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Assistant Practitioner, Recovery

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Assistant Recovery Practitioner to join the Recovery Team. The post will provide the opportunity to develop skills and experience across the Recovery units in general, orthopaedic and women’s health theatres. The post holder will have a comprehensive Induction supported by colleagues and a named facilitator.

Previous acute in-patient experience is required to enable the development of critical care skills in Recovery.

The successful candidate will have completed their Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare or working as Band 4 with the level 4 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare. They will be supported in achieving the relevant practical competencies.

If you want to discuss this opportunity for further details please contact Recovery SisterSam Chandler or Claire Wedgwood tel: (01392) 402414.

Hours: Applications taken for both full and part-time hours; flexible working patterns are also supported in the unit allowing individual and departmental needs to be met.

Salary: Band 4 - £19,217 - £22,458 per annum (depending on skills & experience) pro rata

Please note that you will be notified via NHS jobs via email regarding the result of your application. Please note the interview date above, if you are shortlisted but have difficulty with this date please contact Sam Chandler or Claire Wedgwood, Sister on (01392) 402414.

If you are appointed to a position within the Trust you will be required to provide original documents to verify your identity prior to your start date. This must be a valid passport or full birth certificate (specifying the names of the holder’s parents) together with proof of your national insurance number. Your contract of employment with the Trust may be invalidated in the event that you are unable to provide this documentation.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements including job sharing.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Please note all authority for advertising RD&E posts rests solely with HR and any such requests should be made direct to them only.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**


In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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