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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/03/2021.

Community Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 839-2986423-PG

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Community Neurology Service
Location:
St James, King's Lynn
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 pro rata 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.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting before or during the application process if this would interest you.

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


Part time 23.25 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our Community Neurology Service based in Kings Lynn.

The Community Neurology Team is a specialist, innovative and award winning multi-disciplinary team. The service we provide is delivered in various settings according to patient’s needs in both the community (i.e. patient home, work place, leisure centres) and within local community clinic settings.

Our multi-professional team consists of Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Clinical Psychologist and a number of Assistant Practitioners and provides a specialist service for individuals across West Norfolk with a variety of neurological conditions for example Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury and other complex Neurological Conditions.

The role will involve working with all members of the team to deliver high quality patient centred care. Assessment and intervention will predominantly be held in the patient’s home or at the patients’ choice of venue, including work base, and other sites in the community where appropriate.

You will be working alongside health professionals with the opportunity for some autonomous working. You will carry out a variety of activities to support the patient during their assessment and treatment. This may involve undertaking therapy reviews and intervention programs. There is also the opportunity to work in group settings with other members of the team. The individual will also be required to maintain patient records as per Trust and team policy. Training and support will be provided as needed.

The team has strong links with health, social and voluntary agencies. This locally includes the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn and local branches of national charities. Regionally our links include the Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation, the Oliver Zangwill Centre, and acute centres in Cambridge and Norwich.

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:

Kate Fellowes - Team Lead/Specialist Physiotherapist

kate.fellowes@nchc.nhs.uk

01553 668599




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). 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.

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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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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