessment of healthcare needs
  • History taking and Consent
  • Sound clinical judgment in identifying and ordering diagnostic tests / interventions
  • Research and audit awareness
  • Able to work as part of a team and autonomously

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

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Emergency Department

Stepping Hill Hospital



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