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Assistant Practitioner (Nursing)

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Staffing / Employment Agencies

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  • Salary:

    £21892 - £24157

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  • Published:

    44 minutes ago

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  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner to work within the Forensic Community Team (FCT). The FCT is a regional service which provides care and treatment for adults (both male and female) who have a history of offending and/or pose a risk to others. The majority of our service users have come into contact with the criminal justice system, and have been within the secure in-patient pathway. We provide Care Co-ordination for patients across the region, along with providing in-reach to patients within secure in-patient services. Our main purpose is to reduce the risks posed by individuals who have a significant mental illness. This includes those who have been assessed as posing risk of harm to others, and require further assessment and support. This can include ongoing psychiatric assessment, formulation and treatment. We also support patients with integration back into the community setting; and work with them on their recovery. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, primarily within community settings. They will manage their own caseload under the supervision of registered staff; contributing to the assessment process, and carrying out interventions. They will work closely with the other Assistant Practitioners in the team, supporting patients through their recovery. Desirable attributes for the successful candidate include previous knowledge or working with offenders and patients with complex needs.

Employer Description

Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve. CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.