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Trainee/Trained Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Band 6 - 8a

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Band 6 - 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Derby Hospital
£31,365 - £51,688 £31,365 - £51,668 (Band 6 - 8a Salary) - Dependent on experience
Salary period
17/06/2021 23:59
Interview date

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Do you hold current registration with NMC, HCPC or GPhC? If so, further exciting opportunities have become available to join our growing team of  trainee and trained Advanced Clinical Practitioners in University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB). 

Advanced Clinical Practice is well established at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and is seen as integral to the delivery of high quality and safe patient care across the Trust. You could be joining an extremely progressive team which continues to develop to meet the needs of our patients.

In order to apply for a trainee post, you will need considerable post registration experience, together with evidence of leadership skills / experience and regular CPD.

If you are considered to be a Trained ACP or equivalent (your current job title may be different if you work in another region), you will be required to demonstrate your level of practice through portfolio and clinical skill assessment.

Main duties of the job

  • Work autonomously at advanced level, utilising advanced assessment and reasoning skills to deliver safe and effective care.
  • Provide clinical leadership across the multidisciplinary team, to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care to all patients.
  • Support the senior ACP team in continued development and progression of the ACP service to meet the demands of the service.
  • Coordinate, plan, deliver and manage the healthcare needs of the patients presenting to their area of practice in conjunction with the wider medical team.
  • Work as part of the wider medical team supporting junior medical staff, sharing clinical workload, and facilitating attendance at training and development opportunities.
  • Provide consistent high quality care for patients accessing UHDB services.
  • Support effective patient flow throughout the Trust supporting Trust management teams with on-going clinical care provision.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 17th June 2021

Interview date: 1st July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Work both autonomously and alongside consultant colleagues at an advanced clinical level ensuring the delivery of high quality care, making critical decisions to diagnose conditions through clinical assessment and ordering and interpreting of diagnostic tests.
  • Autonomously manage the routine care of patients, using skills beyond the scope of allied health professionals and nursing. This will include maintaining records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Deliver advanced assessment and use of treatments normally outside the scope of allied health and nursing practice, for patients who may have diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological needs.
  • Assume clinical responsibility for the consultant’s outpatient caseload when required, for example, during times of leave, retirement and increased service demands. This may be a long term arrangement. 
  • Work collaboratively across all disciplines across the acute and community settings including community services.
  • Undertake and coordinate evidence based audit and research projects to ensure best practice and aid service development.
  • Completion of a clinical portfolio mapped to the appropriate curriculum with sign off achieved at panel submission for completion of training 
  • Evolve the role, proposing and negotiating extensions of practice beyond traditional scope and boundaries to meet the needs of service users in line with the Trust’s Strategic Approach and Business Plan.
  • Exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, making critical judgements and decisions to meet the expectations and demands of this role in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).
  •  Provide professional clinical support, teaching and advice to nursing staff, junior medical staff and other members of the MDT and be an integral part of the hospital team.

Training will support you to become an advanced, skilled, generic practitioner with transferable skills and as such you will be required to be flexible to meet the needs of service.

Applicants without a first level degree may apply but will need to evidence successful completion of level 6 credits or equivalent. You will need to evidence Maths and English at GCSE pass or above.

We have a well-established support framework which is provided by a senior ACP leadership team. The trainee will work towards the apprenticeship in advanced clinical practice, in addition to the appropriate clinical competency portfolio mapped to a Trust approved curriculum.

As the Trust strives to provide standardised care to all patients admitted across a seven day period, you will be required to be available to work a full pattern of shifts including weekends and nights. Shift patterns will vary dependent upon area of practice at any given time as care is centred on the service requirements.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional Registration
  • Mentor/Teaching qualification
  • Significant post registration experience
  • Minimum of 40 credits degree level study
  • English and Maths at GCSE C or above
Desirable criteria
  • Independent prescriber
  • ALS Certification
  • Masters level education

knowledge, skills & qualific

Essential criteria
  • Substantial broad experience relevant to area of practice or master degree
  • Demonstrable Experience at managing / leading a team
  • Clinical diagnostic skills including the ability to interpret clinical investigations
Desirable criteria
  • Masters degree in “Advanced clinical practice”
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jennifer Riley
Job title
Corporate Lead Advanced Practice
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Clare Sutherland - Corporate Lead for Advanced Practice

Tel: 07701394103





If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
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Royal Derby Hospital
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01332 783342 / 07385 367225