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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2021.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 367-LD&F-4426-B

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5EW, Norwich
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

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

The Role

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to investing in and developing staff. We are now in a position to recruit additional registered nurses to the team at the Astley Court, Little Plumstead Hospital, Norfolk, NR13 5EW. We are looking for Learning Disabilities Nurses and Mental Health Nurses to join our hard working and committed team.

As a Staff Nurse you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a learning disability assessment and treatment 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.

The post involves 24-hour rotation. We offer extra payments for unsocial hours worked and a recruitment and retention premium (RRP) of £6,000 per year on top of the Band 5 salary. On average this will be £34,000 - £40,000 per annum (inclusive of average unsocial hours payments and the RRP). Assistance with relocation is also available, payment amount to be agreed individually based on each appointment.

We offer a fantastic preceptorship programme for newly registered nurses that allow you to develop your clinical, communication and leadership skills with excellent support.

For informal enquiries contact James Ruthen, Clinical Team Leader by emailing or calling 01603 711148.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name James Ruthen Job title Clinical Team Leader Email address Telephone number 01603 711148

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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