The Community Learning Disability Service provides integrated specialist health and social care to adults with learning disabilities in Tower Hamlets. Additionally, the service is responsible for the provision of a specialist day activity hub - CREATE.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for within the Community Health and wellbeing Team and the Mental health Behavioural team for two band 6 nurses to complement the team.
You will be expected to:
To use nursing skills in working with people with learning disabilities to maintain, promote and improve health.
To support people with learning disabilities to develop their full potential by reducing the impact of their impairment, that could limit their social inclusion.
To facilitate access to health services through collaboration and partnership with primary and secondary health, and other relevant services.
To use a person-centred approach to promote choice, independence and inclusion, reflecting the key principles of Valuing People (DOH 2002).
To contribute to shaping local health services in the way they are organised and run to promote an inclusive service for people with learning disabilities.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be a qualified learning disability nurse but work with clinical supervision provided by a specialist community practitioner in learning disability to undertake:
- To use nursing skills in working with people with learning disabilities and autism to maintain, promote and improve health
- Be able to assess and support people with learning disability and autism and commonly coexisting conditions like ADHD and mental illnesses
- Be able to fully involves the person with a learning disability and at risk of behaviours that challeng
- To support people with learning disabilities to develop their full potential by reducing the impact of their impairment, that could limit their social inclusion
- To facilitate access to health services through collaboration and partnership with primary and secondary health, and other relevant services
- To use a person-centred approach to promote choice, independence and inclusion, reflecting the key principles of Valuing People (DOH 2002).
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- RNLD or RMN (Diploma or Degree)
- NMC 3272 (or equivalent)Supporting and Assessing Learning in Clinical Practice course
- Community Specialist Practitioner: Learning Disability
- Minimum of 2-3 years post graduation experience of working as a nurse with people with learning disabilities.
- Experience of working as part of a team.
- Experience of supervising staff.
- Experience of networking with other services and organisations
- Managing a caseload in a community setting with complex needs
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Ability to effectively undertake nursing assessments and formulate nursing interventions.
- Ability to organise and develop new initiatives in care delivery.
- Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritise, manage and organise workload effectively and efficiently.
- Ability to provide advice and support on various aspects of Health Care to individuals with learning disabilities, their carers and other professionals.
- Ability to organise and supervise student nurse placements with the team.
- Ability to work independently in organizing, planning and delivering health care services to people with learning disabilities and their carers.
- Ability to formulate, implement and review health care plans.
- Ability to carry out teaching of others in using formal and experiential methods of teaching.
- Ability to respond sensitively to needs of a multi-cultural community.
- Ability to carry out research.
- Ability to initiate, develop and maintain productive professional relationships with clients, carers and colleagues.
Personal and People development Desirable
- Management experience including experience of clinically supervising and appraising staff.
- Experience of undertaking service development
Specific Requirements/ Knowledge Essential
- Knowledge of current developments in meeting the health needs of people with learning disabilities.
- Knowledge of current nursing developments and theories in the field of learning disability nursing.
- Knowledge of recent Government Legislation particularly Valuing People.
- Understanding of the health and social needs of people with learning disabilities.
- To demonstrate a positive attitude towards people with learning disabilities and their carers.
- To be committed to the concept of working in partnership with clients, carers, Social Services, other agencies.
- Enthusiastic, confident, innovative, flexible and resourceful.
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