Advanced Clinical Practitioner

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Band 7

Main area

Southampton Children's Hospital UHS


Band 7




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£41,659 - £47,672 pa

Salary period



06/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking for either an enthusiastic and dynamic existing ACP Band 7 or Band 6 Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join the Children's Trauma and Orthopaedic team at Southampton Children's Hospital. The successful candidate must have experience working at within a Paediatric Orthopaedic service.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and become a competent member of our nurse specialist team; they will have extensive support from our most experienced paediatric orthopaedic nurses and clinicians. Some of this development will be through participating in joint consultant and nurse-led clinics where they will learn how children and young people are clinically assessed, diagnosed and treatment options discussed. There will also be the opportunity to access further specialist education and or training days.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities WHAT YOU'LL DO

Working with the existing multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals and parents/carers of children with orthopaedic conditions.
  • Dealing with sensitive and distressing situations, managing these in an appropriate manner
  • Managing your own work load, assessing and prioritising within agreed specialist guidelines
  • Contributing to the development of the specialist service, ensuring documentation and programmes of care are updated regularly.
  • Ensuring documentation is completed to Trust policy and in accordance with NMC requirements
  • Building good working relationships with the multidisciplinary team and providing support to staff on the ward

    We'd love to hear from children's nurses with experience of working in a leadership capacity, who can evidence ongoing education and qualifications appropriate to this speciality. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to patient care and the public, as well as the ability to meet robust clinical operational demands.

    As well as the relevant NMC registration and evidence of proven clinical ability in paediatric nursing, we're looking for:

  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Proven management experience
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills

    The Paediatric Orthopaedic service accepts patients from across the Wessex region; a population of approximately 8.4million. It covers Outpatient clinics as well as supporting inpatients on ward G3.

    As well as accepting referrals from across the Wessex Network, Southampton Children's Hospital is one of the only Paediatric Trauma Centre's on the South Coast.

    You will be working with a Multidisciplinary team across the Orthopaedic Specialty as well as supporting long term patients through transition to adult care.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC Register Or other recognised clinical professional qualification (eg HCPC)
  • Evidence of experience and completion of all band 6 competencies within relevant speciality
  • Level 7 Post Grad Diploma/ Master's Degree within relevant speciality (ACP) – must include non- medical prescribing
  • Mentorship qualification / Evidence of supporting learners in practice
  • Specialist training in area of practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Counselling qualification
  • Teaching qualification (ENB 998, C&G 7307, PGCE or equivalent)
  • Leadership qualification / training (Edward Jenner, Mary seacole, Elizabeth Garret Anderson, Nye Bevan, LDC, RCN)
  • IT training
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Specialist clinical skills and experience within specialist area
  • Evidence of policy development and implementation
  • Evidence of change Management, leadership and innovation
  • Evidenced based care philosophy
  • Clinical experience at band 6 grade or equivalent within relevant speciality
  • Desirable criteria
  • Development / use of integrated patient care pathways
  • Experience of nurse –led care / clinics in own practice
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Team leadership role
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to synthesise information quickly and able to communicate
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Innovative approach to problem solving
  • Able to manage own workload autonomously
  • IT skills (Word processing, excel, email and internet as a minimum)
  • Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Clear about professional accountability re. Autonomous practice
  • Ability to cover full 24hr shift patterns including weekends and BHs
  • Able to demonstrate strategic thinking
  • Highly Motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings / clinics if required, by prior arrangement
  • Desirable criteria
  • Organisational, business and service planning awareness
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Evidence of work/ life balance
  • Desirable criteria
  • Interests / activities indicating teamwork, leadership, stress management
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    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
  • Job Description (PDF, 197.0KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 118.0KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Janice Tait

    Job title

    Advanced Clinical Practitioner Children's T&O

    Email address

    Telephone number

    023 8120 6462

    Additional information

    Katie Watts

    Trainee ACP Children's Trauma & orthopaedics

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