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Senior Learning Disability Nurse/Practitioner

Tiverton

  • Full time
  • Mid Devon
  • £31,365 - £37,890 a year
  • 4 Oct 2020
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 160920-14427

The role
Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to helping those with mental health & learning disability problems enjoy a better future?
Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?
An opportunity exists to join our Intensive assessment and treatment team based initially with the Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team, North & Mid at Phoenix Lane, Beck’s Square, Tiverton EX16 6LB

We require a Band 6 Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disability (RNLD) for 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the effective provision of services to people with a learning disability with a wide range of complex needs.

The successful candidate will work as a senior member of the team and liaise with a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory agencies to support the person, their family or representatives and paid carers.

All NHS bodies are required to be compliant with their legal obligations under the Equality Act (2010), the NHS constitution and the mandate to ensure equality of access and equity for all people with learning disabilities, that a human rights approach is adopted by NHS Services, and that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made in the delivery of services to reduce health inequalities.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£31,365 – £37,890 per annum pro rata (Band 6)

About you
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping to improve the health outcomes for people with learning disabilities, by ensuring that individuals are able to access mainstream health services and receive appropriate support when required. A working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Best Interest process would be advantageous.

A working knowledge of the health needs of people with learning disabilities is essential for this post. Experience of working with the Local Authority, G.P.s and other Primary / Secondary Care services would also be highly desirable.

The ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, including family members, carers and health care providers is vital. The Senior Learning Disability Nurse / Practitioner Nurse works closely with other colleagues in the wider multi-disciplinary learning disability team, so being a team player is important.

We are committed to the development of nurses working within our teams, ensuring that you are supported in your work. Practitioners are actively encouraged to use technology to enhance clinical delivery.

Successful candidates will be at the forefront of shaping the delivery of high quality, compassionate services for adults with learning disabilities across the beautiful county of Devon.

The location
Tiverton

About us
Intensive assessment and treatment teams

Who is the service for?

Our intensive assessment and treatment service supports people (aged 18 and over) with learning disabilities who have profound and multiple learning disabilities and those are experiencing or causing others high level of distress. The team consists of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychology and Speech Therapy.

We support people who live in their own homes, supported accommodation or residential care. We work closely with the person, and their carers to develop plans to support, resolve and manage issues relating to their health needs.

We also support people returning to their local communities after being in an assessment and treatment unit.

We ensure the right positive behaviour support plans are in place to help the person, and their carers manage situations which may cause them to become highly distressed.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
Generous NHS pension scheme
Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
Childcare voucher scheme
Health service discounts and online benefits
Incremental pay progression
Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
Access to our LGBTI+ network
Health and wellbeing opportunities
Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Great place to work. Great place to live

Job location

Tiverton
Devon
EX16 6LB

Job category

Nursing and Midwifery

Profile

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Website dpt_jobs DPTNHS

Type of organisation

Public Sector

Sector

Health

Description

The role
Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to helping those with mental health & learning disability problems enjoy a better future?
Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?
An opportunity exists to join our Intensive assessment and treatment team based initially with the Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team, North & Mid at Phoenix Lane, Beck’s Square, Tiverton EX16 6LB

We require a Band 6 Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disability (RNLD) for 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the effective provision of services to people with a learning disability with a wide range of complex needs.

The successful candidate will work as a senior member of the team and liaise with a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory agencies to support the person, their family or representatives and paid carers.

All NHS bodies are required to be compliant with their legal obligations under the Equality Act (2010), the NHS constitution and the mandate to ensure equality of access and equity for all people with learning disabilities, that a human rights approach is adopted by NHS Services, and that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made in the delivery of services to reduce health inequalities.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£31,365 – £37,890 per annum pro rata (Band 6)

About you
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping to improve the health outcomes for people with learning disabilities, by ensuring that individuals are able to access mainstream health services and receive appropriate support when required. A working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Best Interest process would be advantageous.

A working knowledge of the health needs of people with learning disabilities is essential for this post. Experience of working with the Local Authority, G.P.s and other Primary / Secondary Care services would also be highly desirable.

The ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, including family members, carers and health care providers is vital. The Senior Learning Disability Nurse / Practitioner Nurse works closely with other colleagues in the wider multi-disciplinary learning disability team, so being a team player is important.

We are committed to the development of nurses working within our teams, ensuring that you are supported in your work. Practitioners are actively encouraged to use technology to enhance clinical delivery.

Successful candidates will be at the forefront of shaping the delivery of high quality, compassionate services for adults with learning disabilities across the beautiful county of Devon.

The location
Tiverton

About us
Intensive assessment and treatment teams

Who is the service for?

Our intensive assessment and treatment service supports people (aged 18 and over) with learning disabilities who have profound and multiple learning disabilities and those are experiencing or causing others high level of distress. The team consists of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychology and Speech Therapy.

We support people who live in their own homes, supported accommodation or residential care. We work closely with the person, and their carers to develop plans to support, resolve and manage issues relating to their health needs.

We also support people returning to their local communities after being in an assessment and treatment unit.

We ensure the right positive behaviour support plans are in place to help the person, and their carers manage situations which may cause them to become highly distressed.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
Generous NHS pension scheme
Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
Childcare voucher scheme
Health service discounts and online benefits
Incremental pay progression
Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
Access to our LGBTI+ network
Health and wellbeing opportunities
Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Great place to work. Great place to live

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