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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

Therapy Community Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 839-2573874-CC-A

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Community Therapy Assistant Practitioner
Long Stratton Health Centre, Long Stratton
£21,892 - £24,157 pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in the first Community Trust to be awarded ‘Outstanding’ in a recent CQC inspection? Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust are an integrated NHS and Social Care Trust offering opportunities for a Community Assistant Practitioner in the therapy team in South Norfolk.

An opportunity has arisen for a band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join the Community Nursing and Therapy Team based at Long Stratton. This will be a part time substantive post of 30 hours per week spread across 4 days.

You will work under the umbrella of the ‘’South Place’’ which delivers services for 4 Primary Care Networks in Norfolk with the Long Stratton Team falling within SNHIP (South Norfolk Health Improvement Partnership). The Long Stratton Team delivers community therapy interventions for GP surgeries within the surrounding areas, most notably Long Stratton, Pulham Market, Harleston and Poringland with an expectation to work across the South Place if and when required.

We would welcome applicants with a ‘can do’ attitude who reflect the values (compassion, creativity and community) and behaviours of the organisation. You will work as part of a Multidisciplinary team and have a varied caseload, supporting functions along the Falls Pathway, long term condition management, progressive neurology management, prevention of admission and early supported discharge from hospital to patients in their own homes and care homes.

You will also be expected to work at the Hub in Wymondham on a rota basis gaining experience in triage duties alongside community work. Clinical support will be provided by the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy registered staff, along with attendance at and contribution to in-service training. There is also support and development through regular appraisals, a personal development plan and regular formal supervision.

You will be required to work over a 5 day working week and be motivated, with excellent communication skills. There will be a need for you to provide your own transport to and from your home to your base and patient’s homes and care homes.

NCHC have electronic patient records and there is an expectation that you will be a mobile worker using a laptop to enable you to work with your patients and record their care during the clinical consultation where appropriate. You will receive support and training to enable you to use this functionality.

If this post interests you, we look forward to receiving your application. If you wish to discuss any aspects of this post please contact us.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NamePhilip SquireJob titleClinical Operations ManagerEmail addressphilip.squire@nchc.nhs.ukTelephone number07795 014 179

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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