Community Learning Disability Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 15 August 2022

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, RNLD preferably, however will consider RMHN with transferable skills, with an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities. The role will require you to work autonomously at times within the nursing team to provide assessment, treatment planning and intervention for patients.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and in a variety of settings that include: day services; residential services; supported living; and in people's own homes. You will gain experience in physical health; mental health; behaviour that may challenge others; complex health needs and comorbidities; continuing healthcare needs; psychological and emotional needs.

The role will include travel within a large rural locality, so a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle, or independent travel, will be essential.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment of cared needs and the development implementation and evaluation / review of programmes of care with caseload responsibility and undertaking lead worker role as appropriate
  • To support health facilitation, health promotion and use of health action plans, whilst working in partnership with people who have a learning disability, carers, professionals and other agencies

About us

You will be working in a multidisciplinary team, who are integrated with NCC adult social care learning disabilities team. We are passionate about working with adults with learning disabilities, to enable people to live a healthy and productive life, and to reach their potential.

There are CPD and training opportunities available, as well as regular supervision and annual appraisals.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Date posted

01 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4436259-PG

Job locations

CLDT North

Simpson Centre Kelling Hospital

High kelling, Holt

NR25 6QA


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be working as part of the nursing team within the Community Learning Disabilities Team., holding your own caseload. You will see people in their own homes, day services, place of employment or in a community setting. You will deliver specialist LD health interventions to our service users, who have a range of abilities. This may include carrying out nursing assessments, dementia screens, health facilitation. You will be liaising with service users, families and paid carers, GP's and other partner agencies. There is an electronic recording system for recording clinical interventions and records. You will have the opportunity to work alongside all disciplines within the team, including social care. You will receive regular clinical supervision.

Please refer to the job description for full information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be working as part of the nursing team within the Community Learning Disabilities Team., holding your own caseload. You will see people in their own homes, day services, place of employment or in a community setting. You will deliver specialist LD health interventions to our service users, who have a range of abilities. This may include carrying out nursing assessments, dementia screens, health facilitation. You will be liaising with service users, families and paid carers, GP's and other partner agencies. There is an electronic recording system for recording clinical interventions and records. You will have the opportunity to work alongside all disciplines within the team, including social care. You will receive regular clinical supervision.

Please refer to the job description for full information.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification (RNLD)
  • NMC registration

Desirable

  • E.N.B 998 or other relevant professional training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting (placements if new graduate)

Desirable

  • Caseload management skills
  • Experience of working as a Learning Disability Nurse

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Capacity Act 2005; Mental Health Act 1983; Human Rights Act 2000)
  • Awareness of current policy and practice in learning disability services
  • Commitment to the key principles and values inherent in 'Valuing People' (2001)

Desirable

  • To be able to supervision and appraise junior staff/students

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language

Desirable

  • Awareness of accessible information standards
  • Additional communication qualifications

Personal & People Development

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)

Desirable

  • Additional skills in supervision, appraisal and mentoring

Other

Essential

  • Hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle or independent travel
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification (RNLD)
  • NMC registration

Desirable

  • E.N.B 998 or other relevant professional training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting (placements if new graduate)

Desirable

  • Caseload management skills
  • Experience of working as a Learning Disability Nurse

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Capacity Act 2005; Mental Health Act 1983; Human Rights Act 2000)
  • Awareness of current policy and practice in learning disability services
  • Commitment to the key principles and values inherent in 'Valuing People' (2001)

Desirable

  • To be able to supervision and appraise junior staff/students

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language

Desirable

  • Awareness of accessible information standards
  • Additional communication qualifications

Personal & People Development

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)

Desirable

  • Additional skills in supervision, appraisal and mentoring

Other

Essential

  • Hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle or independent travel

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

CLDT North

Simpson Centre Kelling Hospital

High kelling, Holt

NR25 6QA


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

CLDT North

Simpson Centre Kelling Hospital

High kelling, Holt

NR25 6QA


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Janet Turrell

Janet.Turrell@nchc.nhs.uk

01263676111

Date posted

01 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4436259-PG

Job locations

CLDT North

Simpson Centre Kelling Hospital

High kelling, Holt

NR25 6QA


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