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Band 6 Community Nurse IST

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

**Development opportunities for a band 5 and newly qualified nurses**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative individual.

The Intensive Support Team works with individuals who have a learning disability, with additional complex and high risk needs, who may require a crisis intervention and intensive support to prevent placement breakdown, an admission to hospital or following discharge from an inpatient setting where required.

The Intensive Support Team at BCHC is an MDT that work collaboratively to support adults in the community of Birmingham with learning disabilities, this encompasses a variety of complex and challenging behaviours which would give the ideal candidate a great opportunity to develop their skills and create a fantastic career pathway through the specialty.

Main duties of the job

The IST is proud to value themselves as a person-centered service, that works closely with the patient and family towards understanding and supporting the need of the individual in the least restrictive way. The service offers a variety of interventions due to its MDT resources and can offer a personalised plan for the service user, which can then be in-cooperated into the individual's Positive Behaviour Support plan.

We are looking for both experienced nurses and those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in this pathway with excellent development opportunities. You will need to be flexible with excellent communication skills and a passion for integrated team working. With a registration in RMN/RNLD you will work within the framework of a MDT to provide support and guidance to adults with learning disabilities and carers within the Birmingham area.

Applicants should have experience of working with individuals who have a learning disability and the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience in relation to autism, challenging behaviour and mental health within an integrated model of service delivery.

You will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes.

In return for your dedication and commitment we offer opportunities in the form of promotions and training opportunities to develop your career potential.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address

Job description

Job responsibilities

As per the person specification & job description document attached.

Please see the attached supporting document.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training


  • Post registration training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • ENB 998 or equivalent



  • Significant experience of working in Learning Disabilities nursing services.
  • Formal supervision of staff.
  • Allocation and delegation of work.
  • Working within MDT.
  • Working within MultiAgency Teams.



  • Complex health assessments.
  • Assessment Process.
  • Health Facilitation
  • Equal opportunities.
  • Understand legislation in relation to People with Learning Disabilities
  • Care Programme Approach.


  • Audit tools
  • Understanding diversity.
  • Information Technology (IT) skills.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies

Personal qualities


  • Confident
  • Assertive
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organisational skills

Other job requirements


  • Able to fulfil the travel requirements of the job.
  • On-call participation
  • Flexible working

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


The Greenfields

Brookfield Road, Kings Norton


B30 3QY

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