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Band 6 Nurse (RNLD/RMN) - Devizes

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Daisy is a Rehabilitation Hospital and opened in January 2017 to provide support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs with the aim for the person to return to the community or develop their own community.

It is unique!

The Daisy consists of five self-contained flats that enables service users to live independently whilst at the same time have the additional support of nurses and support workers.

Although the Daisy has only been operational for a short period of time, it has already been shortlisted as a finalist in the Kate Granger compassionate care awards and won the Patient Safety award for 2020 for reduction in restrictive practices.

As a nurse it will be your job to empower service users to fulfil their potential.

All the service users have individual packages of care that are tailored to enable them to access local leisure, volunteering and educational services.

Service users will be supported to take positive risks and develop their skills to immerse themselves in community life.

Training on the use of Positive Behavioural Management will be provided to all staff as will the opportunity to develop new skills.

Ongoing support will be given for Continued Professional Development (CPD) and all staff will be able to link in with the professional nursing networks within AWP.

Main duties of the job

To ensure that people who have a learning disability and Autism are provided with a high quality of person centred care which considers peoples independence, levels of ability, safety, privacy and dignity.

Using the Positive Behaviour Support model of care work towards the persons discharge through liaison with social care, families, carers and MDT.

To assist in the development of nursing services within national guidelines and undertake assessment of the service users care needs whilst developing a programme of care support and education with a Multi disciplinary team.

Devising personalised and comprehensive plans of care with the support of the MDT to enable and upskill the person to be the best they can be.

To provide advice to the person and their carers regarding their care plan and review health improvement programmes within a range of settings.

To provide and supervise the delivery of high quality nursing care to service users.

In accordance with up to date evidence-based professional practise and AWP policies.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

You will be encouraged and supported to participate in additional training and development activities as well as excellent training as part of your induction to your new role.

You will have monthly clinical and management supervision, as well as annual appraisal.

There is a potential that you may be able to claim a relocation package also.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide specialist health advice and interventions to service users and their families/Carers.

To be professionally accountable for a designated (inpatient) Nursing caseload and oversight of junior colleagues cases to provide robust supervision, mentorship and provide assurance around care providers in the service.

To facilitate the provision of health care for individuals with learning disabilities and Autism. To support, advise and liaise with members of the primary and secondary health care/community team, to ensure a person-centred holistic package of care.

To identify specific areas of physical and psychological health needs via assessment and observation based on specialist skills and knowledge.

To implement nursing care plans, signpost to other health professionals as appropriate, and evaluate planned care.

To be able to work with individuals with complex and challenging behaviour, providing assessment and appropriate interventions.

To provide senior clinical input in the multi-disciplinary/CTPLD team to meet health outcomes and contribute to individualised health action planning.

To supply specific specialist advice and training to your team and develop other services and equip them to meet the health needs of adults with a learning disability and Autism.

Undertake a range of clinical tasks, procedures and practices underpinned by specialist knowledge and/or experience. Taking a lead with complex cases as the more experienced practitioner.

To promote learning disability and Autism awareness in line with the Equality Act 2010 i.e. making reasonable adjustments

Seek appropriate nursing supervision and peer support when the evidence base is not available

To interpret and help others analyse complex information, develop formulation and act on this accordingly collaboratively with the MDT.

To provide therapeutic group work as required.

To keep up to date on relevant policies, procedures and advice that will be produced by: NMC, Government, DOH, local Commissioners and other relevant bodies e.g. MENCAP, BILD etc.

Demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and external development opportunities, recording learning outcome in nursing portfolio and applying new skills in practice

To adhere to the NMC Code.

For further details please see attached job description

Person Specification Quaifications Essential
  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RNLD, RMN, RGN
  • Current relevant registration with the NMC and commitment to CPD.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience
  • Has worked as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team and lead a team through supervision and support.
  • Has knowledge of recent and pertinent legislation.
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings
  • Has worked in an area where PBS has been used before.
Skills Essential
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people
  • Experience of working with People with Complex care
  • Care background

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