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Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 425-A-19-30515

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

An exciting and unique opportunity for enthusiatic band 6 nurses or above to join Embrace, Yorkshire and Humber Infant and Children's Transport Service as Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The successful candidatesshouldhave a strong background in either Paediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care. Previous transport experience is not required but is desirable. Two posts are available.

The role of the Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be to develop the clinical skills and knowledge required to work independently as a transport practitioner over a 3 year course at the University of Sheffield. The post holder will be competent in the assessment and management of critically ill children andinfants requiring transfer to regional intensive care facilities.

The post holder will be working to achieve a Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice in their background speciality. During the 3 year course, you will be working alongsideboth medical and nurse practitioner mentors to gain further skills in clinical assessment, diagnosis and management with ongoing supervision to develop independent practice.

The Higher Education Institution pathway would be the University of Sheffield with the Advanced Paediatric or Neonatal Nurse practitioner course to start on 01/09/2019. Applicants may be required to pass an interview at the University.

Specific requirements can be found on the Universitywebsite, however, as a guide:

  • Applicants to have a first degree at 2:1 (there may be some exceptions, i.e. previous level 7 study,).
  • At least three years post-registration experience and are currently working in a relevant clinical area with access to a suitable supervisor

  • The trainee must be able to attend University one or two days per week during term time

Year 1

The first year should have non rostered supernumerary status during which the trainee should have one day per week to attend the required study modules in University and 1 day a week to support on going development of clinical skills, experience and confidence to practice.

Year 2

The second year tACP with a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) working towards a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) would require study time to attend the required module(s) and 1 day a week non rostered status same as the 1st year trainees. The rest of the trainees time would be rostered work where the tACP will be seeing patients under supervision and increasing their breadth and depth of knowledge.

Year 3

Trainee ACPs with a Post Graduate Diploma working towards full MSc Advanced Practice (Dissertation module) should have a minimum of 3 hours protected study time per week which can be aggregated per month (e.g. one day every 2 weeks) to support the dissertation module and service development work.










All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

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

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