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Team Lead / Matron Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HOOH)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent career opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and suitably experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) to work as Team Lead Matron in the Hospital Out of Hours team.

The Team Lead/ Matron ACP will practice as an independent, autonomous, accountable practitioner working on their own initiative and taking a lead role in clinical decision making, education and training and work collaboratively with the wider multi-professional team.

Main duties of the job

They will fulfil a senior role in the clinical team with the autonomy to initiate action based on their interpretation of policies/guidelines, seeking advice if required. This will include providing expert advice and guidance to junior colleagues on differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

The post holder will be responsible for line management of the ACP team which includes delivering yearly appraisal and the Clinical Academic Support Panel (CASP) with support from the trust's Professional and Medical ACP leads when needed. They will investigate and assist in resolving complaints and incidents related to advanced clinical practice. In addition, they will act as a professional role model for all members of the department.

They will develop and maintain a positive learning environment which facilitates the development and educational needs of all STH staff, promoting inter-professional learning wherever possible in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

They will enhance the quality of the service by taking an active role in the planning, organising, and delivering specific training and education programmes/materials for the multi-disciplinary team and service users/carers.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with Valid NMC registration or Health Care Professional and registered with HCPC with relevant clinical experience
  • Relevant Masters' degree in Advanced Practice or recognised qualification via the supported portfolio route from HEE Centre for Advancing Practice
  • Advanced Physical Assessment module, Non-Medical Prescribing (if part of proposed role)
  • Advanced life support qualification (ALS/ILS)
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Recognised Leadership Award/qualification or equivalent experience


  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.

Skills and Knowledge


  • In depth knowledge of pathophysiology of all conditions seen in the speciality and their management
  • Able to analyse and synthesise patient information to formulate appropriate diagnoses and management plans
  • Can prioritise and manage own workload and support junior personnel in managing theirs when faced with conflicting pressures
  • High standard of written and verbal communication - able to present and receive complex information and communicate effectively with all grades of staff and patients / families
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students/ colleagues/ external providers
  • Ability to manage self and maintain professional conduct in difficult and challenging situations
  • Effective leadership, negotiation, and reasoning skills with the ability to influence, coach and motivate others
  • Knowledge of strategic vision and understanding of national and Trust agendas for advanced level practice
  • Knowledge and experience of bespoke advanced practice appraisal processes e.g. Practitioner E-Portfolio & CASP


  • Knowledge of various methods/theory of education delivery e.g. technology enhanced learning, simulation



  • Significant relevant experience as qualified ACP
  • Must be able to evidence and demonstrate experience of ability to act as an independent, senior decision maker in a clinical team using published specialist curricula where available
  • Evidence of portfolio of practice and sign off of competence of knowledge, skills and experience across all 4 pillars of advanced practice
  • Experience of undertaking service improvement activity
  • Evidence of contribution to audit and research activity
  • Experience of training, supervising and assessing competence of junior colleagues (medical staff / ACP's / NMAHPs)
  • Clinical / managerial leadership experience, including line management of staff, e.g., sickness/absence, recruitment/selection
  • Experience and understanding of clinical governance in a practice setting and of dealing with complaints and managing / investigating clinical or other incidents
  • Evidence of adopting strategic priorities into practice


  • Experience of planning, developing and co-ordinating training material, courses and activity for others
  • Evidence of leading on implementing strategic priorities into practice
  • Experience of leading on change management or service improvement activity

Personal Qualities


  • Team player with a professional approach to work and colleagues able to develop good working relationships
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Shows respect, courtesy, and professionalism in all contacts
  • Patient focussed with a 'can do' attitude
  • Commitment to staff development and training
  • Flexible in order to meet the needs of the service.
  • Competent and confident approach to practice with ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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