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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

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Assistant Practitioner
Band 4
1 x 12 month fixed term/secondment 1 x minimum 6 month fixed term/secondment
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£21,089 - £23,761 per annum
01/03/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Merseycare are looking for two enthusiastic, hardworking Band 4 Assistant Practitioners to join their innovative and dynamic Equipment Specialist Team (EST) on a secondment. One post is for a minimum of 6 months (covering maternity leave) and one is for 12 months (covering a secondment). The positions could be suitable for an existing Assistant Practitioner or a Health Care Assistant with the right level of experience.


Your key role would be to support the qualified caseload holder in the assessment of adults and children for safe and suitable community equipment provision, providing and sharing your knowledge and skills in relation to assessment and provision of community equipment.


Ongoing training in relation to assessment skills and equipment available will be provided.


The service works collaboratively with many other services around Liverpool and are always open to new ways of working together to ensure safe and effective equipment is provided in a timely manner.



Interview date: 6th March 2020


Please note if this is a secondment you should discuss with your present line manager before applying.



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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Claire Sturgeon, Clinical Lead – EST: Claire.sturgeon2@merseycare.nhs.uk or Tel:0151 296 7736.