Enhanced Support Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Braintree Essex
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Essex Learning Disability Partnership are looking for a Registered Health Professionalwith a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability.

You will be working as a Enhanced Support Nurse Practitioner within the Mid West Essex Community Learning Disability Team, based at Technicon House in Braintree.

Our Enhanced Support Service provides intensive support to adults with learning disabilities who are presenting with challenging behaviour and / or mental health problems in the community to prevent, where possible, admission to hospital. The team acts as a gateway to the inpatient assessment and treatment service and works in close liaison with inpatient services to facilitate appropriate admission and timely discharge from services. The team provides an 8am-8pm service Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays and works with service users in a variety of health and social care settings. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across Mid West Essex, by working in a simple, person-centred way that empowers individuals to maximise their potential.

Main duties of the job

The Role:
  • Working as a practitioner with a special interest in challenging behaviour and mental health wellbeing for people with learning disabilities.
  • Assessing the health care needs of people with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary way to assess service user's needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Working directly with people who use our services, their carers, colleagues and other service providers.

The Requirements:
  • Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empowering and supporting the independence of adults with learning disabilities who use our services.
  • Demonstrable experience of caring for people with learning disabilities or complex health needs in a way that is most appropriate for their needs.
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability.
  • Experience of communicating calmly, efficiently and in a friendly manner, using a variety of methods, with people who require support, members of the MDT, carers/family and other agencies involved in the person's care.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of record keeping.
  • A good understanding of legislation and national guidance relating to the care and support of people with a learning disability.


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 the Care 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

The Role:
  • Working as a practitioner with a special interest in challenging behaviour and mental health wellbeing for people with learning disabilities.
  • Assessing the health care needs of people with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary way to assess service users needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Working directly with people who use our services, their carers, colleagues and other service providers.

The Requirements:
  • Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empowering and supporting the independence of adults with learning disabilities who use our services.
  • Demonstrable experience of caring for people with learning disabilities or complex health needs in a way that is most appropriate for their needs.
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability.
  • Experience of communicating calmly, efficiently and in a friendly manner, using a variety of methods, with people who require support, members of the MDT, carers/family and other agencies involved in the persons care.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of record keeping.
  • A good understanding of legislation and national guidance relating to the care and support of people with a learning disability.


Person Specification Education, Qualifications &Training Essential
  • Relevant Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) (
  • Demonstrable commitment to ongoing training and development
Desirable
  • Mentorship Training
  • Management Training
  • Teaching or training experience
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability
  • Experiencing of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care according to assessed need using person-centred approaches
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities or complex health needs
  • Experience of using assessment and screening tools to support analysis and make formulations and recommendations based on this
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relating to learning disabilities
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of recordkeeping consistent with legislation, policies and procedures


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