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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

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Mental Health Assistant Practitioner
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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Northgate Acute Services, Northgate Hospital, Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth
£21,089 - £23,761 gross per annum
26/09/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Ever thought about working in the crisis team?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team which is taking part in a QI project around medication. The crisis team is unique in that it is an integrated team with the ward. Staff turn over is low within the team and this is an exciting time to join and make changes as the home treatment role is developing and you can be part of this.

We are happy to welcome  enthusiastic, proactive, autonomous, passionate people who can be flexible and co-produce with service users, carers and a multidisciplinary team, as well as external agencies.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team providing care, treatment and assessment to patients, whilst including their families and carers. Our team works 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This is a unique opportunity for you to work alongside a team of Registered Nurses/Professionals, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Support Workers, Administrative Staff and Doctors/Consultants.

In this role there is scope to develop your knowledge, skills and ability in all areas of clinical care including care/discharge planning and risk assessment.  Some of the work will be carried out in patients' homes in the community. 

Ideally, you will have experience of working within mental health services. You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated and committed to delivering a high standard of care.

We will accept applications from  people without the necessary Assistant Practitioner qualification, however you must be willing to do this training/degree. 


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be held on 14 March 2019 but may be subject to change.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Karen Newberry 

Operations Manager, GY&WAS Locality, Inpatient Services

01493 337964