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Community Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join our well-established South Community Intellectual Disability Team on a fixed term contract.

As a Community Learning Disability Nurse within the CIDT you will provide support and advice around the mental and physical health needs of people living within the community who's needs cannot be met by mainstream services.

The IDD service provides specialist care for those aged over 18 with intellectual disabilities and focusing on those whose needs cannot be met by a mainstream provision. We work to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of our service users, providing assessment, treatment, advice and support on less complex needs, specialist time-limited care to those with more complex difficulties, and intensive intervention and care coordination to those with the most severe and complex needs.

Within the IDD Service, we take a professional approach to meeting individual needs and ensuring that people receive the support they require to live a fulfilling life within their local community. Assessment and treatment is delivered by our Community Learning Disability Teams across Nottinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will provide a defined level of specialist assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant Intellectual disabilities disorders.

Provide realistic timely or occasionally intensive support to patients within their own community setting.

Demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Applicants must be an RNLD/ have a Diploma in Learning Disability Nursing and be registered with the NMC. The post would suit individuals who have a sound knowledge of and experience in working with people with learning disabilities.

You will be required to manage a busy caseload and carry out relevant physical and mental health assessments, provide health education, support and monitoring of service users living in the community. You will participate fully as a multidisciplinary team member working in partnership with social care and voluntary/independent sector providers.

You will provide holistic advice and health education to service users, their carers and community support agencies. You must be able to demonstrate awareness of current issues and legislation affecting people with learning disabilities.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding

  • Specialist and area specific experience

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • IT skills

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care

Contractual Requirements
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

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