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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Band 8a / Trainee ACP Band 7

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a vacancy for a motivated, proactive and adaptable individual from nursing, paramedic or AHP professional background to join our well established ACP team at Heartlands Hospital. We welcome interest from both qualified ACPs and partially trained practitioners from acute care or other clinically relevant specialities. This post is not suitable for trainees new to the ACP role.

The Acute Medical Unit is a busy and dynamic environment, providing assessment and management areas for patients presenting with a wide range of medical problems. You will be working as part of the medical team providing leadership, expertise, advice and support to the AMU and Same Day Emergency Care Unit, ensuring the provision of high quality, person-centred care to acutely ill patients from the first point of contact to their final destination, either admission or discharge.

The department has an excellent track record of supporting both training and development of ACPs and provides robust Consultant supervision and a range of educational opportunities. ACPs are expected to participate in teaching, service improvement, audit and have opportunities to develop procedural skills and special interests.

You will be required to work shifts including weekends on a 1:6 rota. The post holder will deliver a 90% clinical component to their role and 10% related to appraisal, clinical audit, teaching, self-development and research if fully qualified. (Trainee post is 80% clinical / 20% non-clinical).

Main duties of the job

For detailed information about the advertised role and the main duties/responsibilities please read the Job Descriptions provided.

Essential for any applicant:

*Current registration with the NMC/HCPC/GPHC

*Non-medical prescriber (NMP) qualification or the professional ability to undertake this

When applying for a qualified ACP position (b8a), applicants must:

*Hold MSc in advanced practice or comparable qualification

*Hold a NMP qualification

*Provide a portfolio of ongoing development and autonomous practice at an advanced level.

When applying for a trainee ACP position (b7), applicants may:

*Be undertaking academic modules towards an advanced practice MSc funded by NHSE

*Currently be part of an ACP apprenticeship pathway (discussion with the ACP consultant Lead is required prior to applying to ensure feasibility of transfer if currently employed in a differing trust)

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has a proven track record in Advanced Practice and the Acute Medical ACP team is a growing and integral part of the UHB Acute Medical team with proactive Consultant support.

We would strongly recommend that you make contact with the department prior to interview to get a clear idea of the job role/requirements for training or any insight into the clinical specialty please contact Lead ACP (Acute Medicine) Karen Smith 0121 424 2000 Pager 8295 ( or Lead Consultant ACP Kirsti Soanes 0121 424 1869 (

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 detailed job description for both posts for this vacancy, please see attached Job Descriptions*

Person Specification



  • * Professional Healthcare Registration with a UK Regulatory Body ( NMC / HCPC / GPC) ( E )
  • * Post Graduate Qualification in specific speciality or equivalent experience ( E)
  • * MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice/ Level 7 equivalent portfolio or minimum of 120 CATs and working towards full MSc (must cover all 4 Pillars of advanced clinical practice )-- Portfolio must include evidence of health assessment module at Level 7 (E )
  • * Non -- Medical Prescribing Course -- where applicable to registration ( E )
  • * Advanced Life Support Qualification ( E )
  • * Recognised Teaching & Assessing/ Mentoring Qualification / Course(E)



  • * Extensive post registration experience at a senior level (Band 7 or above) in specialty area including significant and relevant senior clinical and leadership experience
  • * 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
  • * A sound knowledge of professional priorities and issues relating to NHS care provision
  • * A knowledgeable clinician with ability to ensure clinical governance is embedded in practice
  • * Sound understanding of evidence based practice and its application


  • Knowledge of the national and local NHS healthcare agenda and its implications

Additional Criteria


  • * Advanced Clinical Assessment/ Practice skills
  • * Highly developed communication, influencing and negotiating skills (verbal, nonverbal and written)
  • * Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • * Able to use initiative and make decisions supported by agreed standards
  • * Demonstrable effective time management and work organisation skills within autonomous practice to prioritise tasks and duties required to undertake the role consistently
  • * Knowledge & evidence of research/audit processes and application
  • Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisations
  • * Reliable , punctual , professional attitude and presentation including personal dress
  • * Ability to work well under pressure in a complex care environment
  • * Is aware of own limitations to practice and competence within the role
  • * Demonstrable structured approach to continuing professional development
  • * Sound clinical reasoning & decision making
  • * Ability to inspire and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • * Flexible , will work a range of shift patterns as per service needs within agreed health care environments
  • * Willing to travel to all Trust sites as required by job role
  • * Willingness to provide support, supervision and mentorship to trainee ACPs within Acute Medicine
  • * Maintenance of portfolio of CPD evidence in line with the HEE Advanced Clinical Practice in Acute Medicine Curriculum Framework


  • * Evidence of publication in healthcare journals/ National conference
  • * Previous experience within a Acute Medicine environment
  • * Previous experience in an acute admission area
  • * Knowledge of Acute Medicine pathways including Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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