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Community Practitioner - Development Role Band 5 to Band 6

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join Scarborough Integrated Community team in an newly created development post as a Community Practitioner. The team offer a friendly and supportive environment where you will be able to learn and develop your skills, providing care and support to the patients in the Scarborough locality.

The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a competency framework for 18 months to progress from band 5 to band 6. The opportunity is open to Nurses and other registered professionals.

The post holder will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence and clinical achievement to support the uplift to band 6. This is a structured process which will be supported through clinical and management supervision.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to hold a case load as a lead professional/care coordinator and co work with senior practitioners in the team, provide direct patient contact for care planned interventions including any psychological wellbeing interventions/admin of medications as appropriate or within role. To complete triage meetings with trust teams, review referrals with the MDT, complete initial assessments and communicate their needs in professional formulation meetings, care plan and to be able to effectively communicate with partner organisations. You will be expected to be on the duty responder rota and work closely with all members of the MDT. The successful candidate will also take an active role in providing physical health care of the patients on our case load in conjunction with the physical health lead and medics. Any training required for skills such as phlebotomy or ECG recording can be accessed through the trust. There will also be an expectation that the candidate will support the carers champion role within the team and attend carers support meetings where appropriate.

Interventions with patients may take place in the team building or in their own homes, therefore having access to your own transport is essential to this role.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Please contact Jade Townley or Sarah Grieve Advanced Nurse Practitioner if you wish to discuss this job further. 01723 355095

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post Graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Working with people with mental ill health


  • Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation
  • Working in a community setting
  • Collaborative working with patients, families and carers
  • Working in a multi disciplinary team



  • Understanding of relevant legislation MHA MCA
  • Understanding Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical risk assessment and management and its application in practice
  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment.



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/family and all members of the MDT
  • Manage own time and prioritise effectively


  • Competency in venepuncture

personal attributes


  • Able to work in accordance with Trust Values and behaviours

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with trust policies and service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


The Ellis Centre

Dean Road


YO12 7SN

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