National Rehabilitation Centre Trainee Advanced

  • Leicester
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Nhs Trust

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area

  • National Rehabilitation Centre


  • NHS AfC: Band 6


  • Permanent


  • Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Mon
  • Friday for academic component, will be required to work clinical shifts with shift patterns aligned to the area of practice - this may include some unsocial hours in year 3.)

Job ref

  • 164-5569943


  • Queens Medical Centre/ NRC


  • Nottingham/Leicester


  • £35,392 - £42,618 per annum

Salary period

  • Yearly


  • 10/09/2023 23:59

Job overview

NUH is nationally recognised as having an established Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) service, with ACPs embedded across 18 specialties.

We are seeking committed, enthusiastic and compassionate individuals to train as ACPs to join the NRC team to deliver the highest quality care to our patients.

Successful applicants will undertake an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at The University of Nottingham on our established three year ACP training pathway.

The NRC will provide specialist rehabilitation to a range of patients following injury and illness. To provide the best possible clinical care and patient outcomes, patients will be transferred as early as possible from acute settings to the NRC. We are looking to recruit ACPs to be part of the acute care skills team, providing continuing care for these patients.

Main duties of the job

The training pathway consists of: Year 1: appointed as a Band 6 and work within the trainee’s appropriate role in the department. The trainee ACP (tACP) is released 15 hours a week to complete year 1 of the MSc.

Year 2: The trainee is full-time supernumerary and starts the work-based learning and non-medical prescribing modules. Trainees receive supervision time, competency sign off, ACP mentorship and structured teaching. Following completion of non-medical prescribing and a percentage of the portfolio tACPs will be awarded a Band 7.

Year 3: following completion of the year 2 modules and the portfolio, tACPs will undertake a VIVA, once completed the tACPs will undertake a supported transition onto the rota with a supervisory period. When the final gateway assessments/modules are completed the trainee will advance to a Band 8a qualified ACP.

Once qualified, along with clinical work across the department the individual will have weekly rostered time to undertake their own continued professional development alongside service development work. Future opportunities may include rotational posts with linked departments.

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification documents.

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents.

Working for our organisation

The NRC is creating the first collaborative NHS and military specialist clinical rehabilitation capability in the UK with sharing of knowledge, expertise and facilities with training and research centres. Please see the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre. The National facility, opening in late 2024, comprises:

  • Regional inpatient rehabilitation centre
  • National training and education centre
  • National research and innovation centr

With strong links to the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, as well as regional neurosurgery and spinal services, the Centre will provide specialist rehabilitation for a wide range of patients following injury or illness.

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country. We are, a large, complex, person-centred organisation with an excellent national and international reputation for the quality of patient care, research, education and innovation. For more information about the Trust, visit our website.

Some of the benefits of working for our organisation include:

  • Flexible working
  • Opportunities for to be innovative/creative in the workplace
  • Friendly and supportive work colleagues within the team
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Cycle to work and travel

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for key duties and responsibilities.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Current registration with professional body (e.g. NMC, HCPC) with the ability to undertake Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Degree at 2:2.
  • Level 2 Maths and English (GCSE grade A*-C or O-level grades 1-6).

Desirable criteria

  • Post-registration qualification or training relevant to speciality.
  • Working towards MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.


Essential criteria

  • Minimum 5 years post-registration.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change
  • Management and leadership experience.

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

  • Ability to work within a multi-professional team, o