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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for registered healthcare professional to join the Haematology team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner. We are looking to appoint a trainee who will be supported to undergo their ACP MSc whilst developing clinical skills within our service.

Successful post holders will undertake an extensive learning and practical working programme, to enhance current skills and knowledge within Haematology. As a Trainee Advanced clinical practitioner you will undertake a combination of both on the job learning and academic study, completing a portfolio of work, alongside master's level modules with the full support of the chosen learning provider and the trust.

Main duties of the job

The Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work under the supervision of a Clinician whilst working towards their qualification. They will undertake clinical assessments for acute, emergency, and elective haematology patients. They will order and carry out investigations and initiate treatments within defined competence and protocols in collaboration with the senior clinicians and multi-professional team.

The tACP will lead, develop, implement, and evaluate the delivery of elective assessment services.

They will provide leadership and clinical support to nurses working in the service in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary and senior nursing team.

Please also note this vacancy is a training/development post so all applicants will start at Band 7 rising to Band 8a once the post holder has successfully demonstrated the completion of the relevant Advanced Practice Post Graduate Diploma, and a portfolio of evidence containing supervised learning events which demonstrate completion of the clinical element of the core curriculum outlined in the Multi-Professional Advanced Clinical Practice Framework (HEE 2017).

The successful candidate will rotate through all areas of Haematology, including Haematology/Oncology day case unit. The person will work within a team but also on their own initiatives, they should enjoy a fast-paced challenging environment.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

During training, the tACP will be supported to attend and complete MSc study, 20% of which will be off the job training. On qualification, the post holder will deliver an 80% clinical component to their role. 20% will be related to clinical professional development underpinned by the advanced practice framework. Clinical professional development Supervised Clinical support, appraisal, clinical audit, teaching, self-development and research allocation will be individualised & time allocation will be directed by an agreed job plan & in alignment with departmental Advanced Practice framework & progression pathway agreed.

The post-holder will ideally be clinically experienced. They will exercise high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. They will ensure person-centred care and family carer collaboration. As appropriate, the promotion and maintenance of independence, health and wellbeing will be undertaken.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & qualifications


  • Professional Registration
  • Higher Education qualification in specialty field


  • Non- Medical prescribing course
  • Advanced Life Support qualification
  • Teaching or relevant experience qualification



  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Evidence of research and audit
  • Evidence of implementing change
  • Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisations



  • Post registration experience at a senior level (band 6 or above) in a speciality area
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of environments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience of using multidisciplinary approach to patient care



  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate with MDT
  • Able to problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, actions and interventions
  • Clinical assessment of healthcare needs
  • History taking and Consent
  • Sound clinical judgment in identifying and ordering diagnostic tests / interventions
  • Research and audit awareness
  • Able to work as part of a team and autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust



Stepping Hill Hospital



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