Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Sunderland, UK
13 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service to appoint 4 x band 6 Community Nurses on a substantive basis.

The service is currently delivered within an integrated model of Primary care Mental Health and Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) which provided in partnership between Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland Counselling Service and Washington Mind.

We are a dynamic and dedicated team that offers a range of psychological therapies and services to treat people and support their recovery within a stepped care model. The team is made up of around 80+ clinicians including Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP's), High Intensity Therapists, Community Nurses, a Dual Diagnosis specialist, a Carer`s Therapist, Employment Support Advisors and a Counsellor

The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing evidence based intervention to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You must be able to demonstrate that you have a strong commitment to high quality client care, good organisational skills, can prioritise your workload and have excellent communication skills.

This service is an 8-8 service weekdays with some Saturday working required. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly across the shifts required.

Applications are invited from clinicians who are able to meet the requirements of the person specification.

Successful applicants will be employed by Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue McAuliffe Team Manager 0191 5665450

Glynis Henderson Team Manager 0191 5665450

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

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If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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