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Community and Physical Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000** for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with CWP. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

We welcome applications from a committed and enthusiastic LD Nurses who are passionate about working with people with a learning disability. You would be joining a well-established and supportive team comprising of nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatry. The Community and Physical Health Practitioner role is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary community support team. The successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of adult service users with Learning Disabilities and complex physical health needs.The successful candidate will be expected to work across a variety of settings and perform nursing functions relating to community nursing, health facilitation and liaising with hospitals when this is required and support the wider Team in understanding the importance of health facilitation and the making of reasonable adjustments.

The post holder will work as a member of the specialist multi-disciplinary team, carrying out assessments and providing effective treatment, care and support to clients who may be experiencing physical health problems in addition to their learning disability.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve completing assessments and risk assessments that inform clinical interventions and contribute to the planning of interventions and the completion of care plans. The role will also involve being the Care-Coordinator for patients with complex physical health needs that will include the monitoring and reviewing of patients physical health needs to achieve desirable clinical outcomes. The Post Holder will work in an empowering way and promote healthy living so patients can take responsibility for managing some of their health needs when this is possible to do so.

All aspects of the role require effective communication and collaborative working with partner agencies, GP's to plan and deliver LD Awareness training and promote the importance of making reasonable adjustments to ensure patients receive the best possible care. The strong links with GP's will involve providing support to identify patients who have a learning Disability and to verify the accuracy of the LD Register. The Post holder will work closely with our Band 7 Health Facilitator who will offer on-going support to prioritise the community and health facilitation elements of this role.

The Post Holder will also work in line with the Dynamic Support Decision Tool that identifies individuals that are at risk of premature mortality and work with patients who are assessed as being Red or Amber.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Silver' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • First level Learning Disability Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of post-registration training
  • Evidence of post-registration training in specialist area to diploma / degree level
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing training and personal development


  • SPC qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Direct experience of working with clients with learning disabilities and complex needs
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Experience / ability to work independently
  • Awareness of the health access agenda, relevant legislation and government policy relating to learning disability
  • Ability to assess, plan, co-ordinate and evaluate care
  • Ability to chair meetings and lead a team i.e. CPA
  • Ability to identify areas in nursing practice for development and support others to develop and change practice
  • Ability to deliver training and make formal presentations to groups of professionals, service users and service providers


  • Developed good practice, guidelines / protocols / policies
  • Previous examples of leading to implement new practice
  • Special interests related to area of practice



  • Minimum 1 year post-registration experience working in multidisciplinary health teams
  • Direct experience of working with vulnerable groups who have learning disabilities and additional health needs
  • Experience of multi-agency working and ability to work effectively across service boundaries
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs i.e. challenging behaviour, mental and physical health problems.
  • Delivery of training to service users, families and carers
  • Awareness of relevant legislation and good practice relating to learning disabilities (Mental health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Transforming Care, National Mortality Review etc.)


  • Experience of working on service developments
  • Participation in service developments
  • Experience in delivery of quality Initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Rosemount Lodge

Lea Bank Close


SK11 8HE

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