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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer the opportunity to join our team within Emergency Medicine as a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). The post will include cross site working at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton General Hospital Emergency Departments.

We are looking to enhance and develop our team of ACPs, providing an opportunity for those who are experienced in emergency care to develop their clinical practice , knowledge and leadership skills while delivering a high standard of care to our patients.

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, compassionate individuals who will commit to attaining a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice as well as completing the Royal College of Emergency Medicine ACP curriculum and portfolio. You must have relevant Emergency or Urgent care experience and be at least 5 years post professional qualification. ACP Trainees with varied levels of experience are welcome to apply.

This role covers a variety of shift times including weekdays, weekends and nights.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time trainee post, you will be working an 0.8 clinical practice / 0.2 dedicated study time (pro- rata) providing a 7 day service. The trainee ACP will be working alongside the Emergency Medicine clinician team and depending on the level of experience, will be developing advanced clinical assessment skills, be responsible for managing your own case load and assessing, treating, referring or discharging patients in your care with the support from a senior clinician. We have close ties to Oxford Brookes University who will provide the trainees academic education.

As a trainee you will work towards fulfilling the expectations and core capabilities of an ACP as set out in the HEE Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England. This will be achieved through workplace-based assessments in clinical practice, with a named clinical supervisor, and clinical supervision in the Emergency Department. You will be using the RCEM ACP curriculum as a framework and be expected to complete the Kaizen portfolio and aim for RCEM credential status on completion of your training.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal visit prior to applying.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional (NMC, HCPC or GPhC)
  • First level degree (HEI Level 5 or 6) in undergraduate base profession
  • Demonstrable evidence of ability to study at Level 7 (either previous Level 6 or level 7 study) or willingness to submit academic piece for assessment if required


  • Mentoring or Facilitating Workplace Learning Qualification
  • Leadership Course or Qualification
  • Advanced Life Support Course relevant to speciality
  • Specialist post-graduate education/qualifications relevant to area of clinical practice for trainee ACP role

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant experience within speciality of Emergency Care
  • Proven evidence of management ability and leadership skills
  • Excellent clinical and practical skills
  • Awareness of clinical governance issues and measures of quality
  • Experience of clinical governance practices, audit, service evaluation or quality improvement in clinical practice
  • Ability to appraise evidence, using analytical and problem-solving skills to inform decision-making and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands


  • Experience of change management
  • Demonstrable evidence of research capability, or the application of research evidence to own clinical practice
  • Existing technical clinical procedural skills relevant to clinical service

Personal Skills


  • Commitment to studying for and completing a master's Level 7 ACP post-graduate degree
  • Commitment to evidencing own professional development, capabilities and competency development via work- based assessments and use of a portfolio
  • Willingness to engage in clinical supervision to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours across the breadth of the four pillars of advanced practice
  • Ability to recognise and analyse complex situations, utilising decision-making skills to take appropriate action
  • Enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge with others in the MDT
  • Demonstration of leadership in clinical practice
  • Ability to recognise own limitations, working within scope of practice, acting on feedback from clinical supervisors when required
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts, which may include days/weekends or nights, as required to complete the ACP training and clinical supervision in practice, and dependent on service needs
  • Evidence of effective team working as part of a multi-disciplinary professional team


  • Ability to undertake clinical audits or service evaluations
  • Evidence of delivering educational teaching and associated evaluations, internally and/or externally to the organisation

Behavioural Skills


  • Demonstrates a clear vision of the trainee ACP role in developing the clinical service
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Positive attitude to all tasks and stakeholders
  • Willingness and enthusiasm towards working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in delivering care

Technical Skills


  • Computer literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office packages
  • Advanced keyboard skills, to ensure fluent documentation


  • Evidence of e-portfolio use.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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