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Community Nurse- Learning Disabilities

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the learning disability community team. The role involves providing specialist health support and guidance to adults with learning disabilities. The successful candidate will provide clinical support and advice through the effective management of an active caseload. The post is a minimum of 30 hours per week to full time.

The team you would be joining is compassionate and supportive of both each other and the service users they work with.

We want to hear from enthusiastic, and pro-active RNLDs who feel as strongly as we do about our Trust values; providing courageous, ambitious, responsive, empowering and supportive care.

You will be a flexible nurse with excellent communication skills and a passion for integrated team working. You will have experience of teamwork and be a confident and assertive clinical practitioner.

We pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, please get in touch with the Recruiting Manager whose details can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with the Recruiting Manager whose details can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist professional nursing intervention using the nursing process to adults with a Learning Disability, focusing on individuals who have complex health care needs.

Work holistically completing new assessments, planning care and risk assessing individuals with a Learning Disability and supporting the assessments of other professionals ensuring these are appropriately documented

Liaising with outside organisations to improve their understanding of Reasonable Adjustments, and to support service users to access mainstream services.

Work autonomously, in line with NMC Code of Conduct and Trust Values

Caseload management for a small proportion of the Adult Learning Disability Community caseload providing nursing interventions and support

Health promotion

Multi-disciplinary team working with OT, Physio, S<, Psychiatry and Psychology

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD
  • BSc in Community Health Studies or equivalent relevant experience
  • Evidence of post registration training/qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience as a practising Community Nurse
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Nursing models / theories
  • Therapeutic intervention planning
  • Clinical governance initiatives/projects
  • Child protection and Vulnerable adults procedures
  • Health facilitation
  • Clinical supervision/reflective practice.
  • Mentor / supervisory role
  • Monitoring and reviewing case management.
  • Risk management strategies
  • Research
  • Audit / outcome measures
  • Delivery of staff training
  • Evidenced based clinical practice
  • Non-aversive behavioural approach
  • Cultural needs of minority groups
  • Person centred approaches
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Liverpool Court

29-30 Commercial Road



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