We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD), to join our energetic and committed team to continue on the journey of developing and strengthening community support for adults with Learning Disabilities who may also be Autistic, present with mental ill-health and/or behaviour that challenges. Intensive Support Team works across Community Adult Learning Disability teams to support the on-going Transforming Care for people with a Learning Disability nationally. This post is also an opportunity for a Band 5 nurse to develop to a Band 6 specialist practitioner within a supportive learning disability service.
Main duties of the job
Our purpose is to provide assessments and positive behavioural approaches/plans for people who are at risk of admission to specialist or mental health hospital or placement breakdown. This involves working with the individuals, providing modelling and training to provider care staff and/or family members, to achieve patient centred outcomes and support improvement in quality of life as much as possible. We may also support safe transitions between providers and work with inpatient services, the individual to facilitate successful discharge.
Clinical work is multi-disciplinary involving assessment of complex cases, formulation and provision of therapeutic interventions, including positive behavioural approaches as part of the multi-disciplinary care planning and delivery. Planning and directing and supervising associated work for HCAs and delivery of patient-centred training packages to care providers are also part of this rewarding role.
The role involves working in collaboration with Social Care, Specialist Commissioning and Specialist Care Providers. Intervention plans involve working alongside all these agencies, our Trust's Community Learning Disability multi-disciplinary teams in Cornwall.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
- NMC registration
- Professional qualification - RNLD/RMN
- Evidence of further study at post-graduate level or equivalent experience (particularly around Positive Behaviour Support)
- Relevant specialist clinical skills and experience
- Experience of working with people with learning disabilities using specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions
- Able to use reflective practice and clinical supervision to provide high quality and specialist assessments and interventions
- Child and Adult Safeguarding and protection NHS mandatory training
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