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Learning Disability Staff Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata & High Cost Allowance -5% of basic salary
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) has been awarded the Mental Health Trust of the Year Award at the 40th HSJ Awards and awarded Outstanding CQC Rating. Within HPFT is our Assessment and Treatment Unit at Kingfisher Court, Dove ward is for people with Learning Disabilities and has a staff team who are passionate about excellent patient care.

Theunit provides an acute admission forservice userswhere there is a decline in their mental health and/or behaviour that cannot be safely managed within the community, and would require a period of assessment,treatment and discharge planning.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Staff Nurse to join our friendly team and provide a key leadership role. The post holder will be required to provide comprehensive, professional, effective leadership, clinical advice and expertise, acting as a positive role model, contributing to the professional development of junior staff and consistently demonstrating the trust values. You will be responsible for supporting the day to day running of an identified clinical area.

We are seeking applications from Nurses who have positive attitudes, who want to make a real difference to the service and have a passion for reducing restrictive practice and whose values and beliefs about working with people with learning disabilities who may be experiencing mental health decline.

In return we can offer regular supervision, relevant training and further career development, reflective practice and opportunities to develop your Leadership skills.

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 theCare 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
  • RNMH/RNLD/RMN qualifications
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • Additional areas of training through short courses
  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training
  • Teaching/training experience
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • Communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal
  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk
  • Experience in care planning
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Provision of effective clinical supervision

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