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Band 6 Learning Disability Outreach Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-80156-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Outreach Team, The Agnes Unit, Anstey Lane
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Learning Disability Outreach Team primary role is to prevent our patients being unnecessarily admitted to inpatient psychiatric units by completing risk assessments and identifying interventions to maintain their placement in the community.

This will include providing intensive support and guidance to paid and unpaid carers / staff teams. In addition to this, Outreach supports discharges from inpatient settings and are heavily involved in ensuring successful discharges and monitoring such cases.

As one of the band 6’s, you will support the lead nurse in allocation of cases to staff within the MDT and the delegation of appropriate duties. You will need to be able to prioritise your own case load as necessary on a daily basis to meet the ever changing demands/ needs of clients and the teams workload . This includes the flexible allocation to support client / carers and other agencies in times of a crisis.

You will be responsible for the assessment of highly complex health needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of these needs for adults across the whole learning disability spectrum living in the city and county (spectrum can mean 18 years plus, any ability, problem, i.e. profound, mild, dual diagnosis). Supporting colleagues in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility.

The successful candidate will receive a full induction to the team and LD services and intensive supervision.

The successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable and thrive and respond positively to a challenging and changing environment. You will work with the nurse lead to ensure that performance standards and best practice are achieved.

You must hold a full UK driving license

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

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

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