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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Community Associate Practitioner/Trainee

Job Reference: 346-NYA-163-21

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental Health
Acomb Garth/Huntington House, York
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Do you have an interest in improving the lives of people living with mental health problems?

Do you believe people living with mental health problems should have access to high quality physical healthcare?

Are you committed to reducing health inequalities?

If your answer is yes then we the perfect opportunity for you to make a real difference to the lives of people living with mental health problems in York and the surrounding area.

You will be a qualified Associate Practitioner/Nursing Associate OR currently employed by the Trust in a band 3 role, having completed the HCA competency framework and be willing to undertake further training to become a qualified Nursing Associate.

Working across the locality you will deliver physical healthcare interventions alongside an experienced and dedicated team including advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support workers. The role will include running clinics for blood taking, ECG monitoring, lifestyle advice and physiological observations under the guidance and supervision of registered nurses. We will provide you with clinical and managerial supervision, annual appraisal and personal development plan.

The successful individual will need a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent to be recruited in to the position on Band 4.

If the successful applicant has not got the Foundation Degree they will be appointed on a temporary trainee contract on Annex 21. Trainees currently on Agenda for Change Band 3 would retain their current salary. Applicants applying to be trainees will need to have the NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social care 3 and literacy and numeracy level 2

The Associate Practitioner training programme will last 2 years during which time individuals will be expected to complete the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and meet the required competencies of the role.

Following successful completion of the training programme and the two years’ experience the individual will transfer to Agenda for Change Band 4.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alex Major, Advanced Nurse Practitioner -

Mike Walker, Team Manager - 736100

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

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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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