Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Location: East Kent

Salary: Band 6 or 7 DOE

Closing date: 26/01/2023

We are looking for keen and inquisitive Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners to develop the competencies and academic requirements to function at advanced practice level in line with the hospices intended service development plans. This is an exciting development opportunity to build on existing skills and develop the higher level of advanced practice expertise to make a difference in an award winning palliative care charity.

The successful applicants will build on existing skills and develop the higher level of advanced practice expertise to enable them to identify, assess, diagnosis, treat and manage patients with palliative needs. During the training period, under the guidance and supervision of a medical and/or advanced clinical practitioner supervisor, the post holder will learn and practice how to exercise complex levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care developing and consolidating learning over time.

The post holder will make appropriate use of the latest evidence base to supervise practice, audit clinical care, and hone teaching skills to ensure expert support for professional colleagues. Additionally, our TACP will learn and practice how to bring a proactive influence to multidisciplinary team meetings internal and external to the hospice, increasingly imparting knowledge in a range of innovate ways to improve standards of end of life care for all patients on end of life pathways.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our workplaces offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate about what we do
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

How to apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the online application form via NHS JOBS.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.