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Practice Development Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work within Health and Justice Services as a Practice Development Practitioner - The post is full time - fixed term 12 months, but may become permanent if continued funding becomes available.

The role will focus on the practice development and clinical quality across Wellbeing Unit, HMP Hull and HMP Humber. Base is flexible.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic experienced clinician to support improvement in the lives of people with mental ill health / learning disabilities through effective clinical leadership and the development of staff to support the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing for all service users. You will be responsible for ensuring that services provide a progressive learning and development environment for all grades of staff including temporary staff

You will be expected to implement key practice developments and quality initiatives in order to achieve excellence in patient care in partnership with nursing and clinical multidisciplinary teams. You will also be responsible for your own personal and professional development whilst undertaking this role and at times representing their head of nursing or professional lead as required

You will mainly work Monday - Friday 9.00-5.00 but will need to be flexible to work outside these hours where there is a specific practice development need.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an expert practitioner and effective role model for best practice incorporating clinical teaching, audit and governance.
  • To ensure that own practice demonstrates up-to-date expert clinical knowledge.
  • Responsible for the development of ward teams in conjunction with Senior Leadership teams within the designated area, ensuring development and implementation of evidence based clinical practice within a therapeutic clinical environment, to ensure a recovery focused, safe and effective service user experience.
  • To work effectively as part of the multi-professional, inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and supporting other health care professionals in the promotion and maintenance of an effective learning environment and practice development
  • To empower teams to undertake a range of practices relevant to theircompetency level and support development of staff to achieve appropriate competency requirements.
  • To provide a visible, accessible, reassuring and authoritative presence in clinical areas to whom staff, service users, carers and families can turn for assistance, advice and support.
  • To develop and deliver training as required within the service area for patients and carers at different levels according to need and across disciplines.
  • Co-ordinates attendance at vocational training across their sites in response to Trust initiatives and requirements, jointly with operational managers.

About us

The Trust offer a wide variety of benefits
  • NHS pension scheme
  • 27 -33 days annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS car lease scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to employee support, independent counselling, chaplaincy and physiotherapy
  • Great career development opportunities
  • Staff discounts with many retailers
  • Mindfulness Sessions
  • Access to Coaching

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants who are seeking secondment must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with professional body
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to master's level equivalent
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or equivalent clinical mentoring and teaching experience
  • Leadership qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale
  • Evidence of continuous personal development
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Extensive experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment


  • Use of the Trust's quality Improvement System to implement change
  • Experience of working alongside higher education providers



  • Sound knowledge of principles of nursing and how to apply these in a practice setting
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Hull

Hedon Road



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