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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health Assistant Practitioner (Older People's Services)
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.50 hours per week
Job ref
246-CEN1966490
Site
Sandringham Ward, The Julian Hospital
Town
Norwich
Salary
£21,089 - £23,761 gross per annum
Closing
19/09/2019 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

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

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

TWITTER - The Trust now has it's own Twitter account for recruitment. Follow us on @NSFTjobs

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a hotmail, msn or yahoo e-mail account, you will need to check your "junk" mail regularly as these email providers will divert any communication from this Trust straight into your " junk" inbox.


 

Come and join a welcoming, friendly and supportive team on Sandringham Ward. Be part of our team delivering high quality person centred care to older people with complex physical and functional mental health needs.

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.  There will also be the opportunity to undertake the Medication module.

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. 

Benefits

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 are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

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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

Debbie Chowns - Clinical Team Leader

Debbie.chowns@nsft.nhs.uk      

01603 978431

Kate Stelling - Charge Nurse

kate.stelling@nsft.nhs.uk

01603 978429