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Acute Medicine - Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Band 8a)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner to work within Urgent Care on the Acute Assessment Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit .

We require an enthusiastic, forward thinking, well organised and motivated individual with a positive attitude.

The post holder needs to hold an MSc or equivalent in advanced practice, with core advanced practice competencies. Independent prescribing is a must.

Previous applicants need not re-apply

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) will use specialist knowledge and skills to provide healthcare independently to patients. The ACP is accountable for the total episode of care for patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed needs.

The post holder will act as a role model, delivering advanced practice and promoting clinical effectiveness in care. He/she will be required to work autonomously in delivering independent assessment, clinical examination, diagnosis, clinical decision making and planning of care and treatment, diagnosis, prescribing, health promotion and safe discharge of patients.

About us

Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with Trust guidelines and policies.

The post holder is required to work with colleagues, within the trust's organisational development strategy as appropriate to post, in support of these organisational characteristics with their associated values and supporting strategies

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details, please see the attached Job Descriptions and Person specifications.

Person Specification



  • Documented evidence of completion of generic advanced practice competencies and a defined range of specialty competencies.
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams.
  • High standard of oral and written communication skills and confidence to discuss patient management with other members of the MDT.
  • High level of capability using outcome measures and audit.
  • Confidence and ability to accurately assess and manage complex patient presentations to a high professional standard.
  • Ability to critique own practice.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent liaison and negotiation skills.
  • Commitment to Staff Development and Training.
  • In-depth knowledge of issues and developments in specialty-specific area of practice


  • Significant experience working within specialty
  • oRoot Cause Analysis training



  • oAdvanced practice competencies
  • Advanced diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills
  • Interpreting investigations
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Research and audit skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and autonomously both within the Trust and with partner organisations.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • oExcellent communication skills


  • oCompetence in venepuncture, cannulation and arterial stabs.



  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • MSc in Advanced Practice
  • ALS Life Support qualification
  • Relevant teaching qualification / evidenced experience
  • Independent non-medical prescribing


  • oACP experience of working within specialty.



  • Experience of working as a qualified ACP within Acute / Urgent Care or clinical specialty
  • Proven track record in Acute Care setting
  • Ability to work with and motivate nurses and medical staff
  • Evidence of managing complex patients in stressful and emotional situations where life-changing events are being communicated and clinically managed.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training and education for health care professionals
  • Direct supervision of junior staff
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff and students
  • Evidence of lead for or contribution to audit programs within practice
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and the practical application of new skills to the workplace
  • Experience of delivering training and education for health care professionals
  • Cultural awareness


  • Significant post registration experience.
  • Significant experience working at band 7 or equivalent
  • Experience working within acute medicine / urgent care.

Personal Attributes


  • Capable of lateral and critical thinking
  • Committed to an open culture of learning and continuous improvement, based on best practice
  • Motivated and able to inspire others
  • Committed to team working, respecting and considering the skills of others, using a flexible and co-operative working style
  • Shows compassion and empathy

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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