Assistant Practitioner School Health

7 days left

Recruiter
Kent Community Health
Location
Kent, Kent
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
22 Jul 2021
Closes
01 Aug 2021
Ref
846-11025-RH
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us 'outstanding' and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent


Band 4 - Assistant Practitioner - School Health Service

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy.

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there has never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us 'outstanding' and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

We CARE about our staff. Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE).

CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

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Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to work within our passionate School Health Service?
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week
  • Vacancies are based within the North, South, East and West districts;
  • Access to a vehicle and full driving licence

Are you an enthusiastic and forward thinking registered practitioner? Then why not apply for this Band 4 Assistant Practitioner post with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) and come and join our vibrant and forward thinking team.

We are looking for innovative practitioners to join our commissioned service. You will be well supported and offered specific training for this role.

KCHFT is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country and we know how important it is to make sure our children and families are getting the right support and care.

Here are 10 great reasons to come and work for us:
  • We are committed to providing the best care for our clients and their families.
  • We listen to you, value you and embrace new ideas - we want all colleagues to contribute to the direction of the service.
  • We value our colleagues and are committed to your professional development - we want you, and your career, to flourish.
  • We offer excellent training and support further education.
  • We operate a flexible working policy.
  • We offer amazing benefits to our colleagues, such as: Salary sacrifice schemes for bikes, cars and home electronics, flofit - our very own fitness programme, childcare vouchers, discounts at a number of high street retailers and a fast-track physiotherapy service.
  • We pledge to change the way we think and act about mental health and have invested in our time to change champions.
  • We believe in using quality improvement tools to 'cut the red tape', implement new ideas and reduce bureaucracy.
  • We are rated 'OUTSTANDING' by the Care Quality Commission.
  • We CARE.

  • If you are motivated, friendly, caring and ready to respond to the challenge of promoting health and wellness to children and young people in Kent by providing amazing care, please come and join our team. This role is varied and the successful candidate will undertake duties which will include:
    • Completion of packages of care and health assessments.
    • Providing support for all children and young people aged 419 years old; including those taught in school, home schooled and not in education.
    • Safeguarding, under the supervision of a registered nurse.
    • Ensuring safe pathways of care for children in school with more complex medical conditions.
    • Seeking to make the support that families receive as beneficial and positive an experience for them as possible
    • Committed to provide best outcomes for children through delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.
    • Communicate effectively with our partners to work towards the best outcomes for children and their families.
    • Promoting school based immunisations.
    • Supporting the Whole School Approach team.

    Applicants will need to have good IT knowledge and demonstrate excellent communication and assessment skills; a robust understanding of patient confidentiality and Information Governance is required. You are also required to successfully multi-task numerous priorities within a fast paced environment.

    Whilst the Foundation Degree is desirable, we would consider applicants to enter our apprenticeship programme through our learning academy.

    Interviews will be held on the 5th August 2021.

    For further details / informal visits contact:

    NameHelen SharmanJob titleTeam CoordinatorEmail addresshelensharman@nhs.netTelephone number07391 861425Additional contact information

    Jean Ravenna, Team Coordinator School Health: jeanravenna@nhs.net; tel: 07795 256891

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    As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

    Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

    We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

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