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Community Learning Disabilities Nurse

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum, inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of people with a learning disability? Barnet Integrated Learning Disability Team has an opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse (RNLD or RMN) to join our dedicated and forward-thinking team. This post is open to newly qualified nurses who wish to work in the community. Do you want to be part of a team truly dedicated to improving the lives of people with a learning disability?

Barnet Integrated LD Team has an opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse to join our team. You will have access to a supportive multidisciplinary team, helping you achieve your development objectives whilst delivering excellent clinical care. Newly qualified nurses will be supported through their preceptorship. You will be part of a friendly and dynamic nursing team and can expect to utilise your knowledge, skills and experience by promoting quality care through evidence-based practice and values-based approaches.

This role is appropriate for experienced or newly qualified nurses, who will have access to a preceptorship, clinical and management supervision. We pride ourselves in driving change and improving lives, if you do, come join us!

Main duties of the job

To deliver a competent, comprehensive, and co-ordinated nursing service in the community, working in partnership with other members of the multi- professional team and all others involved in the delivery of an integrated care pathway to adults with learning disabilities. This includes taking a lead in health promotion work and providing specialist health care, advice, and expertise in care planning for this client group.

To positively represent the needs and rights of people with learning disabilities, tackling health inequalities and improving access to NHS services for people with learning disabilities through facilitating a close working relationship between primary and specialist services, Voluntary and Private Organisations, People with learning disabilities and Carers.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the provision of health facilitation for people with learning disabilities.
  • To undertake comprehensive specialist-nursing assessments that take into account the nature of the learning disability and its implications for care.
  • In partnership with the client/carer to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care programs to meet complex health needs under the supervision of line manager
  • To hold a client caseload, as agreed with line manager, and deliver a competent and co-ordinated nursing service in partnership with service users, members of the Learning Disabilities Service and other agencies.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Learning Disability Nurse or Registered General Nurse or Mental Health Nurse with an interest and experience of working with people with a learning disability


Desirable

  • o Dual qualification - Learning Disability and Registered General Nurse qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of overcoming health inequalities for people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability to empower them to make decisions about their health needs
  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team Experience of managing a caseload at student level


Desirable

  • Varied placement experience at student level
  • Experience of completing a Health Action Plan
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of leading on projects to do with health promotion


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Awareness of National Legislation and LD health drivers including LeDeR, CIPOLD
  • Demonstrate high level communication skills
  • Must be aware of and experience of using the Mental Capacity Act
  • Must have competent IT skills


Desirable

  • Experience of mental health and challenging behaviour Experience of working with complex physical health needs


Other

Essential

  • Able to work flexible hours if people are in crisis
  • Able to travel around borough and work in variety of settings
  • Ability to lone work and manage own time


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Colindale

London

NW9 4EW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-NORTH-8428-D

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