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Community Learning Disability Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled Community Learning Disability Nurse for the Learning Disability Team - Colliers Court CLDT based in the Forest of Dean Locality.

Base would be Colliers Court Cinderford, set in a rural setting in the Forest of Dene. The Community Learning Disability Nurse is a key member of the multi-disciplinary care team and will need experience in community care as the successful candidate will be required to:
  • Work independently to ensure timely delivery of a safe and effective service for people who have a range of complex needs in addition to their learning disability, eg mental health, epilepsy, dementia.
  • To manage a complex and high risk caseload over a large geographical area. Linking with other professionals and agencies to achieve positive outcomes for service users.
  • To work flexibly based on client need and using reasonable adjustments to provide support to clients, family and carers.
  • Ensuring systems and processes are followed in accordance with Trust objectives.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with people across the service area who have a Learning Disability and associated complex health needs. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for people with learning disabilities and associated needs.
  • Supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
  • Coordinate care for a specified group of service users
  • Support Clinical Governance initiatives at team and service level.

About us

  • Work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a care co-ordinator taking responsibility for the assessment of care and health education needs.
  • Engage in complex health assessments as appropriate and plan relevant care in partnership with service users, carers and other professionals ensuring individual needs are met.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be committed to team working, a highly resilient and self-motivated individual who is determined to add value to the organisation and is committed to our vision and standards.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trusts Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information Attachment before submitting your application

Closing date: 19th March 2023

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
  • Evidence of continued professional developmentEssential
  • Formal teaching and assessing course (FLAP / FLIP)
  • Registration as a non-medical prescriber with the NMC having undertaken the necessary training at Level 3
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in learning disabilities or related area, some of which should have been in a community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • Previous experience of autonomous working
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)Desirable
Professional/Managerial Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of evidence-based intervention with service users with Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and student nurses
  • Ability to identify and positively influence social factors affecting mental distress
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including dual diagnosis and health and social care needs
Personal Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
  • Approachable and flexible
  • Be able to work under pressure and to problem solve in often chaotic and complex situations
  • Ability to engage positively with service users. Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to assimilate new concepts and approaches to care

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