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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Major Trauma

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Sussex Trust are pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse, or allied health professional to join our Major Trauma team as a Advanced Clinical Practitioner on a permanent basis - 37.5 hours per week. Consideration of a trainee (B7) may be considered from applicants with a Trauma experience background.

The Major Trauma Advance Care Practitioner will work to a high level of personal and professional autonomy, using specialist knowledge and skills to deliver independent assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, clinical decision making and planning of care and treatment, health promotion and safe admission and discharge

The Advanced Care Practitioner role will give you exposure to multi-system injuries and acute medical conditions as well as supporting you to build a rewarding and challenging career. There is an opportunity for CPD/ self-development with designated non clinical time, weekly case study reviews with the Major Trauma lead consultant and you will be strongly supported from across the whole team in achieving the four pillars of Advanced Practice Central.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who has some clinical knowledge in major trauma to join and lead our dynamic and friendly multi-disciplinary team.

The geographical area of the service extends from Brighton in the south to Chichester in the west and towards Hastings and parts of Kent in the east. The MTC is expected to grow and develop over the coming years with the addition of a dedicated helipad. Other infrastructure improvements for the MTC are also planned with the major redevelopment of the RSCH site.

UHSussex has a brand-new state of the helipad opening at our Major Trauma Hospital designed to meet the needs of patients from across the whole of Sussex providing specialist trauma care for people with life threatening/ changing injuries.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the clinicians and allied health professionals of the MTC to coordinate the care pathways of patients following major trauma. They will also ensure adherence to National and Trust objectives for major trauma. The post holder will also provide professional direction, education and training to healthcare staff with a focus on major trauma, previous teaching experience is desirable.

You will need to have demonstrable rapid clinical assessment and reasoning skills work collaboratively with all members of the MDT to provide best clinical care, emotional and psychological support and education to patients and their carers.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Independently prioritise, organise and manage a highly complex patient caseload. Formulate differential diagnoses and specialist clinical decisions following highly specialist assessment provide highly specialist, evidence-based intervention. (With moving and handling of patients, as required).
  • Act as patient advocate in issues concerning their
  • Maintain competence in clinical skills required to practice at an advanced level in own professional discipline, and fulfil an extended scope of practice (including referral and interpretation of X-rays, imaging, pathology reports injection therapy arterial blood gas sampling).
  • Work shifts/rota as applicable to role. This may also require bleep-holding (eg. as part of an emergency response team) and participation in the on-call/out-of-hours rota. The postholder will therefore need to be able to manage frequent interruptions and reprioritise own work appropriately.
  • Draw on own specialist knowledge to be a resource for the wider multidisciplinary team (MDT), and give clinical advice/second
  • Reflect on own clinical practice in individual and peer supervision. Responsible for own professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, interpreting clinical and professional policies and national
  • Contribute to Trust Clinical Governance. This includes:
    • risk assessment within the clinical area
    • reporting and monitoring any untoward incidents (incl. DATIX reporting procedure)
    • dealing with complaints as delegated, and ensuring appropriate investigation, corrective action and documentation
    • taking appropriate action relating to hazard notification for products and equipment
    • implementing National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) quality standards
    • taking personal ownership in soliciting and offering feedback in order to continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care, and the efficient and effective operation of the

    Person Specification

    Essential and desirable


    • Qualified Essential criteria o Experience o Knowledge o Independent non-medical prescribing oExperience of managing staff o Evidence of involvement with policy and practice change
    • Trainee o Experience o Knowledge o Independent non-medical prescribing / willingness to undertake o Experience of managing staff o Evidence of involvement with policy and practice change / willingness to undertake o Willing to completed Masters in Advanced Practice


    • Qualified o Completed Masters in Advanced Practice oEvidence of development and change management
    • Trainee o Evidence of development and change management

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Eastern Road


    BN2 5BE

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