Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/07/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Trainee Advanced Care Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-1808758-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Gastroenterology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£30,401 - £37,267

Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology Emergency Ambulatory Care

Based at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Band 6 progressing to a band 8A on completion of defined competencies and masters level advanced practice programme.

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring and compassionate nurse who wants to work in emergency Gastroenterolgy, providing excellent quality care for gastroenterology patients who can be managed and treated potentially in an ambulatory care area.

The Gastroenterology team cover ward 42 and ward 43 both 28 bedded areas at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This post will support a new initiative to provide ambulatory care to some of our gastroenterology and hepatology patients either planned or emergency within the ward area.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication skills to join our team. This post will lead and develop current and new services and ways of working as our gastroenterology team grasp this opportunity to influence, shape and develop the changing face of Acute Gastroenterology care and service provision.

We expect to recruit a positive, forward thinking individual who is motivated and can motivate others, work under pressure and manage the needs of ambulatory gastroenterology & Hepatology patients. You must be able to demonstrate significant clinical experience in caring for gastroenterology/hepatology patients. You must be prepared to continue to develop your expertise and support others in their learning and development.

You must possess the ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively across a range of health professional settings and boundaries. You will be expected to undertake history taking and clinical examination skills modules and non-medical prescribing followed by other modules to complete a masters degree in advanced practice. We will provide the successful candidate with access to clearly defined mentors/supervisors and support continuing professional development through yearly appraisal. If you have the drive to provide an excellent patient experience and an enthusiasm for personal and service development within a clinical setting we are waiting to hear from you.

An informal visit is strongly recommended.

For further information or to arrange a visit contact George Kenney on 07921545447 or Matron Evelyn Gyesi Appiah on 07931862994



For further details / informal visits contact:

Georgina Kenney 07921545447

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo