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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Lower Limb Arthroplasty

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity for experienced Orthopaedic ACPs to join our developing team within the Central Hampshire Orthopaedic Hub is now available. The hub, situated in Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) in Winchester, will be the first of its kind within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS), to deliver a collaborative service for patients of multiple acute providers, in this case HHFT and UHS. This new development will comprise inpatient and day case areas, 2 theatres and a recovery space for lower limb arthroplasty patients supported by Consultant Orthopaedic Consultants from both Trusts and is planned to open in May 2025.

In building our team of 3 ACPs and 2 trainee ACPs for this exciting development, we are looking for a motivated experienced Orthopaedic ACP to commence from September to support and supervise the clinical development of 2 trainee ACPs already successfully recruited. The remaining 2 ACPs will be appointed in early 2025, of which the successful appointment into this role will be instrumental in supporting and team building.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be involved in establishing and delivering a high-quality service using state of the art models of care, for patients undergoing elective joint replacement surgery by facilitating an ambulatory lower limb arthroplasty pathway. In addition to clinical supervision of the trainees, you will work with key stakeholders to develop clinical pathways, audit and governance structures, that will establish a culture of innovation, productivity and constant improvement amongst the wider multidisciplinary team. Ultimately, this will result in the provision of medical care for day case and inpatient arthroplasty patients the coordination of admissions and list planning discharge planning and liaising with Anaesthetic and Surgical Consultants, escalating where appropriate.

If this role appeals and you have the required knowledge, experience, skills, motivation and resourcefulness we welcome your application.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) will perform at an advanced level under the core capabilities across the four pillars of Advanced Practice (Health Education England Multi-Professional Framework 2017):
  • Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research
  • Education

To deliver an advanced level of practice within a specialist field, acting as a role model.

The ACP will practice both independently and in partnership with the multidisciplinary team under the clinical supervision delegated by a consultant and/or Specialist Registrar and/or under the guidance of the Lead ACP.

The post holder will use collaborative and independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement, manage, and evaluate the clinical care and management of the patients.

Responsible for providing clinical leadership, supervision, and structured teaching for trainee ACPs and the wider multidisciplinary team to facilitate ongoing training and education.

The post holder will work within a team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners providing consistent medical cover to the Central Hampshire Orthopaedic Hub. They will be involved in establishing and delivering a high-quality service using state of the art models of care for patients undergoing elective joint replacement surgery, facilitating an ambulatory arthroplasty pathway.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Registered healthcare professional on relevant part of the NMC/ HCPC Register
  • MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Proven Clinical Leadership Skills


  • Teaching qualification
  • Leadership qualification

Experience & Knowledge


  • Recent experience of senior position within Lower Limb Arthroplasty
  • Evidence of Managerial Responsibilities
  • Proven close working relationships with clinical colleagues
  • Current experience of audit, research and development
  • Experience in designing or delivering teaching programmes


  • Experience of managing a budget and delivering it

Skills & Ability


  • Advanced knowledge and skills or lower limb arthroplasty
  • Understanding of and desire to lead on quality issues


  • Quality management and experience of accreditation

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital


SO22 5DG

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