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Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Community Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 per week
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Cleveleys Health Centre
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

There is an exciting opportunity to join our busy Integrated Neighbourhood Team in Cleveleys. We are seeking a keen and enthusiastic individual to provide high quality interventions and care to patients. The post holder should possess good communication skills both written and verbal, be enthusiastic, willing to develop and be able to work independently.

Based within an integrated team, you will be working with patients with a variety of health and physical conditions within their own homes or clinic setting. You will work collaboratively with patients, carers and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to optimise their independence and quality of life in the community, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

You will have the knowledge and skills to work at a high level of competency within agreed protocols. You will be responsible for managing a delegated caseload to support patients to maintain their health and or achieve their goals through holistic assessment, care planning / rehabilitation and effective discharging.

The AP will support the training and development of other support staff and students and will work towards becoming an NVQ assessor.

A car driver with use of a vehicle is also essential.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Charles Peill
Team Leader
Far North Enhanced Primary Care Team
01253 951939