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Community Specialist Health Nurse

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The role of the Community Specialist Health Nurse is to provide holistic and effective nursing care to those people with learning disability requiring the support of Specialist Health Services. The post holder will liaise with the PCN leads and CCGs within Thurrock in order to progress the transformation of local services including the 4 key priority areas (Dynamic Support Register; Health Coordination; Annual Health Check; Frailty) and; support the wider MDT to ensure that adults with learning disability have equitable access to mainstream health services and experience improved health outcomes.

The Partnership was formed in 2018 and has been developing new pathways of working that seek to improve health outcomes for people with LD making sure that they are able to access the right care in the right place at the right time, in accordance with Building the Right Support. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this continuing journey and influence how we work to improve lives.

The learning disability service was awarded outstanding for caring in our last CQC inspection and good in all other areas. Team members have won awards for innovations in practice and mentoring students. The Clinical Lead Nurse has been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse and the STOMP clinic set up by two non-medical prescribers has been recognised by NHSE as an example of best practice.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Community Specialist Health Nurse is to provide holistic and effective nursing care to those people with learning disability requiring the support of Specialist Health Services. The post holder will liaise with the PCN leads and CCGs within Thurrock in order to progress the transformation of local services including the 4 key priority areas (Dynamic Support Register; Health Coordination; Annual Health Check; Frailty) and; support the wider MDT to ensure that adults with learning disability have equitable access to mainstream health services and experience improved health outcomes.

Essex Learning Disability Partnership provides specialist learning disability services across all Essex. The partnership has been formed by Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust providing Learning Disability Services in Mid, North East and West Essex and; Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust providing Learning Disability Services in South Essex.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide a holistic approach to service user assessment, treatment, review and management of packages of care. Utilising resources effectively within the service area.


  • The post holder will undertake a range of comprehensive and evidence based clinical risk assessments and associated care plans that are relevant to the service users care needs


  • The post holder will provide clinical advice for service users who present with challenging behaviour and mental health disorder that promotes and facilitates the positive health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. Including direct work with service users, carers, colleagues and other service providers.


  • The post holder will lead specific groups and sessions with clear objectives when necessary


  • The post holder will maintain links with inpatient and community staff, GPs, primary and secondary care teams, statutory and voluntary agencies and social services to ensure the health needs of people with learning disabilities are met effectively and as close to home as possible


  • The post holder will carry out clinical procedures when required in accordance with trust policy and their own competency.


  • The post holder will maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with service users.


  • The post holder will act as a role model to the MDT, service users, carers and staff.


  • The post holder will actively promote positive experiences for people with learning disabilities when accessing mainstream healthcare services.


  • The post holder will support GPs with the uptake of Annual Health Checks and promoting the use of Health Action Plans.


Person Specification Education and qualification Essential
  • RNLD
  • Studied at degree level
Desirable
  • Community Experience
  • Additional skills in physical healthcare
Knowledge Essential
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Assessment skills and interpreting conditions
Desirable
  • Current legislation informing practice
  • Additional skills in physical healthcare


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