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Community Nurse - Developmental

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting new Band 5 Developmental Post/Band 6

We're looking for a newly qualified or experienced Nurse to join our countywide team. We are also keen to accept applications from Nurses wishing to complete a Preceptorship Program. This post may be suitable for any newly registered nurse or experienced nurse with transferable skills and/or relevant life experience.

You'll be working 37.5 hours per week as part of a community-based Multi Disciplinary CAMHS Learning Disability Team, being responsible for the assessment and treatment, including co-ordinating the care of young people who are referred to the CAMHS Learning Disability service. You'll be working in line with agreed Care Processes and Pathways and you'll have an active role with young people and their families/carers. Your role will include providing person-centred, skilled and effective specialist assessment, intervention, monitoring and review. You will be responsible for the maintenance of high levels of evidence-based learning disability practice with an opportunity to learn new skills. you'll be working within an innovative, highly skilled multi-disciplinary team with a robust supervision and appraisal culture.

To apply for this post you will need to be approaching qualification and NMC registration, if you are not yet a registered Nurse. If you are already qualified, you will need an NMC registration.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS/LD Nurse you will be responsible for completing holistic nursing assessments, contributing to multi-disciplinary formulation and evidence based interventions for children with moderate to severe learning disability.

You will be required to work autonomously and respond to the needs of an individual caseload; from initial assessment to discharge.

You are expected to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the service; providing specialist skills and knowledge to the four quadrants of the IThrive model.

You will be liaising and providing advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies as well as undertaking service governance activity, including research and audit as appropriate.

The role will include actively participating in role modelling interventions and implementing Positive Behaviour Support planning approaches.

You will be expected to participate in clinical governance and service development within the CAMHS/LD Team, in partnership with professional specialists and other clinical teams.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Professional qualification in nursing / Registered LD Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Children's Nurse
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and CPD to support practice, to degree equivalent level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Skills Essential
  • High levels of time management skills, working flexibly both autonomously and as part of a team with the ability to engage and network professionally
  • Ability to assess, analyse, and interpret clinical information, and contribute towards making appropriate formulations and diagnosis
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with families, carers and colleagues
  • The ability to deliver training both within and external to the trust/establishment
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of national agendas influencing clinical practice e.g. NICE

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