Community Learning Disability Nurse
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
The closing date is 15 August 2022
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
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.
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.
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Personal & People Development
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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