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Enhanced Support 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-6469-D
Site
Lexden Hospital
Town
Colchester, Essex
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/02/2023 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 an Enhanced Support Nurse Practitioner within the North East Essex Community Learning Disability Team, based at  Lexden Hospital, Colchester.

Our Enhanced Support Service provides intensive support to adults with learning disabilities who are presenting with challenging behaviour and / or mental health problems in the community to prevent, where possible, admission to hospital. The team acts as a gateway to the inpatient assessment and treatment service and works in close liaison with inpatient services to facilitate appropriate admission and timely discharge from services. The team provides an 8am-8pm service Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays and works with service users in a variety of health and social care settings. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across North East 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:

  • Working as a practitioner with a special interest in challenging behaviour and mental health wellbeing for people with learning disabilities.
  • 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.

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.

 

Working for our organisation

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on…

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Role:

  • Working as a practitioner with a special interest in challenging behaviour and mental health wellbeing for people with learning disabilities.
  • 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.

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

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
John O'Connor
Job title
Modern Matron
Email address
john.o'connor4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01206363255