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Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a fully trained and well experienced Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP)? Ready for the next stage in your career? Looking for a new challenge?

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, capable and adaptable ACCP to join the expanding and evolving Critical Care team in a new role for the department. The 13 bed unit admits at King's Mill Hospital has a mixture of medical and surgical level 2/3 patients in an acute 550 bed hospital located in the Midlands.

You will work autonomously in a hybrid medical-ACCP rota at an advanced clinical level. The rota covers 7 days 0800-2300. This may change as the ACCP service evolves. You will directly deliver high quality care, making complex clinical decisions based on thorough clinical assessment, the interpretation of diagnostic interventions, and delivery of therapeutic intervention.

20% of time will be non-clinical for training, teaching, leadership, management, service development and quality improvement activity.

Main duties of the job

Your main role will be to work as an autonomous member of the clinical team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of a safe, high quality service.

This will involve attending and presenting at multidisciplinary team (MDT) handovers and ward rounds. You will review patients, including acutely unwell patients referred for admission to critical care, initiate treatment, formulate management plans and collaborate with colleagues and allied specialties. You will report to the on-call/continuity Consultant.

You will ensure adherence to highest standards of care, good compliance with clinical governance process and facilitate continual learning and improvement.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and confidence to discuss patient management with other members of the MDT
  • Broad & advanced knowledge of clinical pathophysiology
  • Has a sound level of knowledge in relation to invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Ability to take a full systematic focused history
  • Ability to make a diagnosis based on interpretation of imaging and pathology results
  • Has the knowledge to support safe clinical decision making in relation to discharge
  • Proven management skills- effective organisational abilities, supervisory skills, leadership skills, change management skills. Clinical governance, current health service priorities. National and local nursing agenda
  • IT literate

Qualifications-Academic/ Craft/ Professional


  • Current registration with professional body such as NMC or HCPC
  • MSc in advanced clinical practice or equivalent MSc
  • Registered Independent Non-Medical prescriber
  • Evidence of teaching, supervision & assessment skills
  • Advanced Life Support provider


  • Mentor/assessor and/or teaching qualification
  • Advanced Life Support Instructor
  • Advanced/European Paediatric Life Support Provide/Instructor
  • Point of care ultrasound accreditation



  • Currently working as a qualified ACCP/ACP
  • Extensive post registration experience in Critical Care
  • Completed portfolio of supervised practice in advanced clinical practice
  • Evidence of continued professional development following MSc completion
  • ACCP membership of FICM (or willingness to undertake further training to achieve accreditation)
  • Clinical work in an autonomous role


  • Management and leadership experience. Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change

Contractual Requirements


  • Demonstrates flexibility in working patterns and practices which will include nights and weekends

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.

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

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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