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Senior Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Nurse for our Day Assessment and Treatment unit (DATU) Horizon based at Highbury Hospital.

Horizon DATU provides a day service to people with a learning disability from 18yrs onwards as well as offering an assessment and treatment pathway.

We are looking for dedicated and innovative candidates who has the relevant skills to enable them to effectively lead a team, demonstrating the knowledge and experience necessary to inspire good practice, develop services and enhance patient experience and quality.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to be part of the leadership teams within the IDD day service. You will provide a visible point of contact to colleagues requiring guidance and support in the delivery of care and a contact point for liaison with other professionals.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking proactive, compassionate, and caring registered nurses with excellent communication skills to join our existing dynamic teams to be involved in assessments and formulations to support the planning and delivery of patients care. You will also be a pivotal part of the leadership team offering support to both staff and patients. The teams all work in a way that is collaborative, evidenced based and responsive to people's needs.

In return, we offer you a supporting professional network of colleagues, opportunities for career development, access to high quality clinical supervision, and an employer who is supportive of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

Horizon DATU is a part of the IDD day services within Nottinghamshire NHS Trust, IDD day services currently have three services across Nottinghamshire Holly Lodge Newark, Heather close Mansfield and Horizon Highbury.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role in the delivery of treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:

Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidaysEnhanced rates of pay for unsocial hoursGenerous NHS pension schemeCommitment to career developmentWide range of leadership development opportunities.

Day to Day Duties:

Professional nursing leadership within a multi-disciplinary team.Provide clinical leadership, coaching & mentoring for the development of servicesMaintain excellence through clinical practice development & quality improvementResponsible for the safe monitoring, management and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.Ensure compliance with best practice directions (NICE) and participation in quality and safety initiativesAssess, design, implement and evaluate safe, creative, and effective care / treatment plansEnsure that individual care plans are complete & maintained under NMS guidelines

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Evidence of additional training relevant to post


  • Willingness to undertake training that will enhance service delivery



  • Experience of working with people who present with behaviours of concern.
  • Experience of working within an IDD or Mental health care setting.


  • Experience of leading a team.



  • To have an understanding of managing risk behaviours.
  • To have an understanding of how to build effective communication.


  • Knowledge of Leadership styles
  • Knowledge of how to problem solve



  • To develop and implement change
  • Building and promoting good relationships and integrated team-working across the organisation
  • Ability to plan and organise activities to be completed by the team to meet the Trust's strategic objectives
  • Developed observations skills with the ability to record and report physical/mental health changes or any other concerns/observations of incidents or events and behaviours in an accurate and timely manner


  • Ability to offer cover across the other day services when required.
  • Ability to manage own time by prioritising workload.

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Horizon Day assessment and treatment unit.

Highbury Hospital



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