Assistant Practitioner

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

As an Assistant Practitioner you may work across health care and/or social care teams. He/she will provide planned care, with proximal supervision from the Children’s Community Nurses, to deliver a seamless service for the children and young people we care for.

The post holder will work with other team members embracing Case Management and the long term conditions agenda thus preventing avoidable hospital admissions and facilitating appropriate earlier discharges into the community.

He/she will be proficient and competent to work with the Children’s Community Nursing teams as deemed appropriate to their specific role. He/she will work within defined protocols and be able to take appropriate action to deliver planned care.

The Assistant Practitioner will support other unqualified Health Care Assistants as appropriate.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

Please note that if you do not have the Associate Nurse or Assistant Practitioner qualification you will be paid at band 3 HCA until completion of the qualification.

For further details / informal visits contact: Ben Frampton,

The essential criteria for this role includes the requirement to have a care certificate or the willingness and ability to undertake this. For further information, please see the additional information link which can be viewed under the “read this before applying” section.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 40908893

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