Community Learning Disability Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a full time Community Learning Disability Nurse to work within the ICAT Team based at Highbury Hospital, Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the country's leading mental health and learning disability service providers, employing over 6000 staff to provide these services over more than 100 sites.

ICATT provides a rapid, short term assessment and treatment service for people with a learning disability who challenge services and may have additional mental health needs. The ICAT Team seek to provide an alternative to hospital admission where it is appropriate to do so, enabling service users with a to receive treatment and care within their own homes, remain involved in their care as part of their own community, therefore minimising the disruption of their lives and the lives of those caring for them.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Disability Nurses to utilise their knowledge and skills in providing a high quality service to the service users and carers in the Nottingham area.

You will be expected to work in a variety of bases and settings and meet the needs of individuals living within the localities

You will be highly motivated team player able to demonstrate a high level of professional competence. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. The post requires close work with other health and social care professionals and the provision of extra support to care co-ordinators. As part of a team you will be expected to contribute to the risk management plans.

You must have the ability to analyse and assist in making decisions regarding client risk and support in complex cases.

You must have the ability to lone work in the community and manage your own workload and personal time management.

IT skills are essential as you will be expected to keep an electronic diary and enter information on an electronic clinical data base.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

You must be a Learning Disability Nurse registered with the NMC and have knowledge of working with people with learning disabilities, mental health and challenging behaviour.

Staff are expected to provide an enthusiastic and dedicated flexible service over a seven day period on a rota basis, including weekends, bank holidays and outside of regular office hours, with some lone working. You will receive support and supervision from senior members of the team on a regular basis and work with an allocated caseload.

A full driving license and the use of a vehicle are essential for this post.

Person Specification
Physical Requirements
  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction
  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of nursing duties

  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level of equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Demonstrates successful multidisciplinary working
  • Knowledge of working with people with a learning disability, mental health and challenging behaviour

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Experience of working in or closely with the CIDT or assessment and treatment services.
  • Awareness of different tools available i.e. HoNOS-LD

  • Knowledge an understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team working and inter agency strategy
  • An excellent working knowledge of evidence-based practice and current government guidance in LD
  • Judgemental skills. The ability to analyse and assist in making decisions regarding client risk and support in complex cases
  • Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures

  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the underpinning theory, practical knowledge, also experience in the area of: oEffective interpersonal skills oMotivating staff and team building oNegotiation oConflict and problem solving oLearning Disability nursing oMental Health nursing as related to people with Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of working within or alongside MDT

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment and intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills
  • Skills to enable communication with people that have limited or different communication abilities

  • An ability to deliver presentations and individual training sessions
  • Ability to lone work in the community and manage own workload and personal time management

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

Contractual Requirements
  • Able to work to meet the needs of the service including unsocial hours and bank holidays, long days and weekends
  • Flexible working throughout all localities
  • Holds full UK driving license and regular use of a vehicle

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