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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Child)

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for one of the UK's largest Trusts, situated in the heart of the Garden of England, just a stone's throw from London and with easy, fast access to France and beyond?

As a team we are working hard to ensure we put children and their families at the heart of everything we do. We are on an exciting improvement journey and can offer you a rewarding and supported role with our care group

Main duties of the job

The CAU's are housed within the acute children's wards, supported by a Band 5 nurse. They are busy areas for children who have been referred either from Primary Care or children requiring a short period of assessment and treatment referred directly from the Emergency Department(ED). Support is given to the Emergency pathway to enhance the experience for children, young people and their families.

We are looking for professionals who have completed their ANP (child) training to Masters level and have previous experience of working in an Acute Paediatric area, with evidence of ongoing professional development. You must be highly motivated and possess excellent clinical skills. You will be experienced in working under pressure and have the ability to work independently.

We will provide you with a Trust and Local induction program, leadership and management development, coaching and mentoring opportunities. You will be supported by a dedicated Paediatric practice development nurse.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Registered ANP (child)


  • Evidence of completion of MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (child)


  • .Evidence of completion of PgDip Advanced Clinical Practice (child)



  • A minimum of two years acute/critical care experience in child health at band 7 or above
  • Experience of working in an ED department or paediatric assessment unit.


  • Evidence of Management and leadership experience
  • Evidence of completion of competencies in ACP role



  • Evidence of highly developed communication, influencing and negotiating skills


  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice skills i.e. ABGs, ECG, cannulation and CXR interpretation
  • Evidence of ability to produce reports and formulate policies

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust




TN24 0LZ

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