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Community Learning Disability Nurse - Development post

Job Reference: 449-CS664

Solent NHS Trust
Childrens Services
£24,214 - £30,112 p.a. to develop to Band 6

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Community Learning Disability Nurse - Development post

We are offering an opportunity to apply for a developmental role with progression to a Band 6 post within 24 months upon successful completion of a 2 year Learning Disability specific preceptorship programme and completion of a quality improvement project.

The opportunity has arisen to work within the 0-25 Health and Social Care Team in Southampton. This is a multi-agency team that comes under the remit of the 0-25 SEND services.

The 0-25 SEND service provides coordinated assessment, care planning and therapeutic intervention for children and young people with multiple and complex disabilities.

As an enthusiastic and well-motivated professional, you will manage a clinical case-load involving assessment, clinical nursing intervention and co-ordination of services. You will also have a role within the EHC Planning process for children and young people. You will need to be a Registered Nurse for Learning Disabilities, or a final year student about to graduate and register. You will have good assessment skills and be able to work in partnership with children and their families.

Some experience of working with children in a community environment is desirable, however not essential as full training will be given.

In turn, we can offer high quality professional support and a strong commitment to personal development. As a new member of the team you would receive an induction programme linked to your particular needs, a mentor, regular supervision and access to internal and interagency training.

We strongly recommend you contact us for an informal visit or discussion, please contact, Sue Burch, Clinical Team Coordinator, Jigsaw - 023 8091 5702.

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Abilty to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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