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Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Gateshead Learning Disability Team are happy to be offering an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Community Nurse Practitioner.

We are a multidisciplinary community team working across the whole of Gateshead with individuals with complex needs. The successful post holder will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality patient care, good organisational skills and be able to demonstrate prioritisation of workload. Key components of the role will be to ensure the service offer a safe, caring, responsive and well-led service.

The role will include liaising with agencies such as social care, service providers, inpatient services, safeguarding, alongside a range of other agencies. Within this team we pride ourselves on having a broad range of knowledge within these selected areas and ability to manage the risks associated with this.

We work in an environment where staff are valued highly and where we make every effort to encourage and support you to develop yourself in your specialist areas of interest.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment and management of a caseload of patients who have substantial and complex needs.

Provide specialist clinical advice to patients, families, carers, staff, statutory agencies, third sector partner agencies and the public.

You will be expected to provide high quality assessment and care, alongside offering the wider team support, advice and supervision

Work collaboratively with patients to develop care plans, recovery and wellbeing plans. Ensuring patients have access to regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plans as necessary.

To consider carer needs and ensure carer and family are involved in care planning where appropriate.

To deliver evidenced based clinical interventions.

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

Coordinate treatment planning, interventions, clinical reviews and discharge planning.

Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Team Manager and Clinical Leads.

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

To incorporate a patient centred philosophy into nursing practice and patient centred collaborative care.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands 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 : 15th September 2023

Closing date : 2nd October 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education and qualification


  • First level registered nurse RNLD or RNMH
  • Assessor/ Supervisor Training
  • Evidence of post-registration training in clinical interventions/skills relevant to the post.
  • 12-24 months minimum post registration experience


  • Experience of working in a community team.
  • Post registration qualifications in clinical interventions

Skills and Competencies


  • Proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessment of individuals with complex health needs.
  • Risk Assessment and risk management/safety/planning skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective and appropriate treatments options including a range of experience based clinical approaches.


  • Clinical leadership

Role/Team specific requirements


  • Able to maintain professional development
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Bensham Hospital

80-84 Fontwell Drive, Bensham



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