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Registered Nurse (Children's or Learning Disabilities)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Come and contribute your nursing skills to providing a warm and homely environment that meets the emotional, physical, cultural, religious and spiritual needs of the child or young person requiring a residential short break with complex health needs

Residential Short Break Home.

Children's Services are looking to recruit to our Nursing Team at Roston, Camborne.

Roston is a two bedded Home, regulated by OFSTED which provides short breaks for children with a learning disability and complex health needs. This post will include weekend, bank holiday and night work.

This is a permanent contract, and will be primarily based in Roston although the post holder may be required to work at the other short break home on occasion. We are looking for a qualified Children's Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse with very good physical health skills, to work with us. Experience of working with Children with disabilities and health needs is essential, but support, supervision, training and teamwork will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Ofsted Registered Manager in partnership with both family and other professionals in providing the appropriate care package, ensuring continuity and a consistent approach in line with the Children's homes regulations including the Quality standards (Ofsted).

The post holder will take responsibility for leading shifts, working alongside the support staff to ensure the provision of a warm and homely environment that meets the emotional, physical, cultural, religious and spiritual needs of the child/young adult.

The post holder will be expected to provide training and support to develop staff knowledge and skills that reflects the needs of each individual child and young person.

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 Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RNLD, RSCN, Child Branch
  • Evidence of professional updating (CPD)
  • Clinical skills (e.g. enteral feeding, medication administration, care of sick child)
  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of caring for children with health needs / learning disability
  • Experience of coordinating and or managing patient care
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and / or multi-agency setting
  • Possession of a relevant degree or working towards relevant degree
  • Teaching or training qualification
  • Experience of working within a residential short break provision
  • Excellent experience of caring for children with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of assessing, developing and implementing positive behaviour support plans
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Able to deliver training & advice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Teaching and training skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Clinical supervision skills
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of children's services
  • Working knowledge of child safeguarding & protection procedures 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and the Children's Act (2004)
  • Epilepsy awareness and administration of rescue medication
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment / care plans
  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children, young people and families
  • Ability to impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding
  • Able to initiate, prioritise and complete work autonomously
  • Able to contribute to service development
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Caseload management
  • Up to date with relevant legislation
  • Understanding of Ofsted requirements for short break homes
  • Food hygiene assessment
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Interested in addressing training needs identified by service
  • Team Player

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