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Lead Clinical Nurse - Bedford

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Intensive Support Team (IST) works across Bedfordshire & Luton supporting people with a learning disability during a crisis. We are looking to recruit two dynamic and enthusiastic nurses, who have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health. You must demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, supporting colleagues in delivering a high quality service for people on the community caseload and an inpatient setting.

IST provides a 24-hour crisis service to adults with a learning disability whose mental health has relapsed, if there is a change in behaviour that is putting themselves or others at risk and/or the individual is at risk of admission to an acute mental health ward.

IST supports people in their own homes in the Bedfordshire and Luton community, the intention is for the MDT to support the individual through the crisis, to maintain and improve their quality of life by identifying and addressing issues related to mental wellbeing, communication, sensory integration difficulties and the function of a particular behaviour.

The Intensive Support Team is a very progressive and unique service so if you are keen to develop your professional skills and experience, would like more information or an informal visit, please contact;

Sharon Grant (Clinical Team Manager) on 01234 310538.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensuring the values outlined in the NHS constitution are adhered to and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant line manager, or through the necessary processes through the Trust.
  • Continually delivering and maintaining high standards
  • Leadership, management and development of delegated others
  • Clinical leadership
  • Continuous personal development
  • Assisting in on-going service development
  • Building trust and developing relationships with service users and their carers
  • promoting service user inclusion and involvement in service development
  • Data quality assurance

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities/Mental Health (RNLD/RNMH) or equivalent
  • A post-registration specialist qualification to at least degree level in nursing or related subject
  • Evidence of continuing professional, clinical and educational development
  • Teaching qualification or experience of mentoring for Student Nurses
  • A full understanding of national and local health priorities/policies/drivers and their application to clinical practice, service and organisations e.g. Valuing People Now, Equality Act, No Health without Mental Health.



  • Substantial post basic experience
  • Experience of Band 5 or above
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and experience of collaborative working
  • Experience of setting up health education/health promotion initiatives
  • Experience in implementing service improvement projects

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills at all levels
  • Experience of providing training and teaching
  • Experienced in the area of presentations

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