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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner - South Cumbria

Job Reference: J130-A-22-1974

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC)
Barrow in Furness
Clinical - £30.75 Studying - £20.07 per hour

About Cumbria Health on Call

We provide Out of Hours (OOH) primary care and Extended Access appointments to the population of Cumbria as well managing several GP Practices. Our core bases are:

  • Kendal
  • Barrow
  • Whitehaven
  • Carlisle
  • Penrith
  • Wigton
  • Alston
  • Glenridding
  • Windermere

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission we pride ourselves on working as one team to deliver high standards. Our social mission is “to achieve excellence in the care of our patients by providing a safe and caring high quality service that’s easily accessible.”

Working for CHoC can offer flexible opportunities in terms of location, hours and working patterns so you can enjoy a great work life balance. In order to provide the best patient care we understand the importance of ensuring staff satisfaction and are consistently trying to ensure we offer our staff a positive working environment whether that be though training or social events. Listen to your heart. Have the work life balance you'd love.

All staff are expected to work to CHoC Values:

  • Clinically focused - Everything every one of us does is for the patient
  • Responsive - We listen and we respond quickly in a patient focussed way
  • One Team - We work together to provide a high quality service which is organised and consistent, and in partnership with both the local Acute and Community Trusts
  • High Standards - We provide skilled professionals working to the highest standards who are passionate about improving patient care.

We have a fantastic opportunity for two Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners across Cumbria to join our outstanding team.

This is an apprenticeship programme in conjunction with the University of Cumbria and you will be expected to undertake the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Level 7) programme. The start date for this course is 1st September 2022 and the successful candidates will need to meet the entry criteria from the University to commence on the course. The apprentices will need to work towards clinical competencies, portfolio and achieve academic work as set by the course provider.

Within the first year of training, all trainees will be supernumerary and will experience all aspects of CHoC with a focus on the out of hour’s primary care role. This will provide the foundations of knowledge and skills for our Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

Alongside working within CHoC, you will be supported to complete the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice with a dedicated clinical facilitator. CHoC also provide a focused and informative in house training programme and clinical supervision opportunities.

Candidates must be registered with a profession that is eligible to complete independent Non-Medical Prescribing training. As part of the apprentice standard, the minimum contracted hours allowable are 30 hours which will include evenings, weekends, bank holidays and study time.

On successful completion of the apprentice training program and obtaining an advanced practice MSc award, candidates will be eligible to apply for an ACP position at CHoC.

These posts are partly funded by Health Education England (HEE) and an offer of employment is subject to:

  • Health professional with minimum 3 years post qualification experience and current registration with a professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC or GPhC
  • Graduate degree with honours at least 2.2 (non-standard entry can be looked at)
  • Recent study level 6 or equivalent in last 5 years
  • Proof of level 2 English and maths

Closing date for all applications is Friday 20th May 2022

Interviews will take place in person on Tuesday 31st May 2022 where shortlisted candidates are expected to bring a portfolio.

For more information please contact: Zoe Heaven Workforce & Inclusion Officer - 01228 514830 /

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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