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Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-297-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Hunslet Health centre
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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We are looking for people who are able to provide a consistently high standard of care to children who have complex health needs.

One minute you may be playing pirates and the next minute performing a complex clinical procedure.

You will need to be adaptable, compassionate, caring and most importantly of all be able to see the world through the eyes of the child.

Communication is a huge part of our work with both children and families. It is important to be supportive, caring, empathetic and professional. We are a guest in the family homes the hardest challenge is to remember it is their home it is not an extension of the hospital. The children have highly complex needs but it is important to remember under all the equipment there remains a child. A child who is like any other child and may have to do things in a different way but it can be done. The person needs to be confident, have a good awareness of "self", be aware of boundaries, expectations and enjoy being around children and play!

The job is challenging you are lone working in the family home, you may be recorded in the family home as CCTV is becoming more commonly used in family homes.
We have to work to our guidelines and policies, parents don't and this can cause conflict. You may have to have difficult conversations with children and families from a safeguarding perspective.

The shift pattern is day and night working in the same week and you may work 2.5 weekends out of 4, you will work bank holidays, weekends and waking nights.

As an Associate Practitioner you have a large training role, you will buddy with and support new staff, train new staff , liaise with parents etc.
All clinical training will be provided and you will be encouraged and support with your ongoing development . The most important part is getting the right person who will be play a very privileged part in our children/young people and families journey of life.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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