We are looking for an experienced or newly qualified nurse who is person centred, enthusiastic and is committed to the provision of high quality care and treatment to join our Community Learning Disability Service.
We are currently transforming our service to improve the care standards to clients who access our service within Sheffield. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about being part of these changes, want to make a difference and would be interested in contributing to this ongoing service development.
If you are empathic and compassionate, supportive, kind, resilient, non-judgmental and approachable whilst at the same time able to set boundaries and constantly strive for a better life for all of our service users please apply.
Main duties of the job
You must be a Registered Learning Disability Nurse or Mental Health Nurse with evidenced skills and knowledge in assessment, treatment and risk management with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary setting which includes user and carer involvement. You should possess knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act 1983 and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills. Additionally, you should exhibit a commitment to personal and professional development and possess the ability to work as part of a team.
The post holder will be responsible for managing a clinical caseload under the supervision of the Professional Lead, providing assessment, advice and support to clients, carers and other professionals. The post holder may also have a designated area of skill and knowledge as agreed in line with local need.
The Community Learning Disability Teams currently consist of the Community Intensive Support Service and Community Learning Disability Team and works across Sheffield. The teams work with adults with
The post holder will, as part of the multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability Teams, work towards addressing the health, psychological, emotional and behaviour needs of adults with a learning disability who may have other complex needs, such as autism.
We promote strong multi-disciplinary working, commitment to improvement and development, positively represent the needs and rights of people with learning disabilities, tackle inequalities to health and improve access to NHS and other services through positive working relationships between service users, carers, primary and specialist health services, social care and voluntary and private organisations. For all nurses joining the Trust as a qualified Band 5 nurse we offer a welcome bonus of £1,300 on commencement. Followed by a further £1,300 then every six months as long as salary remains below mid-point Band 5 and still in employment. This is subject to terms and conditions.
Job description Job responsibilities Job title: Community Learning Disability Nurse Band: 5 Accountable to: Team Manager Community Nursing Teams Trust Values:
The Trust is a major employer and provider of services. We are committed to recruiting people who fit our organisational values. These are:
- Working together for our service users
- Respect and kindness
- Everyone counts
- Commitment to quality
- Improving lives
The post holder will, as part of the multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability Teams, work towards addressing the health, psychological, emotional and behaviour needs of adults with a learning disability who may have other complex needs, such as autism. The Community Learning Disability Teams currently consist of the Community Intensive Support Service and Community Learning Disability Team and works across Sheffield. They will be required to positively represent the needs and rights of people with learning disabilities; tackle inequalities to health and improve access to NHS and other services through positive working relationships between service users, carers, primary and specialist health services, social care and voluntary and private organisations.
They will be responsible for managing a clinical caseload under the supervision of the Professional Lead, providing assessment, advice and support to clients, carers and other professionals. The post holder may also have a designated area of skill and knowledge as agreed in line with local need.
The post holder will aspire to deliver quality and ensure the individual is at the centre of their care ensuring they are fully involved in all aspects of planning, care, and treatment.
- The post holder will be responsible for overseeing work assigned to them and a within the Community Teams.
- The post holder will deliver a nursing service within the framework of a multi-disciplinary team and provide specialist services to adults with learning disabilities and complex healthcare needs.
- To contribute to the training and development of other health services, agencies and individuals involved with people with learning disabilities.
- To keep up to date with current trends, or developments, that affect services offered to people with learning disabilities.
- To undertake post-registration training and continue professional and personal development.
- To report any complaints, compliments and service deficiencies in accordance with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.
- The post holder will be required travel to attend community appointments as part of their role.
The key responsibilities of the post will include: Professional
- To ensure the process of referral, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of care is efficiently and effectively delivered with clear quality outcomes.
- To develop a plan of care as appropriate to meet the health needs of the person with learning disabilities.
- Work autonomously and carry a caseload of service users who need specialist intervention which is agreed and reviewed through regular supervision, maintaining regular visits and up to date assessment and care planning for all active clients.
- To ensure the effective application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
- To carry out effective risk assessment and implement risk management plans as per Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trusts policies.
- To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct and to Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust policies.
