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Trainee ACP Hospital At Night

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, up to 37.5 hours per week available working nightshift. Full time and part time will be considered

Candidates to join in new intake for trainee ACP Masters in 2024/5 as part of this role at dedicated university (to be confirmed). During ACP training, day time working will be required to access learning opportunities.

Hospital at night is a multidisciplinary approach to delivering care at night with the aim of improving patient safety. It involves medical and nursing staff working together to provide a team that delivers patient care over many disciplines in the hospital.

We are looking to appoint dynamic and forward-thinking trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners (tACP) to our already established team. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of management.

Main duties of the job

The Hospital at Night ACP (once qualified) will:
  • be an experienced healthcare practitioner with proven strong and visible leadership skills who will support the Hospital at Night service, assisting in coordinating and reviewing the service with management and appropriate personnel.
  • work as a competent advanced clinical practitioner supporting the medical teams whilst further developing their own advanced clinical assessment skills, including assessment of patients, diagnostic skills and enhanced understanding of investigations.
  • demonstrate safe, critical decision-making in the clinical decision-making process and will work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedure.
  • work to ensure wherever possible that junior medical staff are enabled to meet their training and development requirements. Local requirements for advanced clinical practice must be met or worked towards.
  • lead, manage and develop an identified group of H@N Assistant Practitioners and act as a role model and mentor, being responsible for the supervision and ensuring a positive learning experience and facilitating the development of their clinical skills.
  • contribute positively towards the delivery of a cost effective service, adjusting staffing levels to meet demand, and assisting Matron to keep within agreed resources.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oCurrent registration with a professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC or GPhC
  • oEvidence of level 7 study (masters) or Level 6 study
  • oEvidence GCSE Maths and English grade A-C or equivalent
  • oPortfolio demonstrates continual professional development
  • oILS provider
  • oNon-Medical prescriber or ability to undertake training


  • ALS provider/instructor



  • oExperience in acute care setting
  • oLeadership skills
  • oProfessional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by significant post-registration experience and specialist knowledge
  • oEvidence of management skills gained through theory and / or practice
  • oIT literate
  • oExperience of mentoring and developing staff
  • oCurrent Professional registration
  • oExperience of mentoring and developing staff



  • Broad clinical experience
  • Evidence of providing training and supporting staff in their professional development
  • Proven track record of planning and implementing service change


  • Experience in acute care setting



  • oAbility to problem solve, analyse, compare and interpret complex information before making a decision
  • oPrioritise clinical workload and assess associated risks, taking appropriate action
  • oDemonstrate good organisational skills
  • oAbility to present information to individuals and groups as required using appropriate resources
  • oDemonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • oDemonstrate effective team management
  • oUnderstand and overcome barriers to effective communication

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary



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