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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2019.

Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-621-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Reginald Centre
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you interested in developing your skills?

Are you a newly qualified nurse? Are you considering working in the community?

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a passionate and motivated Learning Disability nurse to join our LD Team in Camhs. The team offers an innovative city wide community service which has been developed to support children and young people with a moderate to severe learning disability and complex needs and their families.

The successful candidate will work in a supportive experienced multi-disciplinary team, offering assessment, planning intervention and evaluation. The service uses Positive Behaviour Support as a framework and works systemically alongside other services in the city to deliver a holistic package of care to families.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental conditions and complex needs. They will have experience of using Positive Behavioural support. They will be passionate about meeting the needs of young people with complex presentations. They will have experience of clinical supervision and being involved in consulting to others. They will be involved in service development and familiar with the use of outcome measures and service evaluation. They will be keen to develop their skills in providing group based intervention.

Clinical interventions will be provided in clinic, in families' homes, educational environments and other settings as required. A cornerstone of this service will be effective multi-agency liaison.
We will offer preceptorship to newly qualified nurses.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Leeds and will be able to develop links within the city and wider CAMHS team.

Please note that due to the nature of this role, you will need to be able to travel independently across the area and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

We are looking for a clinician who can help us deliver our vision which is to provide the best possible care to every community we serve. We do this by practicing these values
. We are open and honest and do what we say we will
. We treat everyone as an individual
. We are continuously listening, learning and improving

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Team Manager, David Cooke, on 0113 3052700, for further discussion as part of their application.

Closing date Sunday 24th November
Interview Date December 3rd or 4th

If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

We strongly encourage female applicants to apply for this post to help increase the diversity within our team.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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