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Senior Community Nurse - Learning Disabilities *3k New Hire Bonus*

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ely
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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**£3000 - New Hire Bonus**

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

Are you an experienced Learning Disability nurse who is passionate about improving people's lives?

Then why not become a part of our outstanding service, where we pride ourselves on putting an individual's right to choice, independence, health and wellbeing at the centre of everything we do through our innovative multi-disciplinary approach.

Our service works to implement the assessment and provision of person-centred specialist health and social care services that promote service users right to choose, in line with their assessed needs and in a way that enables them to reach their full potential.

We're looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Band 6 Senior Community Learning Disability Nurse but will consider applicants for a Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse with developmental opportunities.

This role is both varied and challenging at times, but our innovating work in a multi-disciplinary setting allows you to have the very best support from a network of colleagues.

So, what can we offer you in return? The successful applicant will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, an NHS pension, as well as training opportunities and career progression.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the delivery of a countywide specialist LD nursing under the guidance of the lead Nurse by managing a caseload of clients with complex learning disabilities.
  • To provide professional supervision to other staff /students as appropriate including appraisal and professional development particularly mandatory training.
  • To contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of learning disability services, including contributing to defined projects as delegated by the LDP management team via the Lead Nurse.
  • As an autonomous practitioner to manage a specialist case load providing assessment, identification and treatment of the health needs of adults with a learning disability.
  • To participate in multi disciplinary/multi agency working within the LDP and with Key partners.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot usepublic transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To participate in the delivery of a countywide specialist LD nursing under the guidance of the lead Nurse by managing a caseload of clients with complex learning disabilities.
  • To contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of learning disability services, including contributing to defined projects as delegated by the LDP management team via the Lead Nurse.
  • As an autonomous practitioner to manage a specialist case load providing assessment, identification and treatment of the health needs of adults with a learning disability.
  • To be highly proficient in the assessment, identification, treatment and management of the specialist health and nursing needs of the learning disability population. This includes risk assessment, assessment of complex conditions e.g. challenging behaviour including forensic issues, palliative care, mental health, epilepsy etc.
  • To have a good understanding of the specific needs of the service user group including at times of crisis. E.g. during placement breakdowns, mental health and physical health relapses and periods of challenging behaviour.
  • To have skills in conflict resolution and positive behaviour approaches.
  • To plan, implement and regularly review integrated individual support plans for each client in conjunction with team members as appropriate.
  • To have skills to input, analyse and present data/statistics to inform evidence based practice.
  • To write timely professional reports/ records and action plans in line with professional guidelines that comply with CPFT and County Council record keeping policies as appropriate.
  • To work to reduce health inequalities for people with a Learning Disability by working with partners in primary and secondary care.


Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Registered Practice Educator or mentor in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements
Desirable
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Additional clinical training relevant to specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with Learning Disability
  • Experience of managing a case load
  • Experience of nursing assessment and intervention relevant to adults with learning disabilities
Desirable
  • Post qualifying experience within a community MDT
  • Care coordination in CPA/case management
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and of those you supervise
  • Ability to prioritise your own work and the work of those you supervise
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with stress
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Emotional reslilience
Desirable
  • Counselling skills
  • Ability to deliver health education training
Knowledge/Understanding Essential
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act knowledge
  • IT skills
  • Understanding of research and audit processes
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Awareness of current trends legislation and guidance in support for people with learning disabilities and their carers
  • Knowledge of treatment strategies
  • Knowledge of the Enabling Approach to support people to meet their full potential
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Desirable
  • Ability to participate in research and audit
Other Requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel within a rural location


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