Community Nurse/Care Co-ordinator

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Chester-le-Street,, Durham
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team within the Durham locality working and supporting people with Learning Disabilities to achieve high quality of life and optimum health . The role is based within the North Durham Learning Disability Team based at Chester Le Street Health Centre, Chester le Street, Durham and currently offers flexibility to work from home following up to date policies and guidelines.

The successful candidate will carry a case load and act a Care Co-ordinator /Community Nurse and participate in the out of hours nurse on call rota.

This is a perfect opportunity to gain skills and specialist knowledge across the spectrum of health and social care.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of people with learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients and their carers.To be professionally accountable and responsible for client care undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in clients' homes and other community settings.To act as lead professional or care co-ordinatorTo promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of client care.To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to associate practitioners, community support workers and students as appropriate.To be committed to and involved in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.To promote at all times a positive image of people with learning disabilities.To promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Learning Disabilities Service and the wider Trust.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional informal enquiries to: Kaydii Inglis (Lead Nurse) 07500814838

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Clinical Supervisor.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership or management qualification Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area CBT qualification
Skills Essential
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to clients, carers/families and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Write reports.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • Use approved breakaway techniques
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for clients in the designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Research and development methodology
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with learning disabilities in a community setting
  • Working collaboratively with clients and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision. Mentoring students on practice placement experience. Working in a multi-disciplinary setting Working in a community setting Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience

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