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Physical Health Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Physical Health in Mental Health
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
246-GYW1776400
Site
Victoria House Lowestoft
Town
Lowestoft
Salary
£21,089 - £23,761 gross per annum
Closing
24/06/2019 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

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

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

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Are you passionate about ensuring an excellent service to those who need help the most, do you have a desire to raise the profile of physical health within mental health service, a belief in the practice of holistic care and so make a difference to our service users?  Then we want to hear from you.

We are looking for 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, within community services, 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 covers the Lowestoft and Waveney area  so the post holder must hold a current UK driving license and be willing to travel.

Want to know more? Have any questions? Please do contact us.

Benefits

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.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

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

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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

Sari Kelsey

01502 532100