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Band 6: Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Intensive Support Team (Stafford)

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of a new expansion within community services? Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with significant experience in implementing high-quality, person-centred interventions to improve the quality of life for adults with a learning disability? An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of a recent commitment to increase and develop the Community Learning Disability Intensive Support Team (IST) in South Staffordshire.MPFT are looking to introduce the following clinical practitioners to an already established, specialist multi disciplinary team:2 Band 6 Clinical Nurse Practitioners (RNLD) - Full Time.The IST forms part of the wider South Staffordshire offer to supporting individuals with a Learning Disability and Autism who are experiencing difficulties which may otherwise lead to placement breakdown or hospital admission. The team is reliant upon effective working relationships between services within and outside of MPFT. This is a challenging but rewarding role and we encourage applications from experienced professionals who practice in supporting adults with a learning disability.

Main duties of the job

You will be applying for a Clinical Nurse Practitioner role Working as part of an already established Multi Disciplinary Team you will provide a valued clinical leadership role to design and deliver short term specialist interventions within the framework of an IST shared caseload. This will involve utilising your core specialist nursing skills, whilst also implementing specialist behavioural assessment to inform Positive Behavioural Support as part of the core functionality of the MDT. As an IST nurse, you will undertake a Lead Practitioner role to co-ordinate assessment and interventions throughout the IST clinical pathway with your MDT colleagues, and directly with the service user, parent, and / or care provider, before discharging back to the referring clinician within the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT).

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and dedicated RNLD's or suitably experienced nurses, who have experience of delivering a professional person centred service with the aim of achieving positive life outcomes for adults with a learning disability. Through daily MDT reflection you will work in a highly focused, intensive, and supportive way, aimed at delivering specialist intervention with a view to providing care within the person's home and community.As the post involves travelling across South Staffordshire, having the ability to travel across a wide geographical location in a responsive and efficient way will be essential.

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.

Please note, we may be required to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications

Job description

Job responsibilities

The IST is part of the Specialist Learning Disability Services and receives internal referrals from CLDT colleagues. The post requires interface with a number of teams and services to promote shared formulation. This includes assessment and management of risks which place the individual and others at risk of serious harm or for whom the nature or degree of risk might otherwise lead to exclusion, placement breakdown, and admission to inpatient services.You will work closely with your IST MDT colleagues to support a defined, 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 and capable environments in South Staffordshire for people who have a learning disability. Your role will include providing person centred assessment, to advise care givers, and junior staff, to implement and monitor clinical interventions based on MDT clinical 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, and regular supervision and professional leadership. Please see the 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


Flanagan Centre, St Georges Hospital


ST16 3AG

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