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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2020.

Lead Nurse - Community Support Team Learning Disabilities

Job Reference: 383-SPE-1358-19

Employer:
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Learning Disabilities
Location:
St Andrew's House, Derby
Salary:
AfC Band 6: £30,401-£37,267 pa, pro rata

A focus on recovery Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust. Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links on this advert.

DHCFT is committed to ensuring that all of its staff can work safely during the current coronavirus crisis. To assist with this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to Covid-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practise, 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 the Covid-19 national guidance.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. We encourage applications from our BME communities, our LGBT+ communities, and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to increase our diversity where we know that some communities are under-represented in parts of our workforce. Selection will be on a basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of Positive Action.




Community Learning Disability Nurse – Band 6

Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a registered Community Learning Disabilities Nurse.

The service line for learning disabilities is starting a new era to consider how we further improve the support for service users with learning disability and or ASD, so this is a perfect time to join the expanding team.

The position offers the opportunity to contribute to promoting a positive working culture to support team cohesion.

An ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally to the organisation is a must.

The position is currently being offered and is preferred as 30 hours, however 37.5 hours can also be considered.

The Learning Disability Community Support Team strives to provide forward-thinking, high quality services that work in partnership with other agencies.

The post-holder will report to the band 7 Clinical Operational Manager and be a valuable member of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting colleagues across a wide range of services.

You will need to have a degree/diploma in Learning Disability Nursing and a Mentoring in Practice qualification (candidates willing to complete this in practice will also be considered).

We require that you have membership of a nursing professional body and/or special interest group too.

We are looking for a registered Nurse with an up-to-date knowledge of health policy for people with learning disabilities, including a working knowledge of the Transforming Care agenda.

Adaptability, good communication skills and self–motivation are essential, as is the ability to support and supervise colleagues.

The successful applicant will have proven skills in working with people who have complex health needs and challenging behaviour.

An interest in one of the following areas would also be advantageous:

Positive Behavioural Support Mental Health and/or Forensic issues

You will also be able to demonstrate that your practice is evidence-based and innovative.

The successful candidate can expect to work within a friendly, professional and committed team, receive regular supervision and have training opportunities in order to meet revalidation.

Please read and consider the B6 Lead Nurse Person Specification when completing applications, as this holds essential criteria.

This post offers:

  • A competitive salary with regular pay reviews in line with Agenda for Change
  • Eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 27 annual leave days, rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service, plus bank holidays.
  • Investment in training to support and develop you

For further details / informal visits contact:

Marissa Godfrey, Clinical Operational Manager, LD Nursing

07826 910267 or marissa.godfrey@nhs.net




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.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

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.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ATTACHED GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

Derbyshire Healthcare is proud to deliver compassionate care from smoke-free environments.

DBS Check
The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

IMPORTANT - REFERENCES
We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

PLEASE NOTE, OUR SALARY SCALES ARE INCREMENTAL, AND STAFF NEW TO THE NHS WILL USUALLY START AT THE BOTTOM POINT OF THE PAYSCALE ADVERTISED.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.




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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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