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Lead Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rota
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a full time, Band 7 Lead Nurse to work within the Intensive Support Team providing services for adults with a learning disability across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing person centred care and support to individuals with complex health needs and their families and carers in order to optimise health outcomes and improve quality of life. The successful candidate will have an integral leadership role in the team.

The post holder will hold a RNLD or RNMH qualification and have demonstrable evidence of working in a leadership role.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be able to apply research into practice and show flexibility in changing and challenging situations. They must demonstrate a range of leadership qualities in order to provide day to day management of complex and sometimes crisis situations.

Whilst the post is based at Townend Court the post holder will work across both Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Due to the geographical area that this post covers you will need to be able to effectively commute across the geographical area in order to meet the needs of the service. The Intensive Support Team operates 7 days per week between 0800 and 2015 hours. The successful candidate will work Monday- Friday 8-4 or 9-5.

Main duties of the job

You will hold a small clinical caseload as well as providing clinical leadership to the specialist nurses and other health care professionals working within the team. You will also support with some operational management aspects of the team alongside the team leader.

As lead nurse you will work closely with the inpatient unit and other external agencies forging effective working relationships.

You will ensure person centred and evidence-based care is embedded within practice within the team and provide support and advice re service development and the delivery of care in partnership with patients, relatives, staff and external agencies.

You may on occasion be asked to provide support and cover to other parts of the service during periods of increased clinical pressures, or be required to support the staff that you lead to cover other parts of the service.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the service area where the post is held, or similar.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area to advanced level e.g. Masters/post-graduate diploma and equivalent knowledge /experiential learning
  • Evidence of positive implementing change.
  • Experience of developing others through mentorship, supervision, coaching.
  • Evidence of leading changes in service delivery.
Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent relevant knowledge/ experience
  • Be on the live register of mentors if required for the service area
  • Current NMC registration
  • Successful completion of non medical prescribing course if required
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified service area
  • Evidence of project work that has had a positive impact on service delivery
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Safeguarding Children
  • Specialist understanding/application of relevant managerial and leadership aspects of service area
  • Evidence of policy implementation and development

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