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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
1 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

An opportunity has arisen with the service, for a Band 6 Community Learning Disability Nurse post to work within the Specialist Community Learning Disabilities Team covering the area of Morecambe Bay (South Cumbria and Lancaster and Morecombe), therefore you must be able to travel independently of public transport. We are looking for a highly motivated and a conscientious team player who has excellent communication and clinical skills, looking to build experience in working with community teams.

The Learning Disability Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with adults with learning disabilities and autism, we work closely with their families, and we have a strong commitment to health promotion through service development and training initiatives. We are committed to helping our staff develop and you will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within an integrated health team, providing clinical support to adults with learning disabilities who have additional complex needs, which may include challenging behaviour, physical and sensory impairment, mental health and forensic issues. The post holder will play an integral role in delivery of care within these pathways within a variety of community settings.

As a band 6 community nurse you will be expected to support the clinical activity of the teams in meeting the needs of local people with learning disabilities in the community. You will have skills in working with adults with learning disabilities, and associated communication and behavioural needs. The post holder will undertake delegated duties by senior nurses, and will be accountable to the operational / clinical leads, and will be providing administrative support within the integrated health team, to ensure effective and timely clinical outcomes are met.

It is expected you will be able to use IT clinical record systems.

Applicants must be NMC registered.

Applicants need to have the ability to travel within LSCFT.

Enhanced DBS check is essential.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Relevant post registration NMC Qualification
  • RNLD-Part 5 or 14 of NMC register
  • NST 307 / ENB 998
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of national and local policy/good practice pertaining to health and social care.
  • Good communication skills for use in a variety of settings with clients, carers and professionals of varying levels of understanding.
  • Demonstrate good standard of verbal and written communication skills.
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post registration NMC Qualification
  • Qualified RNLD
  • Experience of working in community setting

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