Associate Practitioner

Recruiter
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harlow, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Nov 2019
Closes
11 Nov 2019
Ref
1332038122
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites. Our vision is "working to improve lives" and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open. Our services include: Mental health services * We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings. Community health services * Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people's homes. Learning disabilities services * We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities. Social care * We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently. We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities. In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria. Band 4 Associate Practitioner As part of the transformation within EPUT and to further develop the CORE 24 Mental Health Service, an opportunity has arisen for an Associate Practitioner. As an Associate Practitioner you will be responsible for assisting in managing the care of service users, under the guidance of the Advances Nurse Practitioner. You will also provide practical support to the service users performing day to day activities, guidance and education. You will also act as a mentor to students, junior staff and will be responsible for supervising unqualified staff. You will work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners to provide a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service, 365 days a year, working shifts were appropriate and operationally required. EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including; Benefits: * Season Ticket Loans * NHS discounts for staff * Excellent Training facilities and opportunities * The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas * Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work * Buying and Selling annual leave scheme This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum of £971 and a maximum of £1,682 per annum). PLEASE ENSURE THAT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION YOU INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION COVERING YOUR LAST 3 YEAR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL OR CHARACTER REFERENCES As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust. Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on or email and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you. The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes. Applicant req

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