Staff Nurse - LD Replacement Care

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join the Replacement Care team at Osborne Court. Osborne Court provides replacement care to adults and children with a learning disability, who require nursing care due to their complex health or behaviour. The post holder will be based in the children's service (ages 2 18 years) however, they will be required at times to work in the adult service. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Nurse to join the team to deliver a clinically effective service with the overarching aim that the children and young people who attend the service feel welcome, safe, confident, and keen to stay, thus providing a positive experience for all concerned. We are a very welcoming and supportive team and are happy to support a newly qualified nurse within this role. The post holder will be required to work flexible shifts including night and day shifts.

If you would like further information, then please contact the recruiting manager.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to assist the children and young people with personal care, moving and handling, support them to participate in a range of activities, socialising and making new friends. They will admit and discharge children, manage medication and carry out clinical interventions for example enteral feeding and oxygen therapy.

The post holder will need confidence to lead a shift and delegate responsibilities. They need a supportive and positive attitude and will be required to carry out staff supervision and training. They will act as keyworker to some of the children. Therefore, experience in developing care plans and confidence to attend meetings and carry out home visits and assessments is essential.

The post holder will need excellent communication skills. The role involves regular communication with families, as well as other professionals involved in the care of the children. The post holder will also need good IT skills in order to access various IT systems.

The successful applicant will be required to deliver the highest quality care and ensure that the children and young people are at the heart of any care or decisions made.

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

Take charge of the Service for a span of duty in the absence of senior staff.

Work without direct supervision, yet as a member of a team

Support all members of the team, supervise and teach students, unqualified staff and carers.

Provide evidence-based nursing care to service users.

Document care given and maintain contemporaneous records.

Assist in the orientation and training of new staff

Responsible for own professional development.

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

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Variety of evidence based clinical skills.
  • Confidence to teach student nurses, patients and carers.
  • Understanding of learning disability, physical disability, and associated healthcare needs.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to role model good behaviour
  • To have a positive attitude and be able to act on feedback
Experience Essential
  • Relevant learning disability experience
  • Experience of leading a shift.
  • Experience in developing care plans
  • Experience in supervision and appraisal.
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Registered Nurse Mental Health or Registered General Nurse
  • Current registration with the NMC
  • Mentor Award

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