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Community Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 839-3051895-PG

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
North Neurology Therapy team.
£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.

Band 4 Community Assistant Practitioner (therapy) - NN1 Team (Holt/Fakenham areas)

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 band 4 Community Assistant Therapy Practitioner to work in the NN1 Community Nursing and Therapy Team in the North Locality. The post will be based in Holt/Fakenham area and will involve travelling to see patients in their own homes and care homes to carry out therapy programmes, falls assessments and equipment assessments.

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 the North Norfolk community team which includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Community Nurses. You will also work closely with the specialist neurological team as part of this role.The service offers a commitment to ongoing personal development and offers a supportive, friendly network of colleagues.

We are keen to enable our patients to achieve optimum function and independence and you will play a key role in the delivery of care packages essential to this, this whilst liaising closely with nursing and other therapy colleagues. To assist you with this you will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

You must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills and have good communication skills. Applicants should have a positive enthusiastic approach to working in a community setting.

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.

North Norfolk offers beautiful countryside, beaches and many towns and buildings of historic interest, as well as being within close proximity to the city of Norwich which offers many cultural and leisure amenities.

If this post excites you, and you are looking to improve your quality of life working in rural Norfolk as part of this developing role we look forward to receiving your application. If you wish to discuss any aspects of this post please contact Nicola Smith on 07771 345575.

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.

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.

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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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