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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: J125-A-20-2269

gtd healthcare
Primary Care
Cross Organisation

Join us: Do you want to train as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner within an organisation that puts patients at the heart of everything it does; inspiring trust and confidence by making a positive difference every time?

If so, gtd healthcare has successfully secured funding to recruit and sponsor Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles and want to provide this new and exciting opportunity to highly motivated and experienced practitioners.

We pride ourselves on being flexible and provide an extensive range of services, enabling our trainees to have an array of opportunities to work across the organisation and develop skills, knowledge and experience at Masters Level.

The training salary is £35,000 - £40,000 dependant on experience. The qualified AP salary is £45,000 - £60,000 with enhancements.

 You will benefit from:

  • Working alongside our newly developed multi-professional clinical model, which is structured to make the best use of General Practitioners who will act as the overarching senior clinicians.
  • The allocation of an Advanced Practitioner mentor and additional support from our team of associate mentors including senior clinicians, physician associates, advanced pharmacists, mental health workers to support you along your learning journey.
  • Robust support and development through regular clinical supervision / 1:1 meetings with an assigned mentor and Trainee Lead / regular student meetings and training sessions.
  • Working within an organisation with a commitment to delivering a high standard of care by investing in the development of our staff through:
    • A newly formed training academy: a hub which facilitates internal learning and development activities as well as educational and training opportunities in liaison with external organisations
    • Hub and spoke training model: this aims to provide varied opportunities to gain experience and knowledge within our diverse range of clinical settings across the organisation.
    • A dedicated Non-Medical Prescribing Lead to support practitioners through regular teaching sessions, cascading of current guidelines / evidence based information, direct support on a 1:1 basis.
    • Specialist Leads to provide expert guidance, support and learning opportunities in more specific and complex areas of care, for example: Palliative Care Lead, Safeguarding Children Lead and Safeguarding Adults
    • Our People’s Project:Established to improve working conditions by giving employees more control; it involves work patterns designed around skills and service demand and capacity requirement to ensure that working time is more manageable and appropriately aligned.
      • Thus having the opportunity to adopt flexible working patterns as we provide services seven days a week, 365 days a year
      • Providing services for challenging populations where you can really make a difference to patient outcomes – from working in areas with a high ethnic population to tackling health inequalities

You will be working within a values driven organisation, who are passionate about providing the best quality health care for our patients. As we offer a wide range of services across the north-west, you will have the opportunity to gain experience within our multidisciplinary GP practices, GP-led walk-in services, which care for more than 135,000 patients per year, Urgent Care Centres, Mobile Visiting Services and Clinical Hub, which offer out of hours services by telephone triage, treatment centre appointments and home visits.

To enable your development as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner and support the delivery of the organisational values, you will be exposed to a wide range of patients with varying needs. This will include patients with mental illness, paediatrics, and the elderly who may present with acute or chronic conditions. You will be in a prime position strategically influence and lead on service delivery to meet the health needs and demands of the ever changing population.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop and become an autonomous Advanced Clinical Practitioner. After successfully completing the MSc, you will continue to work within the highly skilled multi-professional team. You will have the opportunity to assess, diagnose, treat and provide advice/care to patients either via telephone or face-to-face to those who may access urgent and primary care, with undiagnosed, undifferentiated minor injury and illness.

The post holder will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week of which 15 hours will be dedicated to academic study and placements. Starting salary will be the equivalent of a band 6/7 dependent upon experience.

Upon completion, the starting salary will be £45,000 (equivalent to Band 8a), plus enhancements.

Standard Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Evidence of recent professional and academic development at level 6 / 7
  • Current professional registration as a health or social care practitioner e.g. Health Professions Council; General Social Care Council; Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Significant post-registration experience of professional practice
  • A first degree relevant to health or social care practice
  • Compliance with Occupational Health Screening (as appropriate) procedures and Criminal Records Bureau Screening to the satisfaction of the employing Health/Social Care Organisation.

Non Standard Entry

  • Further evidence of having achieved the above academic standard may be accepted on the basis of:
    • recent level six study (60 credits), and \ or submission of a portfolio of evidence in support of an APL/APEL claim for level six credit
    • Demonstrate significant (five years) post-registration experience of professional practice.
    • A graduate certificate

We put patients first – we understand that every person, every family and every community is unique; we always take the time to listen and we respond openly and honestly every time.

We look after our people – we understand that looking after our people helps them look after our patients. We have high expectations of our people and give them the training and support they need to perform exceptionally.

We give great quality care – we aim to meet the highest standards of excellence and safety all the time. If we can’t or don’t meet expectations we will honestly explain why not

We lead the way in transforming primary care – we use our experience and expertise to constructively challenge and suggest new and innovative ways of working, where we think this will improve health, healthcare and people’s experiences of it

We contribute to the wellbeing of our local communities – we aim to be more than a health care provider alone. We will look for opportunities to bring wider health benefits to the communities in which we work.

gtd healthcare is committed to providing equality of opportunity and applications will be considered on the basis of their suitability. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.
gtd healthcare is an NHS Pensions employing authority.

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