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NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Stadium
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
30/03/2018 23:59
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Neighbourhood Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

There is an exciting opportunity for a neighbourhood practitioner, with potential to work across all disciplines in the team, such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Community Nursing. This role will be within a busy Integrated Neighbourhood Team in Blackpool. We are seeking a keen and enthusiastic individual to provide high quality interventions and care to patients who can work across boundaries and embed integration into their work practice. The post holder should possess good communication skills both written and verbal, be enthusiastic, willing to develop and be able to work independently.

Based within an integrated team, you will be working with patients with a variety of health and physical conditions within their own homes or clinic setting. You will work collaboratively with patients, carers and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to optimise their independence and quality of life in the community, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

You will be responsible for managing a delegated caseload to support patients to maintain their health and or achieve their goals through holistic assessment, care planning / rehabilitation and effective discharging. As part of the role you will carry out assessments of the individual’s level of function, looking at maintaining and improving this through exercise/advice and the whole range of daily activities. Your intervention may include rehabilitation, provision of equipment, baseline observations and venepuncture, although this is not exhaustive.

There may be a need to cover aspects of the admin role on occasions where there is a need for cover but there is likely to only be an infrequent need for this.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Lyndsey Pangburn
Therapy Lead
Central West Neighbourhood
01253 956161

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Department
Aster Offices
01253 957251