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Advanced Practitioner

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Emergency Department at NUH as a qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of busiest teaching hospitals in Europe and is nationally recognised as having an established Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) service. With approximately 200 qualified and trainee ACPs across multiple specialties to date, we are now seeking committed, enthusiastic and compassionate individuals to join our Emergency Medicine team of ACPs to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. NUH offers qualified ACPs supported career pathways across the pillars of ACP.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

With strong partnerships with our local universities we are looking for a health care professional to join us as a qualified ACP. Applicants must be registered with a professional body (NMC, HCPC or equivalent) and undertaken the Non-Medical Prescribing course.

We are looking to recruit fully qualified ACPs who will undergo a supernumerary induction and assessment period.

About us

NUH's Emergency Department is the region's major trauma centre and one of the busiest emergency departments in Europe seeing over 170,000 patients a year. Within the emergency department is a nationally recognised and well established ACP service. The team consists of around 65 qualified and trainee ACPs working across both the adult and paediatric emergency departments and we are now looking for extraordinary individuals to join our adult ACP team.

Your clinical development will be well supported by our large ACP team and senior medical workforce. We run a well-established post-graduation plan which is mapped to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine accreditation competencies as well as encompassing the other pillars of advanced practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Along with clinical work across the department, the individual will have weekly rostered time to undertake their own continued professional development alongside service development work. They will be given the opportunity to follow personal interests and pursuits whether that is in education, teaching, research or management.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to undertake a career in advanced clinical practice. If you are seeking to continue your career in the NHS whilst continuing to be at the forefront of patient care, come and join us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards.

Training & Qualifications


  • Current registration with professional body such as NMC or HCPC.
  • MSc in advanced clinical practice or an equivalent MSc with the NHSE Centre for Advancing Practice Digital Badge.
  • Registered Independent Non-Medical prescriber
  • Evidence of teaching, supervision & assessment skills
  • ALS Provider/Instructor.


  • Mentor/assessor and/or teaching qualification.
  • NHSE Centre for Advancing Practice Digital Badge (or working towards it).
  • ACP accreditation and/or membership with Royal College or Faculty, if available within specialty



  • Currently working clinically in an autonomous Advanced Practitioner role.
  • Has an up-to-date portfolio of supervised practice in advanced clinical practice
  • Has evidence of continued professional development (CPD) following successful completion of MSc & qualification as an ACP
  • Evidence of multi- professional teaching.


  • Management and leadership experience
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change.

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to work within a multi-professional team, often presenting and receiving complex information
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Assertiveness skills and the ability to deal with interpersonal conflict.
  • Ability to adapt communication styles that facilitate building honest & trusting partnerships with patients, families, & carers
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback & teaching from a variety of sources.


  • Evidence of conflict management

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse complex undifferentiated and undiagnosed health conditions and ensure that effective interventions are actioned in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ability to deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to work with undifferentiated and undiagnosed healthcare problems.
  • Participation in research and audit projects.
  • Active involvement in organisational operational management


  • Lead in audit or research
  • Involvement in the investigation of serious clinical incidents

Planning and organisation skills


  • Ability to provide education, and complete research and audit.
  • Adaptability according to the needs of the patient/s and organisation.
  • Self-motivation with evidence of efficient time and deadline management.
  • Ability to identify learning opportunities and organise own learning and development.
  • Ability to schedule work commitments across the four pillars of advanced practice with CPD & relevant academic workloads.

Physical skills


  • Able to undertake required clinical duties/procedures.
  • Ability to manoeuvre patients and perform clinical examinations as required
  • Ability to undertake computer and other equipment skills.

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexibility in working patterns and practices.
  • oAbility to support colleagues, patients, families and carers in a variety of circumstances, sometimes distressing.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


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