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Senior Community Physical Health Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting Senior Community Physical Health Practitioner opportunity has become available within the York & Selby Eating Disorder team at Huntington House.

Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process

Main duties of the job

TEWV NHS Foundation Trust are offering an exciting opportunity for an innovative and dynamic individual to join our dedicated team to clinically lead (in collaboration with the Eating Disorder Practitioners and Medical Colleagues) on the provision of physical healthcare for patients within the Community Adult Eating Disorder services.

As a Physical Health Practitioner, you will have a key role in carrying out physical health checks and have an oversight of the Eating Disorder physical health clinics, as well as supporting service improvement within this area of practice.You will work closely with the MDT to provide a high quality service to patients through support, intervention and clinical expertise on the various aspects of physical health including: assessment, diagnosis and review, chronic illness management, management of acute presentations and ongoing physical health monitoring. You will also facilitate and contribute to Eating Disorder interventions with the support of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners.You will support evidence based practice and have experience of working independently and autonomously, utilising clinical assessment skills and demonstrating sound clinical decision making. You will have oversight of a patient caseload, whilst supporting the strategic role of developing physical healthcare across the Trust.

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 see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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. Must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Advanced knowledge in physical clinical examination and assessment, within acute and / or primary care settings.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, able to self-direct work.
  • High level of personal and professional motivation.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.


  • Previous experience of mental health care in a community environment
  • Leadership or management experience



  • Demonstrable knowledge at post-graduate level in aspect(s) of physical healthcare.
  • Advanced knowledge in physical clinical examination and assessment
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)
  • Competency in venepuncture

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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