Associate Practitioner

Recruiter
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
08 Dec 2019
Ref
1299441026
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

It is essential that the successful individuals hold a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent to be recruited in to the position on Band 4.

An opportunity has arisen for qualified Band 4 Associate Practitioners to join our existing team at Meadowfields.

The posts have been newly created as part of the new staff model in readiness for the exciting move to the new Foss Park Hospital. Two posts are available 1 at 37.5 hpw and 1 at 30 hpw.

Meadowfield is an 18 bed mixed gender ward for patients over the age of 65 with dementia.

Candidates will be enthusiastic individuals who have previous experience as a Band 2/3 or health care assistant working within an inpatient setting; who can deliver recovery focused interventions and are keen to further develop their knowledge and skills.

The post holders will work in a supportive environment that is committed to personal and professional development through regular clinical / managerial supervision and on going training.

A flexible approach is required as this post involves shift work and may including working nights.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lesley Brown, Ward Manager tel. 07769283367

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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