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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/02/2021.

Intensive Support Team Lead Nurse - RNLD

Job Reference: 383-SPE-2080-21

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
St Andrew's House, Derby
£31,365-£37,890 pa, pro rata

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

The Intensive Support Team has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, passionate and dynamic Learning Disability Nurse to work creatively to make a real difference to the lives of Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

This post is for a Lead Nurse working 30 hours per week on a permanent contract.

You will be working within a service that has been rated as “Good” in 2020 by the CQC.

Our ethos is to work intensively and creatively as an MDT to make a real difference to the lives of Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

Come and join our team; within the role of Lead Nurse.

We work intensely for short periods of time with people with an LD/ASD to support them at times of crisis and prevent placement breakdown or hospital admission.

We promote person-centred practice and work creatively to improve people’s quality of life.

The work is mainly community-based, with some in-reach work into hospitals when required.

The team is working flexibly and this includes being based in the office and also home working.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been very supportive during the Covid-19 pandemic. We strike to work in different ways to meet the outcomes for the service user, the staff and the service as a whole.

To achieve the best results for the people we support, we carry a small caseload compared to community teams. This enables us to work intensively with service users and their families/ carers and make a real difference in a short period of time before supporting people onto mainstream or community services.

The team (IST) works 8.00am-8.00pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday-Sunday on a rota basis.

This rota also includes an on-call provision which covers 24 hours a day.

There is also an expectation to work with those service users who have a diagnosis of ASD in the absence of LD alongside our colleagues in Adult Mental Health and support people aged 16+ who are struggling with the transition to adult services.

The post offers an opportunity for you to develop your skills with training, supervision, and an ethos promoting innovative practice; with a focus on ‘real life change’ for our service users.

We work as a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team and take a ‘whole team approach’ to assessment, formulation and treatment.

For further information please contact:

Giovanna Teer, IST Clinical Lead/Interim Operational Lead, 07780 004134,

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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