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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

We are looking to recruit two Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) within our Stroke & Spinal services (Please specify your speciality of choice in your application). You will need to have a high level of experience in acute clinical practice at band 5 Level/equivalent and have sound clinical knowledge whilst also demonstrating managerial and leadership abilities. Trainee practitioners will be expected to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Clinical Practitioner) under the support and guidance of our medical colleagues.


Our team of committed and dynamic practitioners act as advisors for all members of the multidisciplinary team; offering support to both nurses and junior doctors. In light of this our ever expanding team are looking to provide additional support and expertise which will benefit both the patient in terms of continuity and quality of care and our junior doctors’ working hours, including the workload of our nurses.

We have a robust competency program in place set within the HEE guidelines for advanced clinical practice allowing Nurses to develop their knowledge and skills within a protected environment, whilst also providing a structure to the role of nurse practitioner.


As a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner you are expected to work in conjunction with the 4 pillars of Advanced Practice (HEE Framework Oct 2017)

  • Expert clinical practice

  • Leadership and management, in order to improve and transform services.

  • Research – application of existing research and contributing to new research within chosen speciality.

  • Education and Development of self and others.

You will work as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner under the supervision of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP)

You will practice clinically within agreed care protocols; these will be monitored by the Designated Medical Lead / Practitioner

This role involves undertaking competency based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.

The post holder will work across professional, departmental and Trust boundaries as required to develop and support patient-centred seamless care, with particular responsibility for participating in nurse-led care initiatives.


We’re extremely proud of our achievements and the ongoing contribution we’re making to the neurosciences care group. The Advanced Clinical Practitioners role is continually evolving in line with advancements in practice and research, which in turn means ongoing developmental opportunities for the successful applicant.

If you are dedicated, compassionate and strive for a rewarding role that can offer plenty of training and development, we would like 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.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 08 February 2021.


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.

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Lucy Porter
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Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner
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