Community Assistant Practitioner - Therapy
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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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.
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.
- 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.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)
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).