Health Improvement Practitioner

NHS Western Isles

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Laxdale Court, Laxdale, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0GS HEALTH PROMOTION DEPARTMENT Health Improvement Practitioner Band 6: £26,565 - £35,577 pro rata plus Distant Islands Allowance £975 pro rata 37.5 hours per week Permanent Applications are invited for the above post based at Laxdale Court, Stornoway. You will be responsible for the provision of public health expertise and advice to increase the capacity of colleagues, partners and communities to improve health and reduce inequalities in line with Scottish Government priorities, local priorities and needs. You will act to develop, action, monitor and evaluate evidence based health promotion programmes to improve health in the Western Isles. This is a key role in contributing to the health improvement and public health agenda for the Western Isles. This post provides specialised health promotion support in activities aimed at promoting positive health and preventing ill health on a range of levels: individual, community, societal, organisational, structural/strategic, and in a specific setting e.g. NHS, community, schools, workplaces. This post would provide an ideal opportunity for a suitable person wishing to expand their experience of service development and partnership working. This post holder should be educated to degree level and have relevant experience in health improvement or public health, evidenced by a portfolio of work. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Colin Gilmour, Head of Health Improvement, on 01851 762017 or 01851704704 Ext 2017. The successful candidate will need to achieve the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers and comply with the Code of Conduct within three months of full time employment or up to six months for part time workers. For further information see All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: along with a job description and an application form. This post is not eligible for relocation expenses. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais HS1 2AF. Fòn: 01851 762027 or 762005 Return completed application form in Word Format to or mail to; Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2AF. Tel: 01851 762027 or 762005 Closing Date: 20th October 2016 Ref: WI1684a Interview Date: 9th November 2016

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