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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • During training, the post holder will be practicing autonomously within their agreed scope of practice, stage of training and level of competence to provide patient-centred quality care. This will encompass the skills of advanced assessment, examination, diagnosis and management.
  • The ACP educational programme will blend academic university study with the acquisition of work-based clinical learning.
  • The successful candidate will be fully supported to undertake a Post Graduate Diploma/MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. After successful completion of agreed objectives the post holder will progress to a band 8a ACP.
  • To work within the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (HEE 2017).
  • The post holder will deliver an 80% clinical component to their role and 20% related to leadership and management, education and research.

Main duties of the job

Main duties/key results areas and responsibilities

Clinical and professional

Autonomously work in partnership with individuals, families and carers, using a range of advanced assessment methods as appropriate (e.g. history taking, physical examination, identifying risk factors, mental health assessments) according to level of training, competence and scope of practice

Use decision-making skills to inform clinical reasoning approaches when dealing with differentiated and undifferentiated individual presentations synthesising information from multiple sources to make appropriate, evidence-based judgements and/or diagnoses

Leadership and management

Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation

Participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes across the organisation and its activities

Education and training

To successfully complete a Post Graduate Diploma/MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

To successfully complete relevant work-based assessments and clinical competencies relevant to role

Audit and Research

Develop a special interest within certain areas to allow the sharing of clinical knowledge and expertise

Contribute to the development of multidisciplinary research and clinical audit, implementing effective and evidence based practice

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Registered clinical professional
  • BSc/1st Degree
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Specialist training, experience and short courses relevant to PICU


  • Experience as clinical Leader
  • Experience of service development



  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience within PICU
  • Clinical Leadership Experience


  • Previous experience in an autonomous practice role



  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Up to date knowledge of evidence based guidelines and policies



  • Diagnostic reasoning skills
  • Clinical assessment and history taking skills


  • Able to co-ordinate and facilitate meetings

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges PICU



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