Senior Nurse Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Wood Green
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Learning Disabilities Nurse to join the Assessment & Intervention Team (AIT).

AIT provides support to adults eligible to receive services from Haringey Learning Disability Partnership who are at risk of placement breakdown in the community and/or admission to psychiatric hospital due to deterioration in mental health and/or challenging behaviours, as well as providing support and intervention for psychiatric hospital discharge (Transforming Care Programme) to reduce risk of readmission. AIT provides intense person-centred support and intervention for the person with a learning disability and their family and/or carers with home visits, monitoring calls and behavioural analysis, using individualised easy read information and other resources to improve engagement, and understanding. AIT consists of 2 Senior Nurse Practitioners (Band 6) and 2 Assistant Psychologists (Band 4) who co-work cases along with other professionals within HLDP's multi-disciplinary team. Regular supervision is provided by Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Team Leader and Specialist Practitioner (Mental Health Pathway).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Be competent in decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs.
  • Provide training on issues relating to the behavioural support, mental health and physical health needs of people with learning disabilities
  • To hold a caseload as an autonomous practitioner.
    • To accurately record all contacts with service users in case notes on Mosaic in line with local record keeping policies.
    • To ensure effective communication with service users, relatives and carers, advocates, staff and others.
    • To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
    • To participate in the development, maintenance and monitoring of service standards, collect and collate data / information effectively for the purpose of audit, research and service performance.
    • To identify, implement and evaluate, with others, areas for potential service improvement and agrees further action.
    • To understand the range of risks potentially faced by service users.
    • To work in partnership with others to identify and assess the nature, location and seriousness of the particular risks.
    • To receive clinical supervision and participate in appraisal and performance development.
    • To adhere to the NMC code of professional conduct.

    About us

    Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

    We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • Registered Nurse/Health Practitioner
    • Computer skills
    • 18 Months minimum experience post qualifying
    • Clinical Supervision Training
    • Practice Supervisor/Assessor Qualification
    • Significant experience of working with people with a learning disability


    • Specialist knowledge regarding the mental and physical health support needs of people with learning disabilities
    • Recruitment & Retention Training

    Skills, Knowledge and Ability


    • Good knowledge of the aetiology and impact of learning disabilities
    • Additional knowledge/experience related to associated or common health conditions e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, mental illness, Autism Spectrum Condition
    • Additional knowledge/experience of associated disabilities e.g. Autism Spectrum Condition, Cerebral Palsy
    • Ability to effectively assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based care
    • Highly developed communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with people who have difficulty understanding
    • Good facilitation and coordination skills
    • Health surveillance, Health Promotion, Health coordination and Health Action Planning
    • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills
    • De-escalation and management of complex behaviours
    • Ability to organise self and others to achieve tasks
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision
    • Experience of Practice Supervising/Assessing
    • Evidence of effective team working and leadership skills
    • Research awareness
    • Knowledge of best practice in safeguarding vulnerable adults and child protection
    • Knowledge of control of infection strategies
    • Working knowledge of the application of professional Code of Conduct
    • Ability to travel


    • Experience in education of nurses/health practitioners and /or multi-professional groups
    • Presentation skills
    • Audit skills
    • Research skills
    • Working with families and carers
    • Knowledge of Care Programme Approach
    • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity and Mental Health Act

    Attributes, Attitude and Personal Characteristics


    • Able to contribute to team discussion and be respectful of others' views
    • Honest and trustworthy
    • Aware of personal and professional boundaries
    • Respect for service users and carers
    • Reflective practitioner
    • An understanding of the importance of service user, and carer involvement in their own care and care plan
    • Belief that service users can achieve



    • Able to attend and participate in all statutory training events
    • Identification of personal professional development needs aligned to service provision, to ensure high quality, effective clinical practice
    • Practice Supervisor/Assessor Qualification


    • Willingness to complete studies at level 3/4

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


    Haringey Learning Disability Partnership

    48 Station Road

    Wood Green

    N22 7TY

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