Staff Nurse

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

This post is only open to those candidates who already have their NMC registration in place and have successfully completed the preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified applicants or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 5 Staff Nurses to work with adults with learning disabilities within the Durham and Darlington area. The post requires the successful candidates to work in the adult learning disabilities inpatient assessment and treatment unit at Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham, there may also be opportunity to work flexibly across
community services.

You will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to Transforming Care Agenda, risk assessment, Positive behavior support, autism and physical and mental well-being.

Working within a person centred values based, identifying strategies and plans for future care, maximising individual's strengths and minimising the impact of their needs on their daily lives.

You will need excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will need to be able to form therapeutic relationships with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed individuals and will become part of the Multi-disciplinary team.

Please note a full day will be required for interview process.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Maskell, Modern Matron

Mark Porter, Ward Manager ,

Reference: 40913663

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