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Physical Health Nurse (LD Physical Health Team)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Essex Learning Disability Partnershipare looking for aPhysical Health Nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability.

You will be working as aCommunity Nurse Practitionerwithinthe North East Essex Community Learning Disability Team,based atLexden Hospital, Colchester. This is a post suitable for newly qualified practitioners from Nursing or an Allied Health Profession.We offer a preceptorship programme for newly registered nurses that allows you to develop your clinical, communication and leadership skills with excellent support.

Our Community Learning Disability Teams provide person centred and holistic assessment and care for adults with a learning disability living in the community. The multidisciplinary team works with individuals that live independently in the community, with family/carers, and those that reside in supported living schemes or 24-hour residential placements. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across North Essex, by working in a simple, person-centred way that empowers individuals to maximise their potential.

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

The Role:
  • 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.
  • Assisting and being proactive in health promotion for people with Learning Disabilities, ensuring inclusion into mainstream services in line with national and local policy and guidance.
  • Delivering training and education to other professionals/carers/family.

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

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

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.

Please consider applying for this post if you can demonstrate within your application form that you meet all of the requirements set out above.

The Benefits:
  • NHS and Employee Discounts
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • 35 days Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlement, Increasing to 37 Days After 5 Years of Service, and 41 Days After 10 Years' Service
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Various Staff Wellbeing Programmes
  • Free Parking
  • Varied Career Pathway Options
  • Excellent Training Opportunities
  • Paid DBS application

About Us:

Essex Learning Disability Partnershipis an innovative collaboration between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Essex Partnership University Trust. The partnership was formed in 2017 and is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex. Our work bases are as follows:
  • Mid-West Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Braintree and Harlow
  • North East Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Colchester
  • South Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Laindon and Billericay
  • Lexden Hospital, Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability, Colchester
  • Byron Court, Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability, Billericay

By working together, the two organisations each bring diverse expertise and a wealth of experience. The objective is to transform Learning Disability services in Essex by working creatively to remove barriers and duplication and deliver excellent care underpinned by the following principles:
  • Simple
  • Person-Centred
  • Integrated
  • Community Focused
  • Equality of Access

To find out more about our Essex Learning Disability Partnership services, including information about our roles, working for us and useful application and interview tips, please visit: ELDP - Essex Learning Disability Partnership (

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Katy Heery

Job title: Modern Matron/Community Clinical Nursing Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 01206 363255

Be part of something Outstanding with Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

This is a hugely exciting time for HPFT having recently been awarded an outstanding CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to achieve this rating.

Over the years the quality of our services and the achievements of our staff have been recognised nationally including theMental Health Trust of The Year Award for 2020at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey, we achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. Our staff have also said that they would recommend HPFT as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care.

We are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness, and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.

  • RGN
  • Current registration with NMC
  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Practice Supervisor and Assessor Training.
  • At least 2 years post registration experience at Band 5.
  • Venepuncture competent
  • Interpretation of blood test results.
  • Ability to identify and intervene for health and lifestyle factors.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in other clinical settings.
  • Community Nursing experience

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