Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Thoracic surgery)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 05, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,306 - £39,027
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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Thoracic surgery) Band 6

Main area

Thoracic surgery


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£32,306 - £39,027 pa

Salary period



05/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking to recruit a trainee Thoracic Surgery advanced clinical practitioner within our Cardiovascular and Thoracic specialities. You will need to have high level of experience in acute practice at band 5/6 Level/equivalent and have sound clinical knowledge whilst also demonstrating managerial and leadership abilities. Trainee practitioners will be expected to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) under the support and guidance of our medical colleagues.

ACP's within the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Care Group work in teams in the sub specialities; Cardiology, Vascular and Cardiac & Thoracic surgery. This not only benefits our patients in terms of continuity and quality of care, but provides our patients with more prompt admissions, inpatient care and discharges, thus improving patient experience and reducing length of stay.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents 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.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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 YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO

As a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner you are expected to work in conjunction with the 4 pillars of Advanced Practice (HEE Framework Oct 2017)

  • Expert clinical practice
  • Leadership and management, in order to improve and transform services.
  • Research – application of existing research and contributing to new research within chosen speciality.
  • Education and Development of self and others.
  • You will work as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner under the supervision of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP).

    You will practice clinically within agreed care protocols; these will be monitored by the Designated Medical Lead / Practitioner.

    This role involves undertaking competency-based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.

    You will work across professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required to develop and support patient-centred seamless care, with particular responsibility for participating in nurse-led indicatives.


    You need to be able to provide evidence of post registration CPD and degree / MSc level study. Once full competence and training has been achieved you may be required to hold an emergency bleep for the cardiovascular & thoracic care group and will be an ALS provider.

    We pride ourselves in the provision of high standards of patient care and exemplary support to our employees. We have exciting plans in relation to workforce redesign and working in new ways to improve patient care pathways.

    You should be forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical and leadership skills. If you enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment and are looking for a position, which will challenge you and give you the opportunity to develop your leadership and managerial skills then we would like to hear from you.


    Interviews will be held on Monday 12th December 2022

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Maths and English Level 2 or have recognised equivalence from the NARIC process
  • Registered Healthcare Professional on relevant part of NMC / HCPC register
  • Completion of Healthcare Degree (or equivalent - Minimum 120 credits at L6)
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or the ability to Provide evidence of:- Supporting a range of learners in practice ,Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development
  • Basic keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desirable criteria
  • Completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification
  • Counselling qualification
  • Registered on MSc Pathway as an experienced practitioner
  • Further study at Level 7 within relevant pathway
  • Leadership qualification (RCN, LDC, Edward Jenner, Elizabeth Garret Anderson, Nye Bevan)
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Significant Post Registration experience within chosen specialty
  • Broad awareness of wider Trust initiatives / pressures
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ability to change or initiate practice
  • ILS trained
  • Aptitudes and Skills Essential criteria
  • Able to use initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously undertaking expanded roles
  • Able to prioritise and delegate appropriately
  • Special Requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Commitment to ongoing career development
  • Flexibility to work all shifts including unsociable hours on a 24/7 rota
  • Trust Values Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Working Together
  • Always Improving
  • 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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    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, 191.0KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 162.9KB)
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    Georgina Kirk

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    Email address

    Telephone number

    023 8120 8972

    Additional information

    Lucinda Hiscock

    Divisional Education Lead

    023 8120 5530

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