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Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Assistant Practitioner Wheelchair Services
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£21,089 - £23,761 pro rata per annum
27/02/2020 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.

Liverpool Wheelchair Service is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 4 Assistant Practitioner to join our innovative and dynamic team. The position could be suitable for an existing Assistant Practitioner or a Health Care Assistant with the right level of experience.

The successful candidate will provide assessment and provision of wheelchairs and pressure management to clients of all ages with a wide variety of medical conditions across the diverse city of Liverpool under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

We are an innovative service with a shared goal of providing a high quality service to our patients to achieve their mobility goals and enable their independence. We are looking for a forward thinking assistant practitioner who will add to the team’s dynamic approach and be committed to their own continuing professional development. An effective team player with excellent organisational and communication skills is required to work in a busy service.

We are predominantly a clinic based service but also see patients in other environments such as schools, hospitals, and their own home. We assess and prescribe manual wheelchairs and electric powered chairs.

Liverpool Wheelchair Service will provide relevant training necessary to enable you to have the skills and knowledge to provide the high quality service we aim for. And there will be plenty of opportunities to gain experience in this specialist area of practice, through shadowing and learning from others.

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.

Shortlisting will take place on: 28th Feb 2020.

Interviews will take place on: 6th Mar 2020.

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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

Rosemary Tully, Clinical Lead Wheelchair Therapist - Rosemary.tully@merseycare.nhs.uk

Rebecca Denson, Clinical Lead Wheelchair Therapist - Rebecca.denson@merseycare.nhs.uk

Tel: 0151 296 7770