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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Paediatric cardiology

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
24 Great Ormond Street, London
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Are you a nurse or allied health professional with an ACP qualification?
  • Do you have cardiology paediatric experience/knowledge/skills, or would you like to develop this skill set further at ACP higher level of practice, across the 4 pillars?

This is an amazing opportunity for an individual with an Advanced Clinical Practice qualification to develop their expert cardiac knowledge, clinical assessment, and case management, building on existing knowledge, experience and skills, at one of the top children's cardiac centres in England, caring for a wide range of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart disease.

We are looking for passionate individuals, who place the child, young person, and their families with congenital and acquired heart disease, at the centre of their care, based on safe, highly quality, and effective care provision and the use of clinical care pathways. We are here to support your new vision & experience, to expand your professional and personal boundaries, learning, knowledge and skills.

If your answer to the above is yes, we would ask you to consider talking to us, and applying to join our well-established cardiology paediatric ACP team so we can continue to provide the safe, high quality and effective care expected by our patients and their families as they travel their cardiac pathway and be part of our new service developments.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide direct expert clinical care to a designated case load of children & young people, in the Cardiology environment through developing skills for effective case management, handover, health assessment, specialist skills, consultation, clerking, initiation of treatment, formulation & alteration of treatment, monitoring of care programmes & pathways. Work as an autonomous proactive, dynamic clinical team leader within the clinical team & across professional boundaries
  • Play developmental role in the evidenced based education of the multidisciplinary team & other health professionals using the knowledge, skills and experience of your clinical and academic learning.
  • Work as an autonomous proactive, dynamic clinical team leader within the clinical team & across professional boundaries

The Heart and Lung Directorate has its own dedicated Lead ACP and the trust have a dedicated GOSH ACP faculty on site, leading on academic and professional practice, across the 4 pillars of ACP practice, at a local and national level.

Cardiology services are committed to a sustainable advanced clinical practitioner team, & best patient outcomes. We will support your individual development plans for the year ahead, and your future career plans, working with a named ACP and consultant cardiology supervisor. We will also develop with you, a robust and supportive orientation plan to the trust and scope of cardiology services.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values | Always welcoming | Always helpful | Always expert | Always one team
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professioal Qualification/Training


  • Registered actively registered with the appropriate UK statutory regulatory body for your profession
  • Minimum of master's in Advanced Clinical Practice with a recognised Higher Education Institution or evidence of demonstrable competence across all ACP domains (HEE 2017)
  • Demonstrable evidence in a portfolio of embedding ACP into clinical practice
  • Ability and desire to take on skills training relevant to the role and clinical area
  • Skills training relevant to the role ability & to complete a competency & capability-based skill document for paediatric cardiology, RCPCH
  • Registered qualification as a non-medical prescriber (independent prescriber) & actively practicing


  • Assessing & mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of previous non medical radiology training or willing to do so
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Completed a clinical leadership programme
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuous professional development, with demonstrable clinical competencies, relevant to the area and role in Cardiology
  • EPLS/ APLS training
  • Advanced communication training, active listening skill training



  • Thorough knowledge relevant to the specialty/ department / field of practice- Cardiology, congenital & acquired heart disease
  • Thorough knowledge of professional & current issues in healthcare, ACP national and local agenda
  • Knowledge of the importance of evidence-based practice & how quality improvement, audit & research improves care outcomes
  • Safeguarding Children & adult procedures & responsibilities
  • Is able to articulate a personal philosophy for Advanced Clinical Practice, and describe a personal 5-year plan
  • Experience of taking charge of a department or leading/managing a team
  • Knowledge of developing practice standards, clinical audit, benchmarking & clinical / quality improvement
  • Willingness to take on new skill development, learning & education as the role develops
  • Experience of clinical & formal teaching
  • Demonstrates an ability to be a strong leader for a multiprofessional team
  • To be active in the training and development of trainee ACP, ACPs as well as medical and allied health professionals and those with interest in advanced skill development


  • Detailed understanding of change management, audit & research methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance & improvement agenda
  • Relevant experience at a senior level in a children's healthcare environment
  • Knowledge of undertaking audit & utilizing research findings, including presentation and publication
  • Evidence of working with children / young people and families to improve patient experience
  • Abstract submission & presenting at conferences. Willingness to publish, building a personal portfolio
  • Part of professional development groups
  • Experience & evidence of sustaining change / quality improvement
  • Using outcome measures & key performance indicators to demonstrate the quality & efficiency of clinical care



  • Demonstrates an ability to provide expert clinical care
  • Excellent leadership & organisational skills
  • Consistently demonstrable interpersonal, leadership negotiation & influencing skills
  • Excellent communication & listening skills, both clinical staff, patients and families e.g. relaying distressing information, clinical handover
  • Excellent written & presentation skills
  • Able to contribute to the development & implementation of the trust strategic Vision for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of effective team leadership, able to motivate & develop a team & maintain constructive, professional working relationships
  • Evidence of personal insight & sound judgment
  • Able to demonstrate critical thinking, high level decision making & problem solving in clinical practice
  • Self-discipline & good time management to support periods of lone working & ensure robust safe practice
  • Ability to delegate & prioritise
  • Excellent teaching and training skills
  • Able to work across professional team & organizational boundaries
  • Computer literate (word processing. PowerPoint presentation, electronic patient records)


  • Appraisal & assessment skills. Ability to undertake a supervision role
  • To provide leadership to an advanced clinical team in challenging circumstances and across professional groups

Other Requirements


  • Able to work collaboratively & as part of a multi-professional team
  • Keeps a personal e-portfolio of professional practice
  • Ability to have good hand & eye coordination for skill development
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to support personal resilience, emotional intelligence & realistic optimism and know where & when to seek additional guidance/ support
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Daily exposure to a wide range of physical, emotional & spiritual stressor, individual will need to have developed a robust professional support strategy & will be supported by the trust
  • Evidence of fulfilling professional revalidation
  • The individual will have exposure to high levels of physical, mental & emotional effort
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions & promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information & good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy & respect at all times


  • Ability to deal with conflict situations within a team, as well as events involving the team

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Cardiology inpatient care

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

24 Great Ormond Street, London


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