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Staff Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a brand new service for West Yorkshire and Barnsley delivering inpatient services to people with a learning disability. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have come together to provide specialist inpatient services. We are looking for staff to come work with us in our new assessment and treatment unit (ATU) at Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford.

Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust are also part of the governance and assurance group to ensure that the new arrangement works for people in Leeds, but the Trust is no longer a provider of inpatient services.

Our ambition is to create a West Yorkshire Centre of Excellence across these two units, providing great support for people through a truly collaborative partnership approach that benefits those in need of specialist inpatient care. We aspire to make this a great place to work and to do that, we need you!

We are looking for kind, enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, and motivated people who really want to make a difference to people's lives, and who can also help us realise our ambitions to serve the people living across West Yorkshire and Barnsley, so that they can access high quality, specialised care as close to home as possible.

We have posts for Band 5 Nurses - RMN/RNLD

Closing Date: 2nd February 2023

Shortlisting Date: 3rd February 2023

Interview Date: 15th February 2023

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to patients for whom he/she is identified as named nurse. Holds delegated responsibility for management of the ward on a shift basis. Contributes to the supervision and development of junior staff. Helps to ensure the safety of the ward and unit environments.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Advanced Fuel expenses payment

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more details about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered learning Disability Nursing Certificate RNLD / RMN / RGN Current Registration NMC register.
  • ENB 998 or other teaching certificate. Accredited counselling course or equivalent.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of being clinical adviser/supervisor to junior staff or students.
  • Worked within named nurse to client group. For entry onto start of Band 5 as per qualification specification.
  • Experience in learning disability Nursing.
  • Involvement in innovative nursing practice
Knowledge Essential
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans. Current professional issues.
  • Relevant professional learning disability/ mental health legislation/guidance. Basic theoretical concepts in Nursing.
  • Group Dynamics
  • Relevant clinical courses/training.
  • Quality issues Research awareness

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