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Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Community Learning Disability Teams
NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
31/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Previous applicants not to apply

Community Adult Learning Disability Team

Nursing Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Would you like to work with people with learning disabilities?

Do you want to support changing lives?

Would you like to work with as part of a multi disciplinary team

Would you like each working day to be different?


If so we want to recruit you to work as a nursing assistant practitioner in one of our 3 community learning disability teams (CLDTs).

The post holder will work alongside our community learning disability nurses and other allied health professionals and social care colleagues on the CLDT.


The post would give you the opportunity to:-

Work with people and their carers to help them cope with long term health conditions and improve their health and wellbeing.

Carry out assessments and provide interventions to promote skills and opportunities.

Support and educate non specialist services to make reasonable adjustments to their care.

Implement positive behavior support and improve outcomes.

Support people with a learning disability to access mainstream health care and understand information provided to them..

Work with individuals and run groups to promote good health.

Work across a number of disciplines and agencies within the local neighborhood and communities.

Develop your skills in accessible communication e.g. using images to aid understanding of text.

Undertake project work.

You will receive on the job training as well as being able to access relevant courses.

You will consolidate knowledge and develop clinical & non-clinical skills within a supportive environment and be actively involved in the development of the community services,  & student education.

Full time post 37.5 hours per week

Manchester Local Care Organisation is a pioneering, new public sector organisation. We're improving care by bringing together NHS community health and mental health services, primary care and social care services in the city.

We are part of the public sector and partnership organisation powered by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health, Manchester City Council, Manchester Health & Care Commissioning and the Manchester Primary Care Partnership.

Positive about disabled peopleDisability confident employer

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

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Julie Jennings or Lisa McCabe TEL :0161 219 6022

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 5989