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Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

Job Description

A unique opportunity has arisen for the position of Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP)for the General Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

The General ICU has the capacity to admit 25 critically ill patients together with an 8 bedded Surgical High Dependency Unit. The unit receives patients from all departments across the Trust including the specialities of Gastointestinal, general surgery, cancer care, vascular, hepatobilary, orthopaedic, trauma and general medicine. The unit is a dynamic environment taking daily elective surgical patient together with the unplanned admissions from the Emergency department, theatre and ward areas.

Working within the medical team as an ACCP you will need to perform at an advanced level within the four broad based competencies of advanced nursing practice:

- Expert clinical practice
- Leadership and collaborative practice
- Improving quality and developing practice
- Developing self and others

The post holder will practice autonomously as a core member of the Medical Team, having responsibility for the medical management of a defined group of critical care patients, under the guidance of the Consultant responsible for the care episode in Critical Care.

The ACCP will demonstrate a high level of competence and knowledge in critical care, advanced clinical assessment and clinical decision making. The successful appointee will practice autonomously, clinically within agreed care protocols; these being monitored by the designated Critical Care Consultant Lead.

So if you have trained as an ACCP, fit this criteria, are keen to further develop your advanced Critical care skills and wish to be an integral part of this dynamic and challenging speciality then contact us for more information.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
( Email address removed ) (Consultant GICU) or ( Email address removed ) (Senior Critical Care Matron)

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for 'Relocating to Southampton'.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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