Clinical Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The Intensive Support Team (IST) works across Bedfordshire & Luton supporting people with a learning disability during a crisis. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse, who have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health. You must demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, supporting colleagues in delivering a high quality service for people on the community caseload and an inpatient setting.

IST provides a 24-hour crisis service to adults with a learning disability whose mental health has relapsed, if there is a change in behaviour that is putting themselves or others at risk and/or the individual is at risk of admission to an acute mental health ward.

Main duties of the job

IST supports people in their own homes in the Bedfordshire and Luton community, the intention is for the MDT to support the individual through the crisis, to maintain and improve their quality of life by identifying and addressing issues related to mental wellbeing, communication, sensory integration difficulties and the function of a particular behaviour.

About us

The Intensive Support Team is a very progressive and unique service so if you are keen to develop your professional skills and experience, would like more information or an informal visit, please contact;

Sharon Grant (Clinical Team Manager) on 01234 310538.

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-BED11190-A

Job locations

BED Intensive Support Team

Milton Road

BEDFORDSHIRE

MK41 6AT


Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.

Responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified, respectful service is provided to patients at all times

The post holder will work across both an inpatient unit and a community setting across Bedfordshire, managing a caseload providing assessment, care, treatment and discharge planning for people who have a learning disability with additional complex mental health and or behaviour that challenges, through close collaboration with the person, carers, health care colleagues and other service providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.

Responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified, respectful service is provided to patients at all times

The post holder will work across both an inpatient unit and a community setting across Bedfordshire, managing a caseload providing assessment, care, treatment and discharge planning for people who have a learning disability with additional complex mental health and or behaviour that challenges, through close collaboration with the person, carers, health care colleagues and other service providers.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification (RNMH/RNLD)

Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development and mentorship

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of caring and working with people with a learning disability with challenging behaviour/ mental health issues

Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience nursing within Learning Disability/ Mental Health Teams

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of current NHS/Social care policies/ best practice relating to people with a learning disability
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues and the ability to integrate into employment policies and practices
  • Demonstrable knowledge of learning disabilities and mental health
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physically able to undertake Prevention and management of aggression training
  • Able to travel across sites within the county
  • Flexible working to the needs of the service

Desirable

  • Advanced IT Skills, including use of Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification (RNMH/RNLD)

Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development and mentorship

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of caring and working with people with a learning disability with challenging behaviour/ mental health issues

Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience nursing within Learning Disability/ Mental Health Teams

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of current NHS/Social care policies/ best practice relating to people with a learning disability
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues and the ability to integrate into employment policies and practices
  • Demonstrable knowledge of learning disabilities and mental health
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physically able to undertake Prevention and management of aggression training
  • Able to travel across sites within the county
  • Flexible working to the needs of the service

Desirable

  • Advanced IT Skills, including use of Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BED Intensive Support Team

Milton Road

BEDFORDSHIRE

MK41 6AT


Employer's website

https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BED Intensive Support Team

Milton Road

BEDFORDSHIRE

MK41 6AT


Employer's website

https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Recruiting Manager

Sharon GRANT

sharon.grant1@nhs.net

01234310538

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-BED11190-A

Job locations

BED Intensive Support Team

Milton Road

BEDFORDSHIRE

MK41 6AT


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