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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/07/2020.

Bank-Clinical Nurse Specialist-Band 6

Job Reference: 367-CLINICAL-NURSE-SPEC

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
LD & Forensics
West Hertfordshire

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, CQC rated Outstanding Trust has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Bank member of staff to work within the Intensive Support Team (IST). This Team provides a rapid, time limited, community based assessment and treatment service for people with learning disability living in Hertfordshire, who challenge services and have additional mental health needs. IST works with service users in their own homes and our aim is to help prevent an unnecessary hospital admission by exploring all other alternatives with the service user and their carers and/or families.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Disability/ Mental Health Nurse to join the Intensive Support Team (IST) in West Hertfordshire. We have a full time, 37.5 hours a week over a 7 day rot, we will also take 2 part time staff to cover this role via flexible working, full training will be given to person who may be looking for the next step in their career move, this could lead to a permanent position.

Applicants will have at least 2 years post qualification experience as a Learning Disability/ Mental Health nurse at Band 5/6 level, have community service experience or worked within a learning disability or inpatient assessment & treatment setting. Applicants should have an awareness of the health needs of this client group, have excellent communication and leadership skills & be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

Applicants should have experience in assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for people with learning disability and mental health needs and or challenging behaviour. You will also need to have some experience or a willingness to learn, have knowledge & understanding of risk management, the Mental Health Act, DOLS and The Transforming Care agenda.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a clinical caseload, under the supervision of the Clinical Team Manager and will share responsibility for the support and supervision of junior staff in the team.

Do you want to be part of our Outstanding Trust? Let your next career step in our direction.

Please see JD attached. If you require any further information, please call Charmaine Newman on 07943857359 between 09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charmaine Newman 07943857359, 09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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