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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
Depending on experience Dependant on experience and if in a training role
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Heart Centre Directorate are looking for a Cardiothoracic Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our team!

A development opportunity will be considered for this position, and dependant on experience the successful candidate will either enter at Band 7 level or Band 8A.

The role will be during office hours covering the Royal Stoke site. Following an induction period, you will be predominately ward based with outreach to other specialities or areas for our patients at UHNM and will be responsible for assessing & delivering their treatment needs.

You need to be an enthusiastic, dynamic, proactive, innovative, and highly motivated nurse. You will have demonstrable knowledge of this field and recent experience of within the Cardiothoracic speciality. You must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to work with the multidisciplinary team.

You will have undertaken a masters level qualification.

All applicants will be expected to meet the essential criteria and possess the relevant post registration experience as outlined in the person specification.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected, after your completing your induction period, to work autonomously, providing inpatient and outpatient care to our patients who are under cardiothoracic care.

You will be expected to be familiar with IT systems, document any care you have provided electronically.

Working with the team, you will initiate and support service development and improve patient experience based on emerging and best practice models of care responding to patient feedback and audit findings

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ACP has a trust-wide responsibility to provide clinical excellence through the four pillars of advanced clinical practice. The clinical practice pillar accounts for a minimum of 80% of their contracted hours of work and they practice with a significant higher level of responsibility and autonomy which is comparable to that of the level of medical staff providing the same level of service:

Practice as an exemplary role model throughout all four pillars of advance practice.

Advanced knowledge, skills and judgement for high level and complex decision making in an extended scope of practice.

Completing a full holistic health assessment using a range of assessment methods whilst working with patients, relatives and carers.

Request imaging and investigations to underpin and support clinical decisions and diagnosis.

Make independent diagnostic decisions based on the above and/or pathology or imaging results.

Make complex clinical decisions based on sound evidence base practice and clinical expertise.

Initiate prescribed treatments and medication, therapies, lifestyle advice and care.

Screen patients for early signs of disease and risk factors pertinent to their area of practice.

Carry out invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures where appropriate.

Refer to other health professionals as appropriate.

Discharge patients from hospital/services as required.

Maintain meticulous evidence of clinical specific competencies of advanced skills.

Exercise risk management using professional judgement.

Collaboratively work throughout all necessary multi-disciplinary members

Provide clear, clinical leadership across the whole clinical area and trust when necessary

See Job description and personal spec for further details.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Current registration with professional body such as NMC or HCPC
  • MSC degree in advanced clinical practice or equivalent Msc
  • Professional portfolio evidence the ongoing practice in the four pillars of advanced clinical practice
  • Registered independent non medical prescriber
  • Evidence of teaching, supervision and mentoring
  • Mentor/assessor or formal teaching qualification
  • Cardiothoracic experience minimum 3yrs Band 6 or above
  • Advanced life support or ILS support provider (dependent on area of practice)


  • Accreditation with The Centre For Advancing Practice

Knowledge, skills, training and experience


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse complex health conditions and ensure effective interventions are actioned in a timely manner
  • Ability to understand interpret and critically analyse data and information
  • Ability to prioritise workload in response to service need
  • Ability to contribute directly to the production of strategy and policy documentation


  • Currently working as A qualified ACP

Personal Qualities


  • Positive mindset in respect of supporting organisational change, learning and continuous development
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to progress in speciality
  • Effective interpersonal skills including high degree of self awareness and self regulation
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for delivering to their agreed objectives

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal stoke

Newcastle road

Stoke on Trent


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