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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/12/2020.

Community Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 839-2797042-CC

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Supported Care Team
Location:
Norwich
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

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.


We are looking for a highly motivated Community Assistant Practitioner to join our Supported Care Team in North Norfolk

Working in the picturesque North Norfolk area our patch covers a wide area in and around the beautiful Norfolk coast and Broadland area

This is an ideal opportunity for career progression and experience within a community setting. The trust has recently achieved outstanding from CQC and we are proud to say we are the first community trust to have achieved this accolade. This is a testament to the forward progressive nature of the trust and our commitment to delivering high quality care in sometimes challenging environments.

We are looking for a highly motivated Community Assistant Practitioner to join our team which covers a 7 day service from the hours of 08.00-20.00. The main focus of the team is supporting our patients in there own homes to prevent unnecessary admission and to assist in the early facilitation of discharge from hospital. Current experience working in a community setting would be beneficial but is not essential.

Your role will be key to integrated working within the team which consists of community nurses, therapists and other assistant practitioners, and students who are allocated to the team . You will be able to demonstrate that you can undertake appropriate assessment of patients in their own home, manage care plans and deliver treatment within a multidisciplinary team. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your skills with the support of experienced therapy and nursing staff and achieve competencies in both therapy and nursing clinical skills

IT skills will be essential within this role. Training in IT systems for this role will be undertaken as part of a comprehensive induction programme. You will be working in a team setting and would be expected to feedback any concerns to senior members of the team and be an effective team player.

This really is an exciting opportunity for career development.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Clare Ruff

Job title: Service Lead

Email address: clare.ruff@nchc.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 07901540411




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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