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Band 7- Trainee ACP, Emergency Medicine

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Band 7) to work within the Emergency Medicine Division at Watford General Hospital. This post supports the nursing and medical teams in the Emergency Department. You will be working as part of the ED team providing leadership, expertise, advice, and support to the nursing and medical team ensuring the provision of high-quality care to patients from the first point of contact to their destination, either admission or discharge. As we operate a 7-day service, the post holders will be required to work a variety of shifts covering a 7-day rota across all areas within the Emergency Division.

This is a full-time trainee post and in order to apply for this post, you need to have a first degree in health-related discipline that includes a research focused module along with GCSE/Level 2(or equivalent) Maths and English certificate at Grade C/Level 4 or above (essential requirement for apprenticeship program).

The successful candidate will be promoted as a band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner, after the completion of the master's in advanced clinical Practice as well as meeting the requirements of the ACP competencies.

Applicants who apply for trainee posts will have appropriate training and access to funding to support completion of Masters.

Main duties of the job

This exciting opportunity will include early assessment of patients, access to investigations, consultation, independent prescribing, and liaison with medical, nursing, AHP and support teams. The post-holder 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.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Under the direction of the ED consultants, the trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in the Emergency Department will provide expert assessment, treatment, and management of a case load, using complex communication skills, judgment, discretion, and decision making.

The trainee ACP will monitor and improve standards of care, supervising, teaching, and supporting colleagues providing skilled professional leadership. The trainee ACP will be required to adhere to all aspects of the ACP governance standards and framework.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications:


  • GCSE/Level 2(or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C/Level 4 or above
  • RGN or other allied professional with a first degree in health-related discipline that includes a research focused module
  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Evidence of current CPD


  • Leadership course
  • ALS provider
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Working towards MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice



  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the role of Advanced Clinical practitioner
  • Understanding what the NHS Constitution and Personal Responsibility Framework means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues
  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g., National Service Frameworks, NICE etc
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national targets and priorities
  • Understanding of the Trust's objectives and priorities and the ability to work across operational boundaries


  • Evidence of using clinical governance framework to influence care and improve outcome
  • Evidence of participation in research studies
  • Advanced history taking and physical examination skills
  • Ability to work flexibly, using best practice and managing own case load



  • Experience of working at band 6 or above for in Acute settings
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and the practical application of new skills to the workplace, demonstrating specialist expertise underpinned by theory
  • Evidence of depth and breadth of senior level practice appropriate to advanced level
  • Evidence of practical contributions to the development of service programmes of care and protocols
  • Evidence of relevant involvement in meeting the Trust clinical governance objectives


  • Undertaken ENP/assessment modules
  • Experience of working in the Emergency Department

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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