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Community Learning Disability Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Part time - 22.5 hours per week (flexible over five days)

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled Community Learning Disability Nurse for the Learning Disability Team - Stroud CLDT based in the East Locality.

Base would be Weavers Croft Stroud, set in a rural setting in the CotswoldThe Community Learning Disability Nurse is a key member of the multi-disciplinary care team and will need experience in community care as the successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work independently to ensure timely delivery of a safe and effective service for people who have a range of complex needs in addition to their learning disability, eg mental health, epilepsy, dementia.
  • To manage a complex and high risk caseload over a large geographical area. Linking with other professionals and agencies to achieve positive outcomes for service users.
  • To work flexibly based on client need and using reasonable adjustments to provide support to clients, family and carers.
  • Ensuring systems and processes are followed in accordance with Trust objectives.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with people across the service area who have a Learning Disability and associated complex health needs. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for people with learning disabilities and associated needs.
  • Supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Coordinate care for a specified group of service users
  • Support Clinical Governance initiatives at team and service level.

  • Work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a care co-ordinator taking responsibility for the assessment of care and health education needs.
  • Engage in complex health assessments as appropriate and plan relevant care in partnership with service users, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met.

About us

Trust Values

The post holder will be expected to work inline with the Trust values which are:
  • Working together
  • Always improving
  • Respectful and kind
  • Making a difference

General Duties

To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the band when requested by senior staff.

To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

To demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Trust values and Staff Charter.

Professional and Personal Development

All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities by attending the Trust Mandatory Training and Induction programme.

All staff will have a formal appraisal with their manager at least every 12 months. Once performance / training objectives have been set, the staff member's progress will be reviewed on a regular basis so that new objectives can be agreed and set, in order to maintain progress in the service delivery.

Those with management / supervisory responsibility are required to ensure that their direct reports have an appraisal inline with Trust policy.

All staff will be expected to take responsibility for their own professional development and will be supported by the Trust to achieve development opportunities as appropriate.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be committed to team working, a highly resilient and self-motivated individual who is determined to add value to the organisation and is committed to our vision and standards.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

Please be aware that all new employees to the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £44.00 for an enhanced check or £26.00 for a standard check.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trusts Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted.

We are sorry we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 8th August 2022

Interview date: 16th August

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
  • Evidence of continued professional developmentEssential
  • Formal teaching and assessing course (FLAP / FLIP)
  • Registration as a non-medical prescriber with the NMC having undertaken the necessary training at Level 3
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in learning disabilities or related area, some of which should have been in a community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • Previous experience of autonomous working
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)Desirable

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