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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2021.

Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 185-A-21-99342

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Come and join a Community Nursing Team where you can feel valued, where you can make a real difference to patients and their families, and where no two days are the same. We have such an opportunity in our Tiverton-based Community Nursing Cluster for a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner

You will work under the direction of a Band 6 Specialist Nurse - Community, to provide exceptional nursing care to patients, predominantly in their own homes, and our aim is to maintain patients in their preferred place of care, supporting them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.

You will be part of a dedicated and dynamic team, offering care through a diverse range of interventions, including end of life care, wound management and the implementation of holistic care. You will work closely with allied agencies, such as social services, our therapy colleagues and GPs and their staff. Multi-disciplinary team working is an important part of the modern nursing role, and, especially in a community setting, effective communication skills are required to ensure this is successful.

This is a new position, and, together with the above, the successful canditate will both support and assist in the organisation of a new, lower limb therapy service run by the Community Team, and based withinTiverton Hospital.

Clinical skills will be supported by high-quality in-house training packages, and there is also the opportunity for varied personal and professional development. We provide a regular staff supervision programme, together with support for annual appraisal and personal development.

The successful applicant will have good I.T. skills, be comfortable using digital technology, be of a flexible and adaptable personality, and willing to embrace change.

The post-holder must hold a current full driving licence, and as the post involves predominantly working independently, the ability communicate effectively withcolleagues and our patients.

Our teams’ vision is to provide safe, high-quality, seamless care, with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision, we expect all our staff to uphold the Trust values central to our mission: Honesty, Openness & Integrity, Fairness, Inclusion & Collaboration and Respect & Dignity.

If you feel excited by our vision, then please apply for this post.


***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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