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Community Nurse - Adults - Learning Disabilities

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
Our Central Lancashire Adult Community Learning Disability Team are looking for a Learning Disability Nurse. If you are a band 5 Learning Disability nurse and would like to join a community team or a student Learning Disability nurse due to qualify soon, then we would love to hear from you.

The team is hoping to recruit a Learning Disability nurse who is adaptable, highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and is passionate about working with adults with Learning Disabilities. The Learning Disability Service strives to provide a forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with people with Learning Disabilities, their families, carers and other agencies. You will work within a multidisciplinary team providing clinical support around physical health, mental health, and positive behaviour support.

Main duties of the job

To support the provision of a community service to individuals with a learning disability in a defined area of Lancashire, in order that health care needs are met and contractual agreements fulfilled.

A registered learning disability nurse, with knowledge of health policy and legislation applicable to people with a learning disability and/or Autism. Adaptability, good communication skills and self-motivation are essential, alongside skills in working with people who have complex health needs, challenging behaviour and/or Autism, including demonstration that practice is evidence based and innovative.

The post holder will be responsible for a defined caseload alongside supervision of junior members of staff.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse Current NMC Registration. Demonstrates continuing professional development


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of contemporary learning disability health policy Demonstrates reflective practice. Knowledge of legal frameworks applicable to the learning disabled population


Experience

Essential

  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability and/or Autism on an individual and group basis.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • IT competent Presentation Skills Communication - Non-verbal, verbal and written Organisational skills - ability to manage own time and workload Non-judgemental attitude Emotional intelligence


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

L7F9 A3891 LD Adults Team Central

Chorley Civic Office, Union Street

Preston

PR7 1AL

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351-SPS1146-EJ

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