Assistant Practitioner

  • Bedworth
  • South Warwickshire University Nhs Foundation Trust

An opportunity has arisen for Band 4 Assistant Practitioners to join the Urgent Response/ HomeFirst North Team and work within the Out of Hospital Care Collaborative.

As an Assistant Practitioner you will need to be flexible and hardworking as you will be expected to see patients in their own home environment, under mínimal supervision within your competencies..

The main base is in Bedworth however as the patients will have a Warwickshire GP, the work covers North Warwickshire.

For further inquiry please contact : The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service.

The role of the Assistant Practitioner is to deliver a high quality, caring and compassionate patient care. The post holder will be undertake assessment, implementation and evaluation of patient care needs for a defined group of patients under the indirect supervision of a registered professional in their specialist area. The post holders are required to work as part of a team committed to delivering and improving a high standard of nursing care within South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

Professional Values

To ensure Trust standards and values are maintained and monitored to improve the quality of care to all who come into contact with the services provided by South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.

Ensure records and documentation are maintained, kept confidential, and meets appropriate Trust standards, and in line with the Data Protection Act.

Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic approach to their work in order to maintain high morale and motivation within the department. Promoting a professional and positive working environment.

To report any accidents or incidents via the DATIX incident reporting system and/or to an appropriate registered professional, ensuring an open and transparent culture.

To adhere to the Trust’s dress code policy, maintaining a smart appearance at all times.

To ensure children and adults and protected from abuse and avoidable harm and report any safeguarding concerns in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

Clinical Practice

Take responsibility for care and welfare of an defined caseload of patients/client’s within your area of work.

Continuously assess, implement and evaluate treatment, using appropriate programmes / methods of care agreed by a registered professional.

To report to the registered professional any patient who gives cause for concern.

Never undertake anything beyond your own level of competency.

To ensure delivery of high quality care in accordance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.

To accurately document all care delivered to patients, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Participate in activities to improve the quality, productivity and effectiveness of care in response to local and national policies and initiatives.

To adhere to Infection Prevention and Control policies relevant to the area of work, demonstrating an understanding of cross infection.

To support relatives as required demonstrating compassion and empathy.

Provide supervision and support to junior support and care staff as required.

Communications and Interpersonal Relationships

Welcome patients, relatives and visitors to the clinical area, providing assistance, support and information where required, identifying individual needs and utilising a range of agreed communication mediums.

Always introduce yourself in line with the Trust privacy and dignity promises and the principles of good customer service.

Communicate effectively and professionally with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that patient care is well planned, coordinated and communicated.

Contribute to the reporting, handover and documentation of patient care mai