Learning Disabilities Health Facilitation Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year £31,365 to £37,890 pa
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
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We have a temporary Band 6 Learning disabilities nurse post available until 31st March 2023 whilst one of our Band 6's is working elsewhere. We are looking for a part or full time Band 6, who is enthusiastic and motivated, and able to make a difference in a short space of time. We work with adults (& young people with learning disabilities in transition) to access the appropriate health input they need - this might be to assist with their physical health and access to primary or secondary care, to support with their emotional wellbeing or to help people with their mental health.

There is huge variety in the workload - the team work with young people in transition, those who need more intensive support and general health facilitation - you will be working with people in a number of different settings including their own homes, family homes, residential and supported accommodation provision or hospitals.

Closing Date: 21st August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 22nd August 2022

Interview Date: 30th August 2022

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work collaboratively with people with learning disabilities, their carers and professionals and agencies to provide a high quality, comprehensive and dynamic specialist nursing services with the central aim of maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of young people & adults with learning disabilities. This will include but is not limited to, working directly with service users who have complex healthcare needs, supporting others to act as Health Facilitators, supporting health providers to make reasonable adjustments to care pathways and engaging in a range of health promotion activities.

About us

We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: - We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Job description Job responsibilities

- Within a multi professional & multi-agency context applynursing skills, knowledge and leadership in the provision of aperson-centred health service that promotes and facilitatesthe health and well-being of people with learning disabilitiesand associated complex needs.- Provide Health Screening and Health facilitation.- Provide health interventions to individuals as identified.- Undertake individual therapeutic sessions to achieve planned health outcomes for service users- Lead the assessment, development, implementation andevaluation of the Health Action Plans for people with learningdisabilities who have associated complex healthcare needs. Promote and assist people with learning disabilities, carers,health and social care professionals in the implementation ofhealth action plans.- Maintain continuing responsibility for a designated group ofservice users with learning disabilities who have complexhealth care needs.- Provide Clinical Case Management to service users withlong term complex healthcare needs.

The Governments' proposal to mandate Covid 19 vaccines for all health care workers is currently under review. Until there is a formal directive in place regarding mandatory vaccines as a condition of your employment, Bradford District Care Trust does not require you to be fully vaccinated as part of your employment conditions. Please be reminded that this decision may be changed dependent on the directive from the Government once the consultation has concluded.The Covid vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid to protect individuals, colleagues, patients, and communities and the Trust encourages staff to take up the offer of being fully vaccinated. Please note all staff members who are working in healthcare premises, working with patients/service users and/or undertaking patient/service user visits will be required to take a twice weekly LAMP test, and to produce evidence of their negative test result on request.If you have any concerns about whether this affects your eligibility to undertake a role with the Trust, you may wish to contact the recruiting manager to discuss this further. Please note that if you are successful, the pre-employment health check will require details of vaccination status where appropriate, and will be retained as part of your employment health record.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • First level registered learning disabilities nurse / NMC registration
  • Able to develop service user and carer education programmes
  • Degree in health related subject
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a setting with people with learning disabilities
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings supporting people with learning disabilities

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