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Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for 4 exceptional candidates to commence training. We want to train those who are dynamic, flexible, enjoy working in a strong multidisciplinary team, and wish to positively contribute to excellent, innovative clinical care.

This advanced role will provide expert clinical care to patients requiring level 1-3 care both in the adult Intensive Care Units and Trust wide. The role involves successfully completing PG Dip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) and with that extensive training according to the National Competency Framework for ACCPs, to perform advanced clinical skills as required at band 7 whilst in training.

The ACCP is a nationally recognised role and these posts offer an exciting opportunity for professionals with recent intensive care experience to develop their skills further, to perform advanced clinical skills. ACCPs will work either work on a rota with other ACCPs alongside the medical team or be integrated into the trainee medical rota. These posts are full time clinical posts during training (2 years) although consideration to flexible working can be made subsequently.

Trainee ACCPs will work in a supernumerary capacity on our training units and receive educational supervision from a FICM approved consultant. Study leave will be granted to attend essential courses e.g. ALS, transfer training, Masters modules etc.

Main duties of the job

  • Planning & Organisation:

The trainee would be expected to be capable of the: planning and organization of a broad range of complex activities or programmes, some of which are ongoing, which require the formulation and adjustment of plans or strategies.

Towards the end of the training the expectation would be they would be able to: formulate long-term, strategic plans, which involve uncertainty and which may impact across the whole organization.
  • Communication
  • Responsibility for Patient/Client Care, Treatment & Therapy: Training and Clinical: under immediate/local supervision during training, distant on qualification
  • Education
  • Responsibility for Supervision, Leadership and Management
  • Research/Audit
  • Quality & Patient Safety

Department of Critical Care at University Hospital of Bristol and Weston Trust has a strong track record of Critical Care Practitioner training.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate and ability to recognised own limitations and learn through reflective practice
  • Demonstrate an ability to synthesize information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to make sound decisions, organise and prioritise own workload
  • Be highly motivated with a positive can-do attitude
  • Demonstrate and ability to recognised own limitations and learn through reflective practice
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to form professional interpersonal relationships and to forge trust with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, completion and evaluation

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered professional qualification and registration with relevant professional governing body NMC or HPC able to undertake non-medical prescribing
  • BSc, minimum 2:2 classification
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recognised post registration qualification in critical care (or working towards)/relevant experience
  • Advanced Life Support Provider Certificate
  • Relevant Masters level education

Knowledge and Experience


  • Recent knowledge of acute and critical care practice
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in contexts that are unfamiliar, complex and unpredictable
  • Demonstrate a sound clinical reasoning for a range of acute and critical care conditions
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage a range of competing demands in challenging situations, remaining calm and professional
  • Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Evidence of enhanced clinical skills and the ability to practice with a confident and competent approach


  • Experience of audit and clinical governance
  • Experience of teaching and evidence of effective skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


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