Community Nurse Band 6

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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'This role is only suitable for registered mental health and / or learning disability nurses, please do not apply if you do not have a relevant qualification'

The LYPFT Learning Disability service provides multi professional, specialist health services for people over the age of 18 with a learning disability across community settings, respite and the intensive support team. The service works in partnership with key stakeholders including service users and carers, adult social care, third sector and private providers to deliver health care for people with highly complex health needs that may include; behaviours that challenge services, mental health and/or dual diagnosis and complex multiple impairment / physical health needs.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 fulltime substantive band 6 learning disability nurses and an 18 month part time secondment to join the LYPFT Learning Disability Service. This is due to service development and future proofing. We are looking for dynamic community nurses keen to work with learning disabled adults who require specialist health support due to vulnerabilities, complex physical health, sensory, communication and behavioural impairments.

The successful candidates will be based either within the East North East CLDT or the West and South CLDT. The secondment opportunity is for the West and South CLDT. The service runs Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The band 6 community nurse will provide direct clinical care to adults with a learning disability with the aim to improve service users lives and prevent admissions to specialist Mental Health and general health hospitals by ensuring that the right plans are in place.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical and operational supervision to junior colleagues within the team, developing intervention toolkits for nurses as well as holding a caseload including care co-ordination to ensure care teams or family carers are supported to implement care and treatment as recommended.

The LD service has clear clinical governance pathways and supports professional and service development. As a band 6 there is an expectation to contribute or lead on service development, service projects and task groups. Robust supervision structures are in place with 1:1s with support from the Specialist Nurse Practitioner, peer support through weekly MDT meetings and community nurse meetings.

The candidate should have a passion for improving the health and well-being of adults with a learning disability, using their experience of leading and delivering high quality care from relevant experience. For this role you will need to be a compassionate and person-centred clinician who can carry out comprehensive, person-centred holistic assessments to a high standard. You will need to be committed to coordinating across multi- disciplinary and multi- agency teams to promote and advocate the health needs of adults with learning disabilities. We would value a candidate who has experience of working in a diverse population and promoting social inclusion.
  • Highlighting and leading upon service improvement initiatives.
  • Providing support for junior staff and learners
  • Providing evidence-based care
  • Having experience of time management in terms of a caseload or project work
  • Timely delivery of the nursing process in terms of assessment, planning, intervention and review
  • Experience of undertaking various assessment such as biopsychosocial assessments and following clinical pathways
  • Experience of risk management
  • Being able to work in a hybrid and flexible way.
  • Look to provide robust managerial and clinical supervision
  • Professional development through accessing opportunities as identified in appraisals
  • Developing training tools and providing training as required
  • Having an understanding of Safeguarding principles.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Must be qualified nurse
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability
  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary or multi-agency team
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of professional development

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