Nursing - Trainee Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioner

  • Department Advanced Practitioners - Paediatrics (PRH)
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/06/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-TPA-816
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Mixture of designated university hours and clinical shifts. 7 day working pattern including days, nights, weekends and bank holidays)

Job overview

The post holder will work towards delivering an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of Paediatrics.  Working with the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) exercises independent judgment to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of paediatric patients within the Paediatric services and emergency department.  The ACP’s will be part of an alternative medical workforce model having undergone generalist training meeting all academic and core clinical requirements relevant to the role.

The trainee ACP’s reporting lines will be within Paediatrics however will work alongside and support the education and development of both nursing and medical colleagues within the departments where they work. As the ACP project develops it is envisaged ACP’s will develop General Paediatric expertise and be able to clinically advance further in terms of decision-making and autonomy in practice, this will be reflected in pay structure and banding of the level the ACP is working.  The ACP will continue professional development to gain the skills and knowledge to become a senior ACP (Band 8b) when a position is available and interview process completed.  The ACP has key working relationships with all members of the nursing and medical and multidisciplinary and department management teams.


Main duties of the job

  • Deliver and participate in the clinical care of patients. 
  • Prioritise health needs and intervenes appropriately.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2018) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive health assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.
  • To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients, resulting in the safe management.
  • Take responsibility for the management of patients within own caseload and supervision/development of junior members of the multi-professional team.
  • Is able to identify the need for appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret the results.
  • Following completion of the Independent Non-Medical Prescribing course and registration with the NMC or HCPC, undertake non-medical prescribing in accordance with the Trust non-medical prescribing policy. 
  • Actively implement effective systems and processes for infection, prevention and control management and relevant audit within their clinical area.
  • Maintain up to date qualifications in relation to advanced paediatric life support APLS/ EPLS and NLS.
  • Adhere to IRMER regulations 


Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, which together provide 99% of our activity.

Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including Accident & Emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

The Children’s service is made up of inpatient and out-patient services and we have an enthusiastic team of over 150 staff providing care to children across both hospital sites.

As the 10th biggest paediatric provider in the country, we see children of all specialities, including Oncology, Orthopaedics, Surgery and Medicine, Ear Nose and Throat, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Neurology.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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