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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Employer
North Bristol NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role will involve autonomous, independent clinical practice. With a background of nursing, paramedic or physiotherapy, the post holder will have completed training to practice as an autonomous Advanced Clinical Practitioner, working at equivalent to junior middle grade level with a clear and concise portfolio to demonstrate the evidence required by Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) ACP curriculum. This will have incorporated the progressive development of history taking, clinical examination, clinical investigations and interpretation and subsequently the diagnosis and management planning of the patient specific to the clinical specialty of Emergency Medicine. The successful applicant will have completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent as stipulated by the RCEM ACP Curriculum.

The post holder will act as a senior clinician within the Emergency Zone, provide senior cover and be identifiable, highly visible and accessible to patients, carers and staff for assistance advice and support

Main duties of the job

Clinical
  • Deliver and participate in high standards of clinical care delivered to patients in the Emergency Department
  • Ensure all aspects of practice are undertaken with obtained informed consent where applicable, in accordance with local policy, professional body guidance and law.
  • Be able to undertake advanced and comprehensive assessment based on a body of specialist knowledge.
  • Be directly responsible and manage patients as part of their own caseload.
  • Provide supervision and direction to junior members of the clinical and nursing teams.
  • Whilst working within the professional boundaries of an ACP, assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients resulting in the safe management, which may consist of further management, referral to another specialty or discharge.
  • Contribute and assist in safe and efficient patient flow and become involved in potential areas of improvement within this area.
  • Be directly involved in patient experience quality assessment and implementation of improvement strategies.
  • Critically assess patient care and plans and address any issues, which may result in substandard care.
  • Be familiar and implement trust and national policy, guidelines and recommendations to facilitate a standardised approach.
  • Ensure accurate and legible documentation and records are maintained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Practice in accordance with specific professional body codes of professional behaviour.
  • Maintain infection control standards.


About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West region and one of the largest trusts in the country. We provide Medical, Surgical, Neonatal and Maternity Care for the local population of approximately 1 million people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We are the Major Trauma Centre for the West Country, house the Regional Stroke Centre providing 24/7 Thrombolysis alongside providing tertiary level care in Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Pathology, Plastic Surgery and Burns, Renal Medicine, Transplant and Urology,

Per annum, the trust treats over 100,000 inpatients, 35,000 outpatients, 100,000 emergency department patients and help deliver over 6,000 babies. It employs more than 9,500 staff and has approximately 1,050 inpatient beds.

Furthermore, the Trust has University Teaching status and is associated with both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. This allows all staff members to actively engage in the teaching of future generations of doctors, nurses, paramedics and many more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

Deliver and participate in high standards of clinical care delivered to patients in the Emergency Department

Ensure all aspects of practice are undertaken with obtained informed consent where applicable, in accordance with local policy, professional body guidance and law.

Be able to undertake advanced and comprehensive assessment based on a body of specialist knowledge.

Be directly responsible and manage patients as part of their own caseload.

Provide supervision and direction to junior members of the clinical and nursing teams.

Whilst working within the professional boundaries of an ACP, assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients resulting in the safe management, which may consist of further management, referral to another specialty or discharge.

Contribute and assist in safe and efficient patient flow and become involved in potential areas of improvement within this area.

Be directly involved in patient experience quality assessment and implementation of improvement strategies.

Critically assess patient care and plans and address any issues, which may result in substandard care.

Be familiar and implement trust and national policy, guidelines and recommendations to facilitate a standardised approach.

Ensure accurate and legible documentation and records are maintained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Practice in accordance with specific professional body codes of professional behaviour.

Maintain infection control standards.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • RCEM Accredited Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • NMC Registration OR HCPC Registered Paramedic OR Qualified Physiotherapist
  • Audit / Quality Improvement / Governance experience
  • Initiative, flexibility, and adaptability to meet needs of a changing service


Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust

Address

Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB

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