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  1. Advanced critical care practitioner

    Advanced critical care practitioners (ACCPs) are highly experienced and skilled members working in critical care units. 

    You're likely to be already trained in a role such as a nurse or in one of the allied health professions, such as physiotherapy, and have significant clinical experience in that area. Most current ACCP trainees have a background in nursing.
    Advanced clinical care practitioners in the NHS work standard hours, which are likely to be around 37.5 a week. While training, they will be paid at band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay rates and at band 7 after qualifying.
    You'll need to be able to make well-informed critical life-saving decisions about the patients you are caring for (often under pressure); be able to reassure people, and have excellent communication and organisational skills.
    As a member of the critical care team, you'll be offered opportunities to develop your career further by learning more about service delivery. This will support your progression through the Agenda for Change banding structure.
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