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Intensive Support Team RNLD

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a RNLD who enjoys working with people with learning disabilities who have mental health problems and challenging behaviours? Would you like the opportunity to work in a friendly, progressive multidisciplinary specialist community health team in Hertfordshire?

The Specialist Learning Disability Service in East & North Hertfordshire is a large team of health professionals who are specialist in the field of health care for people with learning disabilities.

We currently have a vacancy for a band 5 registered nurse to work in our Intensive Support nursing team. We encourage applications from both newly qualified nurses as well as nurses who have some practice experience in the field of learning disabilities. You will have access to CPD opportunities and professional supervision to help you progress in your career. Previous community nursing experience is preferable but not essential as we will support newly qualified nurses through a preceptorship.

Due to the nature of the post, the successful candidate will need a Full Driving Licence and access to a car during working hours.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

To be a Registered Nurse for Learning Disability.

To observe and abide by the NMC The Code: Professional Standards ofpractice and behaviour and all other NMC professional guidance.To meet the N.M.C. Revalidation requirements and CPD as a registerednurse.

To work towards the implementation of all national and local policiesconcerning the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities.To assist in providing and maintaining the management structure of theteam.

To work as a nurse with a special interest in the promotion of mentalhealth wellbeing & the safe management of challenging behaviour forpeople with learning disabilities and become proficient in evidenced basedpositive behavioural support models.

To work as a member of a specialist multi-disciplinary team (M.D.T.) withinthe LD and Forensics Service.

To support the band 6 registered nurses, Clinical Nurse Lead andCommunity Manager in the development of the nurse team.

To have a participatory role in ensuring the smooth running and coordination of the service, and monitoring of service activity.

To work in liaison with service users, carers, other professionals, and cooperatively with other services ensuring a needs-led service.

To be involved with and share the responsibility for indentifying anddeveloping opportunities for Service Users with learning disabilities to bekey to local and Trust wide service operation and development

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

To work under the direction and supervision of the Band 6 nurses,Clinical Team Manager and Clinical Leads in delivering effectiveevidence-based practice to adults with Learning Disabilities requiringmental health services.

To promote and maintain good working relationships and effectivecommunications / liaison with carers, team colleagues in HPFT,Hertfordshire Health & Community Service and external agents.

To carry out health assessments and be competent in reporting backhealth assessments to the band 6 nurses and clinical Nurse Lead. Tobe guided and supported by the senior nurse team to makerecommendations of how to meet those needs, to support theimplementation of these recommendations and to monitor, evaluateand review the input and progress.

To be responsible for the provision of supervision both formal andinformal of band 4 Senior Support Workers and student nurses in the team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD
  • RMN
  • ENB 997/998( Mentoring & Preceptorship) or equivalent
  • NVQ Level D32/33 (Assessors qualification)
  • Post graduate qualification
  • ECDL, Minimum modules 2 and 7( or a willingness to undertake)
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Good communication skills, (written, verbal and non-verbal)
  • 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.
  • Understanding of the management of stressful situations ensuring recognition and support to staff and service users.
  • Knowledge of change management.
  • Knowledge & skills in teaching and presentation of clinical skills.
  • Understanding of how auditing is a part of performance review and improving clinical practice.
  • Knowledge & skills in Risk Assessment & Risk Management.
  • Ability to undertake nursing assessment's & to devise, implement and evaluate care plans.
  • To have knowledge, experience and continuing demonstrable interest in learning disability nurse development.
Experience Essential
  • Time management and self organisational skills
  • 2 years post qualifying experience in learning disability services.
  • Experience of working within learning disability Assessment and Treatment settings, community based learning disability teams or similar
  • Multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working.
  • Day to day management of staff at supervisory level.
  • Experience of working with service users with Challenging Behaviour, epilepsy and Mental ill Health.
  • Decision making in a crisis.

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