Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a developmental post for a Band 6 Community Practitioner to specialise in ADHD and on completion of the non medical prescriber course you will be awarded a band 7 post. The position is open to all registered nurses who hold an Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification.

Experience of working with children with ADHD is desirable.

We are looking for a highly motivated, inspirational candidate who is committed to delivering a high-quality service. They will have excellent communication skills and good interpersonal skills as theservice works collaboratively with other health partners and the third sector to deliver the care to our families. They will be able to demonstratetheir personal alignment with the Trust Values.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the Assessment and Management of casework of service users who have substantial and complex needs.Provide specialist clinical advice to Service Users/Carers, staff, statutory agencies, 3rd sector partner agencies and the public.In collaboration with the Service User and Carer where appropriate, develop Recovery and Wellbeing focused Care Plans, ensuring regularreviews to monitor progress and adapt Care Plan as necessary.To consider Carer needs and ensure Carer and family are involved in Care Planning where appropriate.

To deliver evidenced based Clinical and Psychologically based Interventions.

The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensuressafety and a commitment to promoting recovery and wellbeing and maximising independence.

Coordinate Treatment Planning & Interventions, Reviews and Discharge Planning.Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Pathway Clinical Lead and Pathway Manager.

To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet thedemands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 19th May2023

Closing date : 2nd June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • first level registered Nurse RNMH,RMN,RNLD or equivalent first level qualification eg. Social worker, OT


  • Post Registration Qualifications in Psychological Interventions Experience of working within a community team. Non-Medical Prescribing



  • 12 to 24 month band 5 qualified nurse experience dependent upon service need. Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, NMC standards and other local and national initiatives.


  • Understanding of difficult to manage/challenging behaviours.



  • proven ability to carry out provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs. o risk assessment and risk management/ safety planning skills. o demonstrate an understanding of effective and appropriate treatment options including a range of evidence based clinical approaches as identified in N.I.C.E o demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. o Evidence of a high level of professional, organisational and leadership skills. (self and others)


  • Clinical Leadership. Training & Induction of staff. Delegation skills. Debriefing skills. Teaching/Presentation skills.

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