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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Haematology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £500,056 Per annum / pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for registered healthcare professionals to join the Haematology team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a Trainee Clinical Practitioner. We are looking to appoint a trainee who will be supported to undergo their ACP MSc whilst developing clinical skills within our service.

Successful post holders will undertake an extensive learning and practical working programme, to enhance current skills and knowledge within Haematology As a Trainee Advanced clinical practitioner you will undertake a combination of both on the job learning and academic study, completing a portfolio of work, alongside master's level modules with the full support of the chosen learning provider and the trust.

All Trainee ACP positions are offered on a temporary basis subject to completion of the competencies and academic requirements of the Apprenticeship. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a position as a permanent qualified ACP within the Trust in the specialism you have completed your Apprenticeship.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work autonomously as a practitioner. They will undertake clinical assessments for acute, emergency, and elective haematology patients. They will order and carry out investigations and initiate treatments within defined competence and protocols in collaboration with the senior clinicians and multi-professional team.

The ACP will lead, develop, implement, and evaluate the delivery of elective assessment services.

They will provide leadership and clinical support to nurses working in the service in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary and senior nursing team.

Please also note this vacancy is a training/development post so all applicants will start at Band 6 rising to Band 7 once the post holder has successfully demonstrated the completion of the relevant Advanced Practice Post Graduate Diploma, and a portfolio of evidence containing supervised learning events which demonstrate completion of the clinical element of the core curriculum outlined in the Multi-Professional Advanced Clinical Practice Framework (HEE 2017).

The successful candidate will rotate through all areas of Haematology, including Haematology day case unit. The person will work within a team but also on their own initiatives, they should enjoy a fast-paced challenging environment.

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.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 3 years due to this being an apprenticeship/training programme. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts.

A learner/applicant must be a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake an apprenticeship training programme.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

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

Education and Qualifications


  • Honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above in a related health care subject, or an equivalent qualification (HEI requirement)
  • Willing and able to successfully complete a full Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Advanced life support qualification (ALS/ILS) or willingness to undertake and successfully complete
  • Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration or registered HCPC with relevant clinical experience


  • Advanced Physical Assessment module, Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Recognised Teaching & Assessment Qualification
  • Recognised Leadership Award/qualification or equivalent experience
  • post graduate qualification in Advanced practice



  • 3 years relevant post registration experience (HEI Requirement)
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Evidence of delivering training/ education to others
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of working in an extended role with experience of autonomous practice
  • Evidence of contribution to audit and research programs
  • Experience of working in an extended role with experience of autonomous practice
  • Clinical / managerial leadership experience, including line management of staff, e.g. sickness/absence, recruitment/selection

Skills and Knowledge


  • Can prioritise and manage own workload 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
  • Ability to manage self and maintain professional conduct in difficult and challenging situations
  • Demonstrates ability to work/learn self-directed


  • In depth knowledge of pathophysiology of common conditions seen in the speciality and their management
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to order and interpret appropriate clinical investigations
  • Study of therapeutics/diagnostics
  • Able to analyse and synthesise patient information to formulate appropriate diagnoses and management plans
  • Effective leadership, negotiation and reasoning skills with the ability to influence, coach and motivate others

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


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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