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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Acute Medicine

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pa, per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a TRAINEE Advanced Clinical Practitioner to come and join our excellent, well-established team of ACPs within the Acute Emergency Medical Division.

The successful applicants will be expected to complete a apprenticeship alongside working within acute medicine which will enable them to gain a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. It is essential for the apprenticeship that you have evidence of English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent.

The successful candidate should have a background in Acute Medicine or a acute environment.

You will be an experienced practitioner with at least 5 years post qualification experience in a acute environment with some evidence working as a senior nurse.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner under the supervision of a qualified ACP.

You will be supported to become a independent practitioner with decision making autonomy, responsibility and accountability. We will support you to demonstrate a high degree of clinical autonomy and complex clinical decisions within acute medicine. We will expect you to have high standards within your work and be a role model to the nursing and medical team.

The role will involve supporting the acute physicians undertaking the acute medical ward round ensuring any investigations are reported on and acted upon. In addition the post holder will work on Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) taking a history and devising a management plan for patients using clinical pathways and evidence based practice with support of your mentor. You will be expected to work within your competence and seek advice where appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to complete a 3 year apprenticeship which will enable them to gain a master's qualification in advanced practice

The post holder will be supported to work within the four pillars of advanced practice which include clinical practice, management and leadership, education and research.

As an trainee ACP, you will be expected to work alongside the medical and nursing teams to promote the delivery of a high standard of patient centred care within a supported environment.

About us

All staff at MCHFT have a responsibility to:
  • Maintain active registration status
  • Always act in accordance with professional Codes of Conduct and guiding documents
  • Where applicable, always act in accordance with the Code of Conduct for NHS Managers,
  • Maintain up to date skills and knowledge
  • Maintain an awareness of patient led service issues
  • Maintain a professional/personal portfolio
  • Adhere to all Trust policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Adhere to Trust standards of behaviour and expected performance
  • Comply with Infection Prevention and Control (IP& C) policies and procedures as appropriate to their role and responsibilities in their individual work setting. Staff are required to be personally accountable for their actions and be responsible for their own compliance in relation to IP& C polices, protocols or advice.
  • Ensure they work in accordance with local procedures and report any issues which they consider to be a risk to the health and safety of themselves and/or others.
  • Act in accordance with the Trusts values and behaviours
  • Where applicable to participate in and provide data on the efficacy of treatment and specialties

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to ensure that we provide equity of services across seven days of the week. This post may be reviewed in line with this plan and in some cases an element of weekend working may be required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is full time position that requires flexibility in working, with rotation to weekends/Bank holidays as part of an agreed rota with other members of the ACP team.

The post holder will utilise an evidence-based approach to the management of acute patients and will be expected to provide care and make clinical decisions in accordance with agreed clinical pathways of care and proficiency of own skill set. This will also include history taking, examination and investigation skills to timely and safely progress the patients journey.

Multi-disciplinary collaboration and working will be expected using communication skills to enhance both the service and its sustainable delivery.

Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

The role involves working on AMU supporting the acute physicians undertaking the acute medical ward round ensuring any investigations are reported on and acted upon. The post holder will work towards taking a role in the advanced clinical assessment and treatment of a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients, who may have highly complex and/or chronic presentation. They will determine clinical diagnosis and treatments and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

The SDEC led by the ACP team and is open between the hours of 8am to 10pm. This unit receives direct referrals from the GP and patients are streamed from the Emergency Department.

The post holder will perform a assessment of patients presenting in Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) setting. As the trainee ACP you would be expected with supervision to take a clinical history, clinical examination, formulate a differential diagnosis and treatment plan.

The post holder would be expected to guide and advise the nursing team on patients presenting to the department in the absence of a experienced ACP.

The post holder will be supported contribute to the education and training of the multidisciplinary team and will engage in clinical supervision, self-reflection, research/audit and quality initiatives that contribute to the improvement of care for adults presenting to MCHFT.

Person Specification



  • Maths/English at GCSE or equivalant


  • Level 7 study



  • Significant post registration experience ideally 5 years as a minimum


  • 6 months leadership/management experience

Skills and knowledge


  • Experience within a acute environment


  • Wide range of clinical skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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