Do you have a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to maximise their full potential?
Are you interested in a nursing leadership role, with a variety of both hands-on nursing and management responsibilities?
We are seeking a Band 7 Learning Disability Nurse to join our Integrated Community Learning Disability Team in Brighton. As a Lead Learning Disability Nurse in our team you will be a key member of our multi-professional health team, working in close partnership with Social Services colleagues to support people who have a learning disability, but who also have complex physical and mental health needs including behaviours that challenge.
Our community learning disability team works across Brighton to provide specialist community support for adults with a learning disability, their families and carers. Our teams include specialist nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, physios, speech and language therapists and more.
We have introduced the Hard to Recruit and Retain Premium to this post. This supplement will follow the principles of Agenda for Change and will be based on the Fringe Allowance, which is 5% of salary or a minimum of £1066 and a maximum of £1,845.
Main duties of the job
In this role you will be providing specialist assessments, support and advice to people with learning disabilities and their carers'. You will provide and/or arrange access to specialist focused health interventions and monitoring as identified in health care and treatment plans, for example; related to complex physical health, epilepsy, challenging behaviour and mental health.
You will manage your own diary and own case load, working across our patch to support our service users in the most efficient and effective way possible. An ability to be able to travel around Brighton and sometimes wider areas is essential, as you will need to undertake home visits and attend meetings.
As a Lead Community LD Nurse in our team you will have the opportunity to keep your nursing skills up to date, taking on your own caseload and some of the more complex cases, while providing clinical leadership and management to nursing colleagues in the team.
Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability services for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
Living and Working in Brighton:
- Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns and cosmopolitan Brighton
- Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the cosmopolitan city of Brighton.
We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise care for patients is our top priority.
Key survey results include:
- 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
- 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles
Job description Job responsibilities
In order to be a successful Lead Community Learning Disability Nurse in our team you will be:
- Registered with the NMC as a Learning Disability Nurse
- Confident in managing your own caseload, as well as providing clinical leadership
- Motivated to support people with learning disabilities to maximise their full potential
It would also be advantageous if you are:
- Experienced working in Learning Disability community services
See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.
Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:
Matt Box Community Learning Disability Nurse Matron, East Sussex & Brighton: 07464 925338
(We are happy to arrange informal visits currently Covid dependant)
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse with current registration (Learning Disability)
- Degree/Diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent to the relevant care group
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
- Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
- Experience of supervising staff and students
- Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs
- Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
- Awareness of Trust policies and service specification
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.