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Community Nurse Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024
Essex Learning Disability Partnership are looking for aRegistered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability.

You will be working as a Community Nurse within The Mid-West Essex Community Learning Disability Team, based at Tekhnicon House, Braintree.

The Mid-West Essex Community Learning Disability Team provide person centred and holistic assessment and care for adults with a learning disability living in the community. The multidisciplinary team works with individuals that live independently in the community, with family/carers, and those that reside in supported living schemes or 24 hour residential placements. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across Mid & West Essex, by working in a simple, person-centred way that empowers individuals to maximise their potential.

Main duties of the job

The Role
  • Assessing the health care needs of people with learning disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary way to assess service user's needs, devise care plans and evaluate outcomes.
  • Work directly with service users, carers, colleagues and other service providers.
  • To assist and be proactive in health promotion for people with learning disabilities, ensuring inclusion into mainstream services in line with national and local policy and guidance.
  • Deliver training and education to other professionals/carers/family.

The Requirements
  • Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence
  • Be able to communicate effectively, using a variety of methods, with service users, other members of the MDT, carers/family and other agencies involved in the service users' care.
  • An ability to maintain high standards of record keeping.
  • A good understanding of legislation and national guidance relating to the care and support of people with learning disability.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification for further information more details available on ELDP and HPFT websites

The Benefits
  • NHS and Employee Discounts
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • 35 days Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlement (Increasing to 37 Days After 5 Years of Service, and 41 Days After 10 Years' Service)
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Various Staff Wellbeing Programmes
  • Free Parking
  • Varied Career Pathway Options
  • Excellent Training Opportunities
  • Paid DBS application

About Us

Essex Learning Disability Partnership is an innovative collaboration between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust & Essex Partnership University Trust that provides the following services across Essex:
  • Mid-West Essex Community Learning Disability Services
  • North East Essex Community Learning Disability Services
  • South Essex Community Learning Disability Services
  • Lexden Hospital, Colchester Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability
  • Byron Court, Billericay Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability

By working together, the two organisations each bring diverse expertise and a wealth of experience. The objective is to transform Learning Disability services in Essex by working creatively to remove barriers and duplication and deliver excellent care underpinned by the following principles:
  • Simple
  • Person-Centred
  • Integrated
  • Community Focused
  • Equality of Access

Person Specification



  • Membership of professional bodies NMC


  • Additional areas of training through short courses
  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training



  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • Communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal
  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk
  • Experience in care planning


  • Provision of effective clinical supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Tekhnicon House, Springwood Drive, Braintree, CM7 2YN

Springwood Drive



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