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Adult Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Emergency Medicine (Annex 21)

NHS AfC: Band 8a ( Annex 21)

Main area
Emergency Department
NHS AfC: Band 8a ( Annex 21)
Full time: 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Whiston Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 Per Annum
Salary period
01/11/2020 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious nurse to train to become an Advanced Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) to join our existing team to assist in providing acute nursing care to our patients who attend the Emergency Department.

You will need to have a high level of experience in an acute care setting at Band 6 or above and have sound clinical knowledge whilst also demonstrating managerial and leadership qualities and abilities. The successful candidate will be supported in completing their MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) under the support, guidance and mentorship from our medical colleagues.

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals has an excellent reputation in training and developing its senior nursing workforce and this post is a new role to continue this trend and support out constantly changing services and service developments as we adapt to new and evolving patient needs.

In order to support our seven day medicine redesign programme and Ambulatory Care you will be required to work weekends and Bank Holidays.

You should have the ability to assess, diagnose and develop comprehensive management plans for patients under our care. Evidence of working at an advanced level of nursing is essential, and a degree in nursing and non-medical prescribing would be an advantage. Modules gained at Masters Level in clinical examination and/or diagnostics are also essential for the role.

The successful candidate will need to be well organised, flexible and reliable with excellent communication and inter-professional skills. They will also need to be a team player and work alongside colleagues from different professional backgrounds.

During the working week, there will be dedicated time for academic study for the duration of the training.

This vacancy is an Annex 21 (training position). Once you have completed the training, the EM consultants have signed you off and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine certify you as a fully qualified ACP, then you will be rewarded full Band 8a status. Training is expected to take 3 years minimum, but can take longer, as long as adequate progress is being made.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check

Interviews are scheduled to take place Week Commencing Monday 16th November 2020.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rob Havre
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Clinical Lead
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Additional information

For further information or to arrange an informal chat, please contact Rob Havre Clinical Lead or Su Hobbs Matron