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Community Learning Disability Nurse Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
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Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
367-NESSEX-6227-G
Site
Tekhnicon House
Town
Braintree Essex
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
01/02/2023 23:59

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 below. 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. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

 

Job overview

Essex Learning Disability Partnership are looking for a Registered Health Professional with a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability. 

You will be working as a Community Nurse Practitioner within the Mid West Essex Community Learning Disability Team, based at  Technicon House in Braintree. 

Our Community Learning Disability Teams provide person centred and holistic assessment and care for adults with a learning disability living in the community. The multidisciplinary team works with individuals that live independently in the community, with family/carers, and those that reside in supported living schemes or 24-hour residential placements. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across Mid West Essex, by working in a simple, person-centred way that empowers individuals to maximise their potential.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions. 

Main duties of the job

The Role:

  • Assessing the health care needs of people with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary way to assess service user’s needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Working directly with people who use our services, their carers, colleagues and other service providers.
  • Assisting and being proactive in health promotion for people with Learning Disabilities, ensuring inclusion into mainstream services in line with national and local policy and guidance.
  • Delivering training and education to other professionals/carers/family.

Working for our organisation

The Benefits:

  • NHS and Employee Discounts
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • 35 days Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlement, Increasing to 37 Days After 5 Years of Service, and 41 Days After 10 Years' Service
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Various Staff Wellbeing Programmes
  • Free Parking
  • Varied Career Pathway Options
  • Excellent Training Opportunities
  • Paid DBS application

About Us:

Essex Learning Disability Partnership is an innovative collaboration between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Essex Partnership University Trust.  The partnership was formed in 2017 and is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex.  By working together, the two organisations each bring diverse expertise and a wealth of experience. The objective is to transform Learning Disability services in Essex by working creatively to remove barriers and duplication and deliver excellent care underpinned by the following principles:

  • Simple
  • Person-Centred
  • Integrated
  • Community Focused
  • Equality of Access

To find out more about our Essex Learning Disability Partnership services, including information about our roles, working for us and useful application and interview tips, please visit: www.eldp-hpfteput.nhs.uk

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Role:

  • Assessing the health care needs of people with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary way to assess service user’s needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Working directly with people who use our services, their carers, colleagues and other service providers.
  • Assisting and being proactive in health promotion for people with Learning Disabilities, ensuring inclusion into mainstream services in line with national and local policy and guidance.
  • Delivering training and education to other professionals/carers/family.

 

The Requirements:

  • Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empowering and supporting the independence of adults with learning disabilities who use our services.
  • Demonstrable experience of caring for people with learning disabilities or complex health needs in a way that is most appropriate for their needs.
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability.
  • Experience of communicating calmly, efficiently and in a friendly manner, using a variety of methods, with people who require support, members of the MDT, carers/family and other agencies involved in the person’s care.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of record keeping.
  • A good understanding of legislation and national guidance relating to the care and support of people with a learning disability.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications &Training

Essential criteria
  • Relevant Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Demonstrable commitment to ongoing training and development
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship Training
  • Management Training
  • Teaching or training experience

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability
  • Experiencing of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care according to assessed need using person-centred approaches
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities or complex health needs
  • Experience of using assessment and screening tools to support analysis and make formulations and recommendations based on this
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relating to learning disabilities
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of recordkeeping consistent with legislation, policies and procedures

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Vinod Kurup
Job title
Team Leader (LD) Community Nursing Team Mid & West
Email address
vinod.kurup1@nhs.net
Telephone number
07855981852