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Staff Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pro rata eligible for £6,000 annual R and R bonus
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Registered Nurse who is highly motivated and passionate about delivering high quality healthcare to a range of patients. Would you like to develop your career with a great team? We've got the role for you!

The Role

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to investing in and developing staff. We are looking for Learning Disabilities Nurses and Mental Health Nurses to join our hard working and committed team at Astley Court, Little Plumstead Hospital, Norfolk, NR13 5EW.

If you are a newly qualified nurse with an interest in learning disability or mental health and looking to start off your career, we offer a fantastic preceptorship programme for newly registered nurses that allows you to develop your clinical, communication and leadership skills with excellent support.

The post involves 24-hour rotation. We offer extra payments for unsocial hours worked and a recruitment and retention premium (RRP) of £6,000 per year on top of the Band 5 salary. On average this will be £34,000 - £40,000 per annum (inclusive of average unsocial hours payments and the RRP).

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. Assistance with relocation is also available, payment amount to be agreed individually based on each appointment.

For informal enquiries contact James Ruthen, Clinical Team Leader by emailing or calling 01603 711148.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a learning disability assessment and treatment service and will assist the Team Leader in maintaining effective team working processes. Registered Nurses must be able to exercise a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgment and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with patients, their relatives, colleagues and visitors.

Clinicians will be required to work independently using initiative, and apply a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism to their work. They must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organise their own work in meeting deadlines in order for the smooth running of the ward area.

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.

About us

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!

The Trust is embedding a Trauma Informed Approach within all of our inpatients units and that you will be part of this exciting development.

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

Job Summary:
  • To work in close collaboration with other professionals in an Assessment & Treatment environment in assessing patients needs, devising Person Centred care plans and evaluating outcomes that promote patient empowerment through the process.
  • The post holder with the wider Multi disciplinary Team will be expected to participate in the Assessment & Treatment to provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs and wants of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and/oroverlying psychiatric disorders or challenging behaviours.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Academic qualifications - RNMH/RNLD/RMN
  • Membership of NMC. Minimum of 1 years post basic nursing experience or successful completion of perceptorship program.
  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training
  • Teaching / training experience
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience of assessing & managing clinical risks
  • Experienced in care planning
  • Practical knowledge of the MHA

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