Children's Community Learning Disability Nurse
Pennine Care NHS FT
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The post-holder will be based within the Community Learning Disability Team in Tameside and Glossop.
Tameside and Glossop Learning Disability team is a multidisciplinary adult and children's team. We deliver behavioural interventions to children with a severe learning disability and complex/challenging needs. The team comprises of nurses and a assistant.
The team is located at Hollingworth Clinic and works across the Tameside and Glossop area.
Main duties of the job
Delivery of evidence based behavioural assessments and interventions to children with learning disabilities who have complex and challenging needs. You will work with the expectation to be person centered, creative and innovative in meeting the behavioural needs of individuals whilst offering support to families and carers.
There will be the opportunity to work across a range of settings with a range of educational and provider services. There are regular opportunities for continuing professional development and for peer supervision with other community nurses working across the Pennine LD Hub directorate. We are eager to support continual professional development and access to additional training opportunities.
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning diability services , both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester- Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision id for a happier and hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of #Penninecarepeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
Our ambition is to maximize people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and and improve the diversity of or work force so our people truly represent the communities we serve.
If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
1. Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for change staff.
2. Flexible working opportunities to support your work /life balance.
3.Access to Continued Professional Development
4.Involvement in improvement and research activities.
5. Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service.
6. Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel.
Childrens Learning Disability Nurse
Hollingworth Clinic Market Street Hollingowrth SK14 8HR
Clinical Team Manager
Children and young people, their families, Team members, schools, directorate staff
To work within the Learning Disability Directorate as member of the Childrens Learning Disability Team which currently sits within in the Tameside and Glossop Learning Disability Team.
The post holder will provide specialist health and behaviour assessments to children and young people with a learning disability who are referred in to the team.
Interventions will be delivered across different settings including the persons home. There will be a requirement to liaise with and work collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to ensure responsive, effective, safe and child centred services are delivered.
Main DutiesMain Duties and Responsibilities
- To work in accordance with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures at all times.
- To provide a safe, effective, responsive, efficient and timely community nursing services to children and young people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
- To undertake a range of comprehensive assessments for children and young people with a learning disability and complex and challenging needs. This assessment work requires a specialist knowledge base on which to practice.
- To monitor and evaluate complex interventions and packages of care.
- The post holder may be required to undertake additional training in implementing high quality Positive Behavioural Support
- The post holder will be expected to offer behaviour support training to identified others including teams around the child
- To develop a range of interventions and specialised care plans.
- To be responsible for co-ordinating the provision of clinical care, within a defined caseload accessing supervision from a designated nurse, as appropriate.
- To embrace the public health role, promoting health and wellbeing and where possible, prevent ill health.
- To support the work of the Community learning disability nurses, in reducing the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.
- To work collaboratively with primary care and secondary care services to ensure the health needs of people with learning disabilities are met.
- The post holder will undertake an active role in identifying and managing risk.
- The post holder will be required to work in close partnership with Social Services and Child Safeguarding.
- The post holder will receive appropriate support to manage their own caseload and will be expected to prioritise competing demands.
- To manage time and resources effectively to ensure that children and young people receive high quality interventions
Responsibility for Staffing
- To support and mentor students, whilst on placement with the learning disability team.
- To contribute and participate in multidisciplinary peer supervision.
- To plan and deliver training and education to a wide range of audiences.
- To provide management supervision to junior members of staff.
- The post holder does not carry any responsibility for the allocation of resources although there is an expectation of the post holder providing information to commissioners purchasing appropriate care packages.
- The post holder, through the appraisal process will agree to contribute to team / directorate development objectives and will work in partnership with relevant others to achieve these objectives. This task will involve developing specialist knowledge and skills.
The post holder will contribute to the development of a wide range of pathways, policies and procedures.Information Resources
- To maintain accurate and up to date performance data.
- The post holder will be responsible for the collection and interpretation of assessment data. This work will involve gaining collaboration and commitment of carers and family members.
- The post holder will be required to analyse and formulate complex data about individual service users. This data will be utilised to plan and deliver effective support.
- To utilise evidence based practice when care planning for people with complex needs.
- To participate in local and regional specialist networks when required.
- To participate in Trust wide audits
- To complete outcome measures
This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).