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Clinical Nurse - LDIST

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Nurse, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 5 Registered Learning Disabilities Nurses (RNLDs), to join our Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team (LDIST) in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

The Team currently covers the Swansea Bay area and Bridgend, however it is now being expanded to cover the whole of the Cwm Taff area and Cardiff and the Vale and will have two additional bases, one in each of these expansion areas.

The Learning Disabilities Intensive support Team (LDIST) are a community team made up of experienced nurses and Health Care Support Workers who operate a 7 day service, 8am-8pm weekdays and 9-5pm weekends and bank holidays to provide short term intensive support directly to where the service user needs it, e.g. their homes, day service, or school or virtually as required.

We aim to prevent unnecessary admissions, expedite discharge, and prevent placement break downs for people with Learning Disabilities who are experiencing episodes of physical and/or Mental Health ill health which requires additional intensive support.

LDIST work in conjunction with the Community Learning Disabilities Teams (CLDT'S). Team members will be afforded the opportunity to work closely with other colleagues in the wider multi-disciplinary team, and will provide specialist expert advice and support to colleagues, families and carers in addition to the service users on the team's collective caseload.

Main duties of the job

We're seeking a passionate individual who's excited by change, keen to deliver nursing care in the community with a commitment and positive attitude towards working with adults with learning disabilities experiencing episodes mental and physical ill health and associated challenging behaviours in the community

The ability to work proactively, creatively and flexibility within the team to deliver high quality, evidence based nursing care to adults with learning disabilities and additional health needs in partnership with the service user and their families/carers.

Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and record keeping, in addition to the ability to organise and prioritise their workload and delegate to others in the absence of the band 6 nurses is essential.

This post is for the Cardiff & The Vale base, however there is an expectation to cover any of the other areas of LDIST as required. There will also be some occasional remote/home working. A full driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes is required in order for prompt and timely travel between settings some of which may be rural, to visit service users in a variety of settings, which includes lone working.

Current NMC Registration with evidence of Continuing Professional Development and being up to date with current policy/legislation is required

In return the Heath Board can offer high quality support and training for clinical roles and opportunities for professional development.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of nearby thriving and cosmopolitan cities - look no further.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • RNLD
  • Current NMC registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary/ multi-agency context
  • Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and complex health needs and those with challenging behaviour
Aptitudes and ability Essential
  • Ability to respond to urgent/unpredictable service user issues
  • Ability to organise self to work efficiently and effectively, with an ability to prioritise workload amongst competing demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required in order to deal with all partners (Internal and external) and to influence practice and service developments
Values Essential
  • Willing to seek out learning, give and accept constructive feedback and committed to continuous improvement.
  • Motivated to use initiative to recognise problems and seek solutions whilst understanding the importance of empowering and enabling others (patients, families, colleagues).

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