Community Assistant Practitioner - Therapy

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

The Kings Lynn and Coastal Therapy Team has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Community Assistant Practitioner. The role as an autonomous practitioner involves patient assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment plans and primary prevention strategies. The team cover a wide variety of conditions within a community setting, a current UK driving licence and access to a vehicle will be essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving skills and be resilient and able to cope in changing and challenging situations. You will work under the direction of our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, but will also be required to work autonomously. Previous experience of working within a community setting or within a therapy based team would be desirable. Patient visits in the in the community may be planned or unplanned depending on the need of the patient.

About us

Supervision will be provided by Band 6 Occupational Therapist or Band 6 Physiotherapist. We offer the opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team with opportunities for on-going professional development.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4381685-MP

Job locations

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess and treat patients with multiple conditions, sometimes complex in nature.
  • Prepare for, carry out and monitor assessments and treatments in specified clinical areas, and discharge in line with predetermined department protocols.
  • Modify and progress intervention / treatment using own clinical reasoning, notifying a qualified practitioner accordingly.
  • Monitor patients and promptly alert a qualified practitioner when there are unexpected changes.
  • Demonstrate problem solving, and contribute to the solution, working with colleagues.
  • Make clinical judgements on patients response to prescribed treatment, making adjustments as required, and report findings to a qualified practitioner.
  • Plan and prioritise own visits to patients and document on SystmOne ledger.
  • Ensuring the outcome of patient visits are documented in SystmOne record within 24 hours of visit.
  • Be flexible to accommodate admission avoidance patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess and treat patients with multiple conditions, sometimes complex in nature.
  • Prepare for, carry out and monitor assessments and treatments in specified clinical areas, and discharge in line with predetermined department protocols.
  • Modify and progress intervention / treatment using own clinical reasoning, notifying a qualified practitioner accordingly.
  • Monitor patients and promptly alert a qualified practitioner when there are unexpected changes.
  • Demonstrate problem solving, and contribute to the solution, working with colleagues.
  • Make clinical judgements on patients response to prescribed treatment, making adjustments as required, and report findings to a qualified practitioner.
  • Plan and prioritise own visits to patients and document on SystmOne ledger.
  • Ensuring the outcome of patient visits are documented in SystmOne record within 24 hours of visit.
  • Be flexible to accommodate admission avoidance patients.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ 3, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Foundation degree programme, or equivalent demonstrable knowledge and skills acquired through training and experience
  • Good general education
  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people, in the statutory/voluntary/private sector
  • Experience of working with people at the End of life
  • Literacy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing learning

Desirable

  • Experience of working in people's homes

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated

Desirable

  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team roles.
  • Experience of working in a community setting.

Communication

Essential

  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & Sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player
  • Awareness of own limitations
  • Good organisational skills
  • Open to change and development

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Able to work alone
  • Able to show initiative
  • Assertive
  • Good listening skills.

Other

Essential

  • Professional appearance
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Be able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Be reliable
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ 3, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Foundation degree programme, or equivalent demonstrable knowledge and skills acquired through training and experience
  • Good general education
  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people, in the statutory/voluntary/private sector
  • Experience of working with people at the End of life
  • Literacy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing learning

Desirable

  • Experience of working in people's homes

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated

Desirable

  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team roles.
  • Experience of working in a community setting.

Communication

Essential

  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & Sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player
  • Awareness of own limitations
  • Good organisational skills
  • Open to change and development

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Able to work alone
  • Able to show initiative
  • Assertive
  • Good listening skills.

Other

Essential

  • Professional appearance
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Be able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Be reliable
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Cath Metcalfe

catherine.metcalfe@nchc.nhs.uk

07771555032

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£22,549 to £24,882 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4381685-MP

Job locations

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


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