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Intensive Support Nursing Band 5- 6 Development post

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata +5% of basic salary (max £1,845) pro-rata
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a learning disability or mental health nurse with an interest in working with adults with a learning disability in their own home?

The Intensive Support Team (IST) provides a community based assessment and treatment service for adults with learning disability living in Hertfordshire, who challenge services and have additional mental health needs. IST works with service users in their own homes and our aim is to help prevent an unnecessary hospital admission by exploring all other alternatives with the service user and their carer's and/or families.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a nurse to a Band 5-6 development post to join IST in West Hertfordshire. We have a full time, 37.5 hours a week over a 7 day rota, permanent position.

IST work within the Specialist Learning Disability Service and the nurses work alongside the MDT including; Psychiatry, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists & Speech and Language Therapists.

You will receive in-house training for Positive Behaviour Support and will support individuals and their carers to develop and implement Positive Behaviour Support plans.

You will hold clinical caseload, and also joint case hold with the MDT. You will receive regular supervision with the opportunity to develop your knowledge & skills with CPD opportunities.

Please contact us if you are interested or would like to discuss the post in more detail.

Previous applicants need not apply.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • ENB 997/998( Mentoring & Preceptorship) or equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification
  • 2 years experience of working with adults with a learning disability & their carers in the community
  • RMN
  • NVQ Level D32/33 (Assessors qualification)
  • ECDL, Minimum modules 2 and 7( or a willingness to undertake)
Skills and Knowledge: Essential
  • Knowledge of health related practice, policy and legal requirements e.g. Valuing People, National Service Framework for Mental Health, Green Light Tool Kit, Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Practice Governance.
  • Experience in management of junior staff and ensuring service priorities are met.
  • Proven skills in clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Experience & skills in management of stressful situations ensuring recognition and support to staff and service users.
  • Knowledge of change management.
  • To have knowledge, experience and continuing demonstrable interest in learning disability nurse development.
  • Teaching and presentation skills.
  • Audit as a part of performance review and improving clinical practice.
  • Advanced knowledge & skills in Risk Assessment & Risk Management.
  • Ability to lead on Nursing Assessment's, Devise, Implement and Evaluate Care Plans.
Communication Skills Essential
  • Possess excellent communication skills in a variety of mediums, i.e. spoken, written & electronic.
  • Highly developed skills in use of non verbal communication.
Analytical Skills Essential
  • Experience of decision making in a crisis.
  • Knowledge & skills of non adverse risk assessment & management planning.
Diversity Essential
  • Knowledge of the particular stigma and discrimination faced by people with learning disabilities.
  • Respect for service users and carers religious & cultural beliefs.
  • Knowledge & skills of person centred practice.
  • Reflective practitioner.
  • Commitment to service user involvement in their care plan.
  • Able to contribute to team discussion and be respectful of others' views.
  • Aware of personal and professional boundaries.
Physical Skills Essential
  • Ability to drive across county.
  • Able to work flexibly, often at short notice in times of crisis.
  • Ability to complete mandatory training in Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention.
Mental Effort Essential
  • Ability to concentrate on documentation tasks whilst working in a busy, open plan area.

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