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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a nurse with the passion and clinical skills to be part of our valuable service. The Intensive Support team helps people with learning disabilities stay safe in the community.

The team is led by a consultant Nurse, and operates through a clinical MDT comprising of nursing, psychology and AHP clinicians, all dedicated to supporting a team caseload of people needing intensive support.

Being a nurse in the IST gives you the opportunity to:
  • Focus more on direct patient interventions
  • Help the most vulnerable people at risk of care breakdown or hospital admission.
  • Be part of an innovative team frequently developing evidenced based pathways
  • Develop your clinical skills around positive behavioural support, risk management, managing mental health conditions, and building independent living skills.

The post holder will join a service that prides itself on the continuous development of employees, and there is a clear nursing development framework within the service.

Post holders are expected to work 4 days per week, over two long shifts (8-8) and two standard shifts, which include rotating weekend cover.

Main duties of the job

The Learning Disability Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with people with learning disabilities and their families we have a strong commitment to public health, promotion of safeguarding and effective risk management through service development and training initiatives working within an enthusiastic and experienced team.

A Registered Nurse, with up to date knowledge, of health policy and legislation applicable to people with a learning disability and/or Autism. Adaptability, good communication skills and self-motivation are essential. An experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have complex health needs and challenging behaviour and/or Autism, demonstrating practice is evidence based and innovative.

The post holder will be responsible for a team caseload and supervision of other practitioners (registered and unregistered), to provide strong clinical leadership and supervision within the intensive support team.

The post holder will work flexibly between the hours of 8am and 8pm by working a rotational shift pattern including weekend working to meet the needs of the team and the wider network.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse with current NMC Registration. 2 -3 years' post-registration experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of contemporary health learning disability policy Knowledge and skills in the assessment / management of risk Demonstrates reflective practice. Demonstrates continuing professional development Knowledge of legal frameworks applicable to the learning disabled population
Experience Essential
  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability and/or Autism on an individual and group basis. Working with individuals who challenge.

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