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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Midshires Business Park
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
01/02/2021 23:59

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IST Charge Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, CQC rated Outstanding Trust has an exciting opportunity to recruit a senior nurse  to work within the Intensive Support Team (IST). This Team 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 works with service users in their own homes and our aim is to help prevent an unnecessary hospital admission by exploring all other alternatives with the service user and their carers and/or  families.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Disability/ Mental Health Nurse to join the Intensive Support Team (IST) in West Hertfordshire. We have a full time, 37.5 hours a week over a 7 day rota, full training will be given to person who may be looking for the next step in their career move.

Applicants will have at least 2 years post qualification experience as a Learning Disability/ Mental Health nurse at Band 5/6 level, have community service experience or worked within a learning disability or inpatient assessment & treatment setting.  Applicants should have an  awareness of the health needs of this client group, have excellent communication and leadership skills  & be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. 

Applicants should have experience in assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for people with learning disability and mental health needs and or challenging behavior.  You will also need to have some experience or a willingness to learn, have knowledge & understanding of risk management,  the Mental Health Act, DOLS and The Transforming Care agenda.  

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.


Trust IDMindful 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 (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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Charmaine Newman
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Community Services Manager
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