Trainee Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work towards delivering an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of Paediatrics. Working with the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) exercises independent judgment to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of paediatric patients within the Paediatric services and emergency department. The ACP's will be part of an alternative medical workforce model having undergone generalist training meeting all academic and core clinical requirements relevant to the role.

The trainee ACP's reporting lines will be within Paediatrics however will work alongside and support the education and development of both nursing and medical colleagues within the departments where they work. As the ACP project develops it is envisaged ACP's will develop General Paediatric expertise and be able to clinically advance further in terms of decision-making and autonomy in practice, this will be reflected in pay structure and banding of the level the ACP is working. The ACP will continue professional development to gain the skills and knowledge to become a senior ACP (Band 8b) when a position is available and interview process completed. The ACP has key working relationships with all members of the nursing and medical and multidisciplinary and department management teams.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver and participate in the clinical care of patients.
  • Prioritise health needs and intervenes appropriately.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2018) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive health assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.
  • To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients, resulting in the safe management.
  • Take responsibility for the management of patients within own caseload and supervision/development of junior members of the multi-professional team.
  • Is able to identify the need for appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret the results.
  • Following completion of the Independent Non-Medical Prescribing course and registration with the NMC or HCPC, undertake non-medical prescribing in accordance with the Trust non-medical prescribing policy.
  • Actively implement effective systems and processes for infection, prevention and control management and relevant audit within their clinical area.
  • Maintain up to date qualifications in relation to advanced paediatric life support APLS/ EPLS and NLS.
  • Adhere to IRMER regulations

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, which together provide 99% of our activity.

Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including Accident & Emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

The Children's service is made up of inpatient and out-patient services and we have an enthusiastic team of over 150 staff providing care to children across both hospital sites.

As the 10thbiggest paediatric provider in the country, we see children of all specialities, including Oncology, Orthopaedics, Surgery and Medicine, Ear Nose and Throat, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Neurology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Extensive post registration experience in Paediatric clinical setting
  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • In date EPLS/APLS
  • Level 3 children and Adult Safeguarding
  • BSC
  • GCSE or equivalent 9-4 in Maths and English


  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Leadership course
  • Computer Literacy



  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Highly developed effective communication/negotiation skills
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring learners


  • Experience of guideline/policy writing
  • Experience of Clinical Audit and Research

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

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle



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