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Assistant Practitioner (Nursing)

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Part Time and Full Time
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£16,968 - 22,683 per annum (pro rata)
25/02/2018 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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** We have both permanent and fixed term / secondment opportunities available. **

** Fixed term contract / secondment opportunity until 6th January 2019 **

We are a busy 38 bedded acute medical ward specialising in Gastroenterology. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual who wishes to develop their clinical skills and progress their healthcare career.

We are seeking individuals to work as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner and would consider full or part time applicants.

We are looking for a highly motivated, trustworthy, professional and reliable band 4 Assistant Practitioner; with an interest in Gastroenterology to join our friendly and supportive team.

This role will provide opportunities for :

- personal and professional development

- training and development of clinical skills

- working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside highly skilled registered practitioners

- working closely with the Ward team

- delivering a seamless service to patients and undertaking a range of delegated tasks under supervision of a Registered Practitioner

- delivering a high standard of general / specific care

As post holder, you will be working as part of the ward team assisting with direct patient care, undertaking such tasks as observations, pressure area care and management of continence. Utilise enhanced skills such as cannulation, vennepuncture, female catheterisation and NG/NJ feeding. Aiding the coordinator with patient flow and admissions and discharges.

You will need to have the underpinning knowledge and assessed level of competence to undertake this role. The post holder must have a foundation degree in health studies or equivalent for example diploma in higher education or a higher national diploma (level 5).

Appointees who hold the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Health Studies (or equivalent) but have not completed the specific Assistant Practitioner training programme, will be offered a Band 3 developmental role for 6 months in order to attain the specific clinical skills and competencies needed for a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner role in Gastroenterology.

It’s a really exciting time for us at NNUH; if you’ve got the drive, enthusiasm and skills to make the most of this great opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.

** If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported. **


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Hours of Work: Part Time and Full Time - Flexible working, Internal rotation
Opening Date for Applications: 13th February 2018
Closing Date for Applications: 25th February 2018

Interview Date: 14th March 2018

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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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Jude Ditton, Ward Sister or Helen Adams, Deputy Sister - 01603 286390, or

If you have problems applying, contact

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