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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will be required to be a registered learning disability nurse.

The post holder will be a key member of the multi-disciplinary community support team, and manage a defined case load of adult service users with learning disability and complex health needs.

The post holder will need to be caring, compassionate and committed to delivering high quality care, and ensuring safe practice and a positive patient experience at all times.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the CLDT and be expected to work within a multi professional framework, managing a defined case load of adult service users with Learning Disabilities and complex health needs, under supervision.

The post will require key worker co-ordination of complex cases and ensuring appropriate interventions are in place to support the needs of people with a learning disability. This will include completing care planning and risk assessment to manage risks.

The post holder will be expected to deliver training to families and care provider agencies surrounding challenging behaviour, mental and physical health.

The post holder will be expected to work alongside clients, families, support workers and professionals to enable others to better understand and respond to clients' behaviours that are challenging in line with PBS principles and Positive & Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions (2014).

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly in varying locations and at varying times to meet the needs of the service.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse RNLD
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing training and development
  • NST 307 / ENB 998
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Sound understanding of PBS & ability to utilise a range of functional assessment tools & interpret data
  • Ability to assess/plans/evaluate care to clients and carers
  • Ability to support clients in crisis
  • Record keeping & Report writing skills
  • Ability to chair meetings e.g. service user reviews
  • Ability to deliver training to other professionals, service users and carers
  • Basic working knowledge of legislation and policy relating to learning disabilities (e.g. Mental Health Act; Mental Capacity Act; DoLs, Mansell reports etc.
  • Special interests related to Positive Behaviour Support and reducing restrictive practices
Experience Essential
  • Experience of person centred planning and person centred approaches to care
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities in a range of settings
  • Ability to implement systems to improve communication and promote engagement in skills development and engagement with positive activities
  • Working with a community team or other MDT
  • Experience of working with people with a range of complex needs (challenging behaviour; mental health; forensics; physical health)
  • perience of cofacilitating groups

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