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Trainee Advanced Care Practitioner - Gastro

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Permanent: Pay will be 70% top 8a in year 1 and 75% top 8a in year 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 pro rata
Salary period
25/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

This post is open to current employees of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Bay Health and Care Partners and external candidates.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Apprentice Advanced Care Practitioner to join the Gastro team .

You will have the opportunity to care for patients within our Acute Gastro within Lancaster Suite and outlying wards.

The Gastro team  is a forward thinking team with a focus to give high quality patient care. 

Pay will be 70% top 8a in year 1 and 75% top 8a in year 2


Main duties of the job


The Trainee advanced Care Practitioner will receive education and training  to be able to provide expert care and treatment to patients within agreed protocols and clinical guidelines. 

Provide support within the team and act as role model and resource, encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient outcome.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals -Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Practitioner (on the relevant part of the register for the post)
  • Current knowledge and experience of caring for patients with condition related to speciality
  • Leadership and change management experience and ability to develop expert practice
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others demonstrating effective time management and organisational skills
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its application
  • Committed to CPD of self and others with proven mentoring, teaching and assessing skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Teryll Clinton
Job title
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Gastro Cross Bay
Email address
Telephone number
01229 43678
Additional information

Sarah Hunter

Medicine Matron

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