Specialist Community Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton on Tees
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has risen for a band 6 Community Practitioner to join the Adult Eating Disorder Team based at Imperial Avenue, Norton, Stockton on Tees. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is able to work with a wider MDT, working alongside other professionals and striving for best outcomes for service users with an interest in Eating Disorders.

As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for: -
  • your own caseload
  • providing assessments
  • delivering intervention in the community.

You will demonstrate:-
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • interpersonal and team working skills
  • be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector.

The team cover the geography of Durham, Darlington and Teesside, therefore flexibility to travel across this geography is essential

Main duties of the job

  • To improve the lives of people with an Eating Disorder by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.
  • To work as part of a community team which may be integrated, working collaboratively and in partnership with local authority services.
  • To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.
  • To act as lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate.
  • To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.
  • To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to registered healthcare professionals as appropriate, associate practitioners, community support workers and students.
  • To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.
  • To always promote a positive image of people with mental ill health.
  • To always promote a positive image of the Adult Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.

About us

Working for TEWV NHS Trust you can expect fantastic training & development opportunities with the strong links we have developed at our local universities'. Post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway in mental health practice, as well as clinical skills or leadership & management skills, that can lead onto more senior roles within the organisation, helping you to identify and build upon a career pathway. Future planning is supported by the Trust's Talent Management and Workforce Development Team, so we can continue to build upon our commitment of being well led and to deliver excellent care to our communities in either leadership & management or clinical practice modules.

Given we have learnt many things during the pandemic, technology and remote working have offered insight into new approaches on how we work and further discussion can be had about this upon appointment. To discuss this further, you should contact the team manager prior to interview to consider if the options are suitable for you and the service demands.

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. A lease car scheme is in operation as well as other NHS staff benefits.

Job description Job responsibilities

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 Qualifications Essential
  • 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.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its o The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS) Page 10 of 12 application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.

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