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.
The Intensive Support Team(IST) provides a rapid, time limited, community based assessment and treatment service for people with learning disability living in Hertfordshire, who challenge services and have additional mental health needs. IST seeks to provide an alternative, where appropriate, for Service Users to hospital admission, so as to minimise further disruption to their lives and to the people who care for them. The team consists of Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Learning Disability Psychiatrists, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupation Therapists and Psychotherapists.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and forward thinking Learning Disability Nurse to join the Intensive Support Team (IST) in East & North Hertfordshire. The team is based within the East & North Hertfordshire locality with existing links to other local health and social care services for people with learning disability. This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week, permanent position, flexible over 7 days.
Applicants will need to have be registered nurse in Learning Disability. They must have an awareness of the health needs of this client group, have excellent communication and leadership skills, be keen to extend their skills in a supportive environment, and be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants must possess proven skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for people with learning disability and mental health needs especially with knowledge around the Positive Behavioural Support model, within current care philosophies for learning disability services. It will be necessary to practice in a variety of bases and settings and therefore they will need to be competent with prioritizing service user’s needs within the legislative and risk assessment framework.
They will be passionate about learning disability nursing and be willing to actively participate in the continuing development of the existing nurse team and beyond this be able to work with the challenges of this developing service.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a clinical caseload, under the supervision of the Clinical Team Manager and will share responsibility for the support and supervision of junior staff in the team.
In return you will have many opportunities to develop professionally by the provision of regular supervision both on a 1:1 basis and peer group and opportunities to maintain your CPD by accessing post graduate education.
Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 [Click here to apply] website.[Click here to apply][Click here to apply][Click here to apply][Click here to apply][Click here to apply]
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.