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Job Description

At Turning Point, we support people across England with mental health needs and learning disabilities. This is your opportunity to play a lead role in supporting 12 individuals to enjoy more fulfilled lives.

As a member of the leadership team, your challenge will be to help drive and develop person–centred nursing services that provide outstanding support to everyone who uses them. Acting as primary nurse, and carrying out clinical risk and needs assessments, you’ll lead a motivated team as they implement care plans – all the while identifying areas for improvement, wherever they may be.

This varied role, which can be physically demanding, involves dispensing and maintaining stocks of medicine, carrying out clinical audits and evaluating the people in our care on a daily basis. Collaborating with agencies and making the most of our management information and data collection systems, you’ll help people to turn their lives around while achieving the highest standards of safety, housekeeping and record keeping.

You’ll be responsible for line management and for the leadership of a support team, so you must be an excellent communicator who shares our passion for promoting people’s rights and responsibilities. A qualified nurse, currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you’ll have an impressive record of developing services, treatments and interventions for people with learning disabilities or with mental health needs. You must also be prepared to work a variety of shifts (including nights and weekends) and have the confidence to deal with challenging situations.

Why Turning Point?

Everyone has their own unique reason for choosing Turning Point. It might be our passion for making a difference – not a profit. It could be the fact no two days are ever the same. Or it could be the chance to join an organisation that cares as much about your career development as you do. But whatever your reason, you’ll enjoy working with like–minded people who believe in the power of what they do.

Of course, we know it’s not about the money. But that doesn’t mean we don’t reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

• Pension plan

• Annual leave and option to buy/sell it

• Flexible working/job share (wherever we can)

• Child care vouchers (for tax and NI savings)

• Season ticket loan

• Bike 2 Work (for tax and NI savings)

• Learning and Development

• Car (for some roles)

• Travel expenses

• Family/flexible leave (such as parental, sabbatical or adoption)

• Free financial, legal and practical life advice

• Online health assessment tools

• Counselling services

• Support from an occupational health and well–being provider

• Nurse registrations fee paid for

Running health facilities and services on a not–for–profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and focused on learning disabilities, you can look forward to excellent training and progressing a clinical career with real value.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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.

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