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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are expanding! and we are pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join our Advanced Clinical Practitioner team at Maidstone and Tunbridge wells Hospitals.

We are a two-hospital site trust, and as a trainee ACP to work in the emergency departments and acute medical units on both sites.

You will be joining a team of over 20 other enthusiastic tACP's in emergency medicine, ensuring the safe, efficient and timely flow of patients through the Emergency departments (ED). There is also the requirement to train towards supporting the joint partnership clinical co-ordination single point of access. This novel project run between the acute trust, local ambulance service and community frailty team aims to get patients seen by the right people at the right time. This supports the national agenda for hospital avoidance.

In addition to our strong nursing team, we have an excellent senior medical team that work closely with us in providing a patient-centred service.

The role of trainee ACP involves programme of academic, and work-placed based education. Culminating in either credentialing as an ACP with the royal college of emergency medicine (RCEM).The post holder will be expected and supported to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practitioner at one of our partner universities.

Qualified ACPs will be expected to undertake their role across the four pillars of advanced practice as well as provide supervision and support to junior staff and trainees.

Main duties of the job

You will be allocated a ED consultant mentor and supervisor who will support you through your RCEM e-portfolio and other competency assessments, you will be supported will be expected to attend study days and courses including ALS, ePALS ATLS and regular teaching sessions within the department and regional ACP events.

As either an experienced Nure, Pharmacist, Paramedic Practitioner or Therapist Practitioner, with at least 2 years' experience in a band 6 post or above in an acute environment, and following a period of education, assessment and competency sign off, the post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating complex programmes of care within the acute and emergency care settings. At which time the post holder will be viewed as an autonomous practitioner and will be fully responsible for managing their own caseload and assessing, treating, referring and discharging those patients in their care, with support where required.

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.

We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience, with associated Professional Registration (or willingness to work towards)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification (or willingness to undertake)
  • Immediate life support qualification


  • Teaching and mentoring qualification or relevant experience
  • Advanced Life Support/European Advanced Paediatric Life Support



  • Extensive, relevant experience in Emergency Medicine or acute care (including experience in a senior role)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of settings
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment skills


  • Previous management experience
  • Evidence of understanding in current issues in NHS



  • Conversant with IT systems
  • Sound clinical reasoning and decision making skills
  • Clinical skills portfolio, preferably relevant to Emergency Medicine

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Hermitage Lane



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