Band 7 Trainee/8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner Oncology: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) currently employs 140 ACPs across all Trust sites and specialities. The Haematology and Oncology department is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic ACP to work alongside the existing ACP team and provide excellent clinical care across the Oncology speciality.

UHB is one of the largest Trusts in the UK, incorporating Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic. UHB is also the leading regional centre for Cancer care and Bone Marrow Transplants.

Inpatient care is based principally at the QEHB site, which has 60 inpatient beds for Oncology and Haematology and there is an additional dedicated Young Persons Unit for TYA care. The Oncology service delivers specialist Systematic Anti-Cancer Treatment and covers an extensive range of tumour sites.

Emergency admissions to both Oncology and Haematology are managed by the Acute Oncology Service (AOS). Haematology and Oncology services present across four sites, supported by senior clinicians, junior doctors, CNSs, AOS and ACP team and specialist nurses. The successful candidate is expected to be flexible and willing to work across sites as required.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the development of a high quality advanced clinical practice within the Oncology Speciality. They will be expected to work autonomously to provide effective care to individuals and manage a caseload of patients. The candidate is expected to be proficient in independently reviewing patients with oncological abnormalities and demonstrate a high standard of clinical experience in the oncological speciality.

As an ACP, the post holder will be expected to work alongside the existing ACPs within the speciality whilst demonstrating expert knowledge and standards of clinical practice. Ideally, the post holder would have competed their Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) training and non-medical prescribing of blood products.

Teamwork and collaboration are key elements of the Oncology speciality. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a range of healthcare professionals, such as Consultants and Nurses, whilst being supported by a dedicated administrative team.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in speciality quality improvement projects to develop the service. Successful candidate should be flexible to the service needs and delivery and should be able to work across sites.

It is recommend that you contact the department prior to interview to clarify job role/requirements for training or any insight into the specialty.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person specification



  • Professional Healthcare Registration with a UK Regulatory Body ( NMC / HCPC / GPC)
  • Post Graduate Qualification in specific speciality or equivalent experience
  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice/ Level 7 equivalent portfolio or minimum of 120 CATs and working towards full MSc (must cover all 4 Pillars of advanced clinical practice )- Portfolio must include evidence of health assessment module at Level 7
  • Non – Medical Prescribing Course – where applicable to registration
  • Advanced Life Support Qualification
  • Recognised Teaching & Assessing/ Mentoring Qualification / Course



  • Extensive post registration experience at a senior level (Band 7 or above) in specialty area including significant and relevant senior clinical and leadership experience
  • Evidence / experience of working in an MDT within a health care provider service
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of
  • environments
  • A sound knowledge of professional priorities and issues relating to NHS care provision
  • A knowledgeable clinician with ability to ensure clinical governance is embedded in practice
  • Sound understanding of evidence based practice and its application


  • Knowledge of the national and local NHS healthcare agenda and its implications

Additional Criteria


  • Advanced Clinical Assessment/ Practice skills
  • Highly developed communication, influencing and negotiating skills(verbal, nonverbal and written
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to use initiative and make decisions supported by agreed standards
  • Demonstrable effective time management and work organisation skills within autonomous practice to prioritise tasks and duties required to undertake the role consistently
  • Knowledge & evidence of research/audit processes and application
  • Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisations
  • Reliable , punctual , professional attitude and presentation including personal dress
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a complex care environment
  • Is aware of own limitations to practice and competence within the role
  • Demonstrable structured approach to continuing professional development
  • Sound clinical reasoning & decision making
  • Ability to inspire and demonstrate strong leadership skills


  • Evidence of publication in healthcare journals/ National conference

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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