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Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two additional trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioners to join our existing ACCP programme within critical care .

The critical care team are seeking to develop the (ACCP) role with the training and appointment of eight ACCPs over four years. We look forward to welcoming ACCPs to our multidisciplinary team to help develop and shape our critical care service of the future.

The role involves extensive training according to the National competency framework for ACCP, and a training programme meticulously aligned to the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Curriculum for ACCPs with the University of Plymouth to MSC level leading to FICM membership. Applicants undertaking the apprenticeship programme will be supernumerary for two years

Successful candidates will be band 7 in training and progress to Band 8a upon completion of the full MSc and membership with Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

As a Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, you will already be an experienced clinician ideally with extensive Critical Care knowledge, and a high level of clinical skill. Applicants are welcomed from those professional groups eligible to undertake non-medical prescribing under current statutory requirements.

Please also submit an application to Plymouth University ACCP course to go forward for regional selection interviews on the 20th/21st June in Exeter

Base Location: Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch

Main duties of the job

The ACCPs will work closely with the current extended critical care team and alongside medical colleagues. They work autonomously or under Consultant supervision in specific circumstances to deliver patient care to Level 1-3 critically ill patients across the Trust. The role includes review of patients on acute wards and in the Emergency Department. The ACCP role is a vital component in the development of a flexible and sustainable workforce for Critical Care in the Emergency Care Hospital.

The current units are busy and progressive Critical Care Units with a clear patient-centred focus. In the next five years we will amalgamate the existing two critical care units (one on the Poole site and one on the Royal Bournemouth Site) into a new build critical care unit on the Royal Bournemouth site. This offers an exciting chance to develop the ACCP role within UHD and help develop services in the new unit. Over the next four years we plan to train 8 ACCPs to provide support in the new unit. There is an emphasis on developing health care practice through ownership, research/evidence-based practices, commitment and multidisciplinary involvement.

You will be a motivated team player who possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate should possess a strong desire to develop themselves to deliver outstanding care within the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, helping to develop the advanced practice strategy within the Trust.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Additional contact information

Dr Matthew Taylor Consultant Anaesthetics and Intensive Care -

Dr Nigel Chee

Person Specification

Technical Skills and Competencies


  • Evidence of ability to gain technical skills and engagement in development of personal Clinical skills



  • Evidence of CPD in critical care and enthusiasm in aspects of critical care personal and skill development

Interpersonal skills


  • Evidence of team working across the critical care MDT
  • Evidence of reflective practice as detailed in professional portfolio for revalidation.



  • Significant experience of working within a Critical Care unit and familiarity with Critical care procedures
  • Recent experience of leadership within critical care
  • Evidence of contributing to the development of healthcare staff at departmental and Trust level
  • Current teaching experience
  • Experience of undertaking audit
  • Experience in managing change
  • Experience of collaborating with other multidisciplinary agencies


  • Evidence of leading service development projects



  • Registered health care professional (nursing, physiotherapy or paramedic) with associated degree.
  • Must be eligible to complete non medical prescribing course.
  • Must have Maths and English GCSE at grade c or equivalent


  • BSc at 2:1 or equivalent Evidence of additional post graduate qualifications Advanced resuscitation training courses in adults and training
  • Advanced resuscitation training courses in adults and training

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


United Hospitals Dorset - All Sites



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