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Senior Community Nurse for Children with Disabilities

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Derwen's Children Learning Disability Nursing Service, Gwynedd, for an experienced, enthusiastic NMC registered nurse.

To work within a multi-disciplinary team closely with staff from other agencies to promote and maintain high standards of care for children and adolescents with learning disabilities / developmental delay and complex needs. This will involve assessing developmental / associated health needs, planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate programmes of care. Where required more specialist assessment will be undertaken under the indirect clinical supervision of Senior Nurse or Team Leader. Such work will be underpinned by ordinary life principles and evidence-based practice. The post holder will be expected to work with children, their families, carers, staff teams and other professionals in a variety of community settings with ongoing support. In addition, the post holder will assist with service development activities within the team

Main duties of the job

  • To take responsibility for allocated referrals from source to discharged in line with agreed protocols and documentation including assisting Clinical Psychologist in diagnosis of Learning Disability and assessing eligibility. This may involve interpreting complex cognitive assessment information or conducting assessments indicating of levels of functioning
  • To conduct initial choice appointments (or equivalent) with carers to agree suitability of the service to meet the child's needs and agree outcome focused goals which to work towards.
  • To undertake an initial assessment of physical, psychological and social well being in order to accurately identify the child's needs and associated health needs.
  • To carry out this assessment utilising evidence based tools and where appropriate to provide more detailed specialist assessment of specific areas of difficulty such as behavioural difficulties using functional assessment tools, rating scales, collection and analysis of data such as ABC records. The post holder will then collate the information into a cohesive formulation of the problems to enable development of plans / programmes to address issues.

The ability to speak Welsh is Essential for this post.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Post registration experience


  • Experience and knowledge of child development
  • Experience and knowledge of learning disabilities



  • Understanding range nature and impact of learning disabilities
  • Understanding and knowledge of associated health needs


  • Experience of behavioural theory and application
  • Knowledge of the Continuing Health care process and its application

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Derwen, Integrated team for disabled children

Bron Hendre, Lon Parc


LL55 2HP

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