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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2021.

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 387-M-1946-GB

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum

This role prepares the post holder to work towards the role of a qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner in the trust in the specialty of Endocrinology. The post holder will work under guidance and mentorship throughout the defined training period. The post holder may be undertaking the level 7 ACP apprenticeship programme in conjunction with the University of the West of England, or they may be completing a Masters programme in Advanced Clinical Practice and map the knowledge and skills to the apprenticeship standard.

You will require significant experience in the specialty of endocrinology as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and will lead a team of 1.5 WTE band 6 CNS's and 1.0 WTE band 5 support nurse. You will undertake nurse led clinics such as thyroid, Adrenal Incidentaloma, stable pituitary/Addison's whilst developing other team members. Education is an important part of this role, therefore excellent communication skills to ensure patient groups receive appropriate advice is essential.

A Non Medical Prescriber would be an advantage but not essential initially. However, there will be an expectation to undertake this course.

Although this is an established service, there is immense opportunity to innovate and further develop this tertiary endocrine service .


For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicky Brooks, Matron or 0117 3429246


Additional contact information

Dr Rebecca Hoskins, Consultant Nurse Education and Advanced Practice


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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