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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 839-3084007-ES

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Adult learning disabilities; nursing
South Norfolk Community Learning Disabilities Team, Attleborough
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Community Learning Disability Nurse

Band 5 (37.5hrs)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Learning Disability Nurse to work for Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and join the Adult Learning Disability Service.

The five Adult Community Learning Disability Teams in Norfolk are multidisciplinary teams, co-located with Adult Social Care. The post is with the Community Learning Disability Team in Attleborough (South Norfolk). The team is supportive, friendly and passionate about their work.

As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and in a variety of settings that include: day services; residential services; supported living; and in people’s own homes. Working in the learning disability service will enable you to gain experience in physical health; mental health; behaviour that may challenge others; complex health needs and comorbidities; continuing healthcare needs; psychological and emotional needs; and holistic nursing assessments of wellbeing in a person with a learning disability.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities. You may be newly qualified and looking for your first role in learning disabilities nursing, or an experienced Learning Disability Nurse. The role will require you to work autonomously at times within the nursing team to provide assessment, treatment planning and intervention for patients; however, you will receive regular support from peers and supervision from the Clinical Lead Nurse. You will also gain experience in delegating tasks where appropriate to the Healthcare Assistant and/or students in the team.

Finally, the role will include travel within a large rural locality, so a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle, or independent travel, will be essential.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name  Steven Whitton   Job title  Health Team Leader   Email address Telephone number 01953 450800

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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