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Assistant Practitioner

NHS Professionals - Fl
Gt Yarmouth
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Sep 2021
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Job Details

  • Care certificate or completed within first 12 weeks of start
  • date, or relevant equivalent qualification
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care / Mental
  • Health at L5
  • Apprenticeship in H&SC / Mental Health L5
  • Band 4.
  • Duration: Initially 12 Weeks.
  • Full time or part time hours considered.
  • Can be based at Gt Yarmouth or Lowestoft.

Responsibility for actively participating as a key member of the clinical team for providing quality services for an identified client group under the supervision of a registered professional.

Having undertaken a Foundation Degree level qualification will maintain, develop and evidence clinical knowledge, skills and competencies at all opportunities and through the competency framework.

Demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users and their carers.

Be accountable and work autonomously within clearly defined boundaries of the Assistant Practitioner competencies and carry out specific delegated tasks. This may include extended roles delegated by a registered professional.

Expected to deliver care and services within the strategic objectives of the organisation and promote the principles of Recovery. These principles will recognise the need to promote safe practice; value the beliefs and aims of service users and carers; work in partnership and offer meaningful choice; and value social inclusion.

Assist in care clustering in relation to Payment by Results on admission and discharge under the direction of a practitioner.

  • Undertake appropriate extended roles which have traditionally been undertaken by registered professionals. These roles can be undertaken under the direction of a registered professional following approved training and assessment of competence.
  • Undertake and maintain a competence portfolio, (Competency Framework)
  • Management of Service User care.
  • Take part in on going assessments of service users with the Multi-disciplinary team
  • Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate service users' needs in conjunction with a registered Professional.
  • Deliver care within the sphere of the Care Programme Approach, including the importance of working with carers.
  • Able to work independently on own initiative to meet the needs of services users
  • Deliver person centred care.
  • Liaise with external organisations as required promoting partnership working to ensure holistic Care.
  • Have an understanding of Social Care requirements and legislation including referrals, carers' assessments and self-directed support such as individualised budgets, providing input and assistance as required.
  • Attend and contribute to MDT/CPA review.
  • Hold and manage an identified caseload where appropriate.
  • Take part in and contribute to ongoing review of risk assessments, recognising and responding to any changes.
  • Ensure service users' needs are accurately reflected in health record documentation.
  • Assist service users and carers to access information.
  • Be able to provide therapeutic interventions including 1:1 Sessions and facilitation of group Activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacology including the ability to discuss benefits of medication, issues of compliance and recognising side effects.
  • Carry out basic physical health checks as required e.g. basic observations, phlebotomy, MEWS and respond accordingly to any concerns.
  • Ensure that service users' physical health needs are met and demonstrate an ability to identify any common on going physical health needs.

Team working and communication.
  • Able to work within multi-disciplinary team.
  • Recognise the importance of service user and carer involvement in delivery of care.
  • Able to develop relationships and networks with internal and external agencies and services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to a wide variety of professionals in a variety of methods.
  • Provide updates and reports as required related to service users' needs and care both written and verbal.
  • Work within Trust Policy in all matters related to communication of clinical risk, including the need for information sharing.
  • Clearly understand the issues surrounding confidentiality.
  • Personal accountability and responsibility.
  • Act consistently with legislation, policies, procedures and other quality approaches and promotes the values of quality approaches to others.
  • Practice within the professional boundaries and code of practice for Assistant Practitioners.
  • Recognise own level of competency and act and seek support when limitations of knowledge or competency are identified.
  • Maintain practice through further study, research, clinical practice and personal development.
  • Work unsupervised and organise own workload and work in a manner which maintains and promotes quality.
  • Keep accurate records in accordance with Trust Policies.
  • Support day to day running of services including co-ordination of staff and daily tasks and training and mentoring of junior staff.
  • Provide leadership for junior staff including supervision; appraisal; and line management.
  • Maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so.

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