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Nurse Practitioner (rotational)

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post in an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified nurse or a nurse who wishes to expand knowledge and experience within Learning Disability Services.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within three Learning Disability Teams that form past of the wider Learning Disability service.

The successful applicant will have access to a wide variety of support that is aimed at supporting the successful applicant in enhancing their learning, skills and development.

At the end of the 3 year rotational cycle the applicant will be offered a role in one of the teams.

Main duties of the job

Details of the three teams included in this post are as follows:

Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team (12 month placement) As part of this team the post holder would be expected to carry out a range of duties in order to support the provision of an effective assessment and treatment response to people with a learning disability who are showing high levels of distress and / or presenting risks to other people.

Continuing Health Care Team (12 month placement) As part of this team the post holder will be expected to undertake specialist nursing assessments for individuals with a learning disability who are eligible for Continuing healthcare. The post holder will ensure the process is implemented in a timely, efficient and transparent manner in accordance with the National Framework. The post holder will be expected to provide case management for people on their case-load that will include planning, commissioning and reviewing packages of care for individuals with complex health needs.

Liaison Team (12 month placement) As part of this team the post holder would ensure that the health needs of the person with a Learning Disability are met when they are referred to the service. This involves communicating with and working in partnership with a range of mainstream clinicians and services working to change systems and educating where appropriate. It also involves close communication and involvement with family, carers and others during the period of care.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Title:

Nurse Practitioner for Rotational Post - CHC Commissioning Team; Intensive Assessment & Treatment Team; Liaison Team.

Band 5

Directorate: Specialist Services


Learning Disabilities

Responsible To:

Band 6 Senior Nurse Practitioner

Please refer to attached job description and person specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional learning disability qualification and registration to degree level e.g. RNLD.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Skilled communicator
  • Engaging and liaising with colleagues
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Reflective and responsive to feedback
  • Able to prioritise work to reflect changing needs.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area
  • Good clinical assessment skills
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Continuing Healthcare Framework, including Funded Nursing Care.
Experience Desirable
  • Experience of working with people with a Learning Disability with complex physical health, challenging behaviour and / or mental health needs

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