Senior Community Nurse for Children with Disabilities
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
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Job Summary/Job Purpose:
To work within a multi-disciplinary team closely with staff from other agencies to promote and maintain high standards of care for children up to the age of 0-5 who have 2 or more areas of significant developmental delay, learning disabilities and complex needs. This will involve assessing developmental / associated health needs, planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate programmes of care and were applicable provide more specialist assessment and intervention. Such work will be underpinned by ordinary life principles and evidence based practice. The post holder will be expected to work with children, their families, carers, staff teams and other professionals in a variety of community settings. In addition the post holder will provide management and supervision for junior colleagues and actively engage in service development activities within the team.
Main duties of the job
- To take responsibility for allocated referrals from source to discharged in line with agreed protocols and documentation including assisting Clinical Psychologist in diagnosis of Learning Disability and assessing eligibility. This may involve interpreting complex cognitive assessment information or conducting assessments indicating of levels of functioning
- To conduct initial "choice" appointments (or equivalent) with carers to agree suitability of the service to meet the child's needs and agree outcome focused goals which to work towards.
- To undertake an initial assessment of physical, psychological and social well being in order to accurately identify the child's needs and associated health needs.
- To carry out this assessment utilising evidence based tools and where appropriate to provide more detailed specialist assessment of specific areas of difficulty such as behavioural difficulties using functional assessment tools, rating scales, collection and analysis of data such as ABC records. The post holder will then collate the information into a cohesive formulation of the problems to enable development of plans / programmes to address issues.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.
Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the "Disability Confident Employer" scheme.
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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Early Years Nursing team within Conwy and Denbighshire Learning Disabilities Service, for an experienced, enthusiastic NMC registered nurse. The Early Years Nursing teams are based within Child Development Centres in Llandudno and Denbigh and are an integrated and valued part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team who work together to support young children (0-5) who have significant developmental delays in two or more areas, and their families. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge about early child development, developmental delay and complex presentations (including physical, psychological, social and intellectual difficulties) within this area of work, and will be skilled at assessing the childs needs, providing interventions to support and enhance development, supporting the family unit and working closely with other professionals inside and outside of BCUHB. This post will be based at Denbigh Child Development Centre and will interface with the Conwy Early Years Team when required, and clinical work will involve a mixture of clinic based and home visits.
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