Physical Health Practitioner

Full Time
Haringey
£26,447 - £28,780 a year
Posted 24 days ago
Job description
This is a new role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our community mental health services, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The transformation of our community mental health services will lead to truly integrated health and social care for adults in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who have serious mental illness.

Our transformation plans are supported by £25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community. Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training. We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.

The post holder will work together with team members conducting supervised specialist assessments of patients, focusing on their Physical health needs. They will lead on ensuring that patients with enduring mental health conditions are not discriminated by virtue of their mental illness in terms of their physical health. The post holder will lead on supporting patients carrying out physical health checks as specified in the Lester tool, health screening, health promotion and lifestyle advice.

This information will support in identifying referral to the appropriate physical health care settings as well as monitoring health conditions. Patients may also be facilitated with active support from the Physical Health Practitioner to access their GP if necessary.

The post holder will be expected to develop an understanding of the physical health needs of patient group.

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust’s values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together
By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

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