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Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a trained Advanced Critical Care Practitioner within Critical Care at the Royal Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Northern Services.

The Critical Care team at the North Devon District Hospital (Northern services) seek to establish the ACCP role within Northern services. Whilst this is a novel post at Northern services, Eastern services (Royal Devon & Exeter) is recognised as the longest standing unit employing ACCPs, having had a significant and active development in the role from its inception. This is an exciting opportunity to establish the ACCP service at Northern, whilst working alongside an experienced, friendly and supportive ACCP team at Eastern services. To ensure the successful candidate integrates into the role as quickly as possible, the post will initially be at both sites, but once integrated, it will primarily be at Northern services.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The ACCPs work closely with the 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.

The current unit is a busy and progressive Critical Care Unit with a clear patient-centred focus with plans to increase critical care capacity in the coming years. There is an emphasis on developing health care practice through ownership, research/evidence-based practices, commitment and multidisciplinary involvement.

As a trained Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, you will hold Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 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. 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.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: Friday 21st June 2024.

For further information please contact: Carole Boulanger, Consultant Advanced Critical Care Practitioner on or Nicholas Love, Clinical Lead for Intensive Care, Northern Services on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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