Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprentice

Type: Apprentice

Lancashire & South Cumbria is a Mental Health & Wellbeing Trust. Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care. The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area. For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

  • To be qualified as a Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
  • Potential for employment within the industry.

The post holder will:

  • Exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in the delivery of clinical care.
  • Provide advanced clinical skills in relation to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the service user group within the access hub.
  • Promote supportive care programmes and set high standards for the delivery of care to patients and their families and be responsible for delivering high quality services.
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team within the access hub providing Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services.
  • Contribute to the medical prescribing provision within the team through supportive dedicated Non-Medical prescribing (dependent of profession).
  • Work collaboratively as part of the multidisciplinary Children and Young Peoples access hub mental health team developing shared goals, complementing the roles of others to support and maintain team growth and continuous improvement.
  • Undertake and complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Advanced clinical practitioner (integrated degree) Apprenticeship standard. Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed. Apprentices must complete a Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice.

The opportunity to undertake the MSc commencing in September 2024 is open to Nurses who have extensive experience of working in Mental Health, preferably with some Children and young peoples mental health experience.

In order to apply for the apprenticeship, candidates must meet the below criteria:

  • Currently be working at band 7 or band 6, have at least three years post registration clinical experience in practice at this level or proof of equivalent experience in practice
  • A minimum of 2:2 class First Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education
  • Have a current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Be able to provide relevant references:

    Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C/4+ or equivalent such as Level 2 functional skills in maths and English

  • Original copies of all qualifications must be provided to be enrolled onto the course.

To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. The service provides support over a 24 hour period, 7 days per week, & 52 weeks a year. You will need to be able to work week days, weekends, evenings, nights & bank holidays where needed. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

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