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Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Band 8a Acute Care Response Team

Job Reference: 318-18-R2780GF

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Care Response Team
Gloucester, Cheltenham
£42,606 to £50,819 pa pr

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

Department Acute Care Response Team (ACRT)

Job Title Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP)

Band 8A

Full /Part time opportunities available

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the expanding Acute Care Response (Rapid Response/Deteriorating Patients) Service and to be part of a highly regarded and important team. The post offers huge potential for both professional and personal development alongside opportunities to influence and guide the service.

The successful candidate will take the lead in reviewing/managing deteriorating patients across all specialties, making appropriate referrals and optimising patient safety. They will support doctors and ward teams and enjoy a high degree of autonomy.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate excellent clinical, teaching and communication skills and work independently in challenging circumstances whilst maintaining excellent clinical standards for acutely ill / deteriorating patients and their families.

The successful candidate will have considerable post registration experience within an acute speciality and qualifications in physical assessment, physiological reasoning and non-medical prescribing. They will have demonstrable experience and ability to utilise these skills in acute in-patient areas and will have either gained, or be working towards, a Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice.

Clinical support for this service is from consultants / senior trainees in Critical Care and Acute Medicine, including teaching, M&M etc, other development opportunities are linked to ACPs in other specialties, local Higher Education Institutions and other clinical specialties across the Trust.

The successful candidate will work a rota of internal rotation (days and nights) across both sites (Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospital) and the shift pattern will be made up of 12 hour shifts. The shift times are as follows: Nights 19:00 to 07:30 (Days 07:15 to 19:15)

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Mr Ben King. Lead for Acute Care Response, Resuscitation and Clinical Skills -



Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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