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Associate Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Associate Practitioner to join our Gravesend Community Service based within our Livingstone Community Hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity if you are looking to develop your knowledge and skill set as we offer professional development through an Associate Practitioner Apprenticeship or Trainee Nurse Associate course.

You will work in shifts, typically 8.00am to 4:00pm or 12:00pm to 8:00pm, weekends and bank holidays are also required to be covered.

Due to the travel included in this role, a Full UK driving license with access to a car is needed to carry out the duties of the post.

Main Responsibility

  • Undertake delegated nursing care within a defined patient group 
  • Be part of a team that delivers nursing interventions that include: administration of subcutaneous or intermuscular injections suprapubic catheterisation, female catheterisation, glucose monitoring, wound care including compression bandaging
  • Report any changes in condition of the patient to the Senior Sister/Team Sister or in their absence the designated nurse in charge of the caseload.
  • To undertake continence reassessments, following agreed training in competencies, reporting to the nurse in charge any changes in care packages required.
  • Implement evidence-based nursing care, within the patient’s home
  • Carry out phlebotomy in clinical settings and patients own homes following training in accordance with Organisation Policy.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has previous experience working in a community nursing setting and has the ability to operate community equipment and assess needs and implement care. You will possess the ability to undertake nursing skills and prioritise visits in accordance with patient needs and can work well as a team but can organise their own workload without direct supervision.

This role would suit someone who is currently an associate practitioner or someone who is a band 3 looking to take the next step in their career. We welcome applications from candidates who are currently studying or looking to study an associate practitioner qualification. If you are not yet qualified as an associate practitioner, you will be placed on a band 3 salary until you receive the qualification.

Due to the travel included in this role, a Full UK driving license with access to a car is needed to carry out the duties of the post.

Package Description

As an Associate Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team at Livingstone Community Hospital.

You will feel valued as a Associate Practitioner within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • A salary of £25,200 - £27,825 with group pension
  • Free tea and coffee at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We're a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and well need to close it earlier than the date we've shown here. If you're keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

To find out more about HCRG Care Group, please visit https://www.hcrgcaregroup.com/about-us-2

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