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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Haematology

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a really exciting opportunity to join our Haematology Service at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust as we expand our team with a newly created trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) role.

This is a band 7/8a post. You will be awarded the band 8a on completion of the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, which you will be supported to complete.

We are looking to recruit somebody with significant experience in Haematology/Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation who is enthusiastic, motivated, pro-active and has the ability to work independently to provide high quality, patient centred services.You should possess excellent communication and clinical skills.

The post holder will be working closely with the Haematology medical and nursing team including our clinical nurse specialist team and autologous stem cell transplant service.

The role will include an 80% clinical component, leadership for service development, and quality improvement and contribution to education, research and audit are also expected as part of this role.

Informal visits and/or discussions are very welcomed.

Main duties of the job

This job profile is for a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) position, who will work under clinical supervision to meet the capabilities/competencies required for the job, outlined below. The trainee is required to work a minimum of 30 hours (0.8 WTE) as per Health Education / NHS England guidance.

Specialty specific competencies/capabilities must also be achieved alongside successful completion of MSc Advance Practice Programme identified in Person Specification deemed necessary for autonomous working within a five-year time frame. Competence in Non-Medical Prescribing will be required, if supported by the practitioner's professional regulator.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Co-ordinate the care of Haematology/Autologous Stem Cell Transplant patients throughout their pathway with the multidisciplinary team and clinical services to ensure the effective management of this group of patients.

Accountable for own actions in accordance with the professional Code of Conduct and regulatory guidance. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

Lead and deliver care across a variety of clinical settings such as outpatient, inpatient, virtual clinic, ward rounds, etc.

Deliver clinical care according to national and local guidelines ensuring delivery of evidence based care and working towards the Trust vision of providing a World Class Service.

Assess and prioritise patients within the service to maintain quality care.

Undertake an initial assessment to determine differential diagnosis, utilising advanced critical thinking and decision-making skills, deciding when necessary to refer to senior clinical colleagues.

Act autonomously to provide expert clinical care which contributes to the patients treatment plan to ensure that optimum physical, psychological, and social care needs are met.

Request and interpret relevant investigations to facilitate the development of the patients management plan.

Proactively refer to other clinicians (own or other services) depending upon patients needs to deliver care beyond your limitations and scope of practice.

Proactively initiate treatment plans for patients requiring intervention and treatment ensuring ethically based considerations.

Proactively identify, diagnose, and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing long term conditions.

Undertake relevant clinical procedures to facilitate patient care within the service, supported by the appropriate training and supervision.

Assess, diagnose, prescribe (as per scope of practice and professional regulatory requirements), and review medications for therapeutic effectiveness in the context of acute/emergency illness/ chronic illness, considering any current treatment given including pre-existing medical conditions.

Providing information and advice to patients on prescribed medication regimens, side-effects, and interactions ensuring compliance with evidence- based practice and national and practice protocols, in accordance with their scope of practice and professional regulatory requirements.

Integrates both pharmacological (as per their scope of practice and professional regulatory body requirements) and non-pharmacological treatments as appropriate into patient management plans.

Document clearly all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and management plan and present the findings, using the approved documentation framework.

Facilitate shared decision making by discussing assessment outcomes with patients, carers,and other health care professionals, to enable patients to make informed decisions regarding treatment.

Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high-quality service within acomplex and challenging environment with often, conflicting priorities.

Support patients, families, and carers to adopt health healthy lifestyles strategies and applyprinciples of self- care, alongside clinical management plans.

Understand and apply safeguarding measures that support the identification of vulnerableadults and children and be aware of statutory child/ vulnerable patients health procedures and local guidance.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


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