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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/11/2019.

Lifestyle Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-631-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Diabetes Team
£21,089 to £23,761 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you looking to develop your career and join a team passionate about diabetes care and education?

We have an exciting opportunity for motivated lifestyle practitioners who are enthusiastic about diabetes to join our supportive and dynamic clinical team.

We have an opportunity for

  • a Band 4 Lifestyle Practitioner to work on the LEEDS Programme

What will you do?

The LEEDS Programme is a structured education 3 week course delivered to patients with Type 2 diabetes and forms part of the service delivered by the Community Diabetes Team.

The community diabetes multi-disciplinary team consists of specialist nurses, dietitians, GP’s, mental health practitioner, lifestyle practitioners and a clinical support worker who provide care and treatment to patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Your main role will be delivering the group structured education programmes across Leeds in various venues. We are looking for an excellent lifestyle practitioner to work alongside other members of the team. It’s our priority to continue delivering the high quality diabetes care for which our service is known. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff who can help you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

What do we offer?

  • A commitment to your development – mentorship, training, audit and clinical supervision

  • Working in a supportive, friendly environment within a team which highly values its patients and staff

  • Opportunities for involvement in service development and innovation

Working and Living in Leeds

As a city Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. With recent openings of the First Direct Arena, Trinity Shopping Centre and Victoria Gate Centre Leeds is now being decorated as the 3rd best location for retail in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks and gyms and being close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.

About You

You must have NVQ level 3 or equivalent and CCSE English. Health Coaching training, experience of working in groups and within a dietetic team is desirable and a commitment to high quality patient care along with excellent clinical skills and relevant experience. Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Please note, staff will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends in line with business demands.

If you have any questions regarding these posts please call Chapeltown Health Centre on 0113 8434200 and ask to speak to Gayle Forsyth (Clinical Lead Dietitian) or Harriet Owen (Operational Lead).

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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

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