Staff Nurse with incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata (eligible for £6,000 annual recruitment)
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Staff Nurse (With recruitment incentive)

This post attracts a Recruitment & Retention premium of £1,500 on commencement of employment, a further £1,500 in arrears at the end of the first six months, followed by £3,000 in arrears at the end of 12 months. This is renewed every 12 months.(Terms & Conditions apply)

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.

We are looking for a motivated staff nurse (RNLD/RMN/RNMH) to join us at the Broadland Clinic, Little Plumstead Hospital.

HPFT were rated 'Outstanding' following the 2019 CQC inspection

Learning Disabilities and Forensic Services at Little Plumstead Hospital, Broadland Clinic were rated 'Outstanding' following the 2018 CQC inspection.

We can offer you a competitive salary, enhanced pay with anti-social hours on night shifts and weekends, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust .

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/rehabilitation 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 is an outstanding ambitious organisation. 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.

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!

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?

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

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:To work in close collaboration with other professionals in an Assessment &Treatment/rehabilitation environment. The successful candidate will have knowledge and enthusiasm in forensic nursing, knowledge of working with males sectioned under the mental health act with diagnosed learning disabilities.The candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to adapt these skills depending on the nature of engagement. The candidate will work alongside members of the MDT to develop and deliver person centred care plans and evaluate outcomes that promote patient empowerment through the process.

The post holder will be provided support to complete a preceptorship and have opportunities develop within the Trust. The post holder will have a positive approach to supporting others to develop through supervision.

You will manage an experienced team to deliver unique care to vulnerable individuals.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Membership of professional bodies- NMC
  • ENB 998/Mentorship
  • Completion of management training
  • Teaching/training experience
Areas of Experience Essential
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a management structure
  • Communication skills - written, verbal and non-verbal
  • IT skills, in particular MS word
  • Experience of assessing and managing clinical risk
  • Experience in care planning
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Provision of effective clinical supervision
Communication Skills Essential
  • Recognises and reflects on barriers to effective communication, modifying communication in response
  • De escalation in managing verbal aggression of disturbed service users
  • Keeps accurate and complete records and communication consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate good verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to chair meetings effectively
Analytical Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate good decision making skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Knowledge and ability to positively manage change
  • Ability to identify and manage changes to clinical risks
Diversity Essential
  • Contributes to development of a culture that promotes equality and diversity
  • Shows respect and treats people with dignity with whom s/he comes into contact with
  • Recognises and reports behaviour that undermines equality and diversity
Physical Skills Essential
  • Physically fit and able to successfully complete a prevention and management of aggression training course, and annual refresher training
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving
Physical Effort Essential
  • Flexibility to support service users both within the service area and utilisation of local communities

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