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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum / Pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a vacancy to join our team to continue on the journey of developing and strengthening community support for adults with Learning Disabilities (LD).

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the care the person receives, in line with agreed Care Processes and Pathways. You will work actively with the individual and their families and/or carers providing person-centred, skilled and effective specialist assessment, intervention, monitoring and review. You will be responsible for delivering high levels of evidence-based practice, within an innovative, multi-disciplinary team with a robust supervision and appraisal culture. There are plenty of CPD, research and audit opportunities. There are good levels of service user engagement and joint working with other teams including Mental Health, Forensic, Children's, Acute and Primary Care and social care etc

Clinical work is multi-disciplinary involving assessment of complex cases, formulation and provision of therapeutic interventions, including positive behavioural approaches as part of the multi-disciplinary care planning and delivery. Planning and directing and supervising associated work for HCAs and delivery of patient-centred training packages to care providers.

The role is a full time opportunity, however, part-time may be considered.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Health Facilitation Team you will provide person-centred, skilled and effective specialist assessment, intervention, monitoring and review for designated individuals who are eligible for the Learning Disability Service. You will be responsible for the maintenance of high levels of evidence-based learning disability practice, contributing to and facilitating Care Processes and Pathways. You will manage and supervise the work of others, and act as a mentor and preceptor.

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 education and qualification Essential
  • NMC registration
  • Professional qualification - RNLD
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding the impact of health inequalities, health improvement
  • Evidence of training, teaching and supporting other staff in an MDT or
  • Able to manage change in a positive manner for self, and support others to do so

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