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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Paid at Band 6 for Year 1 and Band 7 for Year 2/3
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Employer: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department: General Surgery/Virtual Services

Posting: Trainee ACP in General Surgery/Virtual Services (Permanent ACP upon qualification and completion of all training elements)

Location: Bradford Royal Infirmary

Trainee Salary: AfC band 6/7 dependent on current banding and will be confirmed at interview.

Salary upon successful completion of the course: 8a

We are delighted to advertise an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join the General Surgical team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. At BTHFT we recognize that ACPs are an integral part of the NHS workforce in the 21st century as they provide flexibility and new ways of working and we are looking to appoint a Trainee ACP with a passion to providing the highest standard of clinical expertise and autonomous practice.

Main duties of the job

There has been major investment in the ACP workforce at BTHFT to ensure patients are provided with a positive experience when requiring our care. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic trainee practitioner with a desire to develop exceptional leadership skills and experience working in the gastroenterology setting. They will provide holistic, personalised care and will take pride in caring for our community of Bradford. The trainee ACP will link with members of a fantastic, well established and efficient team of ACPs providing strong leadership to members of the multi-disciplinary team. They will deliver quality care and a faster response to patient needs resulting in better outcomes

About us

You will be part of an already existing dynamic and expanding Advanced Clinical Practitioner team. There will be opportunities to contribute to clinical care, quality improvement, education and research

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will practice under supervision whilst in clinical placement areas, to provide advanced patientcentred care (within an agreed scope of practice). This will encompass the four pillars of advanced practice and incorporate the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment. They will assist in the safe assessment, management, referral and discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations in any area of the clinical placement.

Throughout the training programme the post holder will develop the skills of an autonomous practitioner ensuring that evidence based practice is inherent in as aspects within the General Surgical team.

On completion the practitioner will have demonstrated clinical expertise, competence, confidence and be able to work within an autonomous and defined sphere of practice, maintaining records and in collaboration with healthcare colleagues.

This training programme will equip the post holder with the skills and knowledge to utilise and extend their existing primary field of professional healthcare practice.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continuous professional development and the practical application of new skills to the work place
  • Evidence of significant practical contributions to the development of the specific service
  • Direct supervision of junior staff, in all professional groups
  • Experience working within speciality minimum 2 years


  • Managerial responsibilities
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff and students
  • Evidence of contribution to audit programmes within practice
  • Band 6/7 experience



  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams
  • In-depth knowledge in their specialist clinical field
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and to work in a high pressure environment
  • Excellent liaison and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to staff development and training
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and autonomously both within the trust and with partner organisations


  • Documented evidence of advanced clinical skills competencies
  • High level of capability using outcome measures and audit
  • Confidence and ability to accurately assess and manage complex patient presentations to a high professional standard
  • Ability to critique own practice to an advanced level



  • In depth knowledge of issues and developments in speciality-specific area of practice
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the role of the ACP
  • IT literate



  • Registered with relevant professional body minimum 5 years
  • Degree-level registration qualification or equivalent post-registration award

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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