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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/10/2020.

Modern Apprentice Assistant Practitioner/ Qualified AP - Robotic and

Job Reference: 408-20-140-A

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£21,892 - £24,157 pa pro rata - annex 21

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is seeking to recruit a qualified Assistant practitioner with an interest or specialism in robotic and urology surgery or a potential Trainee Assistant Practitioners to join our amazing robotics and urology theatre team

This role is for Clinical Support Workers who currently work in theatre or have an interest in working in operating theatres to join our dynamic team. Whether you have experience or are looking to start a career in the operating theatre, WUTH is the organisation for you. The position for either role will be in our robotics and urology team based across WUTH theatres. The post available are full time position of 37.5 hours per week. The robotics team provide skilled support to surgeons undertaking both benign and cancer surgeries in Colorectal, Urology and Gynaecology with the current UGI developing surgical skills in robotic gastric procedures.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a highly motivated team with real commitment to providing a high standard of patient care. You will be a dynamic motivated health care professional who has patient care and safety at the heart of everything you do.

By joining us we will give you the support and development you need to become a practitioner of the future. With an initial internal training program and assessment you will achieve competence enabling you to develop your patient care skills. In return for your dedicated care Wirral University Teaching Hospitals can provide you with opportunities to develop into perioperative practitioners of the future. Being part of #PROUD team we can offer you staff benefits including Lease Car Scheme, Smoking Cessation Services, Childcare and Family Support and other healthcare related support packages. If you seek to work in a specialised team and wish to build an exciting and fulfilling career at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, then this is the role for you.

Applicants must have NVQ level 2 or 3 in Healthcare Support. You will be expected to complete your apprenticeship within 24 months of your start date. Your initial apprenticeship pay rate is defined by the duration of the apprenticeship; your pay will increase throughout the duration of your apprenticeship when specific milestones are met. On completion of your apprenticeship and subject to all criteria being met, you will continue in your job role on a permanent contract with the trust at the designated pay scale.

Shift Pattern: five day cover comprising of variable shift patterns to support service delivery

Modern Apprentice: fixed Term contract for 24 months under Annex 21 U of the pay terms and conditions

Qualified AP : Permanent contract


For further details / informal visits contact:

Nikki Van Schie - Theatre Matron

Lee Bennett - Associate Director Health Care Professions

Perioperative Medicine

0151678 5111 x7405

WUTH are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all. We are therefore keen to receive applications from all who feel they meet the essential criteria. As a "Disability Confident Committed" employer, we also offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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.

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