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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Community Specialist Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3503262

Employer:
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Learning Disability
Location:
Etrop Court, Manchester
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 p.a. (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

Manchester prides itself as one of the leading learning disability services in the country. Our aims are person-centred ways of working and transforming the way we delivers health and social care to learning disabled adults.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.

We are seeking a band 5 Learning Disability nurse to work in our progressive interdisciplinary teams that promotes and facilitates effective health care for people with complex health care needs, to undertake health promotion and provide support to families and staff teams; working in groups, with individuals and project work.

You will need experience of using person-centred approaches in assessment and care planning with learning disabled adults and their families. You will need to demonstrate you are committed to providing high quality services drawing on evidence based practice, and working within the community within the context of facilitative health care both in primary and secondary health care services.

You should demonstrate a commitment to team and interdisciplinary working. You will maintain case records to a high standard and actively participate in preceptorship, clinical supervision and annual appraisal processes. You will need to be able to prioritise, have good organisational and time management and communication skills.

We will support you well with excellent access to training opportunities. You will have regular professional supervision to provide direction, support and development in behavioural intervention, continence management, epilepsy care and risk management, health education, teaching, and leadership, focusing on evidenced based practices..

At interview you will need to produce your portfolio to provide evidence of learning and developments to date.

If successful you will be based at the North Community Learning Disability Team whilst remaining part of the citywide Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Julie Jennings

Job title: Locality Lead Learning Disability Nurse

Email address: julie.jennings@mft.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 0161 219 6022




We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.


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.


UK Registration

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



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