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Trainee Advanced Care Practitioner- Trauma and Orthopaedics

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year 70% top band 8a for year 1, 75% top band 8a for year 2.
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Advanced Care Practitioner in Trauma and Orthopaedics to join our team of Advanced Practitioners within the Surgery and Critical Care Group. You will work in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Team.

We currently have a position available for a Trainee Advanced Practitioner who enjoys working within a fast paced, acute environment, delivering high quality care.You will work supporting both the nursing and medical teams in the assessment and treatment of patients with a range of conditions.

During the trainee period individuals will be paid at a percentage of 8a as per Agenda for Change. The academic element of the Masters course will be provided at University of Central Lancashire over 2years

You will be paid trainee salary:Pay will be Annex U/21:

o Year 1- 70% of the top of a Band 8a

o Year 2 - 75% of the top of a Band 8a

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an advanced autonomous practitioner, demonstrating a high level of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct evidenced based patient care. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing professional and clinical support in the care of patients.
  • To undertake health assessments diagnosing, treating and discharging patients.
  • The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will provide expert care and treatment to patients within agreed protocols and clinical guidelines. However the Advanced Clinical Practitioner will also have the ability to make decisions outside these frameworks, where necessary based on best practice.
  • Provide support within the team and act as role model and resource, encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient outcome.
  • Functions in a variety of role dimensions: health care provider, educator, researcher, clinical advocate and implementer of clinical governance.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • Education and Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road



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