Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Abbey Wood. London
£28,691 to £35,207 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Full Time
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Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse/Registered Mental Health Nurse, Band 5 Fixed Term Contract/Secondment - 18 months Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed individual to work within an existing Multi-professional Team as a Registered Nurse Band 5 for 18-month cover for maternity leave for an organisation dedicated to supporting its' staff to deliver excellent care.

The Adult Learning Disability (ALD) directorate is equally committed to ensuring all staff, service users and carers have a tangible sense of these values in way services are delivered.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint a qualified RNLD/RMN with experience in any the following areas.: -
  • Learning Disability
  • Personality Disorder
  • Experience of working within LD inpatient settings (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of current issues/agendas facing inpatients stings like Atlas House
  • Experience of multi-professional collaboration including working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • Experience/knowledge of the Care Programme Approach (CPA), Care and Treatment Review (CTR) and experience of working and supervising staff within a multi-disciplinary team will be an advantage.

The Registered Nurse in Atlas House, is an opportunity to join and provide a therapeutic inpatient support, improving the lives of people with a learning disability. The service prides itself on multi-disciplinary working and the clinical Charge nurse plays a key role as part of this team. Atlas House blends nursing, medical and therapeutic approaches to provide evidence-based person-centred care to up to ten people with learning disabilities at a time, who require specialist inpatient support.

About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We're Kind We're Fair We Listen We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of senior staff to deliver and constantly strive to improve the care of people with a learning disability admitted to the unit
  • Provide visible, high calibre nursing care and support to the Specialist inpatient service at Atlas House within a multi-disciplinary framework for adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health problems, challenging behaviours, and additional complex needs.
  • The post holder will join an established nursing team to contribute to the development of good clinical practice promoting the clinical and professional development of staff to ensure they provide holistic and evidence-based care The post holder will also provide deputy management duties within this unit and participate in the overall development of the Service.
  • Ensure high standards of evidence-based, patient centred care is maintained.
  • To promote good communication within the team and liaise with external agencies.
  • Always support the Clinical Charge Nurses

Person Specification Good communication skills Essential
  • evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to carry out assessment and planning effective care for patients
Experience of working inpatient settings Essential
  • Able to demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disability in hospital setting.
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of working in a challenging environment
Demonstrate knowledge leadership role Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership experience in supporting other colleagues
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of working within an MDT

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