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Senior Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Nurse for our Holly Lodge Day service based in Newark . Holly lodge provides a day service to people with a learning disability and associated conditions from 18yrs onwards.

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.

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.

Holly Lodge 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

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Holly Lodge (Newark) Day Service

77 Harcourt street


NG24 1RG

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