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Assistant Practitioner (Therapy)

Band 4

Main area
Therapy Services
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
310-OPAC-2544458-B
Site
Commerce Road
Town
Peterborough
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata
Closing
24/01/2021 23:59

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you dynamic, enthusiastic and wanting to make a difference?  Can you make a difference to someone's quality of life? Can you help patients be where they want to be?

Currently, acute hospitals with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being prevented from performing their vital functions because their beds are filled by almost well people who are not able to return to their own homes – however with CPFT Intermediate Care they can.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has a vision for the future of health & social care in the County. Our joint plan to keep Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fit for the Future has been developed by health and social care partners and sets out how we will redesign services to deliver the NHS England 5 Year Forward View.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we are expanding of our existing Intermediate Care Team to support our discharge to assess pathway. We are recruiting full time (37.5 hours per week) therapy assistant practitioners to provide care and therapy support in our teams in the Peterborough locality, working in the community within peoples homes.

The vision of the service is to provide outstanding, patient focused, community based health care and therapy, optimising peoples potential to achieve their goals by supporting earlier discharge from hospital; early assessment for care needs and avoidance of hospital admission.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance our team. We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge, are dynamic, flexible and enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team making a difference in our community then you are the right person for us.

We are looking for full time staff who are able to work core service hours 9am-5pm, 5 days a week.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

Benefits of working for CPFT include:

• Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)

• Pension scheme

• Flexible job share opportunities

• Salary sacrifice schemes

• Staff discount schemes

• Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes

• Free on-site parking

• Stress awareness training

• Mindfulness training

• Counselling service

• Occupational health support

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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

Megan Baxter - Clinical Team Lead 07800 715641

Nicki Brady - ICT Ops Manager 07967 773257

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501