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Assistant Practitioner Role

Non-registered, band 4 practitioners deliver aspects of care traditionally associated with registered professionals, this can include leading a team of HCAs, delivering clinical skills such as wound management, scrubbing for theatre cases, leading an outpatient clinic list or planning discharge for patients. It does not include administration of medicines.

Currently we have trainee assistant practitioners working in theatres, wards and outpatient areas.

UoS provide a Foundation Degree over two years which provides theoretical aspects of the role. Trainees attend University of Suffolk for one day per week, they are expected to complete written assignments, make presentations and complete computer based learning. Work based learning projects are part of the Foundation Degree requirement.

Applicants must meet an academic level of Maths and English A-C or a recognised equivalent. Evidence of recent study, such as an NVQ or A levels is advantageous.

We will also be offering the new registered Nursing Associate apprenticeship to HCAs when the national pilot has completed.

Please contact apprenticeships@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk for further information or queries.