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Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Are you a passionate Advanced Clinical Practitioner or an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with expert knowledge of neonatal surgery or neonatal care?

Would you like to work in a world-renowned Children's Hospital?

Are you a person who puts the clinical and holistic needs of neonates and their families first to ensure safe, high quality and effective care?

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner/Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to join our expanding team on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dolphin Ward, the 10 bedded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at GOSH isn't your traditional NICU. We have around 500 admissions per year, caring for babies of all gestations from 22 weeks and upwards. Whilst primarily a surgical referral centre offering advanced areas of intensive care treatment, we also support complex patients requiring specialist input, investigations and treatment including oncology, neurology, metabolic medicine, renal medicine, ENT, endocrinology, ophthalmology and respiratory medicine.

Our patient cohort comprises of a case-mix of infants under a variety of specialities, which reflects the multi speciality complex nature of the services provided by GOSH. This provides endless learning opportunities and insight into a side of neonatal care that often is not seen elsewhere.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join the clinical medical rota to provide clinical cover for the NICU and will form part of the rolling rota working shifts (Days, nights and weekends) to delivery optimal care to that of a middle grade doctor. The post holder will work with the clinical consultant, clinical fellow/ACP and trainee ACPs on shift to provide optimal care.

You should be enthusiastic and flexible, with a commitment to providing excellence in neonatal care.

We can offer you:
  • The opportunity for guaranteed 20% (WTE) non-clinical time
    • Undertake audits and research
    • Encouragement and support to work at a local & national level
    • Encouragement and full support to write and publish articles
    • Full support and opportunity to apply for funding to present at national and international conferences
    • Attend multi-speciality teaching opportunities
  • Named Neonatal consultant support
  • Clinical time at a local Level 3 Neonatal and Midwifery Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to continue your medical neonatal skills (if required)
  • Access to an educational team specifically for ACPs
  • An experienced lead ACP as your line manager for support and mentorship
  • A clinical career based on the four pillars of ACP practice (HEE 2017)

We will provide a named dedicated Consultant & Advanced Clinical Practitioner supervisor to support and design your own individual educational needs across the 4 pillars of ACP, (HEE 2019)

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
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Registered actively with the NMC or professional body recognised by Health Educational England for ACPS/ANNPs
  • Minimum of Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice/ Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with a recognised Higher Education Institution or evidence of demonstrable competence across all ACP (RCPCH 2022)/ANNP domains
  • Demonstrable evidence/ portfolio of embedding advanced role into clinical practice
  • ITU clinical skills updated for the specialist area these may include e.g., Advanced assessment module, CVVH, transport, transfer, investigations, a willingness to learn skills that you need to develop further / maintain
  • Advanced Life support training: either NLS, EPLS or APLS
  • Registered qualification as a non-medical prescriber (independent prescriber) & actively practicing


  • Holds a current Neonatal or Children's Intensive Care Course qualification
  • Assessing & mentoring qualification
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Attendance on a clinical leadership programme
  • Evidence of previous IRMER training / radiology safety
  • Advanced communication training
  • Non-medical Blood Prescribing course (or willingness to complete)
  • Advanced Life Support instructor (NLS, EPLS, APLS)



  • Thorough knowledge relevant to the specialty/ department / field of practice- Neonatal Intensive Care, Care of the Surgical Neonate
  • Thorough knowledge of professional & current issues in children's nursing, healthcare, Advanced clinical practice, national and local agenda
  • Ability to articulate a personal philosophy of ACPs & the role of the advanced practitioner with advanced clinical skills
  • Relevant experience at a senior level in a relevant healthcare environment e.g., Intensive Care, NICU
  • Experience of working clinically as an ACP/ANNP in an intensive care arena
  • Evidence of working with neonates, children, or young people & their families to improve patient experience


  • Detailed understanding of change management, audit & research methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance & improvement agenda
  • Knowledge of the importance of evidence-based practice & how quality improvement, audit & research improves care outcomes
  • Experience of taking charge of a department and/or of leading or managing a team
  • Knowledge of undertaking audit & utilizing research findings, including presentation and publication
  • Knowledge of developing practice standards, clinical audit, benchmarking & clinical / quality improvement
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents & complaints & implementation of subsequent learning
  • Abstract submission and presenting at conferences, willingness to publish
  • Part of professional development groups
  • Experience & evidence of sustaining change / quality improvement

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates an ability to provide expert clinical care
  • Relevant evidence of advanced clinical skills within Intensive Care e.g., Intubation of preterm and term neonates, insertion of peripherally venous blood taking and cannulation, arterial lines, neonatal long lines, chest drains
  • Consistently demonstrable interpersonal, leadership negotiation & influencing skills
  • Excellent communication & listening skills, clinical staff, patients, and families including relaying distressing information
  • Excellent written & presentation skills
  • Able to contribute to the development & implementation of the trust strategic Vision for Nursing & allied health professionals
  • Evidence of effective team leadership, able to motivate & develop a team & maintain constructive, professional working relationships
  • Evidence of personal insight & sound judgment
  • Able to demonstrate critical thinking, high level decision making & problem solving in clinical practice
  • Self-discipline & good time management to support periods of lone working & ensure robust safe practice
  • Appraisal & assessment skills
  • Ability to delegate & prioritise
  • Excellent teaching, training & assessment skills
  • Able to work across professional team & organizational boundaries
  • Independent non-medical prescriber prescribing with using evidence reflected in active prescribing
  • Computer literate (Word processing. PowerPoint presentation, electronic documentation and document access)
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead a clinical team in challenging circumstances and across professional groups


  • Quality improvement, practice development and service improvement skills
  • To provide line management responsibilities and leadership to an advanced clinical team
  • Administering medication under patient group directives
  • Able to utilize audit & research evidence to support sustained change in practice
  • Excellent leadership & organizational skills

Other Requirements


  • Other Requirements
  • Ability to initiate & manage change to meet the needs of neonates, children & young people
  • Ability to have good hand and eye coordination for skill development
  • Good attendance record
  • A personal vision of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner/ Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the future of the NHS
  • A flexible approach to work, with the ability to work shifts and unsociable hours including nights
    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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