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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Paediatric Critical Care and NWTS)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join us, in a new and unique role, as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) and Paediatric Critical Care transport with the Northwest North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS). This is a split role with 50% in PCC at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) and 50% at NWTS.

With over 1000 admissions annually to PICU, RMCH is one of the largest children's hospitals in Europe, hosting the NWTS service. As a regional critical care transfer service NWTS stabilises and transfers up to 700 patients per year, working in partnership with RMCH and Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, and the Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Network.

The role is primarily patient care focused and you will be working as part of a consultant led team, delivering all aspects of patient care for children on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric High Dependency Unit and for patients referred to NWTS. You will hold advanced knowledge of the management of critically unwell children and young people and deliver interventions in a timely manner including providing advanced clinical skills.

Each ACP is linked with a critical care consultant mentor and transport consultant clinical supervisor to support their professional development and to ensure their wellbeing needs are met.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a Paediatric Critical Care ACP across both the RMCH PCC and NWTS on a 50:50 basis.

A PCC clinical shift will involve independent assessment and management of children/young people under the supervision of a consultant. This will include non-medical prescribing and completion of clinical skills, including advanced airway intervention and advanced venous access as required. Additionally, active collaboration with the wider multidisciplinary team is required to ensure the delivery of responsive individualised patient care. Strong communication with the child and parent is paramount.

At NWTS you will part of the multidisciplinary team that provide advice, support, and leadership to children deteriorating and requiring critical care interventions throughout the North West and North Wales. This will involve clinical assessment, stabilisation, and transfer in conjunction with the Local Hospital team.

Research, education, and leadership are key pillars of the ACP role which are addressed though individual interests whilst activities supporting the departmental goals are actively encouraged in order to advance critical care delivery of safe and effective service.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Masters Degree in advanced clinical practice
  • Registered as a non-medical prescriber with professional regulatory body
  • APLS certificate


  • Teaching qualification
  • Accreditation with NHS England 'Centre for Advanced Practice'



  • Experience working in an Advanced clinical practice role
  • Portfolio of evidence demonstrating continued professional development
  • Evidence of clinical skills relevant to paediatric critical care


  • Paediatric critical care ACP experience
  • Paediatric critical care transport experience
  • PCCS membership
  • Evidence of contributing to regional/ national workstreams
  • Evidence of publication in academic journals
  • Presentation of work at national, international meetings / conferences

Aptitude / leadership


  • Evidence of excellent clinical record
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a highly demanding environment
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrate imaginative and effective use of resources
  • Ability to articulate personal development needs
  • Demonstrate implementation of audit/research recommendations
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrate evidence of involvement in change management
  • Evidence of delivering education activities at a high level


  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of promoting ACP work at trust and national levels



  • Good knowledge of clinical information systems


  • Competent in the use of medical databases and search engines to access current evidence / literature

Personal Attributes


  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


RMCH, Critical Care,

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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