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Respiratory Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified ACP to join our respiratory department. To work along side the respiratory consultants and existing respiratory MDT to deliver comprehensive front door assessments and ward support to patients with respiratory related illness.

The respiratory team is a large and busy team covering inpatients, outpatients, day cases and domiciliary care. The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will provide a key role in the care of inpatients, day-case patients and outpatients requiring specialist rapid respiratory review. This encompasses the management and care of respiratory inpatients with chest drains, undertaking pleural procedures after adequate training and experience, the follow up of ward discharge patients and the assessment and treatment of outpatients with known lung disease at risk of admission.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the Job Description and Main Responsibilities section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform at an advanced level within the four broad based competencies of advanced clinical practice (Health Education England (Wessex) 2016)
  • Expert clinical practice
  • Leadership and management, in order to improve and transform services
  • Research application of existing research and contributing to new research
  • Education and Development of self and others
  • The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will practice independently as a core member of the Medical Team you will have responsibility for the medical management of a defined patient or client group under guidance of the Consultant responsible for the care episode
  • You will demonstrate a high level of competence in specific areas of knowledge, nursing expertise, health assessment and clinical decision-making
  • You will provide specialist advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals
  • You will practice clinically within agreed care protocols these will be monitored by the Designated Medical Lead / Practitioner

The post holder will work across professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required to develop and support patient-centred seamless care, with particular responsibility for leading nurse-led care initiatives.

What were looking for

We pride ourselves in the provision of high standards of patient care and exemplary support to our employees.

You should be forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical and leadership skills. If you enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment and are looking for a position, which will challenge you and give you the opportunity to develop your leadership and managerial skills then we would like to hear from you.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree Level, NMC or HCPC registered
  • Masters diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice/Health Assessment or equivalent post-graduate study Level 7*
  • MSc Advanced Practice/ willingness to complete MSc Advanced Practice
  • Independent Prescriber*
  • ALS provider


  • Teaching/ Assessment and mentoring qualification
  • IRMER Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations certificate
  • Portfolio of evidence in line with speciality
  • Leadership course

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Demonstrable clinical skills in speciality
  • Advanced knowledge of the range of presentations, diagnoses & current management options within the speciality area
  • Evidence of planning & organisational skills
  • Completion/ working towards/willingness to complete speciality portfolio (where required and if indicated nationally).
  • Demonstrates up to date theoretical and clinical knowledge and expertise of Advanced Practice
  • Evidence of being able to work in partnership across organisational boundaries, delegating and referring as appropriate
  • Effective communication at all levels & ability to manage complex situations.
  • Awareness of local and national issues relating to healthcare provision. Awareness of current professional issues
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
  • Experience of working on a Trust committee or group.
  • Working knowledge of HR policies



  • Significant relevant post-registration experience within the speciality
  • Competent in the planning and managing of complete clinical episodes of care for all patients working autonomously
  • Experience of teaching at informal and formal level.
  • Able to role model and lead whilst working independently and within a team.
  • Participated in research, audit and developed service improvement strategies.


  • Experience in delivering service improvement
  • Proven leadership skills

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates a clear vision and the role of the ACP service
  • Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication, presentation and decision-making skills
  • Organised, able to prioritise, make decisions and meet targets/deadlines
  • Willingness to embrace change to meet the short and long term needs of the department
  • Ability to support staff in a demanding and challenging environment, good role model
  • Able to work under pressure & flexibility in approach
  • Good negotiation and advocacy skills


  • Good team member
  • Leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


County Hospital



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