Community Nurse - Learning Disabilities - Worcestershire

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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2 x Part Time Community Learning Disabilities Nurse Band 6

1 x Based at Parkside Bromsgrove - 15 Hours

1x Based at Kings Court- Worcester- 17 Hours

Core working hours 9-5

An exciting opportunity have arisen for two highly motivated individuals to join the learning disability community team. The role involves providing specialist health support and guidance to adults with learning disabilities. The successful candidate will provide clinical support and advice through the effective management of an active caseload.

We want to hear from enthusiastic, motivated, pro-active and caring professionals who feel as strongly as we do about our trust values; accessible, quality, responsive, caring, ethical and commitment.

You will be a flexible individual with excellent communication skills and a passion for integrated team working. You will have experience of teamwork and be a confident and assertive clinical practitioner.

We pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, please get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist professional nursing intervention using the nursing process to adults with a Learning Disability, focusing on individuals who have complex health care needs.

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

Job summary:

Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on a day-to-day basis.

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Hold continuing responsibility and effective management of an active caseload in delivering person centred specialist health interventions to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs within a multi-disciplinary team framework.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD
  • BSc in Community Health Studies or equivalent relevant experience
  • Evidence of post registration training/qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience as a practising Community Nurse
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Nursing models / theories
  • Therapeutic intervention planning
  • Clinical governance initiatives/projects
  • Child protection procedures
  • Vulnerable adults procedures
  • Health facilitation
  • Clinical supervision/reflective practice.
  • Mentor / supervisory role
  • Monitoring and reviewing case management.
  • Risk management strategies
  • Research
  • Audit / outcome measures
  • Delivery of staff training
  • Evidenced based clinical practice
  • Non-aversive behavioural approach
  • Cultural needs of minority groups
  • Person centred approaches
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Car owner/driver to enable you to undertake the job - and be prepared to be insured for business use

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