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Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-19-70083-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Band 5 £24,214/£26,220/£27,260/£28,358/£30,112

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and forward thinking individual to join the Community Learning Disability Team.

This position will provide the opportunity to develop skills in specialist Learning Disability Nursing, mentoring students, Pathway working and Multidisciplinary work whilst being part of a cohesive and supportive team. It provides opportunities to work across Leicestershire developing partnerships with social care and 3rd Sector services.

You will manage your own case-load and responsibilities include:

  • assessment of needs
  • development
  • implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for people with learning disabilities who may also experience associated conditions such as Autism
  • mental health issues
  • profound and multiple disabilities
  • dementia
  • challenging behaviour

You will be involved in the educational programmes of student nurses and other professional bodies and contribute to team development and support. We will provide regular clinical supervision and you will be supported to continue your professional development.

If you would like to discuss either of the posts in further detail, please contact:

Heather Crozier- Band 7 Nurse City team 0116 295 4545

Sharon Pritchard -Band 7 Nurse City Team 0116 295 4545

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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