- To attend meetings that are appropriate to care delivery and personal development.
- Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team but is also competent and confident to work independently, providing expert advice to all allied health professionals.
- Work with support providers to implement Health Action Plans for people with learning disabilities living in Sheffield.
- Promote and actively support people with learning disabilities, carers, health and social care professionals in using local Health Action Plans and Hospital Passports.
- Raise the profile of people with learning disabilities and their health needs within Primary Care and enable greater uptake of health screening services.
- Work in partnership with GP practices and other relevant professionals identified across the health community.
- Actively engage in clinical supervision and mentorship.
- Develop formal mechanisms to share good practice, recent developments and research-based care.
- At all times keep the safety of the vulnerable adult in mind, and work within local safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Provide information so that the health care needs of people with learning disabilities are reflected within both Community Learning Disabilities Teams priorities, including national service frameworks, local implementation strategies, local care pathways and the corporate clinical governance agenda.
- Maintain up-to-date and accurate case notes in line with professional standards.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Following appropriate training and experience act as CPA Co-ordinator where this is identified by the Professional Lead or Clinical Allocation and Review Meeting.
- Establish clinical credibility to influence professional and organisational boundaries, acting as a role model for clinical excellence.
- Encourage and support innovation, promote networking and explore new ways of working and sharing of expertise.
- Utilise clinical skills to ensure service users and carers receive the best possible care and outcomes, through clinically effective practice across the Learning Disabilities nursing service.
- Mentorship of unqualified staff and students.
- To help oversee and manage support staff undertake their role, working to agreed evidence-based practice.
- Support others to make considered judgements relating to safeguarding concerns, utilising the skills and expertise of the Nurse Specialists, Safeguarding Children/Adults, where appropriate.
- Supports other health staff within the team in a professional and supportive manner in line with relevant policies.
- Acts responsibly to deal with difficult and complex situations and has the ability to assess effectiveness of actions and resulting consequences.
- Maintains a Personal and Professional Developmental portfolio.
- Accesses clinical supervision in line with policy. There may also be a requirement to provide clinical supervision to support staff if necessary.
- Demonstrates effective management and prioritising of own workload and diary management.
Education & Research
- Effectively communicate with service users and carers to ensure needs are identified, addressed, and appropriate information and advice is provided. This includes the keeping of accurate, up to date records.
- Facilitate effective communication between primary, secondary, community, social care and voluntary settings to promote best possible outcomes.
- Maintain high standards of documentation in line with NMC, organisational and national guidelines.
- Ability to communicate information when dealing with sensitive issues.
Health and Safety and Security
- Contribute to the wider development of practice by participating in research, audit, local and national presentations, networks and publications.
- With the Professional Lead and other members of the team support development of agreed protocols, integrated care pathways and audit tools that monitor practice.
- Continue to develop her/his professional practice and contribute to the advancement of learning disabilities nursing.
- Participate in appropriate education programmes for students, practice and community nurses, junior doctors, voluntary agencies, care homes and GPs.
- To risk assess referrals.
- To work alone in line with SHSC NHSFT Lone Working Policy.
- The Trust operates a Smoke-free policy. This means that smoking is not permitted within owned or leased premises, including within their grounds. In the interest of promoting responsible healthcare all staff are to refrain from smoking when off site or when wearing an identifying NHS badge in any public place.
- NHS name badges are to be worn.
- Frequent computer use.
- The post holder may occasionally come into contact with unpleasant conditions i.e., body odours or potentially unsanitary housing conditions.
The Learning Disability Teams (CISS/CLDT) are currently developing a new clinical model and way of working, undertaking a number of changes as part of the Transforming Care Agenda to further improve the services for service users and carers. This will include reviewing the current staff working patterns and looking at more staff working more flexibly to cover outside the normal 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday hours.
Person Specification Knowledge and Skills Essential
- A good understanding of mental health and the potential impact on a person's overall wellbeing
- A broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g., Mental Capacity Act, Transforming care agenda, STOMP
- Good knowledge/experience with Positive Behaviour Support plans or willing to complete the appropriate training.
- Able to administer depot medication or willing to complete appropriate training.
Training and Qualifications Essential
- Evidence of continuing professional development
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