Health Improvement Practitioner
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15 hours per week. An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Specialist outreach recovery team at a time of innovation and service development.
As a fully integrated member of the Specialist outreach recovery team, the post holder will support the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework with a focus on supporting the delivery of interventions aimed to address the physical health inequalities faced by people with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Illness. The post holder will seek to influence, improve, and promote positive lifestyle choices and behaviours, which will lead to better health outcomes and a reduction in preventable ill health. Key lifestyles include being smoke free, eat well, move more and drink less.
Main duties of the job
The specialist outreach recovery team work with individuals who experience complex psychosis as well as other challenges, which at times prevent them from accessing mainstream services. This role will involve supporting the physical health needs of our patient group both in a clinical setting as well as outreach work within the community and within peoples own homes.
The post holder will work alongside mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, psychologists, substance misuse worker, assistant practitioners, social worker and social inclusion worker.
Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.
As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.
We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.
Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:
Protected CPD time for registered staff
Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff
Leadership & mentoring programmes
Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training
A Robust Preceptorship
A bespoke induction programme
Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.
As a fully integrated member of the Specialist outreach recovery team, the post holder will support the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework with a focus on supporting the delivery of interventions aimed to address the physical health inequalities faced by people with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Illness. The post holder will seek to influence, improve, and promote positive lifestyle choices and behaviours, which will lead to better health outcomes and a reduction in preventable ill health. Key lifestyles includes being smoke free, eat well, move more and drink less.
Carry out specialist one-to-one and group interventions for behaviour change.
Undertake physical health monitoring, including outreach for those who are difficult to engage.
To work in partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team to promote the physical health and wellbeing of service users within specialist mental health services.
Liaise with partners to help reach target populations and communities.
Actively seek out Hard to Reach populations and help them to engage in health lifestyle initiatives.
Support the development and delivery of training programmes for other professionals /interested parties internally and externally.
Support the development, promotion and co-ordination of health activities and other community engagement events.
Signposting/referral into the One You Plymouth service and/or partner services such as IPS, Options and Harbour.
Contribute at appropriate network meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings.
Monitor and evaluate outcomes via processes, procedures and systems.
Give feedback on performance and local intelligence to senior management team.
Ensure that all stakeholders receive up-to-date information on a wide range of health improvement topics.
Contribute to the communications and marketing strategy by collecting case studies and photos.
Develop fact sheets and resources.
Contribute to research and development as directed.
Act as a Health Champion, Making Every Contact Count.
Be up to date with a range of health improvement topics through competency-based learning.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).