Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) for Adult Emergency Departm

University Hospitals B
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Competitive salary
15 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Our ED has a fantastic opportunity for RCEM credentialed Lead ACP.

If you are:
  • An RCEM credentialed ACP
  • Keen to work in an 'outstanding' trust
  • Want to be part of an exceptional ED multidisciplinary team:
  • A leader with managerial experience at a senior level

Then this is the post you have been looking for.

The aim of the role is to lead, and develop the evolving team, as well as to integrate the emerging role within the ED clinical team structure and the wider division and trust.

The role of the lead ACP will encompass:

Service development and redesign, - Workforce planning, - Innovative role development, - Recruitment and retention, - Training and development - Professional supervision and development to underpin the provision of sustainable high quality services
  • In consultation with Educational supervisors and professional lead undertake annual tACP appraisals and ARCPs
  • Attend and represent the team at ACP ED faculty meetings
  • Provide pastoral care of tACPs
  • Meet regularly with the tACPs to confirm progress with RCEM/UWE/HEE requirements, and develop action plans in conjunction with educational supervisors as required.
  • In the absence of educational supervisors attend UWE tripartite meetings with ACP apprentices.
  • IN conjunction with the wider team, advertise and take part in the selection process for tACPs and ACPs as required.
  • Contribute to and develop clinical governance structures with the ACP team and wider ED
  • Keep an overview of qualified ACP rotas to ensure they meet service requirements
  • Lead and collaborate in developing the scope of practice of the ACP team eg: radiology investigation requesting, development of sedation within legal and clinical governance structures
  • Keep abreast and share developments in ACP practice both professionally and educationally locally and nationally eg South West Faculty of Advanced Practice and RCEM ECACPS
  • Contribute to education programme, as required eg local tACP programme, UWE ACP apprenticeship, trust wide MDT advanced practice forum, and trust wide NMP forum

Actively seek opportunities to take part in ACP research and service evaluation

The post also attract protected CPD/SPA time each month, whatever your interests we can support you in developing them: clinical research, patient safety, ultrasound, and education for example. We are an award winning team, with a strong culture of patient safety, innovation, education and research in emergency care.

The ACP team is supported by a medical lead (EM consultant) and a managerial lead (deputy head of nursing).

The ED has strong links with the local university and ACP apprenticeship masters programme.

Teamwork in the A&E department was exceptional. Staff at all levels were committed, motivated and engaged. They worked very well with each other across all job roles and staff grades. They were cohesive and demonstrated excellent teamwork within their department and with other departments." CQC

The Job Description is subject to formal matching

For further details / informal visits contact:

Angela Bezer, Deputy Head of Nursing

angela.bezer@uhbw.nhs.uk or 0117 342 0929

Additional contact information

Simon Laing - Medical Lead for ACP service Simon.Laing@uhbw.nhs.uk

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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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