Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Paediatric Critical Care
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
27/07/2017 23:59

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is one of the largest Children's Hospitals in Europe It offers a multitude of local, regional and national clinical services. The Trust is a major tertiary referral centre for medical and surgical specialities and the Paediatric Critical Care Directorate provides services to support these which include complex general and speciality surgery, haematology, metabolic, neurology and neurosurgery.

As one of the largest Paediatric Critical Care Units in the UK the service comprises a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and separate High Dependency Unit (PHDU), The ICU is currently commissioned for 15 beds with plans to expand to 21 Beds. The PHDU currently has 12 beds with plans to open further capacity to 15 beds.

Supported and supervised by a medical team including 11 consultants, an exciting career opportunity has arisen within the team for a number of senior nurses to become Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practitioners (APCCP ) following a 2 year training programme including study at Masters level at Sheffield University.

The aim of the APCCP programme is to develop an autonomous practitioner working within Critical Care. Core skills will include patient assessment, appropriate ordering and interpretation of investigations, procedural skills including line insertion and discharge to the ward.
Following successful completion of training staff will progress to Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practitioners at band 8a and functioning at junior doctor level take up slots on the trainee Critical Care rota.

For the trainee post you must have substantial critical care experience at a senior nurse level and be able to demonstrate the motivation required to take on an advanced practice role. You will be required to successfully complete the MSc Advanced Practice over two years at the University of Sheffield

The post is graded at Band 7 during training, rising to Band 8a on satisfactory completion of training.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rachael Barber, Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist on 0161 701 8042

Clare Ryan, Matron on 0161 701 8042

Helen Fieldsend, General Manager on 0161 701 1673 or

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4797