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Staff Nurse Learning Disabilities

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Full Time
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An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for the post of a Band 5 Qualified Nurse for the Learning Disability Replacement Care Service at Churchview, Bromsgrove. This will be a 12 month fixed term contract/secondment to cover maternity leave.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Nurse to assist the Replacement Care Nursing team to deliver a clinically effective service with the overarching aim that the adults who attend the service feel welcome, safe, confident, and keen to stay, thus providing a positive experience for all concerned. We are a very welcoming team and happy to support a newly qualified nurse within this brilliant role.

The successful applicant will be covering the duties of a Qualified Nurse during the permanent Band 6’s maternity leave; this involves shift work (07.00-14.30, 14.00-21.30 and 21.15-07.15) and 37.5 hours over 5 days.

If you feel you would like to gain experience and a wealth of knowledge and feel you would be suited to this role but would like further information, then please contact or telephone 01527 488307.

Main duties of the job

The role includes admitting and discharging service users, their belongings, and their medications for their over night stay. Regular communications with families and other professionals involved in their care such as day centre staff, college staff, GP & Community Learning Disability Nurses. You will deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible, ensuring that the service user is at the heart of your care and decisions.

You will be required to support service users with personal care tasks and moving and handling aspects of care alongside medicines management. We are a supportive, passionate, and motivated staff team and reflect on the care we provide regularly to improve the care we provide to service users. The candidate will be supported to supervise a 3-4 Health Care Assistants and will need the confidence to lead a shift and delegate duties. We deliver person centred care which involves regular reviews with families.

You will utilise carenotes, feedback to families and handover to the team. Knowledge of developing and evaluating care plans for evolving health needs of the service users, ensuring changes are documented and reflect the service users needs. We complete Pre-admission Assessments for new service users to confirm eligibility to the service and to develop care plans to encourage a smooth transition into the service. Develop Positive behaviour Support plans to encourage a successful stay.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Confidence to teach student nurses, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Flexible, lateral thinker.

Take charge of the Unit for a span of duty in the absence of senior staff.

Assist in implementation of health promotion strategies, as agreed by Unit Manager.

Have the ability to work without direct supervision, yet as a member of a team.

In conjunction with the Unit Manager monitor and supervise performance of Health Care Assistants / Support Workers, identifying specific training needs.

Document care given and maintain contemporaneous records.

Responsible for own professional development.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of learning disability, physical disability and associated healthcare needs
  • Confidence to teach student nurses, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Registered Nurse Mental Health or Registered General Nurse.
  • Current registration with the NMC.
  • Mentor Award.
Experience Essential
  • Relevant learning disability experience.
  • Experience of Audit.
  • Supervision and appraisal.

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