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Advanced Clinical Practitioner respiratory

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) team Respiratory Services - June 2023

Maternity leave cover - 12 months secondment (internal), fixed term

Band 8a
  • Are you a nurse or allied health professional with an ACP qualification?
  • Do you have respiratory paediatric experience/knowledge, or would you like to develop this skill set?


Band 7
  • Are you a nurse or allied health professional with an assessment module, and cannulation/venepuncture skills?
  • Do you have respiratory paediatric experience/knowledge, or would you like to develop this skill set?

This is an amazing opportunity for an individual with a minimum of an assessment module to develop and build on their respiratory knowledge, clinical assessment, and prescribing skills. Non-medical prescribing, venepuncture & cannulation would be highly desirable in this clinical arena. We are looking for a passionate individual, who place the child, young person, and their families with complex and varied respiratory challenges, at the centre of their care, based on safe, highly quality, and effective care provision.

If your answer to the above is yes, we would ask you to consider applying to support our current ACP team within respiratory services, for 12 months maternity leave cover, so we can continue to provide the safe, high quality and effective care expected by our patients and their families as they travel their respiratory pathway.

Main duties of the job

Respiratory services are committed to a sustainable advanced clinical practitioner team and the best patient outcomes. We will support your individual development plan for the year ahead, working with a dedicated linked ACP and consultant supervisor.

We are here to support your new vision & experience to expand your professional and personal boundaries and improve care outcomes? Please do reach out and make contact. We look forward to hearing from you and any questions you may have.


If you are interested, or require further information, please contact:
  • Liz Smith, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner 0207 405 9200 ext38385

Or ACPs respiratory:
  • Paul Ramsay, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 0207 405 9200 ext6324
  • Liz Nuttall Collins Advanced Nurse Practitioner 0207 405 9200 ext6325

We welcome and highly recommend an informal chat to discuss the role, your individual requirements & a site visit to the clinical area to meet the local team

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Gosh Values

Education, training and qualifications


  • Registered with a professional body supporting ACP development
  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Minimum of Honours degree, willing to work at master's level
  • Completed EPLS training or willing to do so, with 3 yearly updates
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification or similar
  • Evidence of working in the speciality of respiratory care and ongoing learning and development


  • Master's in Advanced Clinical Practice, or evidence of master level study
  • Teaching qualification or evidence of formal and informal teaching ability
  • Completed Good Clinical Practice training or willing to do so, for taking clinical consent
  • Attendance on a clinical leadership programme or evidence of demonstrable leadership abilities
  • Evidence of ongoing, dynamic, CPD, with demonstrable clinical competencies, relevant to area of clinical practice
  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification or willing to undertake

Skills and abilities


  • Demonstrates compassion in practice
  • Ability to study and practice at master's level
  • Professional credibility, excellent relevant paediatric clinical skills
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Effective team leader, able to motivate and develop a team and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Evidence of personal insight and sound judgment
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Self-discipline and good time management to support periods of lone working
  • Appraisal skills
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Computer literate (word processing, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Willingness to develop new technical skills associated with respiratory care practice eg bronchoscopy, cannulation, blood sampling


  • Demonstrable interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Able to contribute to the development of and implementation of the trust strategy for ACP
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
  • Excellent teaching, training, and preceptorship skills
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Able to utilize audit and research evidence to support changes in practice
  • Administering medication under patient group directives.
  • Quality improvement, practice development and service improvement skills

Knowledge & Experience


  • Thorough knowledge relevant to the specialty/ department / field of practice
  • Awareness of evidence based practice and current research
  • Safeguarding Children procedures
  • Is able to articulate a personal philosophy of ACP
  • Ability to work with families in challenging situations
  • Ability to lead clinical care in challenging and difficult situations, when there maybe professional and family disagreement
  • Ability to manage self and demonstrate resilience in challenging situations
  • Worked as part of a multiprofessional team


  • Thorough knowledge of professional and current issues in children's healthcare
  • Detailed understanding of change management, audit and research methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and improvement agenda
  • Relevant experience at a senior level in a relevant children's healthcare environment
  • Experience of taking charge of a department and of leading and managing a team of nurses
  • Experience of utilizing and sustaining research and audit
  • Evidence of working with children / young people and families to improve patient experience
  • Experience of developing practice standards, clinical audit, benchmarking and clinical / quality improvement
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints and implementation of subsequent learning

Other Requirements


  • Able to demonstrate embedding of 6Cs into clinical practice
  • Able to work autonomously, collaboratively and as part of a multi-professional team
  • Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change
  • Ability to show personal growth and reflection
  • Good attendance record
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Reliability and ability to complete patient care episode and project work
  • Evidence of fulfilling annual Personal Development Plan
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Ability to show resilience at work and in learning situations
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Respiratory unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

34 Great Ormond Street



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