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Trainee Advanced Practitioner - Higher Level (XR07)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Are you a motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic senior healthcare professional looking for a new challenge and career development? We have several Advanced Practice roles available for clinicians registered with the NMC, HCPC, GPhC with relevant post registration experience to join our Advanced Practice workforce.

Advanced Practice is well established at LTHT and is seen as integral to the delivery of high quality and safe patient care across the Trust. These roles would be joining an evolving and progressive workforce contributing to an innovative, transformative and sustainable services to meet the current and future needs of our patients.

We are offering Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (TACP) posts in a number of specialties across the organisation. These posts will be provided as higher-level apprenticeships in Advanced Practice, initially on a 3-year training contract and include the completion of an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.

TACPs will be supported through high-quality clinical supervision, with time dedicated for training and continuing professional development.

There are several roles available across many Clinical Service Unit (CSU) specialties. Please refer to the attached additional information document for individual CSU adverts, contacts and specific details of roles.

We currently have posts available within the following adult specialties:

A& E

Abdominal Surgery


Older Peoples Medicine/SDEC

Main duties of the job

This role will involve both clinical and academic training, supported by LTHT as your employer and our chosen HEE accredited Higher Education Institute. As this is an apprenticeship programme much of your learning and training will be achieved in the workplace as an integrated part of the clinical workforce.

As a TACP you will work as part of our multi-professional workforce providing direct clinical care, assessing and diagnosing patients as well as implementing and evaluating treatment and interventions alongside the medical teams. You will be supported to work towards being an autonomous practitioner across all four pillars of advanced practice and demonstrating the capabilities of the Multi-Professional Advanced Practice Framework (HEE 2017).

Successful completion of training includes the completion of an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, achievement of specialty capability frameworks and demonstration of advanced level practice in leadership, research and education as well as direct clinical practice. On successful completion all trainees will be eligible to transition into a permanent Band 8a ACP post within their specialty.

As an organisation we are committed to supporting flexible working including part time hours however as part of the apprentice standard, the minimum contracted hours allowable are 30 hours per week.

Please note there is a separate advert for Paediatric TACP posts.

About us

Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care, and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.

We have developed a Trustwide Advanced Practice and MAPs strategy which we will be working towards and implementing over the next 3 years. Our Vision is:

To recognise and value the unique contribution of all Advanced Practice roles and MAPs in contributing to an innovative, transformative and sustainable workforce whilst becoming both a regional and national centre of excellence for Advanced Practice and MAPs training and development.

Our vision is for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals to be the best for specialist and integrated care. The vision is underpinned by our Leeds way values.

We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of the population we serve, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from underrepresented groups, including people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification carefully to ensure that you meet the criteria for the post prior to applying.

Please also read the additional information attached for the speciality post you are most interested in. Interested candidates are strongly advised to discuss these posts with the named recruitment lead for their preferred specialty role.

Information sessions will be held for applicants on the following dates:

Thursday 21st March 1-2pm LGI Clarendon Wing room 41

Monday 25th March 10-11am MS Teams:

Monday 25th March1-2pm SJUH, Bexley Wing, Level 7, room 015

Thursday 4th April 4-5pm MS Teams:

Monday 15th April 3-4pm LGI Clarendon Wing, room 41

Thursday 25th April 3-4pm Bexley Wing, Level 7, Lecture theatre room 051

Person Specification



  • Evidence of formal leadership activity eg. leading projects, workstream, teams Relevant and/or transferrable clinical experience in chosen speciality Evidence of how you have supported teaching, supervision and learning in practice


  • Evidence of managing staff and associated management activity Evidence of applying the principles of QI/Audit/Research to practice Practical contributions to service development



  • Current Professional Registration with a healthcare regulator eg. NMC, HCPC, GhPC Relevant degree or equivalent A mentorship, assessor or supervision qualification


  • Leadership course or training A life support qualification A Teaching qualification beyond a practice assessor or mentor course An independent prescriber qualification

Skills & behaviours


  • Evidence of self awareness, professionalism and ability to manage competing priorities and pressures Evidence of collaborative working and a patient centred approach Evidence of flexibility and adaptability in the workplace Excellent communication skills across a variety of groups eg. patients, relatives and colleagues

Additional Requirements


  • Please state which role(s) you are applying for, you may state a first and second choice/preferred area. Please clearly identify preference order. Do not write anything else in this box

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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