An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Learning Disability Nurse to join our Learning Disability Service in Northamptonshire as part of the Childrens Community Learning Disability Team. This is a substantive post (30 hours per week) but flexible working will be considered. You will be based in Newland House, Northampton working predominantly in the South of the county but will need to be able to work across Northamptonshire.
Main duties of the job
As part of the specialist multidisciplinary team, you will assess and provide support and intervention to children and young people with a learning disability and their families and carers. You will have your own caseload and work in collaboration with the person, their circle of support and other relevant professionals and services to enhance, optimise and maintain the person's quality of life, addressing barriers to accessing health care and health inequalities.
You will need to be passionate about working with people who have a learning disability and have experience of working as an effective and responsible member of a multidisciplinary team.
We can offer you a friendly and dynamic team environment, with a commitment to continuing professional development. You will be part of an established nursing team within community learning disability services across Northamptonshire, who will provide regular clinical supervision and peer support.
The Northamptonshire Community Team for People with Learning Disability delivers specialist multi-disciplinary healthcare to children and adults who have a learning disability presenting with physical health needs, a mental illness and / or challenging behaviour. The service provided is person centred and tailored to the individual and their environment, taking into account their ethnic and cultural backgrounds and needs. We provide this through direct support, joint working with other services and / or through offering consultancy to other professionals involved.
NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be based at Newland House, Campbell Square, Northampton for mileage purposes. The post holder will be working predominantly in the south of the county but will need to be able to work across Northamptonshire.
For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RNLD / RMN
- 3 years post qualification experience
- Experience of working in a community team
- Demonstrable commitment to working with people with learning disabilities
Knowledge and Experience Essential
- Experience of managing a caseload and coordinating care
- Recognition of the role of other disciplines and professions within the multi-disciplinary team, and ability to articulate the nursing role
- Knowledge of current issues and best practice in learning disability nursing, with an awareness of national policies and drivers within the learning disability arena including Valuing People, Transforming Care, Mental Health legislation
- Lead in coordination of agencies within multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams where agreed
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