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Bank Learning Disabilities Nurse Colchester, Essex

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
North Essex
Salary
£28,407 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within HPFT as a RN, in particular we are looking for BANK staff to work as and when required often at short notice at Band 5 level in COLCHESTER, North Essex. If you have previous experience of working with Service Users within a Learning Disabilities background, we would like to hear from you. Please apply if you live within easy commuting distance to Colchester.

All roles with the Bank are ad hoc (as and when) and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis. We can support Bank staff migration into a permanent role where there are vacancies.HPFT provides support for service users with mental health, learning disability and children's and adolescent mental health problems. Applicants should have some experience of working in a healthcare setting particularly within learning disability services.

Please note the post you are applying for is a Band 5 RN Learning Disability role.

PLEASE REFER TO THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSONAL SPECIFICTION FOR DETAILS OF THE SKILLS REQUIRED BEFORE APPLYING.

Main duties of the job

The Postholder will:
  • Maintain responsibility for a caseload of people with learning disabilities and health needs, providing a holistic approach to service user assessment, treatment, review and management of packages of
  • Ensure that the statutory requirements of the Mental Capacity Act are observed and
  • Have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the service
  • Have effective working relationships with other professionals within the service area, across the Strategic Business Unit, Trust and other NHS providers and key
  • Contribute towards effective management and utilization of resources within the service area.
  • Provide clinical advice for service users who present with challenging and mental health needs that promote and facilitates the positive health and wellbeing of people with learning Including direct work with service users, carers, colleagues and other service providers.


About us

Hertfordshire Partnerships University Foundation Trust
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to

be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
  • With a workforce of 3,000 and an annual income of c.

�200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and

inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.
  • Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC Good, we are on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we To support us on this journey we are looking for an energetic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join our service.


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Postholder will:
  • Maintain responsibility for a caseload of people with learning disabilities and health needs, providing a holistic approach to service user assessment, treatment, review and management of packages of
  • Ensure that the statutory requirements of the Mental Capacity Act are observed and
  • Have the clinical skills relative to the delivery of care in the service
  • Have effective working relationships with other professionals within the service area, across the Strategic Business Unit, Trust and other NHS providers and key
  • Contribute towards effective management and utilization of resources within the service area.
  • Provide clinical advice for service users who present with challenging and mental health needs that promote and facilitates the positive health and wellbeing of people with learning Including direct work with service users, carers, colleagues and other service providers.


Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Relevant Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care according to assessed need using person-centred approaches.
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities or complex health needs.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of recordkeeping consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.


Skills

Essential

  • Organisational and decision making skills with the ability to work efficiently and effectively within a management structure prioritising competing demands.
  • Competent IT skills and an ability to adapt to various systems.
  • Skills in recognising and reflecting on barriers to effective communication, modifying communication in response.
  • Skill and confidence to verbally de-escalate service users who may exhibit violence and aggression.


Other Job-Related Requirements

Essential

  • Physically fit and able to successfully complete a prevention and management of aggression training course as well as annual refresher training.


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Learning Disabilities Unit, Lexden Hospital, Colchester

North Essex

CO3 4DB

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