An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Learning Disability nurse to join the Children's Learning Disability Team working across the Central Lancashire locality. The Learning Disability Community Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with people with learning disabilities and their families we have a strong commitment to health promotion through service development and training initiatives. We are committed to helping our staff develop and you will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a registered nurse with an up to date knowledge of health policy for people with learning disabilities including knowledge of the Transforming Care agenda. Adaptability, good communication skills and self -motivation are essential together with the ability to supervise and manage staff. The successful applicant will have proven skills in working with people who have complex health needs and challenging behaviour.
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 Essential
- Part 5 or 14 of NMC register
- 2- 3 years' experience as registered nurse or equivalent
- Ability to travel around the district
- Ability to support people who have a learning disability/complex needs on an individual and group basis
- Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to undertake assessment and support children and young people with ASD
- Experience of working in community setting
- Experience of working with children and young people who have learning disabilities and/or autism
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