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Trainee / Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 317-2021-18-056

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 NCCC Specialist Nurses - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£38,890 - £51,668 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

Band 7 £38.890 to £44,503 per annum

Band 8A £45,753 to £51,668 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for three dynamic clinicians to join our workforce as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner to work in our Cancer Services at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care based at the Freeman Hospital. The roles will support either the urology, lung or gastrointestinal cancer oncology services, working as an increasingly independent practitioner responsible for patient treatment and holistic patient centred care.

Depending on individual qualifications, this may be at Band 7 Trainee progressing to Band 8a when qualified (following completion of an advanced practice MSc including non-medical prescribing and clinical skills modules, which will take 3 years to complete), or may be appointed at Band 8A if candidates have relevant qualifications.

You will be passionate about providing high quality patient care in this exciting and rewarding area. You will join an innovative team of oncologists and specialist nurses, delivering non-surgical oncology treatments in a tertiary centre. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and be able to prioritise a complex workload. You will take pride in your work, be self-motivated, professional, proactive and personally resilient. In addition, have a flexible approach, good organizational skills, and excellent attention to detail. You will be passionate as a lifelong, self-directed learner in this rapidly developing and exciting specialty.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected demonstrate leadership and act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work, and consistently demonstrate trust values and core behaviours.


Band 7 - Trainee ACP

Be registered as a healthcare professional with recent experience working at a senior level within oncology

Professional qualification plus healthcare related degree

Band 8A - ACP

Professional qualification plus degree

Successful completion of Advanced Clinical Practitioner Training (Full Masters level equivalent)

Successful completion of non-medical prescribing course

Previous experience at ACP (Foundation level)
Recent experience in oncology is essential

Full time: 37 hours 30 minutes/week


For further details / informal visits contact:

Fiona McDonald

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