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Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse - Swindon

Job Reference: 342-SS041-0319

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Speicialised Services
Chatsworth House, Swindon
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

This is a unique opportunity in Swindon, for a suitably qualified nurse with learning disability experience, working as part of our NHS Trust as we develop and provide specialist provision in the community for adults with Learning Disability and/or Autism.

We know how important it will be to you to be supported and encouraged in your clinical and leadership development and so you will work with an excellent Team Manager and highly knowledgeable leaders and clinicians to implement the vision for a tailored assessments and interventions.

You will have monthly clinical and monthly management supervision, as well as excellent training and annual appraisal.

You will be an enthusiastic individual with excellent motivational and communicative skills, to work with our client group. The job will involve providing specialist nursing intervention for people with learning disabilities and autism with complex health needs; including complex physical and mental health conditions and challenging behaviors.

You will need to use your core skills to work with those with complex health needs by improving function and supporting carers and other support staff in promoting social inclusion liaising closely with generic services.

The post based at Chatsworth House. There will be flexibility built in to the role for you with plenty of training and professional support opportunities with other nurses across the Trust and those within the wider Swindon locality. This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion, knowledge and professional skillset.

You will have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and innovative with a strong desire to progress and shape our excellent services for young adults with a learning disability.

AWP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients and and expects all staff to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and medical check will be required for the successful candidate.

If you are seeking to develop your specialist role, because you have excellent clinical skills and you are ambitious to progress your career to transform the lives of people with a learning disability, then apply for this role.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully, and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

Part Time considered (15 Hours per week)

 For further details / informal visits contact:

Sharon Hambrey-Hatton, Team Manager or Jackie Lund, Clinical Nurse Lead. On 01793 715000.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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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