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Trainee Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Practitioner (tEM-ACP)

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have the opportunity for successful applicant(s) to join our amazing team of Enhanced and Advanced level Practitioners within the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Directorate at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT).

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated NMC/HCPC Registered Nurse's, Paramedics or Physiotherapists with the right attributes and passion for Emergency Medicine (EM) to work alongside our multidisciplinary team within the Emergency Department (ED) and integrated Urgent Treatment Care (iUTC) at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH).

Modelled on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) ACP curriculums and Health Education England (HEE) ACP framework (links below). We are able to support successful candidate(s) with academic study, clinical assessment, development of differential diagnosis, ordering and interpretation of appropriate investigations, developing technical skills and undertaking practical procedures.

This role also attracts 20% Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) time for Practitioners to undertake study, personal and service development.Therefore, we look for the candidate(s) with the right attributes and characteristics for our team.

We will assess people not only on their academic and technical achievements but on their non-technical and communication skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be developing their clinical practise under the supervision of an experienced multidisciplinary team as a trainee Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Practitioner (tEM-ACP) within the Consultant led ED.

The post holder will develop through academic study and clinical practice under direct and indirect supervision of senior clinicians. Developing their knowledge and skills in the safe assessment, treatment, referral and discharge of patients within an agreed scope of practice to provide patient-centred quality care within their designated area of work.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached the full Job Description and Personal Specification for this role.

Note - Due to previous high interest in this role we may close the advert early.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC Registered Paramedic or Physiotherapist.
  • Ability and eligibility to study at level 7 (Masters)
  • Safeguarding Adults (level 3).
  • Safeguarding Children (level 3).


  • Master's Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice (or in certain circumstances has completed Health Education England (HEE) ACP ePortfolio).
  • Independent Prescriber (V300).
  • Advanced Life Support provider (ALS) - or equivalent certificate.
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support provider (APLS) - or equivalent
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support provider (ATLS) - or equivalent
  • Completed or working toward accreditation/credentialing with The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)
  • Generic Instructor Course (GIC) for the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) or Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
  • Leadership qualification
  • Teaching / Assessment and mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Immediate Life Support provider (ILS)
  • Paediatric Immediate Life Support provider (PILS)
  • IR(ME)R certificate



  • Has > =5 years whole time equivalent (WTE) speciality experience working within Emergency, Urgent, Acute or Critical Care setting
  • Has > =1 years whole time equivalent (WTE) speciality experience working at a Band 6 level within Emergency, Urgent, Acute or Critical Care setting


  • Competent in the clinical assessment and management of all patient groups
  • Able to role model and lead whilst working independently and within a team
  • Have had line management experience
  • Experience of teaching at informal and formal level
  • Change management experience
  • Participated in audit and developed service improvement strategies
  • Has had appraisal and recruitment training

Key Skills


  • Demonstrate a clear vision and the role of the ACP service
  • Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication, presentation and decision -making skills
  • Organised, able to prioritise, make decisions and meet targets/deadlines
  • Willingness to embrace change to meet the short-term and longterm needs of the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) directora
  • Ability to support staff in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Personable - good role model
  • Able to work under pressure with flexibility in approach
  • Good negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Can undertake venepuncture, cannulation
  • Has good understanding on pain management and methods to reduce pain (e.g., analgesia, slings, cold compress, immobilisation etc).


  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change
  • Able to undertake basic wound management (e.g., clean, medical photography, steri -strips, medical glue, appropriate dressing etc.)
  • Able to undertake advanced wound management techniques (e.g., suturing, staples etc.)
  • Can undertake intraosseous (IO) access
  • Can identify critical Limb injuries and know how to manage including dislocations and those needing manipulation
  • Can insert Longlines/Midlines with ultrasound guidance



  • Experience with using Word and Excel
  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy/policy and how to relate this to the service


  • Portfolio of evidence with evidence of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
  • Experience working with Symphony IT system and or system one

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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