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Assistant Practitioner - Southbourne Acute Short Stay

Band 4

Main area
HCA Band4
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hrs per week
Job ref
390-R4911-MC-C
Site
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Town
Southend on Sea
Salary
£20,150 - £23,386 per annum
Closing
27/03/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.

 

Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.

 


 

 

In order to apply for this post, you must hold a foundation degree in health related subject. We are unable to consider applicants who have not completed the degree. Please see attached job description for full details

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

Medical Short Stay Unit is looking for a compassionate and caring Assistant Practitioner to join their bright and friendly team.

The Assistant Practitioner will be expected to provide high standards of effective patient care. They will work as a member of the clinical nursing team, alongside a Registered Nurse or other qualified Allied Healthcare Professional, within Estuary ward.

The Assistant Practitioner will provide a mix of both general and specific care to patients and will be proficient and competent to work at a higher competency level than a Senior Healthcare Assistant. These duties will be delegated by the responsible qualified practitioner.

The post holder will be able to work under both the direction and the indirect supervision of a registered nurse.


The Unit:
Estuary Ward - This Short stay medical unit provides comprehensive, high quality care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions who can be treated and discharged within 24 to 72 hours.

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment fostering person-centered care to enable patients to reach their optimum level of health and independence. We treat a wide variety of acute medical conditions from across all specialities, including respiratory cardiac and neurological conditions as well as other conditions, which may require careful observation, intravenous drugs or skilled assessment.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

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

Gifty Okai - Ward Manager /Daliya Biju Deputy Ward Manager
Estuary Ward 01702 435555 Ext 6284