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3550 - Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Various hours available - shifts to cover 24/7 service.

Barnsley Hospital is currently investing in providing 24/7 cover of Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) to work in the Childrens Emergency Department and support across Childrens Services when required. If you are a qualified paediatric ACP practitioner who wants to work at a Trust that is dynamic and forward thinking, where childrens services is going through a transformational journey, this is the opportunity for you.

There are a number of posts and variety of hours available. You will join an embedded team of 2 qualified paediatric ACPs and 1 trainee paediatric ACP who currently work in the childrens Emergency Department supporting the ED medical team to review, treat and discharge children in a timely manner. They also support across Childrens Services when required.

Main duties of the job

Will practice advanced nursing within the Framework for Advanced Practice. Core service delivery is covered by four pillars of practice, Clinical Practice, Management and Leadership, Education and Research.

Will provide expert identification, assessment, treatment and management of the acutely ill child, using complex communication skill, judgement, discretion and decision making.

To be an advanced, autonomous Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioner (PACP) working within their sphere of competence, providing highly specialist assessment and intervention which contributes to the diagnosis and management of acutely ill patients in paediatric in-patient areas in the Trust.

Will monitor and improve standards of care through the use of evidence-based practice, supervision, teaching and supporting colleagues, provision of skilled professional leadership and be a role model.

To support junior medical staff, sharing clinical workload and allow junior doctors to achieve training and development requirements.

Will participate in clinical governance within the service by undertaking and participating in audit and research as part of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) within the specialist field as part of training programme.

To provide leadership to nursing staff and junior doctors with regards to training and development ensuring delivery of consistent high quality of care.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Honors Degree
  • Post graduate diploma
  • Knowledge, Training and experience to Masters Equivalent
  • Components include:
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • clinical assessment
  • x-ray interpretation
  • diagnostic imaging
  • APLS Provider
  • Teaching qualification
  • Extended scope of practice



  • Significant post registered experience which should include experience in the specialist area
  • Significant relevant experience
  • Successful completion of core and relevant specialist competencies i.e. medical competencies relevant to area
  • Evidence/acceptance of managing change
  • Evidence of management and leadership
  • Proven evidence of tact, diplomacy and negotiation skill
  • Proven ability to work within a multi-professional team
  • Interest in wider Trust issues regarding care of acutely ill and injured children
  • Ability to act as a positive role model
  • Demonstrable evidence of team working

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe a time when you were under pressure but remained calm, compassionate and focused at work.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Evidence/acceptance of managing change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Critical decision making and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver sensitive complex condition related information.
  • To work in an environment where change is constant
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Demonstrable problem solving
  • Proven organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Research and Audit
  • Extensive knowledge of current healthcare issues
  • Clinical governance
  • Risk management
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality

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