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Job summary

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Assistant Practitioner
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (To include weekend working)
Job ref
388-4401489-ACS
Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Totnes Hospital
Town
Totnes
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 PER ANNUM PRO RATA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/08/2022 23:59

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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

Job overview

Why work with us - You will be joining a truly multi-disciplinary team which aims to prevent hospital admissions, facilitate safe and effective discharges home and support patients in their own homes.

Our Health and Wellbeing Team is an integrated professional team which is looking to grow our team. We work alongside Social Care , Community Occupational Therapy,  Community Physiotherapy, Intermediate Care, Community Nursing, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Support Workers and Volunteering in Health services. Our team are proactive and have a forward-thinking core that promote a positive and a ‘can do’ attitude.

As a  Band 4 Assistant Practitioner you will be dynamic and key in managing patients to remain in their own home. You will work independently and autonomously, providing assessment, support, care, treatment and advice to individuals, within guidelines and protocols identified for the role. 

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

  • You will take responsibility for the daily care and support of delegated patients, escalating any concerns about patients to an appropriate professional.
  • To implement treatment and care to patients under the guidance and supervision of a registered professional. e.g. dressings, injections, monitoring etc.
  • To work independently and autonomously, providing assessment, support, care, treatment and advice to individuals, within guidelines and protocols identified for the role

 

Working for our organisation

The team is flexible and promotes a healthy work/home life balance therefore, your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay. Listed are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Childcare at our day nursery
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Staff Discounts
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Employee Support - Staff have access to a 24-hour helpline

Our people are caring, committed, inclusive and focussed on quality. We focus on solutions and people’s strengths. We encourage outside the box thinking and embrace innovation and change wherever it can drive improvement.

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to our Torbay and South Devon Team. #CareToJoinUsTSD?

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Ability to assess, plan implement and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to undertake a range of procedures relevant to area of works
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of professional roles within a multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a care setting
  • Experience of supporting other workers
  • To work independently and autonomously, providing assessment, support, care, treatment and advice to individuals, within guidelines and protocols identified for the role.
  • To work within a multi-professional team undertaking practitioner role. 
  • To implement treatment and care to patients under the guidance and supervision of a registered professional. e.g. dressings, injections, monitoring etc.
  • Wherever possible to contribute to avoidance of hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure that patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • To keep the patient at the center of his or her care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making.
  • To take responsibility for the daily care and support of delegated patients.
  • Deliver treatment/care within a community setting as specified in a written care plan, under the guidance of a registered practitioner.
  • To practice the principles and philosophy of individualised person centered patient care in accordance with Trust Policy, procedures and regulatory body’s guidelines

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Foundation Degree – or accredited prior learning with competency-based evidence

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a care setting and of supporting other workers
  • Delivering patient focused care
  • A good general knowledge of: Palliative care , Infection control of Wound care, Key long-term conditions and Dementia
  • Experience of using effective communication skills both oral and written
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of community working, preferably within Health and Social Care
  • Experience of community working, preferably within Health and Social Care

Skills and conditions due to work environment

Essential criteria
  • Typing / data inputting skills
  • Physical skills to manually handle patients and use appropriate lifting aids
  • Full driving licence with access to vehicle as you will be required to travel to remote locations
  • There is an expectation for the post holder to occasionally come into contact with highly unpleasant conditions e.g.: odours, body fluids
Desirable criteria
  • Undertake specific nursing/therapy skills e.g. giving injections, taking blood pressure, wound dressings
  • Completed competencies in catheter care for independent care and support of patients with male, female and supra-pubic catheters

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveThe Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.Disability confident committed

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rachel Sims
Job title
IC Lead
Email address
Rachel.sims1@nhs.net
Telephone number
07788 916748
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