Community Learning Disability Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for a full time Band 5 Learning Disability Community Nurse to work within a multi- disciplinary team, working collaboratively with other agencies to support people with learning disabilities and autism with accessing services to meet their health care needs.

We are looking for a newly qualified or more experienced nurse who wants to further their experience, skills in nursing and support with service development. Support will be given through; regular nurse meetings, clinical and management supervisions as well as peer discussions. Opportunities will be given for professional development.

Main duties of the job

Newly qualified nurses will be given the opportunity to complete preceptorship, under direction of a nominated supervisor.

This post will hold various duties:

- Manage a caseload of patients under indirect supervision and be accountable for assess, planning, implementation and evaluate episode of care, within professional guidelines.

- MDT working to support safe, effective care.

- Working collaboratively within the Specialist Community Learning Disability Health Team, building relationships with other community, primary, secondary and tertiary services/agencies.

- Have an understanding of legislations, policy's and procedures.

- To other clinical/management supervison to non registered colleagues.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population. Most recently Somerset NHS Foundation Trust won an award got Mental Health Tryst of the Year.

As a merged trust we run community services, mental health and learning disability services across the county, acute hospital services from both Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital, and a proportion of Somerset's primary care services. The planning to create our merged trust is in full swing and a joint leadership team of executive directors is in place across both trusts.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the main job description, roles and responsibilities for this role in the attached specification.

Person Specification excellent communication skills Essential
  • Application process and interview
  • Professional Registration and practice experience

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