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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
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The Band 6 nurse is a member of a Community Learning Disability Team for adults and is responsible for an allocated caseload and contributing towards the development of clinical practice within the team.

The Band 6 nurse will also facilitate the development of student nurses and junior members of the team.

To provide up to date, high quality evidence based specialist nursing interventions for people with learning disabilities and ensure the client and carer are fully involved in the process.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a twelve month Fixed term/Secondment Band 6 Community Nurse within Blaenau Gwent Learning Disabilities Team. The ethos of the team is to provide specialist healthcare for people with a Learning Disability in a multi disciplinary way. The team have a passion for progressive person-centred care and one that thrives on ensuring the best quality of life for the people we support.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated RNLD who is willing to learn, enhance and share their current skills. You will have excellent communication skills, be flexible in approach and be able to use their own initiative. This is a rewarding post and you will be joining an experienced and motivated team. We are passionate about achieving excellent outcomes for people with learning disabilities, working alongside the individuals to ensure optimum levels of health.

We are committed to exploring innovative ways of working to enhance patient experience. We know that our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

We want ABUHB to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place for you to work. We know that feeling valued at work has a positive impact on both staff and patients and our Values and Behaviours Framework highlights our commitment to this.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

This post is fixed term for 12 months due to - meet the needs of the service

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree level or working towards
  • Diploma or working towards
Experience Essential
  • Sufficient post registration
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities who demonstrate challenging behaviour
  • Experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary Team
  • Previous experience working as part of a CLDT
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Fitness for practice mentorship or working towards
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the field
  • Uses evidence based practise and reflective tecniques
  • IT skills
  • Skills in epilepsy, anger management, ASD and mental health
  • Willing to work towards fitness for practice
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Evidence of Continued professional development
  • Flexible in approach to work

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