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Deputy Team Leader
Band 6
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Highbury Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
20/01/2019 23:59
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Deputy Team Leader

Band 6

A great opportunity to join a successful £449m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.



Deputy Team Leader

Orion Unit Highbury Hospital


Band 6

Full time

The Intellectual Disabilities Service, provides specialist NHS services to people for whom mainstream services cannot meet their demands.  We are seeking a Team Leader to join our established Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team.

The Orion Unit is an 8 bedded inpatient service for adults with an intellectual disability and complex mental health needs and / or challenging behaviours that cannot be met within the community.  We offer specialist support tailored to the individual working flexibly utilising a broad range of models and interventions; working in within a Multi-Disciplinary Team.  The Unit supports people in times of crisis, difficulty and distress; effectively collaborating between professionals, the person, their family and networks that support them.  Working alongside community colleagues and receiving services.

An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to work within the Inpatient Assessment & Treatment Team, based at the Orion Unit at Highbury Hospital Bulwell Nottingham.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership through clinical expertise, be a RNLD or have a Diploma in Learning Disability Nursing and be registered with the NMC.  The post would suit individuals who have a sound knowledge of and experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities and to be able to demonstrate effective leadership and have the ability to lead, supervise, mentor and be a role model to the team.

The successful candidate would assist in leading a team of qualified and unqualified nursing staff to develop and deliver a high quality specialist (assessment and treatment) health service provision to adults with an intellectual disability.   Patients accessing the service have complex and diverse needs; you will provide knowledge of multi-disciplinary/multi professional working, risk management and associated mental health care needs, to the team. You will assist the unit manager to lead the team to ensure high quality assessment, formulation, implementation and evaluation of patients’ needs and monitor the quality and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. 

To act on behalf of the Team Manager in their absence.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate awareness of current issues and legislation affecting people with learning disabilities in relation to detained and non-detained patients. 

As part of the Orion Unit Team there will be opportunities for continual personal and professional development via access to training, developmental annual appraisals and supervision

You will be required to work a rational 24hr shift pattern, including days, nights and weekends. 

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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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Fiona Dennis Team Manager on 0115 854 22 51 or 

If you have problems applying, contact

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0115 9691300 Ext 15590