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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit 2 dynamic, organised and enthusiastic Band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioners to work within a well-established Surgical Team.As part of the Surgical Division we currently have a Surgical Assessment Unit and 2 General Surgical In patient Wards.

We work closely with our UECC colleagues to assess patients and provide the right Management plan for our patients. You need to be reliable and committed to delivering a high standard of care to work within a successful a Multi-disciplinary Surgical TeamYou will be working in a well-established, forward thinking department that currently has 6 qualified ACPs and one trainee ACP who come from Nursing and Paramedic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be working a set work pattern on the FY1 and SHO rota.There is the opportunity to work within General Surgical Theatres assisting with Surgical procedure as well as working in an ACP led clinic.The department has an excellent track record of supporting both training and development of ACPs and provides robust Consultant supervision and a range of educational opportunities. ACPs are expected to participate in teaching, service improvement, and audit and have opportunities to develop procedural skills and special interests.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will practise autonomously as an advanced clinical practitioner within the designated speciality area to provide patient-centred clinical care.

The post holder will support new ways of working that emphasise an efficient, patient focused service, and will ensure the safe treatment, referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations across the specialty.

This exciting opportunity includes early assessment and clerking of patients, access to investigations, consultation, independent prescribing and liaison with medical, nursing, ACP and support teams.

The post-holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and integrity to make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Education to MSc level or willingness to undertake.
  • APACS course.
  • Non-medical Prescribing.
  • Current level one NMC registration.
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  • Advanced Life Support.



  • Presenting complex information to large groups.
  • Appraisal of others/ trainees.
  • Experience of autonomous/ advanced nursing role in an acute clinical setting.



  • Equivalent level of knowledge acquired without formal course of study.
  • Policies, practices and procedures e.g.NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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