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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Band 7 thoughout Training and 8a on completion
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our dedicated Respiratory Advanced Practitioner Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will be one of two enthusiastic tACPs in Respiratory, who will enter a training post at Band 7, to progress to secure a Band 8A Advanced Clinical Practitioner post. In addition to our team, we have an excellent respiratory workforce that will closely work with you in providing a patient-centred service.

The role of the tACP involves a programme of academic, and work-place based education. The post holder will be expected and supported to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practitioner at our partnered university.

As either an experienced nurse or allied healthcare professional, the post holder will be responsible of care needs and developing, implementing, and evaluating complex cases either on the wards or outpatient settings. You must be able to communicate effectively and be committed to making a difference both personally and professionally through on-going continuing professional development. You will be joining a team that pro-actively seeks quality Improvement which supports effective, safe, and responsive care through well-led leadership.

Main duties of the job


The successful candidate will be supported to complete the MSc Advanced Practice programme over 2 years with guidance and help from our medical colleagues. You will have a dedicated medical mentor and in house training to support you to achieve your MSc along with support and encouragement from the Clinical Matron of the relevant speciality.You will be expected to influence all related aspects of care and management of patients and deliver individualised and personalised direct patient care. You must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals and be enthusiastic and committed to making a difference, and a commitment to improving practice through ongoing personal and professional development. You will become responsible for delivering high standards of care using advanced autonomous clinical skills, offering support to both our nursing and junior medical colleagues.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Person Specification and Job Description for the full requirements but please note that a first degree (2:2 or above) and current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body is required.

Interview Panel will consist of Trust members and representation from the course leader.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Degree
  • Teaching & Assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification in Specialty


  • Management Qualification
  • Leadership course
  • Evidence level 7 study



  • Significant post registration experience in the speciality, ideally 3 years
  • Clinical credibility - regarded as a successful clinician by peers or supervisors
  • Experience of managing own case load, including the assessment of patients, ordering diagnostics
  • Understanding of the role of research and development activities upon Clinical Effectiveness
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the current issues affecting NHS services including Clinical Governance and the NHS Plan
  • Leadership in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking
  • Development of protocols and clinical guidelines


  • Teaching and presenting lectures to staff
  • Experience in completing and presenting research

Skills & Attributes


  • Advanced Clinical Practise skills
  • Autonomous advanced practitioner
  • Clinical examination skills
  • High level decision making skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Able to produce structured and relevant reports
  • Problem-solver/Lateral thinker
  • Excellent time management
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing and motivating people
  • Evidence of expanded Clinical Skills
  • Ability to produce and manage an effective staff rota
  • Effective change management
  • Knowledge of clinical audit, evidence based practise and research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English


  • Health promotion
  • Publication record

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