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Charge Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Willowbank, Little Plumstead Hospital, Norwich
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for Band 6 Charge Nurses to join the exciting new development of an Integrated Community Forensic Learning Disability Team based at Little Plumstead Hospital, Norwich. This team is part of an initiative from the recently formed NHS East of England Provider Collaborative’s plans for accelerated transformation in forensic learning disability services. Its focus is on improving continuity of care for patients. The expectation is that this approach will not only lead to reductions in length of hospitalization for patients within forensic learning disability units, but also minimize the need for in-patient admissions in the first place. The Community Team will build upon the success of our existing Outstanding CQC rated forensic services.

The Integrated Community Forensic Learning Disability team will have multi-disciplinary participation and there will be on call arrangements to cover out of hours. It will have a stepped service offer which includes
  • Training packages on a range of Forensic Learning Disability topics
  • Consultancy and advice to community learning disability teams and in-patient units on patients who present with ‘forensic’ or ‘forensic-like’ behaviours and needs
  • A range of community-based therapeutic interventions for patients with the above needs
  • NHS access (gatekeeping) assessments to determine if patients need more secure in-patient treatment
  • Remain involved and be a source of continuity for people who get admitted to such in-patient settings
  • Monitor progress and participate pro-actively in discharge planning to less restrictive settings
  • Active case management and care co-ordination of a small number of patients identified as having high risk forensic needs

The Community Forensic Learning Disability Team will be part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust which is at the forefront of academic and research activities in the field of developmental disabilities and hosts RADiANT (Research in Developmental Neuropsychiatry), a network of NHS Trusts, university academics and experts by experience. The post holder will have ample opportunities to benefit from these academic links.

A key feature of the team will be its close working relationship with the secure inpatient learning disability service, Broadland Clinic, a 25-bed medium secure unit for patients with developmental disabilities who are detained under the Mental Health Act. This will include its team members being embedded into the in-patient teams and vice versa. The firm expectation is that staff in both services will work in an integrated manner to promote treatment continuity for patients and ensure better treatment outcomes.

Norfolk has miles of beautiful coastline, nature reserves and great seaside resorts. Famous for the Norfolk Broads, there are 125 miles of lock-free waterways located within marshy fields, woodland and striking towns and villages. A county of urban and rural contrast, the medieval City of Norwich is steeped in history, which has been rated as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. It has a fantastic arts and music scene and boasts the largest undercover market in Europe. There are over 30 medieval churches and plenty of gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counselling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.

In addition to your salary you will receive Recruitment and Retention, as well as Nurses bonus.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Homayoun Sepehrara Job title Service Line Lead Email address

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