Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Emergency Department

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Harlow Essex
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is keen to recruit a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join the growing service within the Emergency Department. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, led by the lead ED Consultant, you will practice under supervision within an acute setting to provide patient-centred, high-quality care and ensure safe referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations in any area of the Emergency Department.

This will encompass the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment within an agreed scope of practice within the Emergency Department whilst being accountable and self-directed in line with the relevant code of professional conduct.

You will be supported to undertake an MSc in Advanced Practice at a designated University in order to develop into an autonomous practitioner and once completed will be encouraged to undertake the RCEM credentialing process.

Main duties of the job

You will assess and prioritise patients attending the Emergency Department with undifferentiated health conditions, working across all areas including rapid assessment and treatment, minors, clinical decision unit, majors and resuscitation, providing an advanced and comprehensive level of assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.

You will have direct responsibility under supervision for the management of patients within your own case load, and will also supervise the clinical duties and development of junior members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping. We employ over 3,700 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire. We have a very exciting future, over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey leading us to our brand-new hospital.

You'll be part of the team leading and supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, people and the future direction of our services.

Our people are at the very heart of our organisation and we recognise the valuable contribution that every person makes. We committed to being an organisation where people want to start their career and to grow with us through continued education, development and support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description.

This is a trainee ACP position so will require commitment to academic study at masters level where appropriate time will be allocated within the role. The successful candidate must be able to commit to attend University during the designated times.

Person Specification



  • Registered healthcare professional e.g. NMC, AHP, GPC
  • Appropriate undergraduate degree
  • Willingness to undertake Master's (or equivalent) degree in Advanced practice
  • Extensive experience in the area of specialism
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • ALS instructor



  • Experience working clinically in department
  • Experience of mentorship or supervising and where applicable have course accreditation
  • Evidence of ability to undertake audits, feedback and demonstrate outcomes
  • 5 years post-registration experience


  • Leadership qualification
  • In depth understanding of quality issues including clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road

Harlow Essex

CM20 1QX

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