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IAT Clinical Practitioner - Developmental Post

Job Reference: 841-19-173-AJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Assessment Team - Gloucester Royal

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Developmental Post Clinical Practitioner - (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist)

Band: 5

Location: Gloucester Royal Hospital / Cheltenham General Hospital

Hours: 30 hours

We have an exciting opportunity for a Developmental Band 5 Clinical Practitioner, with a wide range of experience to join us in the Integrated Assessment Team (IAT). The successful applicant will undertake roles within Gloucester Royal Hospital (GRH) and Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH ).

Integrated Assessment Team (IAT)

The IAT isa multi-disciplinary team which providestimely assessment and identification of a discharge pathway for patients presenting to the Emergency Department(ED) andAcute Medical Units (AMU’s). In addition to this, the IATteamprovide rehabilitation support to 6 Urgent Care Observational beds based within Chapel House Nursing Home.

Urgent Care Observational Beds, Chapel House Nursing Home

These are 6 beds shared between IAT and Rapid Response. As an IAT clinician with a therapy background you will be able to provide therapy support for these patients, writing goals sheets and treatment plans for staff to follow.

IAT Clinical Practitioner

TheIATClinical Practitioner plays an integral role in identifying patientswho are suitable for discharge from thehigh/sub cute areas in the Acute Hospital in conjunction with ourRapid Response Service, andother community pathways.

Candidates will be expected to have a good amount of post registration experiencewithin a hospital setting in order to provide a good grounding for development.

The post holder will support local admission avoidance strategies providing patient assessment and onward referral to community based services, thus reducing unnecessary admissions to the Acute Trust andclose liaison with GHFNHST colleagues of the Frailty Assessment Service ( FAS ).

The ideal candidate willhave excellent communication skills, knowledge of admission avoidance strategies and understanding of how to access community services. You will need initiative and problem solving skills to manage sometimes challenging situations within a host environment. Full in-house supported training and an induction period will be given to the successful applicant. It would be beneficial for interesting candidates to phone for a discussion to understand the role of an IAT clinician.

For informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact the Integrated Assessment Team Leads, either Lee Phillips on 07816 060025 or Dawn Harris on 07786 976011 or alternatively emaileither Lee or Dawn on or

Shortlisting date: Friday 9th August 2019

Interview date: TBC


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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