Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Location: Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet

Salary: Band 6 to Band 7 DOE

Closing date: 14/03/2022

Interview date: 18/03/2022

Pilgrims Hospices are developing a new role within the hospice clinical team, building on the previous role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, working on the inpatient unit.

This new post holders will work flexibly across clinical services and although primarily based on the inpatient unit, will provide community support to meet service demands as part of the hospices new urgent response community team.

Applicants can already be advanced clinical practitioners or if working at clinical nurse specialist level, be looking for an exciting challenge of completing a Masters alongside clinical activity to develop in to the role of Advanced clinical practitioner on a fully funded master programme. Please note that if you are appointed to the ACP development role, your ongoing employment is subject to successful completion of the Master’s programme within agreed timeframes.

The post holder will be required to develop the competencies and academic requirements to function at advanced practice level in line with the hospices intended service development plans.

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.