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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

START Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 845-LOC1866

Employer:
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Location:
Beckside Court, Batley
Salary:
£21,892-£24,157

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.


Intermediate Care Short Term Assessment Response Team

Assistant Practitioner

Job Location Kirklees- (Locala Community Partnerships CIC)

Salary: Band 4

Hours Per Week: 37.5 Full Time

Job Type: Permanent

If you are an Assistant Practitioner with a passion for Urgent Community Response, Intermediate Care, Admission Avoidance and Early Supported Discharge, with strong communication skills and the ability to affectively work as part of a Multi-disciplinary team this will challenge you have been looking for.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Nurse Associate with acute, community and specialist skills in providing nursing, therapy and social care support to patients in their own home environment and support discharges in the acute sector to join Locala’s Short Term Assessment Response Team (START).

We are a friendly multi-disciplinary team comprising of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Paramedics, ANP’s, and Admin covering both Acute and Community settings across Kirklees to offer a 7 day service, working 8am until 8pm providing assessment, treatment and evaluation of patients’ needs in a short term intervention program as well as supporting discharges to various settings and working with Intermediate Care Bed Bases.

Patients are referred to the service in a time of crisis and our ultimate aim is to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and in addition to ensure the swift appropriate discharge from hospital of a patient who can be cared for at home. Patients also are referred from the acute sector to support early discharge from hospital to various settings in the community. The team also work with other services including the third sector and social care. Working on initiative is essential, and there will be opportunities to support and skill share with colleagues within the team as well as across the different sectors.

The role will incorporate consultations following a nurse or therapist assessment and education within the primary care environment, providing a specialist resource for health care professionals and patients. It will also include working with a senior team member in the acute sector to support discharges as well as the potential to spend time supporting the intermediate care bed bases. The post holder will require excellent communication skills to build complex relationships and network with key stakeholders to enable integration.

As a START Assistant Practitioner you will utilise your core therapy skills, however it is essential that all the team members work closely together a truly integrate MDT to provide a comprehensive service through skill sharing utilising the Calderdale framework.

We are committed to supporting Continuing Professional Development with staff training identified through our robust appraisal system. Supported by in service training, access to external courses and clinical supervision. START Assistant Practitioners will work with START nurses and therapists to ensure clinical competencies are maintained.

If you are able to use your own initiative, be flexible in your approach, and are motivated to “be part of it”, come and join us. This service is very much a team approach, it has built up over the last 5 years expanding with support in supervision, regular team meetings and one to ones.

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance.

For more information about the role please contact Katy Littlewood START Team Leader (DN) 07763563546

Locala offers a Salary Sacrifice Lease Car Scheme, Access to Workplace Nursery and Holiday Clubs and a contributory Pension Scheme. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Guidance and Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of the vacancy on NHS Jobs




Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.


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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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