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Job summary

Main area
Acute Medicine - AMU/ SDEC - ACP
Grade
BAND 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
382-IMPF120-23-E
Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£50,952 - £57,349 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/06/2024 23:59

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Advanced Clinical Practitioner- Acute Medical Unit/Same Day Emergency

BAND 8a

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 

 


Job overview

An exciting post has become available for a qualified ACP on our Acute Medical Unit and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)Unit. We are looking to appoint a dynamic enthusiastic practitioner into this post to help us in delivering our goal of delivering outstanding care and treatment to the community of Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. 

The successful candidate will join our established team of ACPs and will work long side the large MDT in delivering care across the acute medical footprint. This post holder will work within the 4 pillars of advanced practice to drive our services forward and deliver the best in NHS care. 

 

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the post holder will need to be clinically focused and deliver outstanding evidenced based care to our patients. The post holder will clerk patients, plan and assess their care and then work within the larger team to discharge within agreed pathways. 

The acute medical services are delivered across 3 areas; the AMU department which is a 35 bedded unit treating all range of medical presentations. The second area is the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) The short stay ward. The post holder will be responsible for deliver care and treatment in both of these areas as patient demands change. 

 

 

Working for our organisation

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be an independent practitioner working within the larger multi-disciplinary team (MDT). The MDT consists of the nursing, medical, pharmacy and IAT among others. The main responsibilities will be to direct patient care and treatment to ensure excellent services are provided to the patients. A large element of the role is service improvement and quality improvement initiatives to advance (s) our services forward. The post holder will be comfortable with change management and have a proven record of service development and or redesign within their portfolio. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Degree
  • Teaching & Assessing qualification
  • MSc in Advanced Practice
  • Post Registration in Speciality
  • non medical prescriber
Desirable criteria
  • Management Qualification
  • Leadership course
  • advanced life support

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in the speciality, ideally 5 years
  • Clinical credibility – regarded as a successful clinician by peers or supervisors
  • Experience of managing own case load, including the assessment of patients, ordering diagnostics
  • Understanding of the role of research and development activities upon Clinical Effectiveness
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the current issues affecting NHS services including Clinical Governance and the NHS Plan
  • Development of protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Leadership in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking
  • proven quality improvement experience
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and presenting lectures to staff
  • Experience in completing and presenting research
  • experience of presenting at conferences
  • considerable leadership experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Advanced Clinical Practise skills
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Autonomous advanced practitioner
  • High level decision making skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Able to produce structured and relevant reports
  • Problem-solver/Lateral thinker
  • Excellent time management
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing and motivating people
  • Evidence of expanded Clinical Skills
  • Ability to produce and manage an effective staff rota
  • Effective change management
  • Knowledge of clinical audit, evidence based practise and research
  • Knowledge and understanding of the 4 pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Interpretation of investigations and findings
Desirable criteria
  • Health promotion
  • Publication record

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverDisability confident employer

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Leanne Kay
Job title
Clinical Matron
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01253956913
Additional information

Leanne Kay Tel 01253 300000 ext 56913
Bleep 1436

 

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

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