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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a
  • Qualified ACP, with a nationally recognised masters in Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP)?
  • Passionate about working as part of an expert team?
  • Aware of your own resilience and emotional intelligence and how to support yourself & your team through new challenges?
  • Wanting to develop your own evidence, in designated nonclinical time, for our children, young people and families best clinical care
  • Already a qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner?

We can offer you a new clinical career based on the four pillars of ACP practice (HEE 2017)

We are currently recruiting for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our Advanced Clinical Practitioner team here at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

You will work within the multi-professional team managing the medical care using decision making and interventions for our patients with responsibility for a dedicated case load. The team is highly motivated to work at the cutting edge of clinical care, continue to develop advanced skills and experience, to improve the outcomes of children and young people with acquired or congenital heart disease.

The role will allow you to integrate into our established ACP team. We look forward to what you can bring to the team, and your ACP knowledge and experience from a different clinical background will enhance our team dynamic and provide a robust framework for you to build a significant depth of learning within the paediatric cardiac intensive care setting.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be able to use their clearly developed expert intensive care skills, knowledge, and experience, in ACP while developing a skill set for the paediatric cardiac intensive care environment. Development will be firmly based within the four pillars of ACP and fully supported with clinical supervision from a named consultant & ACP.

We will provide you with an individual orientation & training programme to support your transition into the new role and ensure you have the skills needed to be a key player in the ACP CICU programme & as part of our ACP/medical workforce within the CICU environment.

To apply you will need to have:
  • Completed your masters level qualification
  • Registered as a non-medical prescriber
  • Demonstrated & achieved the skills associated with critical care provision
  • Provided evidence of your case management of a group of patients within critical care
  • Evidence of an e-portfolio illustrating your learning continuum (RCPCH 2020, HEE 2020)
  • Have a professional 5-year development plan (HEE 2020)
  • The ability to develop your skills as part of the medical rota including nights and weekends as part of an established CICU workforce
  • We will provide a named dedicated Consultant & Advanced Clinical Practitioner supervisor to support your own skills & educational needs across the 4 pillars of ACP, (HEE 2019)

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always Values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Registered actively registered with the appropriate UK statutory regulatory body for your profession for example as a nurse
  • Minimum of master's in Advanced Clinical Practice with a recognised Higher Education Institution or evidence of demonstrable competence across all ACP domains (HEE 2017)
  • Demonstrable evidence in a portfolio of embedding ACP into clinical practice
  • Skills training relevant to the role ability & to complete a competency & capability-based skill document for paediatric cardiac intensive care, RCPCH and FICM or demonstrate completion
  • Evidence of previous IRMER training / radiology safety or willingness to update
  • Registered qualification as a non-medical prescriber (independent prescriber) & actively practicing


  • Holds a current Children's Intensive Care Course qualification
  • Assessing & mentoring qualification
  • ITU clinical skills updated for the specialist area e.g. Advanced assessment module, ECMO, CVVH, Peritoneal Dialysis, balloon pump, ventricular assist, plasmapheresis, transfer, investigations and a willingness to learn and develop skills as required by the role.
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Completed a clinical leadership programme
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuous professional development, with demonstrable clinical competencies, relevant to the area and role in Cardiac Intensive Care for Children, ACP Intensive Care & Cardiac Services
  • EPLS/ APLS training
  • Advanced communication training



  • Thorough knowledge of professional & current issues in healthcare, ACP national and local agenda
  • Knowledge of the importance of evidence-based practice & how quality improvement, audit & research improves care outcomes
  • Safeguarding Children & adult procedures & responsibilities
  • Ability to articulate a personal philosophy for Advanced Clinical Practice, and describe a personal 5-year plan
  • Relevant experience at a senior level in a children's healthcare environment eg Intensive Care, High Dependency, rapid assessment, A& E or similar
  • Experience of taking charge of a department and of leading or managing a team
  • Evidence of working with children / young people and families to improve patient experience
  • Willingness to take on new skill development, learning & education as the role develops
  • Experience of clinical & formal teaching
  • Demonstrates an ability to be a strong leader for a multi professional team
  • To be active in the training and development of trainee ACP, ACPs as well as medical and allied health professionals and those with an interest in advanced skill development


  • Thorough knowledge relevant to the specialty/ department / field of practice- Cardiac Intensive Care & congenital & acquired heart disease
  • Detailed understanding of change management, audit & research methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical governance & improvement agenda
  • Knowledge of undertaking audit & utilizing research findings, including presentation and publication
  • Knowledge of developing practice standards, clinical audit, benchmarking & clinical / quality improvement
  • Abstract submission & presenting at conferences. Willingness to publish, building a personal portfolio
  • Part of professional development groups
  • Experience & evidence of sustaining change / quality improvement
  • Experience of line managing a clinical team & supporting advanced clinical skill development, evaluation & validation
  • Using outcome measures & key performance indicators to demonstrate the quality & efficiency of clinical care



  • Demonstrates an ability to provide expert clinical care
  • Ability to take on new skill development appropriate to the clinical area
  • Excellent leadership & organizational skills
  • Consistently demonstrable interpersonal, leadership negotiation & influencing skills
  • Excellent communication & listening skills, both clinical staff, patients and families e.g. relaying distressing information, clinical handover
  • Excellent written & presentation skills
  • Able to contribute to the development & implementation of the trust strategic Vision for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of effective team leadership, able to motivate & develop a team & maintain constructive, professional working relationships
  • Evidence of personal insight & sound judgment
  • Able to demonstrate critical thinking, high level decision making & problem solving in clinical practice
  • Self-discipline & good time management to support periods of lone working & ensure robust safe practice
  • Appraisal & assessment skills. Ability to undertake a supervisory role
  • Ability to delegate & prioritise
  • Excellent teaching and training skills
  • Able to work across professional team & organizational boundaries
  • Computer literate (word processing. PowerPoint presentation, electronic patient records)
  • Able to work collaboratively & as part of a multi-professional team
  • Keeps a personal e-portfolio of professional practice
  • Ability to have good hand & eye coordination for skill development
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to support personal resilience, emotional intelligence & realistic optimism and know where & when to seek additional guidance/ support
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Daily exposure to a wide range of physical, emotional & spiritual stressor, individual will need to have developed a robust professional support strategy & will be supported by the trust
  • Evidence of fulfilling professional revalidation
  • The individual will have exposure to high levels of physical, mental & emotional effort
  • Takes responsibility for own actions & promotes good team working
  • Shares information & good practice appropriately
  • Treats others with courtesy & respect at all times


  • To provide leadership to an advanced clinical team in challenging circumstances and across professional groups
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations within a team, as well as events involving the team

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

34 Great Ormond Street



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