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Physical Health Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Community Mental Health
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Chatterton House
King's Lynn
£21,089 - £23,761 gross per annum
18/07/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Do you have a desire to raise the profile of physical health within Mental Health services?

Do you strongly believe in the practice of holistic care?

Do you want to make a difference to our service users? 

If your answer to all of the above is yes then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and hardworking  assistant practitioners with an interest in physical health.  Ideally you'll have some experience in undertaking physical health checks.

The duties of this post are varied, support and undertake a physical health screening service and helping with the development and running our Physical Health Clinics  for service users with severe mental illness, providing interventions, using the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) approach to support service users to take positive lifestyle changes and liaising with primary, secondary and public health colleagues and services.

The position is with an opportunity for clinical growth and development and our team are committed to support you to achieve your potential in this role. You will also be supported and guided by the Trusts Physical Health Team.

The post is based in King's Lynn and covers the centre of King's Lynn and the surrounding villages therefore the post holder must hold a current UK driving licence and be willing to travel.

If you want to know more or if you have any questions, please do contact us.

**Job description and banding subject to job evaluation**


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

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