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Band 7 Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Critical Care at University Hospitals Birmingham for a band 7 trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) to join the well established team at one of the largest critical care departments in the UK. Once qualified the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for an 8a ACCP post.

This dynamic, diverse role supports the medical and nursing teams to deliver high quality care to complex critically ill patients providing leadership, expertise, advice and support on the Critical Care Units. This varied role involves formulating complex treatment plans, inserting invasive lines, managing airways and independent prescribing for critically ill patients, amongst many other advanced skills required for the post.

The post-holder will be supernumerary for a minimum of two years, whilst being supervised by the ACCP and senior medical teams. The trainee ACCP will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and integrity to make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role.

Applicants must have extensive post registration experience at a senior level (Band 6 or above/ equivalent) in specialty area. You must also be prepared to undertake an MSc course in advanced practice, to be completed within 3 years of commencement. The applicant must also have excellent interpersonal and clinical skills, which will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Main duties of the job

The aim of the trainee ACCP program is to develop an autonomous practitioner working within the Critical Care Units. Core skills will include patient assessment, appropriate ordering and interpretation of investigations, procedural skills including line insertion and discharge to the ward.

The ACCP will play a key role in providing care to our patients and will be expected to work closely with the consultant team to drive standards of care and innovation, supporting education, research and audit and developing practice.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Professional Health Care Registration with a UK Regulated Body (NMC /HCPC /GPC)
  • Evidence of Degree Level study / BSc / Degree Level Qualification or equivalent CATS
  • Post Graduate Qualification in specific speciality or equivalent experience.
  • Teaching & Assessing /Mentoring qualification.



  • Extensive post registration experience at a senior level (Band 6 or above/ equivalent) in specialty area
  • Evidence / experience of working in an MDT within a health care provider service
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of environments
  • Knowledge & evidence of research/audit processes and application

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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