Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
22/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Manchester University Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS Acute Hospital Trusts in the UK and is a major tertiary referral centre for medical and surgical specialities. Adult Critical Care Directorate at Manchester Royal Infirmary provides services to support these including transplant and related surgery, vascular surgery, haematology, head & neck surgery, nephrology and hepato-biliary.

As one of the largest Critical Care Units in the North West the service comprises a General Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and General High Dependency Unit (HDU), a 4 bed Elective Surgical Critical Care Unit (ESCCU) and a 5 bed High Care Unit at our Trafford Hospital. The ICU currently has 19 beds and admits around 800 patients a year. In January 2013 the unit moved to a new facility with capacity for 20 level 3 beds including 7 isolation rooms. The HDU currently has 20 beds and admits approximately 1350 patients a year. In May 2014 this unit also moved into new facilities alongside the ICU.

Supported and supervised by a medical team including 23 consultants, an exciting career opportunity has arisen within the Directorate for 1 senior nurse to become an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP's) following a 2 year training programme including study at Masters level at Salford University. Salford University is the preferred HEI as the programme is aligned to FICM standards and also incorporates the Non-medical prescribing course which is essential for this post. Post to commence in February 2018.

The aim of the ACCP programme is to develop an autonomous practitioner working in a new role 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 linked to FICM standards the 2 members of staff will progress to Advanced Critical Care Practitioners at band 8a and functioning at junior doctor level take up slots on the medical 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 Salford.

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

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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 Steve Benington, Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist on 0161 276 4712
John Logan, Head of Nursing on 0161 276 5948

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744