Advanced Clinical Practitioner

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Trauma........who cares - we do!

We have a very exciting opportunity for a Band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner with a specialist interest in spinal trauma to join our ACP team.

The University Hospitals of North Midlands is a recognised tertiary spine centre and spine hub managing a wide range of acute spinal disorders including major trauma, cancer, infections and cauda equine. The post holder will join a team of 11 spine consultants, 2 spine fellows, 7 spine registrars and generic foundation CT trainees. The team also has 2 spine practitioners managing adult and children's deformity, 2 practitioners managing malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system and 1 practitioner managing spinal cord injury patients.

The successful applicant will be a senior nurse/AHP already working in a leadership role with experience of working with spinal and orthopaedic trauma patients in an acute hospital setting/Critical Care environment. The ACP team support the daily review and management of the patients on the ward with multi-disciplinary working with medical and therapy teams from a variety of specialties.

We are looking for a committed team player and who has high standards and is passionate about improving the patient experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will require a high level of team working and communication with the Consultant body, other practitioners and junior doctors.

There will be general ward duties that will require a competence in general and neurological assessment (which the post will help develop) and facilitating discharge and patient flow. There will be a need to maintain the Department of Spine Surgery clinical policies (which will be provided). The role will require communication with other disciplines within UHNM, referring hospitals, orthotics teams and patients and family members. Other key roles include overseeing the management of patients at home with remote consultations.

The post holder will be expected to support the medical teams with medical management of Spinal patients across the UHNM. There will be scope to develop and change the role for the benefit of the patients the service manages once the post holder is in post with mutual agreement. There is an expectation of the post holder to support leadership and management of the spinal services CNS and practitioner workforce alongside Matron.

About us

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Matron Becky Marsh.

Person Specification



  • UK NMC Registration or AHP alternative
  • Physical/health assessment
  • Non medical prescribing
  • Masters level study (or be working towards)


  • Advanced Life support



  • Recent experience in Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a leadership role
  • Experience in Critical care/Adult trauma and orthopaedics

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road



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