Urgent Care Trainee Advanced Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be expanding our Advanced Practitioner (AP) workforce across (Medical Assessment Unit) MAU, Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEMs), Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU) and our Emergency Department (ED) to support planned changes to Urgent Care at Weston General Hospital due to Healthy Weston 2.

Healthy Weston 2 outlines our Vision to support development of a service where patients are seen and treated in the right place and time and are discharged home without unnecessary delays. A great amount of this work will take place at the front door within our Urgent Care.

The programme aims to see Weston General Hospital as a centre of excellence for frailty and elective surgery within the wider UHBW Trust.

Here at Weston, there is an available apprenticeship route for AP as a pathway which will be supported by a senior AP and Consultant AP, in addition to the consultant body. Since the merging of our Trusts there is also great opportunity for collaborative working with Bristol and One Weston locality

Interested applicants for all posts must have significant experience at a senior level working within an urgent care setting and have experience to support the ability to see and treat patients autonomously within the desired environment. We require enthusiastic, forward thinking, well organised and motivated individuals with a positive attitude to join our multi-professional teams to work within Urgent Care at Weston General Hospital

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Practitioner (AP) will use specialist knowledge and skills to providehealthcare independently to patients. The AP is accountable for the total episode of care for patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed needs.

The post holder will act as a role model, delivering advanced practice and promoting clinical effectiveness in care.Theywill be requiredto work autonomously in delivering independent assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, clinical decision making and planning of care and treatment, diagnosis, prescribing, health promotion and safe discharge of patients.

The trainee AP will participate in delivering the care described above whilst working towards gaining their NHS England Digital Badge or equivalent accreditation from relevant college (e.g. RCEM).

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities canbe found in the relevant person specification attached for each role.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant post registration experience with evidence of autonomous practice
  • Experience in acute presentations
  • Experience in care of the older person and complex needs
  • Evidence of supervision/mentoring/teaching
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload effectively
  • Familiar with current local and national issues
  • Evidence of leading self/teams


  • Experience or sound knowledge of change management as part of a leadership role
  • Experience of developing advanced practice guidelines, governance and audit

Qualifications and Training


  • Current professional registration with NMC/HCPC/GCP/GPhC
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of maters level study, eg working towards a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience


  • MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Physical Assessment Module
  • Independent Prescribing



  • Possess the skills and wide range of clinical knowledge to work as an autonomous practitioner to undertake independent, direct consultation and provision of care
  • Function autonomously to achieve the strategic developments working without direct supervision. Identify and critically appraise contemporary evidence, develop and promote best practice, ensuring strong clinical leadership.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of protocols, policies and integrated care pathways in line with current best evidence.

Skills and Abilities


  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Good communication
  • Dynamic and Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Pro-active
  • Personal insight and awareness
  • Being a good team player
  • Innovative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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