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Assistant Practitioner - Community Macmillan Team

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Palliative care
NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Community Health Centre
£20,105 - £23,363 p.a.
22/01/2019 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

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen within City Wide Macmillan Palliative Support Service for an assistant practitioner.

The post holder will work as part of the Macmillan Specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Medics, Dietician, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurses and Speech and Language Therapist. The team aims to provide effective support rehabilitation and/or palliative care to patients with a life limiting condition requiring palliative intervention.

The post holder will assist other professionals in the implementation, delivery and evaluation of rehabilitation and education programmes to promote independence and encourage improved health, functional capabilities and quality of life.

The post holder will hold a small caseload under the supervision of the responsible clinician, supporting patients with life limiting illness to maximise their health and enable them to be cared for in their preferred place

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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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