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Friday 06 January 2017
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Lead Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St Andrews House
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum, pro rata
01/06/2018 23:59

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We have an exciting opportunity for a RNLD/RMN to join a new team working intensively and creatively to make a real difference to the lives of Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

The Intensive Support Team are a specialist, multidisciplinary service that work with adults with learning disabilities/ autism and mental health problems and/or challenging behaviour. We work intensely for short periods of time with people to support them at times of crisis and prevent placement breakdown or hospital admission. We promote person centred practice and work creatively to improve people’s quality of life, and wrap around the person’s care team to help service users and their carers when they need it the most. The work is mainly community based with some in-reach work into hospitals when required. The job involves working with individuals, families, paid carers and staff groups in a range of settings. We work with people in crisis and/or suffering from acute episodes of mental health problems or challenging behaviour that due to the level of risk involved, intensity of input required or specialist skills needed cannot be supported by mainstream services 

The post offers a opportunity for you to develop as a Nurse with training, supervision, and an ethos promoting innovative practice; with a focus on ‘real life change’ for our service users.

The new service will work 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9-5 Saturday-Sunday on a rota basis. This rota will also include an on-call provision. There will also be an expectation to work with those service users who have a diagnosis of ASD in the absence of LD alongside our colleagues in Adult Mental Health. It is anticipated the new team will be operational before the successful candidate comes into post, however, should there be an overlap the candidate will have a position in the ATSS team in the interim. The ATSS team is completing the same work as IST but during Mon-Fri 9-5 hours. A copy of the ATSS Nursing job descriptions are available on request.


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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Osgood IST/ATSS Manager on 01332 268455

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31228