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Band 6 Clinical Practitioner Nurse (Autism)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86274-AW1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicestershire and Rutland
£31,365/ £33,176/ £33,779/ £37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Autism/Learning Disability Service (Learning Disability Nurse or Mental Health Nurse)

NHS AfC: Band 6 2 WTE

We are looking for experienced Learning Disability and/or Mental Health Nurses to join our fantastic new service.

We are rapidly expanding our Transforming Care Programme offer to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and now have the fabulous opportunity to create two new services; our Autism Service to support 14 to 25 year olds following their diagnosis, and our Learning Disability Forensic Service for adults, part of the ASD Team will include 2 Band 6 Learning Disability and / or Mental Health Nurses.

Transforming Care is a national programme which aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. Members of both teams will be joining an ambitious and energetic multi-agency community of practitioners dedicated to the Transforming Care agenda and to improving local services. Post holders will need to have the skills and character to consistently deliver high quality care, advocate effectively for the best interests of our service users, and work creatively at pace with colleagues, carers and our service users’ relatives.

The successful applicants will be central to the development of these new and exciting services for our local population; supporting our service users to live happy and fulfilling lives in the community and, if a stay in hospital is required, making sure that they are discharged back into the community promptly and safely.

We are an ambitious and innovative team with an active interest in learning and a determination to reduce inequality and improve the quality and accessibility of the services we support. Your commitment to supporting our service users and your ability to meet the requirements of the job description will be evident in your application, but through the recruitment process you will also show us your appreciation of their needs and your track record of improving care.

Please complete the online application form by 23rd November 2020

For further information about this post please contact

The successful applicants will be central to the development of these new and exciting services for our local population; supporting our service users to live happy and fulfilling lives in the Community and if a stay in hospital is required, making sure that they are discharged back into the Community promptly and safely.

LPT run 2 car schemes - car leasing and car salary sacrifice subject to meeting the acceptance criteria. If you currently have a lease car through the NHS it may be possible to transfer over the vehicle/agreement to LPT.

Positive Behaviour Support Intensive Home Treatment service

Also for this role, we will be offering 6 month secondments/fixed term contracts.

CAMHS LDT have been undertaking a pilot project for the last 18 months which is to be extended for a further 6 months providing assessment and intervention for children and young people with Mild Intellectual Disability and / or Autistic Spectrum Disorder who are at immediate risk of admission and / or require support to enable a successful discharge home.

We are seeking to employ Registered Learning Disability Nurses and Mental Health Nurses with significant experience of working with this patient group.

An understanding of autism and Intellectual (Learning) disability is essential as is an understanding and management of behavioural difficulties following the principles of Positive Behaviour Support

Working hours are mainly Mon – Fri but there will be the requirement to work outside of normal working hours if patient needs dictate, this will include early morning, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. An ability to work flexibly at short notice is essential.

Post holders will need to have a driving licence and own transport or other suitable alternative as use of public transport is not suitable for this service.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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