Community Nurse Specialist, Intensive Support Team

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Developing Community Nurse Specialist of Community Nurse Specialist – Intensive Support Team


Hours 37.5

Band: 5-6 Developing Community Nurse Specialist or Band 5 Community Nurse Specialist dependent upon meeting person specification, interview and previous experience.

Base: The Cabin, Health Lane Hospital, West Bromwich

Are you a Band 6 Community Nurse Specialist in LD looking for a stimulating new opportunity or a practising Band 5 looking to develop with people with Learning Disabilities.

Do you want to work for a forward thinking, newly formed organisation? An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the ongoing development of the IST; A multi – disciplinary, community based learning disability service located in West Bromwich, serving the Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley areas of the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for: An enthusiastic and dedicated registered Learning Disability Nurse with significant experience in delivering a high quality, person centred service for adults with a learning disability, with the aim of achieving quality of life outcomes. Working in conjunction with the MDT you will provide a valued clinical leadership role to design and deliver specialist interventions within the framework of an IST shared caseload.

The IST is part of a ‘Whole Pathway’ approach within the Specialist Learning Disability Services, requiring interface with a number of LD teams and services to promote shared formulation. This includes assessment and management of risks which place the individuals or others at risk of serious harm; or for whom the nature or degree of risk might otherwise lead to exclusion, placement breakdown, and admission to inpatient services.

As the post involves travelling across the 4 Black Country areas, having a full UK Driving licence and car is important. Key duties of the role include:

  • Working intensely with individuals over 18 years of age, who have a diagnosed learning disability, additional complex physical and/or mental health needs, and engage with behaviours that challenge.
  • In partnership with other IST Community Nurse Specialists, working alongside a Psychologist, Speech & language therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Practitioner, and Clinical Support Workers
  • Completing and formulating functional behaviour assessments to develop PBS Planning
  • Developing and intensively supporting the implementation of therapeutic cognitive and behavioural interventions
  • Providing bespoke workshops and advice to the individual, their family members and others involved in their daily care
  • Compassionate and committed to deliver a meaningful and safe service in line with NMC, CQC and NICE standards

To join our team you’ll need to have:

    • Ability to lead, encourage team working, and supervise colleagues
    • Confidence to clinically co-ordinate assessment and intervention planning throughout the IST clinical pathway
    • Great communication skills, with the ability to build excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships
    • To be able to effectively manage changing and often conflicting priorities
    • To work to a high standard, sometimes without direct supervision
    • A passion for providing quality of life outcomes for the LD population
    • Good IT skills (We have recently implemented the new RiO Electronic Patient Record system)

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you feel that you meet the requirements of the role and would like the opportunity to join a dynamic and professional Learning Disability team, we welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison Whalley (Community Matron) or Phil Weir (Clinical Nurse Specialist) on

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.

Reference: 40908316

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