Community Learning Disability Nurse

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Service Summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Community Learning Disability Nurse to join a highly experienced multi-professional health care team working in the Learning Disabilities Directorate within the Specialist Services Division of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post-holder will be based within the Adult Learning Disability Team in Stockport .

Stockport learning disability team is multidisciplinary working with individuals with a learning disability from age 18. We deliver high quality health focused assessments and interventions to people with complex and challenging needs. The team comprises of community nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, speech and language therapist, psychologist and psychiatry input. The health team is co locatedwith Stockport Council's Adult Learning Disability Team based at Stopford house, in open plan office accommodation. The team works across the borough of Stockport.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:Delivery of evidence based health / behaviour assessments and interventions to adults with learning disabilities who may have complex and challenging needs. You will be working in a multi- disciplinary context with the expectation to be person centred, creative and innovative in meeting the complex needs of individuals whilst offering support to families and carers. There are regular opportunities for continuing professional development and peer supervision with other community nurses working in the Directorate. The post holder will be involved in the development, implementation and review of care pathways alongside experienced clinicians from other areas of the directorate.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • The post holder will work in partnership with all members of the Learning Disability Team to achieve health equalities for people with learning disabilities
  • To provide an efficient, timely, high quality community nursing service and health facilitation to people with learning disabilities and their families and carers
  • To undertake a range of comprehensive assessments for individuals with complex and challenging needs. This assessment work requires a highly specialist knowledge base on which to practice
  • To develop a range of person centred, specialist interventions and care plans to meet the needs of service users with a learning disability
  • To coordinate, monitor and evaluate complex interventions within a defined caseload

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and autism services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of our work and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • At all times to work in accordance with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.
  • The post holder will work in partnership with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team to achieve the Good Health objectives of Valuing People.
  • To provide a safe, effective, responsive, efficient, timely, community nursing service to people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • To undertake a range of comprehensive assessments for individuals with a learning disability and complex and challenging needs. This assessment work requires a specialist knowledge base on which to practice.
  • To monitor and evaluate complex interventions.
  • The post holder may be required to become a physical intervention trainer, this task requires the trainer to have highly developed and co-ordinated physical skills.
  • The post holder will be expected to offer behaviour support training to identified others including teams around the adult
  • The post holder may be required to provide advice to others regarding the management of complex behaviour
  • To develop a range of interventions and specialised care plans
  • To be responsible for co-ordinating the provision of clinical care, within a defined caseload accessing supervision from a designated nurse as appropriate
  • To embrace the public health role, promoting health and wellbeing and where possible, prevent ill health
  • To support the work of the Community learning disability nurses, in reducing the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities
  • To work collaboratively with primary care and secondary care services to ensure the health needs of people with learning disabilities are met
  • The post holder will undertake an active role in identifying and managing risk
  • The post holder may be required to participate in Safeguarding Adult investigations
  • The post holder will be required to work in partnership with Social Services and Child Safeguarding
  • To represent individuals as unique and valid citizens in the goal of inclusion.
  • The post holder will receive appropriate support to manage their own caseload and will be expected to prioritise competing demand
  • Evidence of supervisory skills is essential as the post-holder will be responsible for clinically supervising other qualified nurses and student nurses

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurses Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
  • Post registration training / willingness to undertake training plus experience to postgraduate diploma level.
  • PBS Qualification
  • Clinical Supervision / Mentorship qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting individuals who have a learning disability
  • Experienced in delivering advice and support to a wide range of people.
  • Experienced in partnership working.
  • Experienced in managing risk
  • Experienced in delivering training.
  • Previous community nursing experience desirable
  • Experience in supporting individuals with complex health needs
Knowledge Essential
  • Established knowledge of the health inequalities agenda for people with learning disabilities
  • Understanding of Person Centred Planning.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding and Safeguarding Adult legislation
  • Knowledge of current strategic drivers for community learning disability teams
  • Knowledge of the evidence based around people who present with offending behaviour.
  • Completed in depth training in Person Centred Planning.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to complete complex assessments.
  • Highly developed communication skills to support a range of activities
  • Ability to collaborate in the completion of formulations
  • Ability to develop multielement
  • Interventions / support packages.
  • Ability to incorporate key principles of 'Valuing People' into direct client care
  • Ability to proactively manage competing demands

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