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Clinical Nurse Practitioner - Intensive Support Team (Shropshire)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Clinical Nurse Practitioner to join our Shrewsbury based Intensive Support Team in Shropshire.This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced RNLD or suitably experienced nurse.The role requires a professional who is enthusiastic, dynamic and able to demonstrate excellent inter-personal communication skills and a determined commitment to person-centred, multi-disciplinary working to achieve quality of life outcomes.This post offers the opportunity to work in a highly focused, intensive, and supportive way with people with learning disabilities who may present with complex challenging behaviours and/or mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The aim of the Intensive Support Team (IST) is to provide specialist and intensive multi-disciplinary support in the community for people who have learning disabilities there is a core functionality role within the team in addition to clinicians' individual specialist roles.Experience of working with people with a learning disability is essential. You will also preferably have experience of working with people who have complex needs, for example. Those associated with mental and physical ill health, autism and behaviours that challenge.The ideal candidate will be somebody who is passionate about service delivery to and for people with learning disabilities, can work creatively and innovatively to secure good outcomes, and embrace new ways of working within a Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work closely with your IST colleagues to support a small, shared caseload of adults who may be at risk of placement breakdown, including individuals in transition from childrens services, specialist inpatient services or moving between community placements.You will be using flexible, creative, multidisciplinary approaches and make a significant contribution to the continued development of high quality local services in Shropshire for people who have a learning disability.Your role will include providing person-centred assessment, to advise and implement clinical interventions based on an MDT formulation. On occasion this may involve planned out of hours work, with access to on-call support and supervision, if the needs of an individual require it.You will work collaboratively alongside the Specialist Community Learning Disability Teams, in-patient services and statutory / independent sector provider services. You can expect specialist clinical training and updates, regular support and supervision and professional leadership.

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Professional qualification - RNLD or suitably experienced nurse.
  • Current professional registration with the NMC.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and maintenance of portfolio.


  • Qualification in supervision or mentoring.
  • Evidence of relevant training or currently undertaking e.g. Positive Behaviour Support, Applied Behaviour Analysis.



  • Post registration experience in working with people with Learning Disabilities with complex health care needs e.g. Behaviour that Challenges, Mental Health needs.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of managing and prioritising a caseload.


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision for others.
  • Experience of MDT clinical formulation, to prescribe and implement person centred recommendations.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Knowledge of current trends and legislation impacting on services provided to people with a Learning Disability.


  • Knowledge of the Transforming Care agenda and the DSR, C(E)TR and LAEP processes.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Redwoods Centre



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