An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RCEM credentialed advanced clinical practitioner to join the team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust (UHS) emergency department.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is a major trauma centre, with a commitment to providing ongoing educational and development opportunities in this area.. We also work alongside a variety of specialties within the ED and so team working is key to our success.
As a large teaching hospital, there are many opportunities to develop your career as an ACP. Ongoing training and education is an important aspect of the role with many teaching activities including ACP supervision, junior doctor teaching, trauma study days and in-situ simulation. You will be encouraged to undertake further clinical training in, for example, ultrasound, procedural sedation and regional anaesthesia. Those ACPs who are instructors on life support courses are afforded paid time to participate in teaching to maintain instructor status and will have access to a range of additional courses offered by the clinical skills and resuscitation services teams.
You will work alongside a large team of doctors, nurses and practitioners across all adult areas of the department including resus, majors, minors, initial assessment, ambulatory, clinical decision units and the enhanced care suite.
You’ll provide high quality care to patients presenting with a wide range of conditions across the spectrum of acuity. You will also be able to utilise your full scope of practice, outlined by the RCEM ACP curriculum and have the opportunity to continue to develop your practice.
We are offering a role to a credentialed ACP, who has completed a postgraduate diploma with all the required academic components (including non-medical prescribing). The role is 80% providing direct clinical care to patients with 20% available to explore your specialist interests within emergency care, for example education, leadership and quality improvement.
We are looking for a dynamic, resilient, team player who embraces change and innovation to join our team. The ideal candidate will evidence strong leadership skills, previous change management experience and excellent communication skills.
If you are a passionate, patient-focussed and motivated individual who lives the Trust values we want to hear from you.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.