This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Band 4 Assistant Practitioner
An opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner to work within the Primary Care at home team in Bedford. The team provides rehabilitation to service users within their main place of residency, in order to improve their independence and quality of life.
We seek a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic person who possesses excellent communication, assessment and problem solving skills alongside a passion for patient centred care. You will be working closely with the multi-disciplinary team which is currently made up of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Rehabilitation Support Workers and District Nurses. You will need excellent communication and time management skills, and experience of working within a rehabilitation environment. Previous experience of working in a care environment with health professionals and in patient settings is essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible and assist colleagues to cover service needs, which may include working across Bedfordshire, depending on clinical need.
We are passionate about patient centred care, support our clinicians to lead and deliver excellent and compassionate services and value our clinical teams as the real heart of the NHS.
Our Trust is known for offering excellent training, personal development programmes, supportive coaching and competency frameworks; all to support enhanced skills and career development which meet the goals and aspirations of the individual.
Access to a car in order to carry out these duties is essential.
Position: Full time
For further details / informal visits contact:
Mandy Reilly, ( Email address removed ) or phone Apply Now >>.
Making Things Better
Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!
We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.
We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.
Staff and Service Users United
We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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