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Advanced Practitioner

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Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
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Pupils on Roll
Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£36,153 - £39,961
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time
Closing Date
03 March 2019
Interview date
For an informal discussion please contact
Claire Richards
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Advanced Practitioner Continuing Healthcare

We are looking to recruit skilled, experienced, and ambitious practitioners to our Northern locality (Bideford or Ilfracombe). This role is offered on a permanent basis, but secondments will also be considered for internal applicants. 

This is an opportunity to join a strong and stable health and care management team serving the communities of Devon.  You will be working across one of the patches with team managers and practitioners, across adult services for older people and people of working age. You will collaborate with colleagues and managers, and work in partnership with health colleagues and local communities to support an integrated approach to individuals with complex needs.

You will be working across multiple teams, supporting communication, information sharing, and promoting best practice in Continuing Healthcare. You'll work closely with health teams, supporting timely decisions and providing leadership to resolve challenges and break down barriers.

You will be joining stable, experienced and committed multi-disciplinary teams, with a strong focus on offering a personalised and person-centred approach in all areas of practice.  We can offer a supportive working environment for managers and teams, with a visible and accessible management team. Supervision is prioritised and we have a demonstrated commitment to staff training and development.

As the Advanced Practitioner you will provide:

  • Excellent leadership to ensure the delivery of Social Care outcomes through the provision of effective advice and guidance, demonstrating good practice, mentoring and casework monitoring.
  • Commitment to developing a new role and leading local delivery of the local authority responsibilities for Continuing Healthcare
  • Effective communication skills as you work in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector organisations, and with your own colleagues.
  • Commitment to involving service users and carers in the delivery of a      high quality and equitable service.

You will need to demonstrate that you possess these core competences to underpin achieving excellent practice and performance.


About You

You will have excellent knowledge of health and social care.  You will be registered with HCPC as a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, holding the required qualification and having completed the requirements of post-qualifying learning (for example the assessed and supported year in employment or preceptorship). You will evidence your experience gained from your previous professional roles and their relevance to this post. You will have familiarity and experience of working in an integrated team and a good working experience of the Continuing Healthcare Framework and the Care Act expectations.

The roles can include travelling significant distances, sometimes in urgent situations and without prior notice, in a rural environment where public transport may not be available.  You will therefore need to have a current  full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.  

What We Can Offer to You

We will support you to be the best leader you can be.  We provide excellent induction into the new role; a development programme tailored to your individual needs; and effective supervision to support your performance and development.  You will also have the benefit of working alongside colleague leaders across the health and care system and we seek to further embed and develop integrated services.

We are keen to retain our most talented staff.  While we will be encouraging you to progress and develop we will also encourage you to achieve a healthy work-life balance in this fantastic part of the country.  Amongst other things, we offer 21 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 31 days, flexible working and a generous pension.  If you need to move to Devon in order to take up the role, relocation support will be available.

For further information, please contact Claire Richards 07866 793614



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

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