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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Opportunity: Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Are you ready to embark on a career path that combines compassion with cutting-edge medical expertise? Join our team at the Surgical Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC), where innovation meets patient-centered care.

About Us: The Surgical Same Day Emergency Care Unit is a newly established area dedicated to providing efficient and effective emergency care. Our unit comprises 4 trollies, 5 armchairs, a procedure room, and 2 consultation rooms. Patients primarily come from the Emergency Department, selected based on predefined criteria related to their presenting complaints. Our mission is to deliver same-day emergency care and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, ensuring every patient receives timely and expert care.

Position Overview: We are seeking a motivated Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our dynamic team. Reporting directly to the Matron, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in developing their clinical skills and knowledge to meet the demands of our service delivery. This position offers a unique opportunity to grow professionally while making a significant impact on patient outcomes.

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Inspirational, ability to motivate individuals and teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and confidence to discuss patient management with other members of the MDT
  • Ability to critique own practice
  • In-depth knowledge of specialist clinical area
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent liaison and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to personal and staff development and training
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently


  • Confidence and ability to accurately assess and manage complex patient presentations to a high professional standard



  • Registered with relevant healthcare professional body
  • Degree-level registration qualification OR equivalent level of knowledge and skill obtained through experience in accordance with specialty college/faculty and HEI guidance
  • Relevant teaching/supervising/mentoring experience


  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Evidence of ability to work at Master's academic level

Further Training


  • ILS and AIMS


  • ALS



  • You will be an experienced registered health care professional willing to undertake a training programme to become an autonomous ACP
  • Experience working in relevant clinical setting in a senior role
  • Evidence of continued professional development and the practical application of new skills to the work place
  • Evidence of practical contributions to the development of the service
  • Direct supervision of junior staff
  • Supervision of students
  • Evidence of contribution to audit programmes within practice
  • Flexible, positive, problem solving approach to issues
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Professional and patient focused, with a strong commitment to providing high quality care


  • Evidence of leadership and management skills (i.e. shift coordinating)
  • Evidence of managing complex patients in stressful and emotional situations where life-changing events are being communicated and clinically managed

Contractual Requirements


  • Continued Professional Development
  • Ability to work flexibly within working hours of ward/department

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


SDEC (SAU Ward 33)

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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