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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated ACP to complement our established team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in ED at Colchester Hospital. This exciting opportunity facilitates clinical training allowing you to achieve the four pillars of advanced practice: - education, clinical practice, leadership and research. The post involves working as part of an enthusiastic dedicated team, across all areas of the emergency department, to ensure patients presenting with undifferentiated and un-diagnosed medical conditions are at the forefront of service provision and receive prompt timely intervention.

There is an expectation the candidate if not already, will commence RCEM credentialing.

The successful candidate will be assigned to a nominated consultant for clinical support and supervision. The emergency consultants will also support you on a shift-to-shift basis when you are working in the clinical environment.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge further then we are keen to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be motivated and engaged to provide a high standard of safe and quality care. At Colchester ED we pride ourselves on our education program where you will attend weekly training alongside the medical team. Personal development time will be incorporated into your contracted hours working alongside a 24/7 shift pattern.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) you will ideally be clinically experienced within the field of emergency medicine or equivalent. The post will require you to work as an autonomous practitioner to appropriately assess, examine, investigate and treat patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions at an advanced level. The ACP will collaborate with senior medical personnel and the wider MDT as appropriate to the patient's condition. The ACP is accountable for the total episode of care.

The ACP will contribute to service development. They will also providing appropriate leadership as required ensuring the maintenance of clinical excellence and support the provision of the highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement. The ACP will promote and facilitate evidence-based practice, clinical audit and research within the department.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse/allied Health Professional currently working in a senior clinical role
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.
  • ALS, ATLS provider
  • NMC approved mentor preparation course or equivalent.


  • Evidence of research/audit
  • Level 1 Ultrasound Course



  • Proven post-registration experience in relevant clinical setting.
  • Substantial post registration experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of current best practice in relevant clinical area
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff and students


  • Clinical expertise relevant to the area of emergency medicine
  • Portfolio of evidence showing achievements in practice/speciality

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of the current professional NHS issues contributing to Service Development
  • Documented evidence of completion of generic advanced practice competencies and a defined range of speciality competencies
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application.
  • Effective written and oral communication/listening skills
  • Computer literacy


  • Leadership skills/worked at a senior level within a clinical area.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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