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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Main Responsibility

While working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, you will be the first point of contact for emergencies for ENT patients as an independent, autonomous advanced practitioner, holding the specialty bleep and receiving urgent referrals from the community. You will respond to referral requests from within the hospital including review of patients in ED, provide and co-ordinate treatment and follow up for inpatients following ward rounds, assist the ENT team and on-call team when performing minor ENT procedures in theatres or within the emergency department, lead in the development of care pathways within the specialty, provide clear professional leadership as an effective role model and play a key role in planning for patient treatment and discharge of ENT patients.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About the role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The ENT team at the RD&E are modernizing their workforce to meet current and future challenges and provide a new career pathway for non-medical practitioners through the introduction of Advanced Clinical Practitioners. This is a unique opportunity for highly motivated and suitably experienced practitioners to join our Specialist Ear, Nose and Throat team as Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

This role will develop high level critical thinking and decision making skills, and work towards performing at an advanced level. This role will develop over time in response to changes in service delivery and we are therefore looking for practitioners who are energetic, eager to develop and are forward thinking with the potential to adapt to change and meet new challenges. In return we will support you at every level to enable you to develop your new role.

To support the development of these roles the training programme will be in partnership with the University of the West of England. All trainees will be supported to undertake an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice over three years and will work under the direction of our clinicians and the wider multidisciplinary team to achieve the ACP work based competencies. On successful completion of the programme and a period of consultation, the post will be subject to job re-banding.

The post holder will act as an expert clinical resource, facilitate pathways and formulate a suitable plan of care for the patient seen on the ward, in clinic or via an emergency referral pathway.

While working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, you will be the first point of contact for emergencies for ENT patients as an independent, autonomous advanced practitioner, holding the specialty bleep and receiving urgent referrals from the community. You will respond to referral requests from within the hospital including review of patients in ED, provide and co-ordinate treatment and follow up for inpatients following ward rounds, assist the ENT team and on-call team when performing minor ENT procedures in theatres or within the emergency department, lead in the development of care pathways within the specialty, provide clear professional leadership as an effective role model and play a key role in planning for patient treatment and discharge of ENT patients

We are looking for individuals who have post qualification experience in Surgery and have the drive, ambition and positivity to make this role succeed. Applications from ACP's that have attained their Masters qualification are welcome to apply.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: 22nd December 2022

For further information please contact

Maria Giali ( ENT ACP) mariachiaragiali@nhs.net

Emily Baigent (Trainee ENT ACP) emily.baig@nhs.net

Mary Drinkwater (Trainee ENT ACP) marydrinkwater@nhs.net

Rupert Ricks Consultant Otolaryngologist rupertricks@nhs.net

Rachel Traynor Clinical Matron Specialist Surgery 01392 402717 rachel.traynor@nhs.net

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

 

 

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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