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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2020.

Advanced Clinical Practitoner

Job Reference: 214-UEC20-11-18

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Urgent Care Centre, Newark
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our Urgent Care Team at Newark Hospital, part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS. This role is open to experienced and qualified practitioners.

Newark UCC sees an average of 26,000 patients a year ranging from Minor Injuries to acute presentations. A significant portion of the workload is Primary Care related.

We are looking for an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our team. This is a new and exciting opportunity to be a part of a major Service Development for the Department and the Trust as the UCC move forward with new and different ways of providing a service for the local area.

We expect to recruit positive, forward thinking individuals who are motivated and can motivate others, work under pressure and manage the needs of a wide variety of attendances. This post provides an exciting opportunity for the experienced professional who is passionate about Urgent Care, with experience of dealing with Minor Injuries, Minor Illness and management of Acute presentations.

This role is for both Adult and Paediatric presentations to the UCC. As a registered professional, with a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice you must be able to demonstrate significant clinical experience. You will need to be highly motivated and be prepared to continue to develop your expertise. Your role will involve assessment, treatment and management of a diverse undifferentiated caseload of patients requiring urgent care. With this you will need excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of the wider Newark and Kings Mill teams

The post will involve day and night duties rotating with the Medical Staff and other Advanced Clinical Practitioners to provide a 24/7 clinical service in the UTC. The department also runs a Emergency Nurse Practitioner service 12 hours a day 7 days a week providing Minor Injuries and some Minor Illness management of patients. It is envisioned the successful candidate will operate in conjunction with the ENP service and with the support of the UCC Registered Nursing team.

Clinical supervision, teaching, training and on-going development will be available primarily from the Emergency Department/Urgent and Emergency Care Division at Kings Mill Hospital. Rotation between Newark UCC and KMH ED sites to maintain skills and professional development is envisioned.

The successful applicant must:

  • Have considerable, demonstrable experience in an emergency care setting
  • Be clinically competent to manage Adult and Paediatric presentations across the spectrum of illness to injury.
  • Hold an MSc qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice including anon-medical prescribing qualification.
  • Hold a teaching qualification
  • Hold relevant qualifications in Minor Illness and Minor Injuries.
  • Be an ALS and EPALS provider and hold a relevant Trauma Qualification. The UEC Division has recently been rated as outstanding for ‘well lead’ in a recent CQC visit. The department is closely linked to KMH ED which has a full complement of Emergency Department Consultants and will provide the successful candidate with access to a clearly defined mentor/supervisor and support continuing professional development through yearly appraisal. If you have the experience and motivation to be part of the future of a new clinical service and staffing group in a busy and forward thinking UCC then we are waiting to hear from you.

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on 01623 622515 ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £47.50 plus VAT for an enhanced and £29.50 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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