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Community Nurse Team Leader

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2024
Delivering a high-quality service to people with a learning disability, their carers, staff and other service providers to ensure practices respond effectively to both individual and service need.

Oversight, responsibility and accountability for the provision and management of high-quality nursing care and the treatment of service users within the community specialist learning disability service.

Providing effective clinical leadership to ensure all nursing staff receive the appropriate supervision and support in conjunction with an agreed professional development plan.

Establishing and maintaining team systems and processes for effective operation of the team, including outcome measures and key performance indicators.

Main duties of the job

Ensure effective nursing assessment and provision of a high standard of care within the community specialist learning disability service.

Act as a positive clinical lead and role model within the community specialist learning disability service.

Set and monitor care standards for the community nursing team to help support the provision of high-quality care.

Facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision.

Advocate for and promote a positive image of people with a learning disability.

Provide advice on reasonable adjustments to primary and secondary healthcare services.

About us

o 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.

o With a workforce of c. 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.

o Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019. 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 serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure a person-centred approach providing a high standard of service user care that is in accordance with relevant legislation, such as the Mental Capacity Act.

Provide specialist clinical advice and undertake clinical risk assessment and planning.

Promote and participate in multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment planning.

Work with service users and their families/advocates to offer clinical insight based on best practice in the formulation of person-centred health and wellbeing assessments based on individual choice and need.

Ensure that care providers are aware of the theoretical and practical reasons for the clinical interventions for each service user and take a lead role in the delivery of relevant training.

Identify and provide training in response to specific service user needs.

Ensure all nursing staff are updated on all aspects of medicines management.

Ensure that service user records and documentations are kept in accordance with Trust and NMC policies and guidelines.

Act as a role model in the delivery of care.

Promote learning opportunities for staff working in the service area.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Relevant Professional Registration (RNMH or RNLD) with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Postgraduate level study or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable commitment to ongoing training and development
  • Mentorship Training
  • Management or leadership development


  • Teaching or training experience

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Tek House, Braintree and Kao Park, Harlow

Springwood Drive



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