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BANK Learning Disability/mental Health Nurse

Band 5

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Bank Learning Disability/Mental Health Nurse
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Bank)
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Tekhnicon House, Essex, CM7 2YN & Orchard View, Lexden Hospital, CO3 4DB
North Essex
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata
29/09/2021 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.

We currently have 2 Job opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within HPFT as an RNLD/RMN, in particular we are looking for BANK Nurses to work at Band 5 level in COLCHESTER & BRAINTREE, North Essex.  

If you are interested in working within our learning disability & forensic services as a Bank Worker  we would like to hear from you. All roles with the Bank are ad hoc (as and when) and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.

HPFT provides services for service users with mental health, learning disability and children’s and adolescent mental health problems.  Applicants should have some experience of working in a healthcare setting particularly within mental health or learning disability services.

 HPFT has a range of health care settings across the county and therefore access to a car would be beneficial unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving.


The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals, including the wider Multi – Disciplinary Team (nursing, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy) in assessing service user’s needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes that promote service user empowerment through the process. The post holder, with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team will provide high quality, individualised care, which addresses the needs of the service users and meets individual health needs.

The Intensive Support Service will provide intensive support to adults with learning disabilities who are presenting challenging behaviour and / or mental health problems in the community to prevent, where possible, admission to hospital. The team will act as a gateway to the inpatient assessment and treatment service and work in close liaison with inpatient services to facilitate appropriate admission and timely discharge from services. The team will provide an 8am-8pm service Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays and will work with the service user in a variety of health and social care settings.



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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.

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