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Band 4 Associate Practitioner - Callington Road Hospital

Band 4

Main area
Community Mental Health
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
342-BR053-0419
Site
Callington Road Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
from £21,089 per annum
Closing
29/04/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


 

The poor physical health and life expectancy of individuals with mental health problems is deeply concerning.  Therefore, AWP working with Bristol Mental Health are excited to be able to recruit to the post of Associate Practitioner for Physical Health and Wellbeing.

If your application was successful you would be working in a small team of unregistered Associate Practitioners led by a Registered Mental Health Nurse to run physical health clinics across four of our sites in Bristol and with individuals in their own homes.

Your role would be to engage individuals suffering from serious mental illness either in clinics or in their own homes to assess their physical health, to take blood samples, measure blood glucose, prepare and take ECG readings, assess smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise and to undertake brief interventions.

You would be based at Callington Road Hospital in Bristol alongside your team.  However, you would be expected to be mobile so access to transport is essential for this role.

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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

Scott Witherstone, Service Manager 0782 784 3279