Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Mental Health


Job Title : Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Mental Health
Location : Scotland
Company : NHS Scotland
Salary :
Open Date : 2023-03-14
Close Date : 2023-07-14

Various positions available across Mental Health NHS Fife Inpatient Services

An exciting service development opportunity has arisen for trainee band 4 assistant practitioner posts across in-patient mental health services in NHS Fife. (Older adult, Adult, Rehabilitation, Forensic, IPCU). Location of these posts will be Stratheden Hospital Cupar, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, Whyteman’s Brae Hospital Kirkcaldy.

Successful candidates will be supported through Fife College to undertake a year long course at SCQF Level 8, working in a blended approach with support from the Practice Education Facilitators, clinical practice supervisors and assessors.

The development of these posts will provide clinicians with an opportunity to shape the service and evaluate new ways of working within the mental health in-patient field, in keeping with the National drive to support the nursing profession for the future.

The successful candidates will deliver clinical care under in/direct supervision and guidance form a registered practitioner where appropriate undertake delegated tasks within the competency boundaries set within the programme.

Trainee Assistant Practitioners are appointed to the role using an HR process called Annex 21, this means that you will be paid in a band 4 post initially at 75% of the band 4 pay scale until you achieve the academic qualification and completion of clinical competency assessments.

Please note: Interviews planned week commencing 27th of March 2023, College to commence 17th of April 2023

Informal enquires and informal visits welcomed please contact either Stuart Rae Senior Charge Nurse by e-mail at [email protected] or Morag Millar Senior Charge Nurse at [email protected]

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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