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Staff Nurse - Learning Disabilities

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Registered Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse or due to qualify this year?

Are you motivated for a New Challange?

Are you interested in Career Development opportunities?

Then come and work in one of our 'Rated Outstanding by CQC' Assessment and Treatment units for adults with learning disabilities at either Chester or Macclesfield.We have Band 5 registered nurse vacancies for Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurses and full preceptorship will be given to those who are newly qualified.

You will be workingto workwith adults with a learning disabilityas part of an enthusiastic and committedmultidisciplinary team, taking referrals from both the local area but also specialist referrals from across the Northwest as part of the inpatient offer.Admissions are short term for people with learning disability and complex needs requiring a period of intensive assessment, treatment and or therapy within an inpatient unit.

As a key member of both one of ourAssessment and Treatment Units,you will develop person centred plans and work closely with other member of the teamto help individuals reach their potential.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS foundation Trust are committed to career development and the development of evidenced based practice through research and actively encourage and support staff in these areas. There is also opportunity for further training and development as part of career development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work within a multi professional framework, being named nurse for adult service users with learning disabilities and complex needs. The post holder will work within a hierarchical structure, under the supervision of the Manager/Deputy Manager.

As a Staff Nurse you will be required to take charge of the shift and offer management supervision sessions to the Clinical Support Workers who are assigned to you.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to excel within their nursing role and we offer a number of development opportunities both internally through our education department and externally though a range of colleges and universities we are associated with.

The ideal candidates must have strong and positive values, be enthusiastic, have good communication skills and able to build effective working relationships within a multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse - 1 st level Nurse
  • Specific courses related to L.D
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing training
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Ability to asses/Plan/Evaluate care to clients and carers
  • Ability to direct and manage the work of others within the identified team
  • Support clients in crisis
  • Excellent record keeping
  • Ability to chair a meetings and lead a team E.G. CPA
  • Deliver training to other professionals and services
  • Special interests related to current service developments
Experience Essential
  • Had experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability, within a respite setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs I.E. Challenging behaviour, epilepsy, mental health problems, continuing health care
  • Positive attitude to people with L.D.
  • Awareness of current issues
  • Awareness of relevant legislation
  • Appreciation of governance
  • Participation in service developments
  • Experience in quality initiatives

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