Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Advanced critical care practitioner (ACCP)

Band 7

Main area
Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pa
25/07/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


CTCCU is a 21 bedded unit providing level two and three care to patients following cardiac, major aortic and major thoracic surgery, and those with acute cardiac medical conditions. CTCCU is a challenging, exciting and supportive environment which will facilitate the ongoing advancement of your specialist critical care, managerial and leadership skills.
We already have 2 ACCP trainees in post and are now in a position to recruit additional highly motivated critical care nurses/allied health care professionals (AHP) to join our advanced critical care practitioner programme. It is a new role for CTCCU which commenced in February 2019 and a fantastic opportunity to be part of a progressive cardiothoracic critical care service within the
Oxford Heart Centre. It would be anticipated that the post would commence in September 2019.

Advanced Critical Care Practitioner qualified or in training or be prepared to undertake the training course:
Applicants must have clinical experience in Critical Care, ideally within the Cardiothoracic speciality, with evidence of Advanced Critical Care skills, management, and leadership. The candidate will possess a relevant Postgraduate Diploma/Master’s degree in advanced practice or be working towards this qualification (to include non-medical prescribing), and hold a qualification in teaching and assessing in clinical practice. A commitment to the advancement of Cardiothoracic Critical Care practice is required with a full understanding of the scope and role enhancement this exciting post offers.
We welcome applications from experienced critical care practitioners or those critical care nurses wishing to further develop their career. We offer, in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University, the opportunity to gain certification in post graduate advanced critical care practice. This applicant requires a commitment to undertake the relevant post registration education, completing a two year training programme to gain full accreditation. The curriculum for this position will follow the training for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners produced by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM).

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Chris Palin, Clinical Lead for CTCCU and ACCP training programme lead via christopher.palin@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 25th of July 2019
Interview Date(s) 5th of August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

If you feel that this role may be right for you please feel free to come for an informal visit, meet the team and see for yourself. Please contact Chris Palin as above, Gaye Hardaker Matron on 01865 228302 or email Gaye.Hardaker@ouh.nhs.uk , Emma Bryant trainee ACCP or email emma.bryant@ouh.nhs.uk