Community Nurse Learning Disabilities

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Community Learning Disability Nurse Band 5

Windsor and Maidenhead Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

Are you a motivated and driven Community Nurse looking for a role in the community, then look no further! We are looking to recruit a full-time band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse to provide support and guidance on the health needs of people with learning disabilities within the Windsor and Maidenhead area. The work is varied and often complex, where no two days are the same. You will work with a variety of needs with families, carers and professionals in both urban and at times rural settings providing Community Nursing based on identified needs, to adults who have a learning disability within any community setting. The post holder will also provide advice and support to families/carers and other provider agencies and their employees.

You will be an enthusiastic and passionate nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. Willing to undertake relevant training and shadowing, you will be open to developing your role and working autonomously alongside other team members to manage a caseload of clients with Learning disabilities who are 18+.

Working as part of an integrated service, with both Health and Social Services professionals to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, you will be responsible for ensuring high quality person centred care for your caseload and, their families and carers in the community.

You will also work alongside other mainstream health professionals to advocate and ensure good access to healthcare and keeping the person as healthy as possible.

About the Job

Work will include:

  • To manage under supervision a caseload of clients who have been accepted as referrals to the Health Team
  • To make a clinical decision as to whether a referral meets the eligibility criteria for the Health Team and Community Nursing input, from discussions with the senior nurse
  • To contribute to the comprehensive specialist nursing assessment that considers the nature of the learning disability and its implications for care, to include the monitoring and evaluation of programmes of care specific to the persons health needs
  • To promote and facilitate access to primary and secondary healthcare for individuals with a learning disability including health checks and health action plans
  • To provide specialist advice and therapeutic interventions to parents and carers of people with a learning disability to enable them to support the person with all aspects of their health and behaviour associated with their learning disability
  • To work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to enable individuals to maximise their potential
  • To provide and facilitate health education and promotion to include both individual and group work
  • To use specialist knowledge effectively to make appropriate referrals to other professionals
  • To contribute and assist colleagues to identify risks and strategies to manage them
  • To effectively communicate with people adopting a range of strategies that maximise the individuals potential to communicate their needs
  • To maintain a good knowledge of current legislation regarding people with a learning disability and the impacts this may have on care delivery

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Salary ranging from £24,907 - £30,615 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your well-being and work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Excellent team and peer support
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  • Be a registered and passionate Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse with LD experience or interest
  • Be able to manage a caseload, work autonomously and adapt to respond to risk and need.
  • Ability to work as a team player within a diverse Team and liaise and support both family and paid carers
  • Car driver with access to a car everyday for work.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Tracy Patterson, Health Team Manager on or email: tracy.patterson@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

Reference: 40913619

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