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Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Job Reference: 347-1941438

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Trainee ACCP
SOUTHPORT, Southport
Band 7

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust

Critical Care



(training provided at Salford University, Manchester)

Band 7 (Band 8a once qualified)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team, for an inspirational and motivated experienced clinical professional who has developed their skills and theoretical knowledge to a high standard.

If you are that person then we are looking for you to apply for a trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner post and to join our enthusiastic Critical Care team here at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals.

You must have substantial post registration experience, exceptionally sound clinical knowledge within Critical Care whilst also demonstrating good managerial and leadership qualities.

We recognise that an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner is a highly experienced and educated member of the team and the successful trainee candidate will be fully supported to complete the MSc Advanced Practice programme, outlined in the Curriculum for Training document published by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, which is over 2 years with guidance and help from our medical colleagues.

You will have a dedicated Consultant Intensivist mentor to facilitate you to achieve your goals along with the full support and guidance from the Clinical Matron of Critical Care and your Head of Nursing.

You will be expected to influence all related aspects of care and management of patients and deliver individualised and personalised direct patient care within the Critical Care setting. You must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals and be enthusiastic and committed to making a difference and demonstrate a commitment to improving practice through on-going personal and professional development.

You will become responsible for delivering high standards of care using advanced autonomous clinical skills, offering support to both our nursing and junior medical colleagues.

Trainee post holders will be allocated dedicated time for academic study every week alongside clinical hours.

As part of the interview process the successful candidate will be expected to enrol at Salford University and attend the induction day in September and attend the subsequent university sessions outlined in the Course Curriculum whilst completing any notice.

Advertising Date: 23rd August, 2019

Closing Date: 8th September, 2019

Proposed Shortlisting Dates : Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th Sept 2019

Proposed Interview Date: Monday 16th September 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Further information or an informal visit can be arranged through contacting:

Stephen Mellars, Head of Nursing for Planned Care, via PA Sharon Gibson 01704 704944

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier that stated, should a sufficient number of applications be recieved, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience



Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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.

UK Registration

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

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