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Community Nurse (Recruitment Bonus of £1000)

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse to join the Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust Learning Disability Service. We are looking for dynamic Nurses keen to work with learning disabled adults who require specialist health support due to complex physical, sensory, communication and behavioural impairments.

The service runs Monday to Friday 9 to 5. All team members have access to full remote technology (phones and laptops) to support smart ways of working which are paramount under the current Covid situation. LD services are adaptive in safely and effectively meeting the needs of our service users and carers.

The successful candidate will be based within the larger of our two Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT) which covers the West South area of Leeds; you will be part of an integral part of this multi-disciplinary team (MDT). You will receive operational management from a senior nurse and will be part of a group of nurses who be in receipt of clinical leadership within the community services.

The LD service has clear clinical governance pathways and supports professional and service development. Both in- house and accredited training opportunities are available in areas such as Positive Behaviour Support, Armadillo, SAPROV and Mini Pass-Add as well as leadership courses such as Edward Jenner Programme. As a trust we also offer a full preceptorship package for newly qualified staff.

Main duties of the job

If you are a Nurse interested in supporting people working closely within an MDT and liaising with multi agency services, in advocating the health needs of this vulnerable client group this could be the post for you.
  • Provide direct clinical care to adults with a Learning disability with the aim to improve service user's lives and prevent admissions to specialist Mental Health and general health hospitals by ensuring that the right plans are in place.
  • You will be supported to work autonomously within your scope of practice.
  • Hold a caseload including Care co-ordination to ensure the individual, family and/or carers are supported to implement care and treatment as recommended.
  • Be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team working with a range of health and social care professionals.
  • Involvement in assessment, planning, implementation, and review in line with the CLDT Clinical Pathways.
  • Facilitation of the pathways, including Complex Physical Health, Dementia, Positive Behaviour Support, Vulnerability and Offending.
  • Involvement in development of intervention toolkits for nurses.
  • Provide support to Student Nurses, Senior Support Workers and Therapy Assistants.

About us

We are pleased to be able to offer a Recruitment Bonus of £1000 for any experienced Nursing staff joining our Learning Disability Service. This Recruitment Bonus is available to all externalexperienced Nursing applicants (not preceptees) and will be paid £500 upon commencement with LYPFT, and then £500 after a qualifying 6 months in post. Unfortunately this bonus isnotavailable to existing LYPFT staff.

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for further details on the below:
  • Communication/Relationship Skills
  • Reporting and Recording
  • Knowledge, training, skills, and experience
  • Analysis, Problem Solving and Judgmental Skills
  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Physical & IT Skills
  • Ability to travel and access to a suitable vehicle for community-based work essential for post
  • Service User/Client Care
  • To safely administer medication in accordance with NMC Code and policy / procedures
  • Policy and Service Development Implementation
  • Responsible for Financial and Physical Resources
  • Responsible for Human Resources
  • Responsible for Information Resources
  • Research and Development (R & D)
  • Freedom to Act
  • Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • Training and Personal Development
  • Safeguarding/Raising concerns
  • Information Governance and data quality
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Quality
  • Trust Values
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Infection Control
  • High Quality Patient Care
  • NHS Constitution

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Advanced Diploma or degree in Learning Disability Nursing. Registered within the NMC.
Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of the Learning disability Nurse role.
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with people with a Learning Disabilities.
Skills Essential
  • Skills communicating with a range of service users.

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