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Learning Disability Nurse

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
West Bromwich
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Band 5
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Sandwell LD CAMHS is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Band 5 RNLD to join our multidisciplinary team supporting children and young people with learning disabilities who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Experience of supporting a similar group of children and young people and their families would be an advantage along with a passion for promoting emotional well-being through individualized approaches to care.

The post holder will be joining a passionate and well-established specialist CAMHS Learning Disabilities team and will receive regular supervision from experienced practitioners.

The assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for children and young people who have learning disabilities and mental healthdifficulties.

Managing a caseload under supervision, offering a range of clinical interventions tomeet the mental health needs of children with Learning disabilities.

To be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides evidence based interventions tomeet the mental health needs of children with Learning Disabilities and their families.

Main duties of the job

To:
  • practice within the guidelines as set out by appropriate professional bodies
  • be responsible for the maintenance of accurate records and documentation
  • participate and contribute to service development and to ensure trust policies are adhered to
  • liaise with other agencies/disciplines to contribute to the provision of a comprehensive service for children with a mental health need and learningdisability where appropriate
  • provide support and supervision as required to students on placement
  • be responsible for setting the highest standards of care in line with clinical governance
  • demonstrate good professional practice and to be a professional role model in line with trust policies and standards
  • be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the evaluation of programmes of care
  • formulate, implement and evaluate person centred care plans in line with trust policy and standards
  • complete specialist assessments, outcome measures and care plans for specific challenges associated with child mental health and learning disability for example behaviours that challenge
  • encourage positive health education and promotion with children and who have mental health needs and learning disabilities and their families/carers to reduce ill health
  • work collaboratively with other disciplines/voluntary agencies
  • undertake risk assessments as appropriate
  • provide written and verbal reports for meetings and reviews as appropriate


About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country. Across the whole of the region we provide:
  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • CAMHS

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

As a public body, we are accountable to the people we serve. The Trust Board is responsible for determining the strategy and overall direction of the Trust in an open, honest, and transparent manner.

We're using our position as an NHS Foundation Trust to strengthen our ties with the local community. We have a large and growing membership, and we're always encouraging people to join our Trust as members. Members are kept informed of what is happening in the Trust, and their advice is sought on ways we can improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Description

Post Title: Learning Disability Nurse

Department: Specialist CAMHS Learning Disability Team

Location: West Bromwich

Directorate: CYPF

Band: 5

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Responsible to: CAMHS Service Manager

Responsible for:

The assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for children and young people who have learning disabilities and mental health difficulties.

Managing a caseload under supervision, offering a range of clinical interventions to meet the mental health needs of children with Learning disabilities.

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Other duties, responsibilities and work base appropriate to this role / grade, may also be required. The manager will discuss this with the post holder where necessary.

Job Purpose

To be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides evidence based interventions to meet the mental health needs of children with Learning Disabilities and their families.

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • To practice within the guidelines as set out by appropriate professional bodies.


  • To be responsible for the maintenance of accurate records and documentation.


  • To participate and contribute to service development and to ensure trust policies are adhered to.


  • To liaise with other agencies/disciplines to contribute to the provision of a comprehensive service for children with a mental health need and learning disability where appropriate.


  • To provide support and supervision as required to students on placement.


  • To be responsible for setting the highest standards of care in line with clinical governance.


  • To demonstrate good professional practice and to be a professional role model in line with trust policies and standards.


  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the evaluation of programmes of care.


  • To formulate, implement and evaluate person centred care plans in line with trust policy and standards.


  • To complete specialist assessments, outcome measures and care plans for specific challenges associated with child mental health and learning disability for example behaviours that challenge.


  • To encourage positive health education and promotion with children and who have mental health needs and learning disabilities and their families/carers to reduce ill health.


  • To work collaboratively with other disciplines/voluntary agencies.


  • To undertake risk assessments as appropriate.


  • To provide written and verbal reports for meetings and reviews as appropriate.


  • To work in liaison with trust safeguarding leads and other agencies regarding child and adult protection and ensure that policies and procedures are adhered too.


  • To actively participate in regular supervision and annual appraisal.


  • To attend such courses and training as indicated by the needs of the service and within the limitation of the service as required by the post.


  • To produce clear and concise Education Health Care Reports in line with trust and Government guidance and policy around good practice in SEND.


  • To communicate effectively and professionally with patients, families/carers, health and social care professionals and other agencies to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service.


  • To apply highly developed interpersonal skills in order to deal with potential aggression or with patients who may be distressed.


  • To communicate complex and emotionally sensitive information to families/carers regarding their childs mental health needs, plans of care and interactions with outside agencies demonstrating honest and transparent practice.


  • To participate in all relevant team, staff, departmental and organisational meetings.


  • To participate in clinical audit service evaluation and research. Initiate, assist or co-operate with research.


  • To undertake outcome measurement and evaluation of own practice through evidence based practice projects, audits and outcome measures.


  • Record work using the appropriate information technology system. It is vital that events are promptly recorded in order to facilitate effective management of unstable situations.


  • Supply information on workload as required by the team leader.


  • Maintain all appropriate records as required by the Black Country healthcare Foundation Trust (NHS) in accordance with local policy.


  • Ensure that there is effective liaison between the multi-professional team concerning patient care.


  • To ensure secure storage of patient clinical records as per Trust policy.


  • To achieve performance targets set by the Trust.


  • To attend and participate in clinical/ departmental and team meetings as required by the service.


  • In accordance with local policy and procedures to utilise information technology available.


  • To effectively manage own time in relation to clinical and non-clinical activities.


  • To review and reflect on own practice and performance through regular participation in professional/clinical/management supervision and appraisal


  • To assist in the development of the strategic and operational management of the service as required.


  • To take a role in the assessment of performance and continuing professional development of junior staff.


  • To co-ordinate the delivery of person-centred, occupation focussed, meaningful activity.


  • In line with local guidelines, review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional supervision and appraisal. To develop areas of knowledge and skill to assist in dealing with complex situations.


  • To be responsible for the identification of training needs of staff, monitor staff performance, using the agreed appraisal system and support the nursing team in developing their professional practice.


  • To complete and maintain all mandatory training within timescales identified by the Trust.


  • Continue personal and professional development and be prepared to undertake relevant training as appropriate to post eg. CBT, DBT, SFT, PBS Dyadic work, Attachment Theory, Theraplay etc.


  • To respect the individuality, values, sexual preference, and cultural and spiritual diversity of families, and contribute to the provision of a service that is sensitive to their needs.


  • Communication and promote the visions, values, objectives and priorities of the Trust effectively to staff, partners and the public.


  • Support annual planning processes within the Directorate as required.


  • Support care governance processes within the Directorate as required.


  • Support the Directorates contribution to relevant local partnership working structures as required.


  • Support workforce planning and modernisation processes within the Directorate as required.


  • Support the Directorates contribution to the department and delivery of modernisation plans as required.


  • Support and contribute to business planning processes within the Directorate.


  • To undertake any other duties of a similar nature consistent with the responsibilities of this post in order to provide a quality CAMHS service.


Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered as a Learning Disability Nurse
Desirable
  • Experience of working within a community setting


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